we're in vegas for the massive wppi (12K+ photogs) convention and it's the last day here. this is my third year that i've attended and i'll probably keep going back to it, because of all the friends i keep meeting here. the workshops, platform speakers and tradeshow is absolutely nuts at times. almost everyone has to decompress from this week of non-stop action here, but it's all worth it. it's like being invited to a huge party of all your friends every year and that's the only time you'll really get to see them. getting to personally meet some of the photogs that you admire and respect is also a fun perk.
last night we had the awards ceremony and we got to see all the winning prints and albums. the winning images are always really great, but this year i think what stuck in our minds was the winning album by sallee photography. hopefully, they'll put it up online soon and i can link to it. lots and lots of yummy white negative space in a very clean, classy matted album. we loooooved it, because that album design will never ever be dated. traditional matted albums are coming back with a vengeance!
this wppi week has inspired us to step up our game to the next level. the foundation workshop two weeks ago helped us step up another level. i'm now pretty amped for 2009! we've already had 4 engagement shoots and 6 weddings this year!
and what a great way to intro the super fun engagement session that i had with wency and steve. i got the privilege of getting to know their foodie side first hand and got the inside scoop on how they met online. we had fun playing around in crissy field and downtown san fran. i was almost tempted to share their hot dog with them at the end of the night, but wency slammed it down the hatch as she was starvin' by the end of our session together. can't wait to see their wedding in a month!