I think the most amazing thing about WPPI is that I was surrounded by amazing photographers who are talented and think outside of the box. A couple photographers who really influenced me were Jerry Ghionis, Kevin Kubota, Joe Buissink, and Michael and Anna Costa.
Jerry Ghionis creates beautiful, sassy fashion weddings. He photographs unbelievable images in ordinary situations. Jerry showed us all of these before & after shots that were just astounding. I guess I can't ever complain any more about bad locations ;)
Kevin Kubota re-emphasized to me the importance of positive thinking, goal-setting, and having confidence. He has pointed me in the right direction and given me many great tools for moving my business forward.
Joe Buissink spoke on Tuesday night. I loved how he told us to "Find the moments." And then "See the moments with your heart." He was so inspiring and reminded us to give back. He published a book called Autistic Heroes, which is beautiful.
Michael and Anna Costa are located in Santa Barbara, a very competitive area, but are thriving. They are a great example for me because they don't let anything keep them from moving forward. I love their style and enthusiasm.
These are pics I took of Michelle while meandering around Vegas on our photo excursion. I wish I had brought a flash with me...as some of these indoor locations were dark...but I love the funky colors that showed up. You're gorgeous, Chelle!