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A Peek into WPPI 2010


Sometimes, I should listen to my own advice.

Like seriously, be quiet, and listen to myself.

Before WPPI, I wrote down a list of tips for first-timers to WPPI. Well, I should have taken a gander at that list before I left because I forgot stuff. Like the battery to my point & shoot camera. Like the battery charger for my big camera. Oy vey.

Santa Claus really had something when he sings, “Making a list, checking it TWICE.”

Suffice to say, the following are my few photos I took during WPPI.

I had the opportunity to meet the lovely Grace Ormonde. As in the Grace Ormonde of Wedding Style Magazine. I was able to grab this quick photo during her presentation at the Tofurious Wedding Marketing Consultant booth.
Grace Ormonde at WPPI 2010 in the Tofurious Wedding Marketing Consultant Booth photography by Catie Ronquillo

I got this quick shot of Fast Track Photographer founder, Dane Sanders in action during a live broadcast of Ask Dane with his Thirst Relief Mentee.
Dane Sanders at WPPI 2010 in the Ask Dane Fast Track Photographer Lounge photography by Catie Ronquillo

The ever fabulous Editor-in-Chief of Southern Weddings Magazine and mastermind behind Making Things Happen Intensive, my girl, Lara Casey, talking about getting published.
Lara Casey of Southern Weddings at WPPI 2010 in the Get Married Booth photography by Catie Ronquillo

David Jay, of Showit, sharing cool stuff that is to come with Showit Sites. I seriously love this group. Showit is always looking out to better the experience for their customers.
David Jay at WPPI 2010 in the Showit Secret Service Meeting photography by Catie Ronquillo

So I almost didn’t get into this meeting. But I was determined. And I was also determined to chat a little more with Jasmine Star. So I went out on a limb, asked Jasmine about the meeting, and next thing I new, I was IN! As her guest! Wooo hooo!
Jasmine Star at WPPI 2010 in the Showit Secret Service Meeting photography by Catie Ronquillo

The problem with forgetting the battery for my point & shoot camera is that I wasn’t able to take fun photos with all the friends I met up with. Because my arms are simply not long enough or strong enough for a self portrait with the big girl camera. So no fun shots with friends. Like at parties :(

Here’s a teaser of the Photog Shootout: Vegas Edition we did down in Old Las Vegas. The theme was “Dazed and Confused.” Stay tuned…
Photog Shootout at WPPI 2010 Las Vegas photography by Catie Ronquillo


Back from Vegas and ready to go


Bright lights.

Smoky casinos.

Expensive food.

Staying up late. Waking up early.

Hanging out in Sin City with 12,000+ photographers.

Las Vegas is always a whirlwind experience. While I had a great time at WPPI, I’m so glad to be at home with Cent. Sleeping in my own home. With access to healthy food.

And sometimes, I should listen to my own advice. Including bringing my own point and shoot camera…because I left my point and shoot battery in the charger. AT HOME. Sometimes, it just doesn’t pay to try and be efficient.

I’m really excited about some of things that I learned at the conference, and can’t wait to implement them for my clients.

I’m extra stoked that I got to meet and learn from the super soulful artist and experiential photographer, Jesh de Rox. He even gave me three high fives. Three! Even though his platform class was a 8am after a big party night, I was wide awake and engaged in his presentation.

I was lucky enough to make it into Jasmine Star‘s platform class. I think people started lining up about two hours before, and there was almost a riot. Seriously. I love her new promo video. So amazing.

I was torn about which Tuesday class to attend. I wanted to see Justin & Mary in action, but as soon as I approached the room, MGM staff announced that they were sold out. No surprise, they are a powerhouse couple. They also have an amazing new promo video. I. was. moved. So I went to Dane Sanders‘ talk and was rocked with his new talk. It was awesome.

I attended some of Showit‘s (makers of my website software) mini seminars and met some super friendly people.

However, the best part about WPPI was seeing friends from California and all over the country, and meeting online friends in person. So cool!

And because I’m lame, I have very few photos to show for it. But I will be blogging a fashion shoot we did in Old Downtown Las Vegas!

Happy weekend!

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