Last weekend I joined a group of friends for a camping trip on the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, NV. I actually grew up there and hadn’t been back in about 4 years, so when Katie and Scott asked me to do some formal wedding portraits of them, I immediately said "we should go to the playa!" BTW, I’ve never shot a wedding in my life!
It was a great time! A few of us stayed up all night BSing and watching the amazing sky (you can see the band of the milky way perfectly as the nearest city is about 100 mi away)! We were up early for the sunrise and I got some pretty good stuff, although I still need to edit a bunch. The one caveat of the trip was that I lost a 2GB memory card with some pretty damn good photos on there. Luckily, none of them were wedding portraits.
Specs: Nikon D300, Cheap Tokina 28-70mm 2.8 lens, Quantum Q-flash through Westcott Halo. Bride only photo has 2x SB-800s for rim.