May was a crazy month for me. The first three weeks of the month I was on the road for a corporate client in Missouri, Arizona and California. The last shoot of the month was at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia. I have a great client, Gaga Marketing, based out of Baltimore, that I have been shooting for since 2003. They send me out on cool casino shoots a couple times a year. Mark Elmore, the creative mind behind these shoots, is amazing to work with and our personalities work great together. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the two day shoot. We had a great group of six models from The Talent Group modeling agency out of Pittsburgh / Cleveland and hair and makeup stylist, Dresden Buras, did a great job on making them camera ready and providing that extra set of eyes during the shoot to make sure everyone looked their best. A big thanks to my assistant and friend Brad ‘Bdog” Allen for taking time out of his busy schedule to make the shoot a success.
I always tell people that for me to be a happy photographer I need to have a variety of things to shoot. Casino photography / gaming photography / resort photography is one of the types of shooting that fills a special shooting need for me. I get to work with great models, inject maximum excitement and work my lighting magic, but it can also be a tremendous challenge working on an active casino floor. Everyone on this shoot from the electrician that helped us find power on the gaming floor to the marketing department to the food and beverage manager / staff made the shoot a success and I owe them a huge big thanks.
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