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Love and Tequila Shots


Karlie and Steve held their wedding ceremony at St. John, a beautiful Greek Orthodox Church in southwest Las Vegas. Afterwards they moved on to Anthem Country Club for everyone’s favorite part of the night, the reception. It’s one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding because of the gorgeous setting and amazing view of the Las Vegas strip. Of course, it helps that the service is incredible as well. Thanks to Staci, Juliet and Joy at Anthem for helping to make my job easier. Also a special thanks to the newlyweds. We here at John Morris Photography wish you all the best. The perfect night of great food, music, family and friends ended with a round of tequila shots. That’s my kind of ending, or at least it used to be when I was a little younger.

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Race Day


You would think that watching a race from the pits is as good as it gets, but to be completely honest, Nascar, like golf, is one sport better watched on TV. Well ok, the live sounds really can’t be replicated. The whole “crank it up” thing (when the announcers stop talking so you can crank up surround sound and hear what a race is supposed to sound like live) doesn’t even come close to the real thing, sorry. Oh, and the flying Elvis you don’t get see on the pre-race show on television. That, and my favorite shot of the day, a flyover by the Thunderbirds.

Aside from those few bonuses, most of the view from the pits were of crewmembers’ backs. It’s actually kind of cool to see the “working side” of Nascar, but I noticed this time that all of the drivers were introduced as they whizzed by on the back of pickup trucks. In previous years, they would walk out to mingle with fans and sign autographs before getting into their cars. This time there was less driver interaction which was a bit of a disappointment for me.

I did manage to watch some of the race from the pits. The second shot is of the eventual race winner and home town boy, Kyle Busch. Kyle and his brother Kurt, who attended Durango High School right here in Las Vegas, learned to race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s half mile “Bullring”. Congrats Kyle, (but I’m actually a Tony Stewart fan).

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