Thursday, March 20, 2008

WPPI 2008 LAS VEGAS

Where to start???
Life, or Photography...it's all about getting better and finding inspiration! This is the second year I've ventured to Vegas with my photographer friend Stacy Young with Three Winks Studio for WPPI: Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. She's amazing by the way.
Stacy went down early for the business workshop and so I traveled down with some other photographer friends I met through Pictage, Kellee Smith (Moments by Kellee), her second shooter Megan, and Shellee Draper (Photography by Shellee). We made it down early enough on Sunday afternoon and were able to take in a platform class as well as attend a program called "young guns". It was awesome. So inspiring. There were about ten photographers in their twenties that shared a piece of their success with us. It's amazing to me how humble they seem to be and how willing they are to share their secrets. Each day just got better and better with the amount of information I was able to take in.

On Tuesday, our last full day in Vegas, Stacy and I wandered down Las Vegas Boulevard to miracle mile, the m&m factory, and the coca cola store. These are some of the fun images I captured with my fuji S5 and 50mm 1.8. It's not about the equipment, right? It's about what I see through my lens and how I give back to those around me.
Hope you enjoy!


















Stacy was nice enough to model for me for a bit. I loved this sofa, and mirror!





Snapshots featuring: Anna Rasmussen, Stacy Young, Captain Kubota (a hired model) Bally's fountain by the hamburger place... and my inspiration for my color combo I hope to be implementing in my upcoming branding and logo.




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Jim and Camilla said...

you're so pretty. when will I look like you? :) I miss you my dear!
Love, camilla

Lynds said...

Michelle, you look GREAT! I have had so much fun finding old friends through the blogging world. I had to search through a couple of Michelle Andersons on the net, but finally found you:) Hope all is well (it looks like it is) and hopefully we can get toghether sometime for lunch or something!