As many of you know, we’ve spent the last week in Las Vegas attending the WPPI Expo (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International). For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s like the Super Bowl of events for Wedding and Portrait photographers. The best of the best from all over the world meet at WPPI Expo each year for a huge trade show, to display their work for judges in the photo competition, gather for a wide variety of classes from experts in the industry (that cover everything from the technical aspects of photography and new trends, to running a successful business), to network with peers in the industry, and to celebrate all the industry has become and share dreams of where we can take it. Over 15,000 international photographers invaded Las Vegas this year!
We began our trip scrambling with the airline to purchase a VERY last minute ticket for our daughter, due to some sudden changes that came up. Although this created new challenges in how we could approach the expo, we still came away with some great new insight that will help lead us in the direction we see our little business going and growing as we move forward. We are always looking for ways to improve our photography, as well as our business practices. We love our clients and we always want to strive to deliver our very best. We have returned home even more determined and inspired, and as this year rolls on, you will see bits and pieces of our experience in Las Vegas shining through.
Since the little one was with us, we did take some time to do family stuff and turn it to a mini-vacation. We took one day to go to Circus Circus and she had a blast!
If you happened to be vacationing in Las Vegas during this week, it wasn’t uncommon to see a class or “shootout” going on as you walked the strip. It might have looked something like this.
Las Vegas isn’t the most kid friendly vacationing spot in the world, but you CAN find things to do with your little ones. Here are a couple of images of our personal day we made away from the expo.
And of course one of the most spectacular things about Vegas is the lights at night.
And because we DO need sleep. Good night Las Vegas! We hope to see you again next year, with this year’s experience under our belt for an even more spectacular experience!
For our blog post this week, I’d like to share an article written by someone else. Not out of laziness, but because this photographer summed up perfectly how I feel about photographing weddings. Wedding Photography is hard work and there is a lot of pressure to make sure we get all those images that will be reminders of once in a lifetime moments, and we get them right! Being a bride and planning your wedding day is even harder and more stressful! You want the day to come off perfect, the way you have dreamed it will be since you were a little girl having practice weddings with Barbie and Ken. I hope the thoughts in this post by Anne Almasy will help you think, to make sure you take the time on your day to just enjoy your day. I hope you enjoy the read as much as I did and most of all, I hope it helps you not stress as much over the small things on your day, but appreciate the important things. The things that will matter long after your wedding day has passed, the cake is eaten, the flowers are wilted, the tuxedos are returned and the dress is stored.
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And because I can’t blog without pictures, here are a few from the fun engagement session we had with Amber & Tanner who will be our first Bride & Groom of 2013! We love these two so much!
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We’ve taken a rather long “blog break” (10 months to be exact!) and we’re breaking the silence to say WEDDING SEASON IS UPON US!!!!
Are you getting married, or do you know an awesome couple who will be saying their “I DO’s” in 2013? If you answered yes to either of these questions, we want to let you know we still have some available dates and would love to get them filled with wonderful couples who want amazing memories of their special day.
You can call us at; 620-253-2806, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, Send us a message through our website , or message us on Facebook to see if your date is still available and talk to us about details. We look forward to hearing from you!
Now for a few of our favorite images from past weddings.
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Allison & Isaac are an awesome couple! We had so much fun with them during their engagement session, and Isaac even took the time at the end of it to give our daughter a ride on his amazing horse! You may remember seeing Isaac’s little nephew Ryker featured in a previous blog post.
But this time, we want to share some images from their perfect wedding day and to celebrate the start of their life together. They were married April 28, 2012 in Spearville, KS.
Allison, you are gorgeous and you were even more beautiful on your day. Isaac, you clean up pretty nicely yourself! Thank you both so much for making us a part of your day, it was truly incredible!
If you like the pictures of their day, be sure and leave a comment to give these two some blog love. They deserve it!
We’ve been a little bit busy, but now it’s time to start catching up on some blog action!
We got to spend an amazing time with Jade & Doug on their wedding day. These two were rockstars when we worked with them for their engagement session, and they continued the awesomeness on their special day! Of course it didn’t hurt that their entire wedding party and family were nothing short of amazing to work with! Weddings just don’t get more fun than this. We also want to say a special thanks to Tracy Shinogle for stepping in and helping us capture this incredible couple’s day!
Take some time to enjoy a few of the images from their wedding day, and be sure to leave them a comment and give them a little love! We have the BEST.CLIENTS.EVER!
Thank you Jade & Doug for making Expressions Photography a part of your amazing day!