MATERNITY SESSION IN THE DRY DESERT LAKE BED
VEGAS 2020 WPPI
I had the pleasure of attending WPPI in Vegas this February with a very talented group of photographers! A friend of mine, Amy Dawnelle (Modern Heirloom Photography), my sister Shannon and her Husband Alex Arnold (Arnold Studios), their friend/business partner Amanda McDade, and Amelia Durham (Banyan Photography).
When we checked out some of the conferences and expo but the highlight of the trip was the Photowalk. Amy Dawnelle with Modern Heirloom Photography took us on a private photo walk. It was a dried up lake bed in the desert. Absolutely stunning setting to pose our beautiful maternity model, Amy's niece, Christa Robinson (approximately 34 weeks). Her two year old son tagged along for the session and ran all around the open desert lake bed!
Amy arranged the fabric bought just for the session around her niece and posed her as we all watched and took our different vantage points and style of photography to capture the beauty. We had a nice range of natural light photography as well as Alex who shot off camera speed light and myself with speed light on camera. Myself and Amy shot with Canon cameras, Alex with Nikon (Alex also brought along his new drone to capture everything from above) and Shannon and Amanda with their new Sony mirrorless cameras. We all shot with different lens as well but I can't remember all those details. We all had such amazing images to share from the back of our cameras and it has been really neat to see the different outcomes from the same session!
Behind the scene video and cell phone images were captured by Kellie Robinson and Amelia Durham