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Wedding & Portrait Photographers International… WPPI was worth it!

There are only a few must-attend conferences a year for wedding and portrait photographers. One of them is WPPI. It always takes place in Vegas…and I’ve heard it’s always a week full of inspiration, revitalization, networking and valuable experiences.

This year marked the first time I attended WPPI. AND it marked the first time I ever set my size 10 foot into Sin City. I learned several things during the 6 days I was there. Many of the lessons won’t mean a thing to anyone else but me. They were lessons in internal growth. Some I will share as time goes.

I can’t exactly say I came home refreshed since I felt utterly exhausted for a good week after I got back to Kansas City. But I can say I returned with a new fire in my gut to do what I love to do, and to do it well.

One thing I did while there was participate in a shoot out…in the desert!! (I did a teaser post about this a few weeks ago)….Here are some images that I took…of a beautiful model named Anna Lake. The other info about the event is:
Mentor: Victor Sizemore Photography
Styling by Summer Watkins of Grey Likes WEddings

Jewelry by Historical Jewels
Make Up & Hair by Jill Guin of Darling Bride













And yes, she’s a Cameron Diaz look-a-like. So jealous. 


Can you tell why I LOVED the shoot? It feels good to have an experience that is outside of the norm. ANd please, brides…feel free to steel that look with a chunky necklace and LARGE hair piece yourself!!! xoxo 

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  • Erika Jackson - love these, D. The ones of her backwards in the chair and the last one are my favorites. yay for wppi!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - BEAUTIFUL!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jana Maries Photography - WHAT?? When did this happen!?!?! Was this a class or did you guys set it up on your own? WOW.. Im SO jealous. I didn't do anything like this there 🙂ReplyCancel

  • greylikesweddings - Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! I'm drooling over these images! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Insulating Concrete Forms support DarbiG - The couch was cool…the middle cushion needs to be fluffed up a bit. Should had mom go with you she could have "plupped" up the pillow a bit.ReplyCancel

  • B. F. Henry - Nice…ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Allen - Beautiful, Darbi. I love these!ReplyCancel