Category Archives: Vegas


Senior Portraits – 2011 SPA Convention – High School Senior Models

In late January I attended the SPA 2011 Convention in Palm Springs, California where hundreds of photographers met to share ideas and learn from one another. We stayed at the Riviera Hotel as well as photographed the Top Models there and what beautiful decor and backdrops we had!!! I will share some images soon but what an incredible experience not only for us photographers but for the High School Senior Models who each represented photography studios from all over the United States and other parts of the world! Every year High School Seniors who become Senior Models for photography studios have a chance to win a trip to the SPA Conventions. They are photographed by photographers from around the world, treated like Movie Stars, they “Walk the Walk” in the Top Model SPA Fashion Show, see below, and AIG Model Managementis present at the SPA Convention. At this year’s SPA 2011 Convention, two high school seniors signed on with AIG Model Management, see video below of Ricardo and Kristen. Way to go!!!

If you are interested in becoming a High School Senior Model for our studio, please complete the Model Application. All High School Seniors have equal opportunity to qualify to win a trip to one of our Studio Destination Sessions this year to San Francisco or Vegas or win a spot next year to be photographed at the SPA 2012 Convention.

Here are a couple of videos created by SPA Member & Photographer Nick Sharples.
Ricardo & Kristen, SPA 2011 Top Models

Behind the Scenes at SPA 2011

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More Vegas Pictures

As promised, here are more pictures of Krystal in Vegas. she is just so beautiful!

Have a great day all!


Here is a shot of Adrienne in action.

I really loved the architecture in Vegas. So many beautiful buildings!

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Happy New Year!

I’ve been quite busy with the holidays: entertaining family, holiday sessions, travel and getting caught up with friends.

I went to Vegas last weekend with my sisters and met with Adrienne, a photographer I’ve been in contact through a photography forum. She was kind enough to let me piggy back on her session. I really loved her enthusiasm and personality! I will post some pictures of the trip with my family and more of the high school senior images I took.

Adrienne, thanks for meeting up with me, I had a blast!

I’ve added a couple more.

Doesn’t Krystal look so beautiful!

You can see Adrienne’s bag on the right side, LOL! I applied a linen texture to this image.

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Premier Access in Vegas

I had the honor of photographing a trip hosted by Permier Access for their top producing brokers. The trip included the Richard Petty Driving Experience in Vegas which is something you have to do at least once in your lifetime!

Me, just hanging out.

Just after their instruction. My handsome hubby Mike, Richard Fulton and Ron Filice.

The crew Premier Access treated to the Vegas Trip

The first group to drive. My hubby is the third from the right.

Getting ready to drive.

We stayed at The Venetian and OM Goodness, this is on the shopping level at the hotel!!!

The view from our room, wow!

Helmets and suits, how lovely.

Car 27 On the Track

I had a personal tour on the grounds.

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Just like the in the movie “CARS”

the food court…

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the garage…

an inside look of the garage…

another race track nearby

Sweet Ride

More car images…

Tthe markings on the tire tells the professional drivers the history of each tire.(click to enlarge)

Parting Shot…
I was treated to a ride with a professional driver and on the first lap I was holding for my dear life wondering why I said yes to this. By the fourth lap I was comfortable until he told me we were going about 165mph!!! YIKES!!!!

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