*Las Vegas*

I do not embrace all of what Vegas is and has to offer but my first trip to visit this dazzling city was a blast!  A few days with my wonderful friend, Carla…..touring the magnificient hotels along the Strip, shopping, fabulous shows (The Lion King & O ~ definitely recommend!), many Starbucks stops and a lot of walking.

Then a day spent with Christine + Vania of Simply Bloom Photography…..more on that right away.  And 3 days at WPPI with my friend Melissa who is a photographer in northern California.  Who I hadn’t seen for at least 4 years, so getting together was much overdue!  WPPI is incredible, I loved all the classes we attended…my favorites were Elizabeth Messina and Jose Villa, so inspiring!!  Walking thru the massive tradeshow where hundreds of vendors display their products created a lot of excitement.  WPPI is an amazing environment…..thousands of talented artists attend, learning from top professionals in our industry and seeing the newest technology + products available.  Amazing, inspiring, motivating.  So educational.  And a little overwhelming, in a really good way.

WPPI is the largest annual expo and conference in the United States for professional photographers and took place at the MGM.  All previous attendance records were broken, over 16,000 people attended!  It’s definitely in my plans to attend again next year.

23 March 2011 - 11:47 pm

laurie - love the pics…. where are the ones of you two beautiful ladies??! :)

22 March 2011 - 9:00 pm

Daysha - Love these photos! You have some amazing shots….that aren’t the norm! Love the architecture! Glad to hear you had so much fun.

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