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.
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I took this shot at the top of the escalators on the northwest corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo. The key to the shot is my 14mm wide angle lens that really opens up the photo to include almost 180° Of the view. Of course we took many different versions of this photo but I love the one that shows the full body. The way the groom holds his new wife flatters her figure and connects the both of them.
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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.
Endless options shooting on the Strip! My favorite shot is the group shot with the Eiffel Tower. If you look closely you can see a full moon just to the right of the tower. We were able to get a rare shot inside the Cosmopolitan in front of the periwinkle Swarovski crystals that make up the crystal strands of the Chandelier Bar. Thanks for the fun shoot!
Had a blast with a really fun newlywed couple exploring the Vegas Strip at night. The Bellagio fountains and our city of lights provided an electric background for our shoot. I love bringing my 14mm wide angle lense for the shot from the top of the escalators outside of Caesars Palace. The lense came in handy at the Bellagio valet area, too! Who’s ready for the next strip shoot? Text me at (702) 767-9248 to get started!
Andre and Mary are from Philadelphia and traveled out to Vegas for their wedding. We shot a few snaps at Circus Curcus and I fell in love with the hotel’s outdoor lighting! The marquee and its lights are vintage Vegas. We followed it up the next day with a shoot around Bellagio and Caesars. Very fun shoot, I loved getting to know the couple and trying to translate their relationship into still images. Congrats on the wedding!
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.
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