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wppi 2014 conference

it was about two years ago when i first started my journey into professional photography that i first heard about WPPI. the wedding and portrait photography conference. last year i dreamed of going. this year i finally put my foot down and said it aloud: i am going.

and now, this dream i had to attend this conference is finally coming true!!! i am SO BEYOND excited!! i’ve been reading other photogs’ recaps of and tips for WPPI in the past few days. there is a wealth of talent all coming together in one place!! it’s inspiring and exciting and almost a little overwhelmingly awesome. i can’t wait to hear from amazing speakers, make new friends and catch up with others, and walk the tradeshow!! (i also might sneak in another look at the bellagio’s fountain show— it’s gorgeous!!)

everytime i think about WPPI i end up jumping up and down. seriously. i caught myself in mid-air a few days ago and i was like oh, i was just thinking about the conference, wasn’t i? that’s how much of a nerd i am =).

and now i’m finally here and the conference has begun!! i’ll be sharing my adventures in each moment on instagram. follow along there @helloitspaulina! and of course i’ll be doing a recap post here on the blog, too ;).

are you at WPPI too?? which classes are you going to?? leave a comment below to share! =)

wppiU & photoplus expo

It all started when I saw that creativeLIVE was coming to New York City. I thought–hey, NYC is actually a reasonable distance from me! I was so excited at the prospect of going, and I entered to be a part of the live audience. When I found out that I wasn’t chosen, I was pretty disappointed because I was so excited about the event (even though I knew it would be great even from whatever screen I ended up watching it on). Then, on twitter, I heard of a giveaway for a ticket to Photographers Ignite, which was tied in to creativeLIVE NYC. I entered but wasn’t chosen. I reasoned that maybe God was trying to tell me that I wasn’t supposed to be going up to NYC that week.

I had (well…still have) a huge midterm group project (notice the number of adjective/qualifiers on that one. yeah.) due on the morning of the 26th, which was complicating my plans to leave DC for a charming adventure in New York City through the weekend. Oh, dreams.

My heart still wouldn’t rest. I just couldn’t give up the prospect of going up to New York City during a such a key week in the photographic industry.

I considered buying a student ticket to WPPIU (a smaller workshop held during the PhotoPlusExpo conference in NYC) so that I would still be in the midst of all the action (Did I mention that buying a ticket to WPPIU earns you a free entry to the ever-fabulous WPPI conference in Vegas in March?!?!?).

Because I’m an avid follower of CreativeLive on twitter (…hehe) I noticed that they were sponsoring another twitter contest, in which the contestants had to tweet the reason why they wanted to attend WPPIU in NYC.

My reason was that “sharpening my skills would allow me to better represent the beauty of my clients and the love they share!”

It’s true.

A day or so later, I realized that CreativeLive was following me on twitter. “Wow, that’s cool!” I thought. AND THEN THEY TWEETED TO ME THAT I WON! That I would be going to New York City next week to learn from the best. To discover which products I want to offer in my business. To be inspired and surrounded by so many passionate people. To visit New York City for the first time as an adult. To be so excited that I would write sentences that start with “to.”

Can you imagine waking up in happy tears, just thinking about how immensely blessed you are??? I am so thankful to all of you who continue to support me, because your faith gives me the courage I need to keep moving forward. so THANK YOU.

If you’d like to follow me at the conference, make sure we’re connected on twitter and facebook.
xoxo,

Paulina

wppiU & photoplus expo

It all started when I saw that creativeLIVE was coming to New York City. I thought–hey, NYC is actually a reasonable distance from me! I was so excited at the prospect of going, and I entered to be a part of the live audience. When I found out that I wasn’t chosen, I was pretty disappointed because I was so excited about the event (even though I knew it would be great even from whatever screen I ended up watching it on). Then, on twitter, I heard of a giveaway for a ticket to Photographers Ignite, which was tied in to creativeLIVE NYC. I entered but wasn’t chosen. I reasoned that maybe God was trying to tell me that I wasn’t supposed to be going up to NYC that week.

I had (well…still have) a huge midterm group project (notice the number of adjective/qualifiers on that one. yeah.) due on the morning of the 26th, which was complicating my plans to leave DC for a charming adventure in New York City through the weekend. Oh, dreams.

My heart still wouldn’t rest. I just couldn’t give up the prospect of going up to New York City during a such a key week in the photographic industry.

I considered buying a student ticket to WPPIU (a smaller workshop held during the PhotoPlusExpo conference in NYC) so that I would still be in the midst of all the action (Did I mention that buying a ticket to WPPIU earns you a free entry to the ever-fabulous WPPI conference in Vegas in March?!?!?).

Because I’m an avid follower of CreativeLive on twitter (…hehe) I noticed that they were sponsoring another twitter contest, in which the contestants had to tweet the reason why they wanted to attend WPPIU in NYC.

My reason was that “sharpening my skills would allow me to better represent the beauty of my clients and the love they share!”

It’s true.

A day or so later, I realized that CreativeLive was following me on twitter. “Wow, that’s cool!” I thought. AND THEN THEY TWEETED TO ME THAT I WON! That I would be going to New York City next week to learn from the best. To discover which products I want to offer in my business. To be inspired and surrounded by so many passionate people. To visit New York City for the first time as an adult. To be so excited that I would write sentences that start with “to.”

Can you imagine waking up in happy tears, just thinking about how immensely blessed you are??? I am so thankful to all of you who continue to support me, because your faith gives me the courage I need to keep moving forward. so THANK YOU.

If you’d like to follow me at the conference, make sure we’re connected on twitter and facebook.
xoxo,

Paulina