We shot another lovely lady today.
This is one of my modeling photos, not one I took. But I still participated in it’s creation. So that counts, right?
We are now professional photographers! Well…yeah. I guess we were before, but now it’s official. We joined the PPA a week before their annual convention and decided at the last minute to attend. It was a 6 hour drive to Nashville, TN and 4 days of dizzying amounts of information and awesome networking.
We attended lectures on photography and lighting by amazing photographers such as:
Zabrina Deng who taught us all about shoot pre-wedding sessions like they do in Asia
Moshe Zusman who told us how to light a dark venue
Dan and Alex McClanahan who took us on a walk through of an entire wedding day (plus they are the cutest couple I’ve ever met!!!)
I went to a ton of lectures on Photoshop and Lightroom techniques:
Julieanne Kost works for Adobe and is a lightroom wizard
(Look! It’s a duck!)
Jared Platt showed us how to streamline our editing process and cut a 5,000 image wedding down to 2 hours of editing time (I won a $110 pack of presets after his lecture!!!)
We met some awesome people:
This is Brooke Moxley. She’s a photographer in a town about 30 minutes from us! We met at a lecuture by Julieanne Kost.
We also met Anj Olsen of Lavender & Lime Studio. (Unfortunately, we didn’t get a photo with her because we were at the Super Bowl party and had too much to drink. Not that my cell phone takes great photos anyway, but I think you can tell from the picture below that I was a little unsteady.)
We also got invited to a brainstorming meet and greet with the amazing people who host our website at Zenfolio. It was held by the CEO, Alex Peyzner, and the co-founder, Vitaliy Kuznetzov! They were an awesome group of people and we’re very happy to be working with them to make our photography business the best it can be!
And here’s a random photo of my husband having lunch at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center where ImagingUSA 2015 was held.
I apologize for the crappy quality of the photos. Even though this was a professional photographers event, none of us wanted to lug around a ton of equipment. I’ve never seen so many people in one place taking cell phone pictures.
Let’s stick with the animal theme. This is my cat Angel and her “I love the sunshine” expression.