Back in February I attended WPPI ( Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) convention in Las Vegas.
The experience was even better than last year. I feel so much more grounded and confident in my business, it’s amazing the difference a year makes. And have made so many more great friends along the way that I am very thankful for.
We stayed with some friends that live 20 minutes outside of Las Vegas for half of the trip and it was so nice to catch up with them and enjoy their amazing hospitality, along with the love and all the fun from this cutie pie. So we didn’t indulge in any of the parties the vendors put on, like we did last year. It was perfectly fine, we don’t feel like we missed out… we were just focused on quality time with out friends and the classes I attended. In between we met up for lunch with my photographer friends and a dinner, it was simple and just what we needed.
I walked away with lot’s of inspiration, but more importantly I learned that staying ambitious will take you a long way. Reading, going to workshops are all great, but if I don’t put things into action then I’ve missed the mark. As my friend Ami put it, “We have to be more deliberate in our actions.” And lastly, to stay focused and just plain HUSTLE! Change is good. It will keep you hungry and moving.
A few photos from the trip.
Love seeing older couples holding hands. Inspiring.
Current favorite dress and boots.
On our way home.
Instagram photos via the iPhone.
Can’t wait for next year. It feels good to stop and reflect. To feel inspired and come back a little refreshed. So glad I took the time to document this, it brings back all of these great feelings. :)