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Pocket Wizard Video + Hillary’s Bridal Session outside of Las Vegas . Destination Wedding Photographer

Hillary’s bridal session was quite unlike any other bridal session well, ever… Hillary is a photographer herself and had booked me to photograph her wedding on Jekyll Island. She was also planning to attend WPPI (the worlds largest Wedding and Portrait Photography Seminar) in Las Vegas just a month before her wedding. I speak and teach a class on lighting at WPPI so I was scheduled to be there as well. When she asked if we could do her bridal session in the desert there I thought it was a brilliant idea. She would have three vastly different looks in her photos – her rainy day engagement session in Downtown Chattanooga, a bridal session in the gorgeous Arizona/Nevada desert, and finally her wedding and Day-After session at Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island, GA. Sounds pretty amazing to me!

In an interesting twist of events one of my sponsors, Pocket Wizard (you can see my profile on their Inspirational Photographers page here: http://www.pocketwizard.com/inspirations/profiles/) contacted me and asked if I would do a video for their new lighting triggers, the Pocket Wizard Plus III, that were debuting at WPPI while I was in Las Vegas speaking. I discussed it with Hillary and with the amazing gang at Pocket Wizard and we decided to film Hillary’s bridal session for the promo video.

Pocket Wizard paired me up with the incredibly talented Mark Wallace and Matt Hill and we headed to the desert to photograph Hillary’s Bridal session and to shoot the promo video for Pocket Wizard. My incredible boyfriend, Kevin, was amazing enough to drive us all out there in a rented Tahoe and be my lighting assistant for the day. Andrea Joki joined us and took the “behind the scenes” photos. It was an amazing adventure for all of us! Here you’ll get to see not only Hillary’s gorgeous bridal session but also behind the scenes photos of the shoot itself and the resulting video.

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

The video!

Mark Wallace putting my mic on me.
Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Matt Hill getting ready to shoot some video.
Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Mark looking awfully serious.
Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Gorgeous Hillary.
Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Behind the scenes!
Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

I love that Matt looks like a tiny little man standing on top of the Yukon in this one! Hah!
Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

Las Vegas Nevada Arizona Hoover Dam Kingmans Wash Desert Bridal Session Filmed by Pocket Wizard

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