The fall is always a very busy time for me. The weather in Las Vegas finally breaks from the heat of the summer and visitors come back to the city. Here are some recent photos from a spa convention I photographed at Mandalay Bay earlier this month. It is always makes things nice when you have the opportunity to work with such a great group. They had a very good group of speakers including the singer Jewel. Their final evening's party at Light Nightclub was the first time I have been at the club since its recent remodel.
The World Arm Wrestling League (WAL) has all the bravado of professional wrestling with the same competitive legitimacy of UFC. I arrived for WAL's annual championship held at The Orleans in Las Vegas. My main focus was on the British competitor "Mighty" Paul Maiden and his recent comeback from a life threatening illness. On the first day I setup a backdrop in the wrestler registration area for to do some portraits. On the second and third day I mostly focused on the competition and doing one light portraits around the arena. The whole event was such a blast to shoot and filled with so many interesting competitors.