The ever-epic Royal Rumble was at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ on January 27th. The venue was huge and the card was full of great matches. Gina LeVay captured so many beautiful, genuine moments backstage throughout the live show. The photo of Bayley and Sasha Banks embracing is my favorite BTS photo of all time. You can feel the love in it.
Gina and I worked together for the first time on a behind the scenes shoot at the first-ever all-women’s event, WWE Evolution. Gina is fearless, respectful, captures great moments, and the Superstars really like her. They even play along with what she’s doing. It’s sweet and hilarious. They randomly stop in front of her to pose for photos or joke around with her. Such good vibes all around and you can feel it in these photos. In addition, I’m beyond impressed with her BTS team. They were on-point from start to finish on a very long night. The quality of these photos are awesome.
This BTS shoot was day 1 of 3 where we’d shoot a unique story each day for content that would roll out over 3 weeks. See the full BTS gallery HERE.
Photography by Gina LeVay
Production & Direction by Christine Reilly
Digital Tech Katie Hawthorne
Photo Assistant Jeff Kavanaugh