March 22, 2010 Peter

Photos From WPPI Las Vegas Pt1

A few weeks ago I headed over to Las Vegas for WPPI (wedding portrait photographers international) in which about 11,000 – 14,000 photographers new and old got together to learn from one another and hone their skills as artists and business people. The fact of the matter is that that art of photography can be learned on your own via more experienced photographers but the business side of photography has been severely lacking. This year I ditched the artsy classes of posing and photoshop and headed over to classes such as “business law for photographers 101.”  Although my business is an LLC, I do have a business checking account and a business license there are a few things that I am missing or at least not going as far as I should. I’ll talk about the specifics of business in other posts but for now I want to show a few photographs that I took while there. I have the silly problem of taking photographs but not putting them up on here or on facebook.

Ed Pierce of photovision & prized Marketer Mitche Graf

Hanging with Fashion Photographer Par Excellence Matthew Jordan Smith. He has been such a great influence on my approach to photographing brides and grooms

wonderful photographer Jesh De Rox that has a passion easily seen. Awesome work.

The True God Father of Trash the Dress John Michael Cooper of altF. What a humble man.

The Queen of Wedding Photography Bambi Cantrell and Wedding Portrait Photographer International Steve Sheanin

Social Media Guru Scott Bourne, Bambi Cantrell…two photographers from Canada..I forgot their name

Fashion Photographer Extraordinaire Dixie Dixon

What a great surprise to speak with Grace Ormonde of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine about the “to have & to hold” breast cancer photo project … what a heart she has

What a surprise while walking through the trade show floor guess who I found…GETMARRIED.COM They have been awesome to work with and I am so thankful that they are helping with this year’s Breast Cancer photo shoot

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