Sunday, February 13, 2011

My WPPI Schedule = craziness! Plus, $2000 prizes giveaway!

Hey everybody!

Next weekend I'm off to Las Vegas for WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) convention. I've gone four years in a row now and each year gets a little crazier. This year, I have more speaking gigs, including the biggest talk I've ever given (to the biggest crowd ever!!!)

I also get to give away $2000 in prizes at one of my talks! More on that near the end of this post.

Here's my schedule as it currently stands...

Saturday - get in around 10pm. I'll likely find a small get together, but nothing is official that night.

Sunday:
10:30am - Brunch with Becker and Keats, two of our best friends
3:30 - I'm going to support Becker as he presents his first platform class in years. It's bound to be great. (no pressure, b!)
Lauren (I'm so happy she gets to come this year) is shooting a workshop with Mike Colon, one of the best in the world, most of Sunday. I look forward to seeing her images from this!
10pm - heading to my 3rd straight bschool party. Each year these get more and more fun. I'm happy that all five of us from Benfield Photography are going to Vegas and to the party.

Monday:
8pm - Swanky dinner with my peeps from Miller's. They know how to treat their customers! Oh I love them so!
Noon-2pm - hanging in the MpixPro booth
3:30 - I hope to make it over to see the lovely Elizabeth Messina.
10pm - attending my 2nd straight Airplanes and Blazers party with the gang. This is THE party to be at in Vegas - so much fun!

Tuesday:
8am - If I can get up that early, I'm going to support my fellow Miller's Speaker teamer Lindsay Adler. I got to meet her at the secret retreat a few months back and she's super cool.
6pm - Going to support another one of my best friends, JP Elario (best hair in the biz!) :) as he gives a platform class.
10pm - Secret cocktail party with my gang and some of my friends from Miller's.

Wednesday:
1:30 - Meredith and I are speaking at the Miller's/MpixPro booth. We get to give away two yearly memberships from Animoto! I've used Animoto for years now (4 years, I believe) and they have such energetic and hip slideshows that I hate to even call them slideshows. More like picture presentations. I put one at the end of this post.

Thursday:
9am? - the biggest, craziest talk I've ever done. I was selected to give an Ignite presentation for Photographers Ignite. It's exactly 5 minutes in length with slides advancing every 15 seconds (whether I'm ready or not!). It should be intense. Fun, but intense.
Head back home!

And now, a fun slideshow from the Benny Booth (love the dropitMODERN backdrops!) at the Benny Awards (brides, we're available to bring the Benny Booth to YOUR reception!!)




Talk to you soon,
Dale

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