every year about this time we join thousands of other wedding photographers from around the world and head to the WPPI convention in Las Vegas to see what’s new in our industry, share and learn with other professional photographers, see old friends, meet new friends, and, if there’s still time left, have a little fun.
this year I decided to add some fun right into our itenerary. i thought to myself, we know all these talented photographers and we’re all going to be in the same place at the same time… why not put a photo shoot together?!
that’s just what i did.
i assembled a group of beautiful models, invited a handful of wonderful photographers to join us, and away we all went, out into the nevada desert.
the following images are what i intend to be the first of many. we enjoyed ourselves so much that i plan to include photo shoots like this into our plans every year from here out.
i want to sincerely thank everyone that came out and helped make this shoot a success. this was my first attempt at organizing something like this. i did hit a few speed bumps, but overall had a terrific experience. thank you all so much!
i especially want to thank the hair and makeup artists that came out.
Briana (Artistry by Briana), Amelia (Amelia Cline), and our good friend Carlie. i could not have even come close to making the models look as beautiful as you did. :)
well, that’s enough of my jibba jabba.
these are all my shots (except for one) from our 1st annual fashion in the desert photo shoot. enjoy!
first up is ashley. her hair started out the day in victory rolls, but the wind on location took care of that in a hurry.
this is one of my favorite shots of the day
from the comic pages to real life, watch for the ashley action figure coming soon to stores near you :)
crystal jumped in and had a little fun with ashley, a la bettie page.
crystal also joined us the following day for an awesome theme shoot. (more on that soon)
dailazsae might have been one of the youngest models on location, but she is already well on her way to being america’s next top model.
dailazsae definitely gave raquel welch a run for her money with this raquel-esque shot a la One Million Years B.C.
dailazsae gets our gamer of the day award. you can’t tell from these pictures, but it was just above 40 degrees at this location. the wind chill had to be down into the 30’s. yes, that is snow on the mountains in the background. dailazsae was a complete professional and despite our offers to let her take a break and warm up a bit, she stayed out in the freezing wind. we heart dailazsae!
as we got into the afternoon hours amber joined dailazsae for a little fun with light.
we couldn’t decide which version of this shot to put, so we put em both. kim likes a little heavier processing like the version above, and i like a little less like the version below.
bonus for you!
you get to pick which one you like :)
one thing is for certain, amber’s look can ONLY be described as… fierce!
leslie was rockin her red hair and her wedding dress. this was a little bridal fashion we could get very used to. awesomeness!
as if the wedding dress wasn’t enough, leslie brought out this rad black tutu. who says 40 degrees is cold? :)
here’s the one shot that i can not claim as my own. april took this one of michelle. how awesome is michelle in this shot? off the charts awesome! she definitely won our most awesome hair do of the day award. if you’d like to see more of april’s shots click here.
the super fun rylee had lots of different wardrobes and one terrific smile. she’s just starting out in modeling and after this session she’ll have lots of looks for her new portfolio. we wish you the best of luck rylee!
this shot pretty much sums up how much fun we all had. everyone was so awesome to work with. thank you friends! we hope to see you all again soon.