I had a request again to photograph the Big Bang Party sponsored by Advanced Armament Corporation along with Remington Arms, Knights Armament, Crye Precision, Leupold, Barrett Arms, Bushmaster, Troy Industries, Triple Aught Design, Leatherman, Tactical Tailor, Mountain Khakis, Sabre Defense Industries, Nighthawk Custom, The Armory Group, Ops Core, Allen Arms Tactical and Maxim.
The light or lack thereof was horribly difficult to deal with and made shooting without a flash technically quite difficult. With all apologies to David Hobby, I am trying to go with natural light from these events rather than supplement with a flash.
Last years party was a great event with fantastic music and pretty impressive visuals. I was told that this years party would be even bigger and better and I was not misled. DJ Roxanne Dawn spun the tunes while Zen Arts from Los Angeles provided much of the entertainment. There were also a couple of bands. I am not sure of who the second band was, but the first band, Whole Lotta Rosies was epically good. Whole Lotta Rosies is a all girl AC/DC cover band and they absolutely rocked the house. They were so good that they deserved an entry all their own on Jonesblog after this entry. UPDATE: 01/26/11 Jason from AAC tells me in the comments below that the second band was The Butcher Babies.
The event was held again at the Voodoo Lounge at the top of the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, but this time the entire place was ours for the night. The views of Las Vegas are spectacular and if the weather is nice, which it was tonight, it is an unbeatable location in Vegas to have a party.
Jessica Serrano coordinated the party and found *all* of the talent for it. If you are looking for a party coordinator, I’d have to say that considering Jessica and her company Intrepid Beauty International would be an excellent decision.
This is @cadillaccallie and her boy. She managed to find me online somehow after the party and specifically requested this image. Lovely couple.
This is Carol Schmidlin from Leupold and her date/spouse. I apologize for not getting his name, but we were rockin’ out to Whole Lotta Rosies at the time.
Sherri Wheatley gave an amazing bellydance performance. Unfortunately, I missed one of her performances this night and only caught about half of the other one as there was so much going on during the party. I’ll have to keep an eye out for her as the costumes and performance make for fantastic form for photography. If you get a chance, she is not to be missed.
One of the lovely people at the party, Nicole Petronella.