Reekie :: Las Vegas Family Photos

post by: holly

We first arrived in Vegas last wednesday, the 3rd of march. We didn’t really have any plans for our stay, vegas was just kinda on our way to LA to it was a good place to stop.

In the beginning of our trip we stopped in Austin Texas and did a family shoot for Jessica and Nick. Well, since then Jessica had talked to her friend Melanie who lives in Vegas so she booked a family session with us. After this, we were looking for models for our LA workshop and melanie hooked us up with Kristina and Kevin. Thats quite the chain of people for such a short time. We just happen to be going through all the states where these people have friends so thats cool, haha.

Anyways, back to vegas. We did this shoot on day 23 of our trip. We got up early to go scouting for places to shoot because we didn’t want to do cheesy things at the busy parts of the strip. We looked in all the wrong places. We wanted to find a ghost town but got half way there only to realize it was MUCH further than google told me it was. So we turned back around looking for any kind of “downtown”. We finally ended up in the real downtown las vegas which I assume is the old strip. It was much less busy and had cooler things so I was really happy at the end of it all. This was originally going to be a “sisters” shoot but Melanie’s husband just happened to have the day off of work so he came along and we worked in some couples stuff as well.

We left the next day for our LA workshop but decided to come back to Vegas for 3 more days after the workshop. The hotel here is SO nice and so cheap, WPPI is happening right now and we were only a few hours away. I figured staying a nice quiet place would be good to catch up on all our work before leaving for China on Friday and we would be able to at least go to the trade show as well.

Anyways, enough of my jabbering. Look at all these pretty pictures!

This first one is possibly my favorite of the set. I just love how those stairs look with the fisheye!

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This was shot with the 135 from across the street. If only you knew how awkward this was…haha…this was on the side of las vegas blvd I think and it was a stop light so we kept having to wait for traffic to clear and were getting a lot of people looking. I think it turned out cool, but I can’t say I would have enjoyed sitting there like that so I’m glad they were good sports about it. :)
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Could this be one of my favorite “up shots” ever?! I think it might be. Everything just looks so cool about it.
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Since we decided to stop trespassing so much, our style has changed a bit. However, we keep getting yelled at by security guards and things! UGh! Luckily, in this case, we got our shot before he yelled at us to get off the garbage can… and really…what’s the big deal about sitting on a garbage can? It’s a GARBAGE CAN! hah
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I LOVE the ninja jump from Robyn on the left. I suggested it but didn’t think she would execute it SO perfectly. I am impressed.
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We have been mostly natural light shooters but have been getting a lot better and more efficient with flash lately so when it gets dark, I mildly freak out but Ryan always brings me back to reality and does some really awesome stuff with flash. A lot of this shoot was done with flash actually. I am glad he is so awesome, it really calms me down a lot, haha.  This building was so cool, it changed colors like every 5 seconds.
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We went back to this spot because we liked the ceiling but while we were setting up our flash some random guy asked us when the show started and I had no idea what he was talking about and then all the sudden the whole ceiling went all trippy with these lights. So…good timing I guess, haha.
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There were a few funny out-takes from this shoot but I decided this was my favorite. That guy on the left both cracks me up and completely creeps me out!
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We had a lot of fun and hope you all like the images!  So…. thats the end of that, more stuff to come! I’ve got till wednesday to get all my editing and blogging caught up so I don’t get behind once we are in china. I can’t even believe we fly out on Friday! AHHHHH!

Ok. The End. :)

March 8, 2010 - 12:29 pm

ashley folkema - Just gorgeous! Glad to hear you guys are having a wonderful time. :) Can’t wait for more updates and images from your shoots.

March 8, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Madeleine - I really love the second to last picture with the awesome ceiling, even thought I don’t think I can look at it for too long, haha ;)

Also, the guy in the bottom left of the last photo cracks me up.

Beautiful shots you guys!

April 25, 2010 - 11:35 am

Julie - Just gorgeous! Glad to hear you guys are having a wonderful time. :) Can’t wait for more updates and images from your shoots.

April 25, 2010 - 7:13 pm

Sam - [...] the strip, had some AMAZING BBQ at the harley davidson restaurant and just relaxed and did the Reekie Shoot. We had to go to LA for a couple days but decided to head back to vegas for a couple more [...]

April 26, 2010 - 12:35 am

Matt - I really love the second to last picture with the awesome ceiling, even thought I don’t think I can look at it for too long, haha ;)

Also, the guy in the bottom left of the last photo cracks me up.

Beautiful shots you guys!

April 26, 2010 - 3:20 am

Simon - [...] were lucky enough to find Kristina and Kevin through Jessica and Melanie since we didn’t have anyone to shoot for our LA workshop yet. We were staying in a rediculous [...]

April 26, 2010 - 12:41 pm

David - [...] were lucky enough to find Kristina and Kevin through Jessica and Melanie since we didn’t have anyone to shoot for our LA workshop yet. We were staying in a rediculous [...]

April 26, 2010 - 3:07 pm

Dave - Just gorgeous! Glad to hear you guys are having a wonderful time. :) Can’t wait for more updates and images from your shoots.

April 26, 2010 - 6:53 pm

Charles - I really love the second to last picture with the awesome ceiling, even thought I don’t think I can look at it for too long, haha ;)

Also, the guy in the bottom left of the last photo cracks me up.

Beautiful shots you guys!

April 27, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Sarah - [...] the strip, had some AMAZING BBQ at the harley davidson restaurant and just relaxed and did the Reekie Shoot. We had to go to LA for a couple days but decided to head back to vegas for a couple more [...]

April 27, 2010 - 6:58 pm

Simon - Just gorgeous! Glad to hear you guys are having a wonderful time. :) Can’t wait for more updates and images from your shoots.

March 8, 2010 - 3:22 pm

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March 28, 2010 - 6:33 am

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