The last five years I have always looked forward to covering the Great Santa Run the first weekend in December. Last year I was a bit too pregnant to sprint or bike around the event course to make photos of the awesome spectacle of upwards of 10k running and walking Santas, all to raise money for Opportunity Village.
This year, my life and work has changed dramatically with my son Zand’s arrival in February. I have had to make more choices about how I use my time. When not working I’ve wanted to spend it sharing my boy’s first year with him. So yesterday I participated in the Santa Run with a great crew of women, other mamas, and their babes who I work-out with through Stroller Strides – also in the spirit of silly fun! It was a blast and reminded me how much I love Las Vegas for the fun and ridiculous that it brings out, which has been the life blood of my work since moving here in 2006.
This is all to say that yesterday’s blend of shooting and personal experience with Zand seemed like a good opportunity to return to the blog and attempt to begin to catch-up on personal and client work sharing. Happy holidays to all and more soon! (that’s Zand, center right, my lil’ Santa in his babiators)
Ah yes, a boy and his birthday Nerf. Following a birthday party at Laser Quest for James’ eighth birthday, it was home for father/son Nerf action last night. Great times for them, and me and my camera.
The night ended with James asking for a portrait in his room in his new Iron Man pajamas with his birthday Nerf crossbow. Too. Darn. Good.
PS…Do you love the wallpaper?! It was his choice to keep it. I praise the decision continuously.
I love people that love to have fun. Some Vegas friends had the idea to throw a themed prom party, complete with a balloon arch! I couldn’t pass up finding a silver mylar curtain to add to the back-drop and partaking in the awesomeness with a portrait series while catching up with friends. Here are a few favorites.
A week before the 2008 presidential election, Club Paradise got political and held a Sarah Palin look-alike stripper contest in Las Vegas. Contestants competed for $10,000 in prize money and a trip to Washington D.C. for the presidential inauguration.