February 26, 2011

Desert Photo Shoot in Las Vegas | Bridal & Fashion Photography

Posted in: Workshops

It has been a whirlwind of a month here in the studio. All the while, we have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of WPPI and the photo shoot we’ve been organizing out in the desert! We were blown away by the response and had over 30 photographers come out and participate in the fashion shoot out on a dry lake bed just outside of Las Vegas.

Hands down it is one of our favorite places to shoot. With miles of desert in each direction and nothing but amazing mountains in the background, our models just popped and they really brought the heat! Brittanie and Tomas were our bride and groom (remember their wedding at the Chart House in Dana Point?) and our new friend Kate was our high fashion model. Despite the bitter cold and gusty wind, they all did so amazing and definitely made it a time to remember. Thank you all so much!

Erin and I also have to give a big shout out to Pixel2Canvas, the sponsors of our shoot! They gave away huge discounts and a free canvas to one of our attendees; thank you Roxanne and Corina for your generosity and support! Our walls would not be beautiful if it weren’t for your amazing canvases!

Finally, we have to give our thanks to Dara Cobb, the designer of the gorgeous hair accessories you see on our female models. She is days away from launching her online store where brides of all tastes and styles can get their heads around her amazing creations! Ladies, if you are getting married, make sure and check out her store and blog HERE!

This entire shoot was a first for Erin and I. It was definitely a learning experience and we’ve taken away so much! We can’t wait for the next time we can bring a group of amazing photographers together and have fun together doing what we love!

While everyone’s blogs are already filling up with fantastic images, here are a few that Erin and I caught during our time out in Vegas. Thank you again to everyone who helped make this possible and to those who gave so generously of their time and talent to bring this whole day together!

gavin wade photographers, dry lake bed, high fashion, desert fashion photography
Styled by Erin and Gavin of  Gavin Wade Photographers
Models: Brittanie and Tomas Cruz (Bride and Groom) Kate Colosi (High Fashion)
Hair/Makeup: Lindsey of Linsey Shea Photography
Amazing Hair Pieces: Custom Designed and Available by Dara Cobb
Awesome Sponsor: Pixel2Canvas
  1. Jackie says:

    These images are amazing! This location is so awesome with the storm in the background. Just stunning!

  2. Jeremy Chou says:

    loving the shots! Thanks again for putting it all together, you guys rock!

  3. Aaron Betts says:

    With so many ah-may-zah-zing shots, it makes me wonder – do you or Erin EVER take a bad shot? LOL – My favorite is the one where she is walking away from the ‘dust storm’. Thanks again for having this.

  4. My absolute favorite is the umbrella shot & the very last shot! Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! Had so much fun out there, Gavin & Erin! Thanks for putting this together!

  5. Nate Perkes says:

    GAVIN! These are stinkin awesome. I’m so so sad I missed out on this. Wish I could have been there. These are super cool. That one with the dust in the background is insane. Love it!

  6. Richard Lam says:

    Awesome! Love the shots! Photo shoot was so cool!

  7. Riz Crescini says:

    Gavin and Erin! Thanks for everything. These set of images are plain awesome. My fav is the one of Kate fourth one down. Love the environment and the backlight.

  8. […] Mike hosted a workshop, which was rad to style and be apart of, and then the next day we went to The Wade Vegas Shootout.  Gavin and Erin have become sweet friends, and it was so fun to see them in action. They pretty […]

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