Meg & Nick Engagement

posted on: May 26, 2008

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What happens when a client lives in California and a photographer lives in Indiana? Why, you shoot the engagement session in Las Vegas, of course! ;-) We originally wanted to use the Neon Sign Graveyard, but since every other photographer had booked the place out months in advance, all we could do was peek over the wall...
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The next closest attraction was the local zoo, but all of the great animals must be kept at the casinos because it was probably the most pathetic zoo I've ever seen! That didn't stop us from having a great time anyway...
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You can't tell from this shot, but I was standing in the middle of a pretty busy street to get this!
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I had them stand in a less busy street where the light was purrrrrty...
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Since urban decay was on my mind, we ended up finding a pretty run down apartment complex which proved to have some interesting photographic elements...
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Meg & Nick are both Chemists and for some reason, these meters made sense to me... whatever, I like them!!!
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After spending some time in the Vegas sun, I thought it would be fun to get some slurpeees at the nearby 7-11 and as we're walking, what do we see?! Oh yes.... shameless potty humor... that which even a couple of chemists could appreciate. ;-)
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I just happened to be staying at the Flamingo hotel, which I learned has an entire aviary full of exotic birds! The scenery was lush and beautiful and perfect for something a little bit dressier...
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So, one of the things I love to do is play with light and shadows. This was just an experiment and when I saw the results I was a little hesitant to even show the couple, but I thought I'd take a chance and see what they thought before making a judgement call. When Nick saw the image on the back of my LCD, he said "we look like zombies!" Me, being afraid of zombies, replied with, "OK, I'll delete it!" To which Meg said, "No- Nick LOVES zombies!" Who am I to judge zombie lovers? So I kept it, proud that I was able to turn Nick into a beloved zombie. ;-)
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Of course, then I had to find light that was a little more flattering and romantic and wow did I ever! I just love this light!
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Last, but not least, this one reminds me of a song.... "Blue Moon"
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3 comments, to add [click here]:

  1. That looks like a really fun photo shoot!

    Even though you could not go into the sign graveyard, you guys still look like you had fun.

  2. NICE, Anne, NICE!!! Hope you and Alex are doing well in Mass. We miss you:)

  3. jamie9:52 AM

    nice use of light in there :) the zombie one would have scared me too ;-). You get to see so many neat things!


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