2016 BET Awards - June 25, 2016
The Red Carpet at the BET Awards. How many people you know gets to photograph a red carpet event at a major awards show?
People always ask me, "How did you get to shoot the BET Awards?" In short, i registered, they emailed, I went :).
I couldn't make up my mind if I was going to go or not. It was a last minute decision and, as you can imagine, flights from Charlotte to LA were ridiculous. But, after getting some advice from friends and family coupled with finding a place to stay in LA rent free--I decided that this was an opportunity of a lifetime and I would be crazy to pass it up.
It was my first time in LA. I was immediately "star struck" (but I was cool though lol). Seeing the different landmarks like the famous Hollywood sign, or the Capitol Records building, and The Hollywood Walk of Fame was quite overwhelming. The weather was nice, too! It was hot, but not humid. I LOVED IT!!! Much nicer there than here in South Carolina.
My trip was short lived. I was in and out. I touched down early Saturday morning. Uber'd to my quarters for the weekend, dropped off my bags, went downtown to pick up my credentials, then walked to the Convention Center to shoot the BET Fan Experience. It was cool. I got a lot of dope shots with MC Lyte, Chloe & Halle, and Mindless Behavior. After the event--I was tired! I Uber'd back to my quarters for the evening and KNOCKED OUT!!!
The next morning, I got up and got dress. And you know I as fly, too!...I mean, you can't go to the BET Awards and not be fly, right :)? I got downtown early. I didn't want to take any chances. After standing in line for what felt like hours--the hostess showed us (the photographers and videographers) to our section and, well, the rest is history!
Here are a few iMAGES from the event. Check out how we #CapturedTheirMoment!