The beginning of 2018 has gotten off to an amazing start.

Winter in the pacific northwest is kind of quiet in the wedding photography world. However, because I have been focusing on low light and fun, backlit portraiture, it has been a busy winter for me. Getting soaked by rain while getting those shots has been so fun and rewarding. Yay for weather sealed cameras!

This year I am building in some more business building time and had the chance to attend a conference that I have had my eye on for a few years. At the end of February, I flew myself down to Las Vegas and attended WPPI.

I’ve been so busy with the photography part, that I had been falling behind in learning more about the business and marketing aspects of running my own little business. I did take some lighting workshops from Nick Ghionis and Dave Black, two of the photographers that I have watched for a while and learned techniques from their online presence. But a majority of the class load was full of business classes and how to create your experience with me even better! I’ve slowly been building new workflows and testing out new products to offer. Let me just saw that the new album and print company I am working with, is AMAZING! I can’t wait to get my samples and show you guys.

And of course, I couldn’t stay in a city for more than a few days without having the feeling to escape town. I rented a car and headed out to the Valley of Fire State Park for the day. I figured it was safer to do this in the winter than when I had been previously in the summer!

Not only did I learn so much during this little escape, but it also gave me a much-needed refresher on why I do what I do. Meeting and networking with so many other photographers from all over the world and all of us pushing each other always to be growing in what we do. I am already planning on heading back next year. 
So here’s to 2018 and all the fantastic things to come!

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