Keeping Up with the Times ~ Continuing Education is Vital ~ Part 1

As a Colorado wedding photographer it is vital to continue to educated yourself.  There is always something new to learn, perfect or pass on to others.  In 2015 and continuing into 2016 I have been attending several workshops and classes to broaden my horizons.  Even after 15 years of photographing weddings, engagements, etc. I find myself hungry for this new knowledge.  At these events I have had the amazing pleasure to meet and work with some extremely talented photographers and other industry leaders here in Colorado.

In addition to local classes and workshops I am so excited that this year I will be attending WPPI 2016 in Las Vegas.  WPPI stands for Wedding & Portrait Photographers International.  This convention is amazing everything from the newest technology in photo and video to over 215 classes, workshops and photo-walks, all in 7 days.  These classes are taught by world class photographers and industry leaders.  I can’t wait to immerse myself in this world for 5 days!  As a photographer, the learning and growing process never stops, even if it is perfecting a system or method you already employ or trying a new tool or style workshops are a great way to experiment. Below you will see some of my favorite images from a styled session in October in which I got to photograph alongside Tony Clapp of Tony Clapp Photography and some amazing vendors that provided everything from the incredible venue, flowers, dresses, makeup artists and hairstylists to the extremely gifted models.


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~ Amazing Vendors that made the day awesome ~

Event Design and Coordination: Trenda Hunker Blatner, Unique Moments Event Planning @trendablatner

Event Styling and Floral Design: Kristi Pohly, Fleur Decor @fleurdecor

Beauty: Tori Paplow Apodaca and Elizabeth Redwing Sheely, Bronze and Beautiful

Specialty Decor: Barbara Shepherd, Candlelight Ambiance @candlelightambiance

Specialty Lighting: Scott Hittelman, Lighting and Design by Scott @lightinganddesignbyscott

Event Rentals: Event Rents @eventrents

Venue: Karen Harris Schafer, Villa Parker @villa_parker

Bridal Gowns: The Bridal Collection @thebridalcollection

Models: Alexandria and Lexi Hooker



Please stay tuned for Part 2 of this post that will showcase images from a Details and Decor workshop.


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