One day I get a call from a new Casino Marketing Director who had just built a new department for the first new branded Golden Nugget in the country. Melissa Radovich went on to open the Mississippi property and then the new $750 million dollar property in Louisiana. She was a dynamo who seemed to never stop working. For the next year I seemed to be a Golden Nugget employee as many times as I would travel to shoot new property photos for both Casinos.
At the Louisiana property, it was a unique challenge shooting venues in a casino that was not yet open with 2,000 construction workers and employees training while we were shooting. But it was exciting creating the imagery for such an amazing property. Meeting and photographing the man behind it all Tillman Fertitta, was an inspiration. He was so hands on overseeing every detail to make the property the showcase that it is. Flying in his helicopter to shoot aerials wasn’t so bad either.