For today’s post I want to write about a pretty challenging project we took on a few weeks ago which involved the whole team spending 4 days in Las Vegas. I know, it’s a tough life, but this really was a challenging assignment that had us working 16 hour days with a lot of people we had not worked with before. This always brings up problems as sometimes people and technology don’t quite interact as they should and solutions have to be found very quickly. Luckily, we had a great team and the people we worked with at the Las Vegas Wedding Show were extremely helpful. So, on this occasion, what happened in Vegas will not stay in Vegas.
The Vegas Wedding Show is a huge trade expo for literally everything wedding related. Thousands of people come through the doors from all over the country trying to find out about the latest and greatest ideas. Our job was to assist with the whole multimedia display at the main hall’s stage which was hosting dozens of different speakers. As already mentioned, in unknown situations you sometimes end up with systems that just don’t want to quite work with lighting etc. that is already in place.
But all those problems were overcome with relative ease thanks to a great team of event organizers that had seen such problems before and were quickly able to come up with solutions. For the first afternoon speakers we did have a couple of technical glitches, but all of them went unnoticed to the audience and even the head of the organizing committee did not realize the issues when we later talked.
For the first afternoon the main speakers were from the photography and videography industry who were presenting new techniques, equipment and technology that they had come across and were very eager to present to colleagues and of course brides to be. One of the standout presentations came from a Las Vegas Wedding Photographer Brian Reagan who has over 40 years’ experience in the photography industry with much of it spent taking pictures of newlyweds in Vegas.
Surprisingly, Brian still worked a little bit with film, which is practically unheard of these days, but when I spent some time with him after the presentation he asked me to pick the digital and film photographs from a selection of enlargements he had. I was absolutely amazed at how great his film images looked.
But what stood out the most for me was that of all the wedding photographers his images from Las Vegas weddings were the most unique, artistic and absolutely amazing I have ever seen. I could see so many other photographers just drooling over his work and taking notes to try and improve their own techniques.
If you would like to see some of Brian’s work, check out VegasPhotoArtist.com, he really has some amazing and unique images.
Once we had mastered the technical difficulties with the media interfaces and projectors the rest of the 3 day event was pretty much plain sailing. It was quite amazing to see how many different types of companies were present, covering literally everything from dresses to make up, outdoor event planning to travel advisers and florists to chair covers. We learned an awful lot about wedding planning