Some recent photos from a shoot I did with financial planner Deborah Danielson. She is the first women to be certified as a financial planner in the state of Nevada, and was named one of Barron's Top 100 Women Financial Advisors. The magazine asked me to take the photos at her desk, so we met at her office. I used a two strobe setup with a combination of natural light. One of my favorite things in her office was her collection of wine labels from the wine she bottles herself.
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.