It's finally here! I am so excited to share every favorite image from when I traveled to Las Vegas earlier this month. You see, once a year, thousands of photographers come together in Las Vegas for WPPI. WPPI is an organization that serves the educational and business needs of wedding and portrait photographers. This conference and expo is a professional organization that exists to help photographers by providing them with exclusive information, programs and professional services to assist with their photographic artistry and business needs. I always walk away from the expo with new benefits, valuable industry information, and, of course, some pretty photos.
This year I decided to attend a "shoot out" at Red Rock Canyon, about 20 minutes aways from the Las Vegas Strip. This shoot consisted of 33 photographers, two educators, great styling, and gorgeous models. It was insanely windy but we used every bit of that to our advantage to create beautiful, flowing, imagery.
I truly believe that as creatives, we need to keep growing, keep learning, keep inspiring, and keep teaching others. This shoot did just that, I learned, I helped others, I created content that I was proud of and was photographing something that inspired me.
This particular trip, while I didn't shoot any film, it inspired me to start again! I am thrilled to announce that this year I will be adding film into my photography workflow. Although I am not a complete stranger to film (I began shooting film in 2009 while getting my BFA in Photography), I have not yet had the chance to incorporate into weddings. I can't wait for what's in store, and I hope you all stay tuned for this new journey!
Shoot out hosts: Julie Paisley Photography and Jeremy Chou Photography
Creative direction, styling, and florals: Janna Brown Design
Hair and Makeup: Natalia Issa
Gowns: Claire La Faye, Tara Lauren, Lovers Friends LA
Paper goods: Julie Ha Calligraphy
Rings: Susie Saltzman
Silk ribbon: Silk and Willow and Frou Frou Chic
Suit: The Black Tux
Sponsors: Fuji Film, The Find Lab, and Sixteen and Grain
Models: Diana Rykun, Erin Muller, Shelbi Byrnes, and Annelise Temple