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Kate in Vegas

I was already in Las Vegas when I found out a friend had moved back there. So I got in touch with her to see if she would be willing to step in front of our cameras the next afternoon.  After a few texts back and forth, she showed up at our hotel the next day with a suitcase of clothing in tow. And only 2 hours later she was off to work!

Brandi, Jenelle and I couldn’t have asked for a better subject for our whirl wind of a shoot. She was up for whatever and moved effortlessly all the while looking gorgeous! We have the construction workers catcalls to confirm that! Thank you, thank you Kate, you are a quick study with generous and kind spirit.
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Something was missing from the next series…so on the fly we snagged Brandi’s necklace and turned it into headpiece.  PS. Kate MADE this dress!!!kate4
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WPPI 2015 – Las Vegas

Yay!! It’s that time again! Wedding + Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) in Vegas! Speakers galore, a massive trade show, networking, swag, food, early mornings, late nights, endless walking, impromptu shoots…only a few days to fit so much in! 

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A major highlight was being able to reconnect with fellow colleagues Brandi of Brandi Schwartz Design and Photography (my P & S Weddings partner) and Jenelle of Beauti Photography. It’s a treasure to be able to have friends that not only support you but hold you accountable!

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We always find time to head over to Richard Photo Lab at the trade show. They always have a cozy corner to listen in and to chat with some incredible film photogs in the business. And one night was spent in laughter as we listened to Joe McNally recount some of his amazing experiences working as a photojournalist for LIFE and National Geographic.

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One afternoon we met with the multi-talented Bre from Breanna Megan Studio. She had just finished an exciting new project and we leant a hand in photographing it for her. More on that coming up soon!btssweat3

After being there for only a day I learned a friend had moved back to Vegas, so I reached out to see if this beauty would step in and model for us. We were thrilled to find out she was free for a couple of hours. Check back in to see what we were able to throw together in just a short amount of time!

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*confession.  all images shot with an iPhone.

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WPPI 2013 – Las Vegas


I like to think of WPPI Las Vegas as one stop shopping for Wedding + Portrait Photographers.  Classes, workshops, speakers, networking and a massive trade show all under one roof.  It’s like a Costco for photographers! This year I was excited to navigate through it all with 3 other photographers.  The fabulous Brandi, Jenelle and Laurie. Not only did we attend the convention which was inspiring and educating beyond words but somehow managed to sneak out to the desert for a shoot!  

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When in Vegas one does not often see the sun rising, but come WPPI week – you snooze you lose!

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Our shoot in the desert was beyond cool!  A trending artisan living in Las Vegas getting ready to unveil her 2013 Spring/Summer Collection let us photograph her and her vibrant amazing work!  Check back in a few weeks to see some images of this effervescent artist and her work.   
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I stepped off the plane feeling excited and motivated for what was ahead and grateful for photographers out there willing to share their knowledge in an ever-changing industry.  So much information was freely shared (not to mention the swag I brought home)!  

Here’s to a year of growth and change!
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Hey baby, let’s go to Vegas!

Our most recent adventure was a few family days in Las Vegas…the city that never sleeps.  No big deal we thought, sounds like a night at our house.  I’d admit we were a little crazy taking our children there…without a stroller!  A person can afford to eat at the buffets there considering how much walking you do.  Here’s a few of the family friendly things we fit in:  the Secret Garden and Dolphin habitat at the Mirage (caught ourselves a peep show…from the dolphins!  I suppose this is to be expected, we were in Las Vegas after all!), the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay where Simon said the elephants were his favorite (he also said that about the SF zoo and there were no elephants there either), The Magic and Tigers of Rick Thomas (Noah’s still wondering where the lady disappeared to), the fountains at the Bellagio and of course, the hustle and bustle and lights of the strip.

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