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Sun, Jan 22


Game Nest

#LasVegasSlam Model Ticket

Portrait Slam is heading to Las Vegas! Join us Sunday, January 22nd from 9am-12pm at Game Nest for a "1980s Golden Age of Arcade" inspired slam featuring: lenses by Tamron, lighting by B&C Camera & Nanlite USA, wardrobe by Yesterday's Fits, & makeup styling by Nikki Balestrere & Jazzlyn Kirkland.

#LasVegasSlam Model Ticket
#LasVegasSlam Model Ticket

Time & Location

Jan 22, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Game Nest , 4525 W Spring Mountain Rd #112, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA

About the Event


Location by @Game_Nest

Camera lenses by @TamronAmericas

Lighting by @B&CCamera

Wardrobe by @Yesterdays_Fits & @NanliteUSA

Makeup styling by @NikBee702 & @CookieValentine

Sponsored by @TamronAmericas


Sunday, January 22nd

9:00am: Wardrobe & check-in begins

9:30am: Everyone should arrive by this time

10:00am: Introductions begin (please don't miss this!)

10:10am: Slam begins

12:00pm: Final shots/announcements


General ticket: $35

Subscribers: $25


Game Nest - 4525 W Spring Mountain Rd #112, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA

Theme: 1980s Arcade 

The golden age of arcade was a period of rapid growth, technological development and cultural influence of arcade video games, from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. 1980s fashion played with explosive color, patterns, and new technology. Iconic 80's fashion included Addidas tracksuits, neon Lycra spandex, Walkman cassette players, sweat bands, acid washed jeans, windbreakers, slouchy sweatshirts, starter jackets, Zubaz pants, legwarmers, and high-top sneakers. Bold hairstyles in the 1980s included the mullet, tall mohawk hairstyles, jheri curls, flattops, and hi-top fades. Seek inspiration in iconic arcade games of the 1980's including Ms. Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Frogger, Donkey Kong, Paperboy, and Contra. For further inspiration, explore Pinterest galleries HERE or HERE or search #80sfashion on Instagram. Please remember, our fashion theme is not a costume. We celebrate diversity, body positivity, self-expression, style, and creativity. Let us know if you have any questions!


Please arrive dressed in theme and ready to shoot. Yesterday's Fits will be featuring additional "80s Arcade" inspired fashion on location for models to incorporate into their look, beginning at 9am. We'll be giving away a prize at the end to the model who gets most creative and playful with Yesterday's Fits' wardrobe. Models will have their own dedicated changing room. Nikkie Balestrere (@nikebee702) & Jazzlyn Kirkland (@CookieValentine) be on hand offering makeup touchups & creative micro sessions during arrivals. Please try to arrive by 9:30am. Check in, explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, practice with lighting from B&C Camera & Nanlite USA, test out lenses by Tamron, and meet other creatives, and browse wardrobe options before introductions begin at 10:00am. We begin each slam by paring everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different photographers (and other models) in short micro sessions. 

First slam as a model? Have more questions? We created a video for you:


We appreciate it when photographers dress in sync with the vibe and rock the theme, but they aren't required to. Photographers should wear comfortable shoes and arrive with their camera ready to shoot.  Please try to arrive by 9:30am. After checking in, browse Tamron's selection of lenses and B&C Camera & Nanlite's selection of lighting available for use on location. We'll be will be giving a prize away at the end to the photographer who gets most creative and engaging with the gear on location.  Explore the space for inspiring portrait locations, take a few test shots, and chat with fellow creatives. Introductions start at 10am. We begin each slam by pairing everyone up. Please be prepared to work with many different models in quick micro sessions. Videography, off camera flash, and film photography are welcome. The arcade doesn't have natural light. Please be prepared for this challenge! Photographers are welcome to bring their own lighting. Photography assistants are required to purchase a general ticket.

First slam as a photographer? Have more questions? We created a video for you:


In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, group size will be limited to safe levels. Masks will be optional. Portrait Slam props, equipment and supplies will be sanitized before, during, and after the slam. If you aren't feeling well, please stay home. Let's collaborate to have a safe and creative slam.


This invitation is required to attend. We work hard to curate a balanced & diverse group of creatives. To reserve your spot, please register and purchase your ticket after reading & agreeing to our rules on our website at  Your ticket will become non-refundable after Jan. 18th. Only registered participants are allowed to attend our events. Please check in with us in advance to request a special exception. We appreciate word-of-mouth and if you'd like to suggest other models or portrait photographers for us to consider inviting, please let us know.

For further questions, please reach us at:

(541) 690-9293

Instagram: @portrait_slam



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    A printed ticket will not be required upon arrival. Tickets become non refundable after Jan. 18th. Thanks for joining us!

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