Category: Photography

WPPI 2014 Recap | Part Two

More of our Vegas Adventure!
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There were

parts of our 15 day adventure to the west coast that just seemed surreal…. like the moment I saw my images displayed life-size at the PASS booth on the WPPI Tradeshow floor! Or the time I saw my name on the WPPI speaker list for the first time! And the moment Buddy and Jill walked into our hotel room after we spent a full day thinking that their flight was going to be cancelled!! So many amazing moments with amazing people. Michael and I have told so many people who have asked about our trip that it was exhausting but so exciting at the same time. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

WPPI 2014 Recap | Part One

Creating Community Platform Class
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Well

you guys were right. I spent a lot of time freaking out about not having anyone show up to my talk and we had an amazing turnout this past Tuesday night! I still can’t believe it’s over and I can officially say that I spoke at one of the largest photography conferences in the world. That’s pretty exciting and I’m honored that I had this incredible opportunity!!! Now before I share some fun highlights of this experience, you have to hear this story. So, at WPPI, you can do something called “Pre-boarding”. This is when you signup to attend a class before the conference begins to claim a seat!

WPPI - Where are We?!

2014 Speaking Schedule
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You know

it’s going to be a busy week when your husband has to create a chart showing your schedule! We’re so excited about being in Vegas for WPPI! I’m trying to work on my talks and not let the nerves get to me. This is the second half of our trip and it feels like we’ve been gone for WEEKS! A 15 day trip to multiple conferences is no joke!! At least we’re surrounded by friends from all over the country… and a few Canadians:)… it makes the long trip fun and entertaining! So the longer we’re out here, the more I realize just how thankful I am for the friendships that I have formed in this industry.

United 2014

A Recap
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It’s hard

to believe that our trip is only half way done. We arrived in Vegas last night and we’re gearing up for a great day of coaching today! This is when I’m realizing just how thankful I am that I’m not by myself. Having Michael with me makes everything 100x easier and I can’t help but remember what it used to be like. There were two years where Michael flew out to Vegas for WPPI for literally 48 hours because he had a full time job and were constantly battling to see each other and keep this business moving forward. I’m so grateful that we’re officially a team these days!! So! How was UNITED you ask? Well let me tell you!

J&M Freshman Soiree

WPPI 2014
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Ok so

this is fun!!! WPPI is going to be a blast but events like this make us even MORE excited to be in Vegas!!! Justin and Mary are at it again. These two. They are just amazing at finding new ways to reach out…. especially to the newer population of photographers!! This year at WPPI, they are hosting a “Freshman Soiree” but it isn’t JUST a meet and greet, it’s an opportunity for everyone attending to be a part of something much much larger than themselves and that’s awesome!

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