What You Learn in Las Vegas…



…stays in Las Vegas? I certainly hope not!

After attending 5 platform speaker lectures and three master classes at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention, we at Photograffiti are refreshed and ready to create even more beautiful images! As a fairly new business in the U.S (on the 2nd year in the Bay Area and 3 years in the Philippines) – there’s always something to learn about improving our craft. The entire convention reignited our passion for great photography and happy times. Connecting with other photographers from around the world made the experience truly memorable.

What made the trip extra special for me was being able to hang out with old friends Karl and Mimi of fotogra.ph. We had started out professionally in our photography businesses at roughly the same time. I had decided to specialize in baby and family portraiture while they had carved out a nice nitch in the wedding photography business. Now they are pretty successful and I couldn’t be happier for them. Check out their work at their website www.fotogra.ph. I totally stole this photo from their blog. Thanks Karl!


By the way, we can’t take credit for the What You Learn in Las Vegas punchline. It was on a t-shirt given away by top Texas photographers JB & Deette Sallee. Among our favorite speakers: relationographer Bruce Hudson, emerging artist Catherine Hall, husband-wife team Jeff and Julia Woods, Kevin Kubota, named as one of American Photo magazine’s Top 10 Wedding photographers in the world, Suzette Nesire, an firecracker Australian child portrait artist and Marcus Bell who spoke on the art of presentation. Everyone was just inspiring.

Above is the view from our hotel room at Bally’s.

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