I love the drive along I-70 through Glenwood Canyon! The elevated road winds through a mountainous canyon carved by the nascent Colorado River on it’s journey down. There is a nice rest area we stopped at to let the dog out to stretch. Brad and I are now back in Vegas, getting ready for New Years!
Looking forward to the holiday season!
PS: don’t you ❤️ this pic of my husband, Brad?! Looking good!
A young family was in town for the annual Marine Ball and since everyone was going to be in their Sunday Best, they figured they’d squeeze a last minute photo shoot on their way to the gala. The shoot happened after the sun went down so this was an opportunity to work with flash and Vegas’ famous ambient light. We got over 100 edited shots out of our time together! Here are a few of my favorites...
First time shooting in the wetlands in Henderson and I was blown away by the diversity of locations in the park. There’s something for everyone’s taste. I love the reeds because they look like corn stalks that have yet to be harvested. They’re perfect to replicate the look of an autumn farm, but in the Vegas Valley. Ready for your shoot?
Last minute photo shoot at Lone Mountain Regional Park off of 215 near Lone Mountain. I was blown away by how great this park is for photo shoots. Interesting desert landscape and large, wide-open grass fields make for a lovely backdrop. I noticed that, had we more time, we could've gotten closer to Lone Mountain and had a completely different desert look to the shots. I will be back!
This place has so many options to choose from and every time I come I find new, creative settings to shoot at. Caesars Palace and the Bellagio Fountain combo is my favorite last minute photo shoot route. Check availability by texting your proposed shoot date to 702-767-9248.
Judi and Andi celebrated a birthday with a photo shoot on the strip! I always love shooting at the Venetian, the lighting is different every time and so the textures are forever changing. You can get a lot of options of backgrounds and design elements in one location!
Timing is everything.
This young dad was throwing his kid gently up in the air, right in front of Lake Como at the Bellagio. The kid was looking around everywhere but my camera, as you can imagine. On the third throw, for whatever reason, the baby looked over at me and in that split second I pushed the shutter button: *SNAP*
Whatever came before and whatever comes after doesn’t matter when it comes to the world of photography. The only thing that matters is the present, what is happening right then at that exact moment, that moment when all the ducks are in a row and you snap that perfect pic. That quest for perfection and the perfect picture is why I love photography!
For example, look at the other versions of this picture below... they both work, but they are both missing that magical connection that exists in the other version. That little spark is what makes the other one special.
Taking pictures is like fishing. Many of the fish you catch are fine, they’ll get the job done, but every so often, when everything aligns, you finally catch the big one, the one that didn’t get away.
To me, the picture above is one of those Big Fish.
Who’s ready to go fishing with me?
Every so often it’s important to take a look at the world from somebody else’s perspective.
I saw this shot when someone set Nolan down for a moment. I’m always looking for a natural frame to spotlight my subject and I couldn’t resist framing Nolan among family member legs.
I love this shot!
Ashley just graduated from high school and celebrated with friends and family at her home last week. During the festivities, Ashley, her boyfriend, and I snuck away to snap a few photos at a nearby park. They came out great!
Her friends and family are all so proud of her accomplishments and her plans for what’s next: Ashley will study nursing in the fall.
Back at the Arts District for another shoot! The theme was Vans so everyone wore Vans apparel and shoes. I love that shot of the kids’ feet in a circle... was was kismet that the colors of their shoes matched the color of the graffiti on the sidewalk!
I was out here a couple weeks ago and I noticed on my second trip that the artwork downtown is very fluid. There were murals in this area that had since been covered up with new artwork. I love how this area provides an ever-evolving backdrop for our shoot!
Lots of fun shooting the girls on the ranch! We turned a simple wooden fence into our own studio... you wouldn’t even know there were a couple longhorn steer a few feet away, although we shot a few pics with them in the background, too. The camera loves you ladies!
The leaves have nearly all fallen off the trees at Floyd Lamb Park, but to me this just makes it prettier! I love a stark winter photo!
The camera loves this family! Every frame seemed to be better than the last. I love shooting a sunset at the lake in Floyd Lamb and my portable lighting makes the family pop out of the background. The “totem pole” shot above with the twilight sky in the background was one of my favorite shots from the shoot.
Randlomy Santa Claus was in the park and they did not have a photographer! This opened the rare opportunity to take professional Santa photos for the family, and we took some good ones! I love the rich lighting and the look of the Santa in the image in the collage. Every time I shoot at this park, there is some new surprise that makes the photoshoot that much more interesting.
It’s a hoot shooting at the Bellagio and the lighting was incredible today on the strip! The walkway in front of the Bellagio fountains was pretty busy but we were able to shoot in between the crowds to make it seem relatively private. I’m also a fan of all the photographic options the little park near the south valet provides for family photography. I was standing in the taxi line for the photo in the upper left corner!
This family’s baby was highly photogenic! He was more than happy to pose and smile for the camera. One of my favorite pictures I took was the dad holding the baby up with the Bellagio in the background. The golden hour sunlight was soft and pink. Very pretty!
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The latest work from Chris and Last Minute Photography.