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Heather and John in the Neon Sign Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada

The Las Vegas Neon Sign Museum is one of those coveted spots us photographers can only dream about photographing in. Luckily, Heather and John are so amazing, they made it happen.

Being such an opportunity to work in a place like this, my nerves were high to get everything right. Luckily we had great weather, my hand dandy assistant, and two amazing people to work with.

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I grew up going to Las Vegas to visit my Uncle, and so my parents could enjoy a night and leave my brother and me to wander the hotels on the strip by ourselves. Over the years, I’ve gone back for my honeymoon, a family wedding, and most recently to the WPPI conference where thousands of photographer all over the globe come together. There have been groups of us photogs trying to get into this coveted museum to shoot, but get turned away. Reservations and fees keep casual visits to us using our cell phones only inside. de.

However, Heather knew about this and got everything in line. All I had to do was bring my gear (and my handy assistant Husband) along and create some magic.

We had half an hour to ourselves in the side gallery to do what we pleased, as long as we didn’t climb on the signs or cross the rock barrier.

We soon found out that John was an expert at twirling, where as Heather, was not.

The sun was setting fast behind the signs as we walked around, but the skies had just amount of clouds to gives us perfect light and a gorgeous sky.

After a few more twirling and dipping attempts, we found a gentleman with quite the amazing mustache.

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Our time in the museum was short, but we had a great time and a perfect way for us to end the evening before their wedding!

My husband and I packed up the gear, headed back to the hotel, and started charging and gearing everything up for a day in the desert the next day. I may have even popped open a beer and started editing this session as I was way too excited to just leave them be.

Next up, their wedding in Red Rocks State park! Stay tuned next week!

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A Thank you to the Clark County CERT Volunteers

I had the honor to capture the yearly banquet for the Clark County CERT volunteers again this year. These are the people that donate their time to help our numerous emergency operations around Clark County.

Thank you to all of the organizations that keep our community strong!

  • Citizen Corps
  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • Community Emergency Response Team
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Vancouver police’s Neighbors on Watch
  • Volunteers in Public Service
  • Vancouver Fire Department’s Fire Corps
  • Search and Rescue

If I missed any others on the list, I am sorry! There are so many amazing people in this community that give their time to help others.

You can read the Columbian’s write up on it here!

Thank you again.

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The Syron Family at Fort Vancouver

It’s spring, which means that the trees at Fort Vancouver are blooming. The Fort was a great place to meet up on the rainy days of spring and capture the Syron family.

I met this lovely family while working with the Storm City Roller Girls! Nate is a coach and she is the badass Trouble Axle.

With the rain holding off at first, we started down at the cherry trees that are in front of the Fort and then had to keep returning as Frankie loved being able to climb and hang out in the trees.

And of course, who could resist making wishes amongst the flowers.

When the rain started coming down a little heavier, we headed north to the little gazebo in the park.

Thank you to the Syron family for coming and hanging out with me!

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Spring Brewfest 2019

Wow! What a great showing for the spring Vancouver Brewfest this last weekend! Such great community support for a good cause.

Tons of amazing brews, and if you had one that you can’t remember the name? Vancouver Brewfest has your back. They have the tap list on their website here. My favorit? I leaned for something different and really enjoyed Mill City Brew Werks Spicy Ginger Kolsch. It was a nice little break from the usuals.

I have a fun gallery posted below, but if you’d like to download your image, head over to my main online gallery and select the “download” when you hover over the image. If you would like a full resolution image without the little watermark, you can go to the “purchase” option. I only ask for a $1 donation for this. All proceeds will be given back to the Brewfest for them to donate to their charities.

A HUGE thank you to the organizer, Cody Gray, and his fantastic staff that keep this event running smoothly for yers now. We wouldn’t be able to enjoy such a great event here in Vancouver without them.