Was amazing!!! I realize I’m really behind on my blogging. Vegas/WPPI for me was incredibly amazing. Granted, I didn’t do a single “Vegas-y” type thing except lose $20 on quarter slots (which as a side note, aren’t even fun anymore – no coins, no ting ting ting ting ting when you win, it’s all paper ticket things, not fun!). And we had to walk through the casino every single time we went from seminar to seminar, but that was my extent of seeing Vegas.
I went with the amazing Stacy Borelli of The Art Bouquet and Katie Hamister of Katie Hamister Photography and it was so great spending time with them. Made the 5 1/2 hour flight on Southwest so much more tolerable. They are both incredible women, incredible photographers, fantastic people to be around.
It was my first time attending WPPI and I’m already making plans to go next year. I’ll definitely do a few things differently more so I just rest a bit more, but really, the experience was truly life changing for me. The speakers and seminars were just incredible. One photographer moved me to tears (ok, probably in my defense it was from exhaustion but still, she struck a chord with me, and what she said was incredibly powerful for me to hear).
I didn’t take my “real” cameras, just my handy little Canon G9 (which I do recommend as a cute little point & shoot – but here’s a few little shots from our time out in Sin City.
(Here’s Katie, Stacy & myself in the elevator at Paris – as much as we tried, can’t make those little convention badges look cute)!
(The view from the top of Bally’s – one of the few times I saw daylight – but a great view)
(My fun “artsy” shot while waiting for my flight back home at the airport restaurant)