Viva Las Vegas

This past week, I had the amazing opportunity of attending the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) in Las Vegas. Now this was not my first time to go to one of these conferences. I used to go with my father all the time as a kid and was always bored to death. So this year was my first time since I cared. My dad and mom met up with me in Vegas. It was great to see them and it was a whole new experience for me and my dad together. We had a great time together. I was like a kid in a candy store. There were amazing speakers…aka superstars of wedding photography such as Yervant, Jerry Ghionis, Bambi Cantrell, Joe Buissink, and many others. These are some of the best and most sought after photographers in the world. I learned so much from the lectures I attended. My three days in Vegas went too fast! Then there was the trade show which had virtually anything related to photography. It was huge, it filled to large convention rooms, each the size of a Costco or bigger. It was fantastic. I realize you can never learn too much about improving your photography. One of my favorite photographers…Jerry Ghionis said this during his lecture, “You don’t have to be the best photographer, you just have to be better than you were last week.” This could not be more true and something I plan on doing each week. Here are just a few pics I took in Vegas.

Here is the view from my room.

Joe Buissink

Bambi Cantrell

Jerry Ghionis…my all-time favorite photographer. I always enjoy his work, it was great to hear him speak and even talk to him one-on-one for about 5 minutes. Seriously check out his work, you won’t believe it.

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In Vegas . . . for WPPI