As you may have seen over the last few years, I’ve spent a lot of time with Heather of Taylor Made Photography, capturing fun and unique moments in Las Vegas. I’ve shared stories of my own time here, small business owners, and other tidbits to help you live your best Vegas life on social media and my YouTube channel. I work hard to create an honest and raw picture of what life is like here. Before the pandemic hit, I spent time with Heather on the Strip to capture some truly beautiful shots of Las Vegas.
I love the angles of our city architectures and the blend of soft and vibrant colors along The Strip. I love this photo and every other shot captured during this specific photoshoot because Taylor Made Photography always knows how to capture what I am looking for when I want to share an honest look at what living in Las Vegas is all about!
An Empty Strip…
These pictures will always be favorites of mine, but what you may not know is that I was in a very somber mood during this shoot. We chose to shoot on the empty Strip to capture the angles and areas we cannot capture normally during a busy day. But we hadn’t anticipated the somber tone it would take on. This was a socially distanced photoshoot done in early April before masks were being discussed and we still had almost no answers or light at the end of the tunnel. Heather and I marveled at the sheer emptiness around us and the lack of sound. I will never forget the silence. We only ran into 3 -5 people total during this shoot and we were up there for hours. Crazy!
I also had one of the worst seasonal allergy days in my life that hit me hard when we showed up to shoot. In fact, only seconds before this shot was captured, Heather captured a lovely stream of snot coming out of my nose. Yep, SNOT!
Social Media isn’t Always Real
Why am I telling you this? Because I believe it is important to remind you that social media allows us to tell you whatever story we want. I could post the photo and never mention the sadness and silence around me. Or, I could pretend to share some random insight that I had and apply it to this photo. Maybe I could say we had a blast shooting and encourage you to do the same. I can basically be anyone I want to be if I create her online with pictures and captions.
Instead, I am proud to say that I work really hard to bring an authentic story, honest advice and genuine excitement for my city. I strive to find and share unique takes on what Las Vegas could deliver to your life. It is easy to fall into habits of softening the message, refining our words for better reactions, and filtering out the bad/negative to keep a happy face on. I won’t pretend I haven’t done a little bit of that over the last 3 years with my own tragedies and life challenges… But, 97% of the time, what you see is what you get.
Thank you for being here. Without you, there would be no Las Vegas Gal!