While at Viva Las Vegas last month, I did two great photo shoots. The first was with the lovely and talented Tara O., who was a blast to work with! Tara’s full of energy and ideas, and knows exactly how to direct inexperienced models like me. She’s also great at finding amazing settings and angles that most people would never notice, let alone consider.
Las Vegas is known for its dazzling variety, but the color, texture, and mood diversity reflected in the photo sets surprised me. Someone unfamiliar with the Vegas Strip wouldn’t know that these shots – representing both the tropics and an art deco world reminiscent of Metropolis, among other places – were all taken within the same several-hundred-foot radius!
It was difficult to narrow down my wardrobe choices, but I finally settled on my new Trashy Diva Doris dress in black cotton voile (purchased on sale from JBR Clothing, with whom this blog is now affiliated!) and Bettie Page Clothing’s Surprised! and Captain pencil dresses.
While I love all the shots from this experience, the deco-tinged images taken at the MGM Grand are my favorite; something about the vibrant red of the Surprised! dress, the unexpectedness of the setting, and the beautiful hair and makeup by Rosetta Garcia joined to create something uniquely fabulous.
I will share the excellent photos from my shoot with Angela Morales very soon!