What happens in Vegas….

What happens in Vegas…. 2000 1333 COCO HAUS

What happens in Vegas….

Can be photographed for a life time of amazing memories.

One of the things that I’ve learned very quickly over the years is that Empowered Women Empower Women.  There are so many people out there who would rather tear you down than lift you up, so many that see life as a competition.  I have been so fortunate over the years to be friends with and work with so many empowering women that are all about collaboration.  The beautiful Robin Foley is one of those incredible creatures.  We’ve been friends for several years and decided to test our friendship with a road trip to Vegas for WPPI Photography Convention.

I was so excited to be going to the event with a fellow photographer as well as to plan a day to photograph each other in the Valley of Fire.  I’ve been shooting in the desert for over 5 years and I love any opportunity to go back.  The desert is one of my happy places where I can zen out and feel at peace while still feeling crazy inspired.  The desert accepts everyone and you can create a million different stories there.

At the start of the day, I created some Indiana Jones inspired portraits of Robin before it was my turn in front of her camera.  I feel as a photographer we should be putting ourselves in front of the lens regularly to remind ourselves how brave our clients are.  Modeling is not easy, there are all kind of weird poses you have to get into but it’s worth it. When you work with talented artists, you will never be a regret twisting yourself into a pretzel.

 

Now it was my turn to pose for the camera….

I have this philosophy: If I ask a model to do something, I have to be willing to do it myself.

I loved these portraits that Robin took of me and I absolutely adored the feeling of dancing barefoot in the desert. It was an incredible trip and a fabulous day of shooting that I will treasure. I can’t wait for my next photo adventure with Robin to see what we can create and collaborate on next!

To see more of Robin Foley’s work, click here.