So I just got home a few days ago from another amazing WPPI in Las Vegas. WPPI, or Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, is the biggest trade show in all of photography with around 12,000 attendees this year. There was all kinds of speakers and demonstrations, and the HUGE trade show, but I think the best part was all the parties and opportunities to meet and network with other photographers. It was great to see old friends and meet so many new ones. I always come home SUPER inspired from these events and this time was no exception.
This particular show was really exciting for me because I was starting to spread the word about Shawn Reeder Music.com, which is coming really soon!!! The link above is to my new music site which will be offering music with the perfect license for professional creatives, and will be active by next monday. Right now it goes to my main splash page. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be 1 week away from launching a project that has been a dream of mine for years!! This is the reason I’ve hardly blogged over the last few weeks, I’ve just been swamped with work for my clients and getting the music site ready. And of course I got really inspired at WPPI with some new ideas for the music site that we hadn’t thought of before, so throughout the first month we’ll be implementing some awesome new features!!!
I want to share some pictures of the friends I was hanging with a lot in Vegas. I didn’t really carry a camera around like everyone else did, so I only have a few, but it was fun none the less. I may also grab some images off of my friends blogs to share as well.
Alex Abercrombie is someone dear to my heart, and one of the most talented and inspiring photographers and people I know. When I first started getting interested in shooting weddings, Alex was a tremendous encouragement and inspiration and she gave me such confidence to move into weddings. I really appreciate you Alex, and had such a good time hanging with you. I so wish I would of gotten my camera out more when she was around!
I want to share a picture of Jess’s of Alex, because I feel like it so much better captures how beautiful and wonderful she is.
Another great friend and constant inspiration who I got to spend a lot of time with is Jessica Del Vecchio. Jess is so helpful to so many people, and such a blast to hang out with. Its actually her birthday today as well so Happy Birthday Jess!!
Here’s a fun shot that Sarah Hodzig of Blink Photography took of me with my camera.
Christine Vincent of Xinefoto is super cool and hung out with us a bunch. She splits her time between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and New York City.
Sarah Hodzig of Blink Photography was at her first WPPI and was so much fun to hang out with. Sarah also enjoys rock climbing like I do so it was really cool that a couple of us got to go out to Red Rock Canyon outside the city and play around on the rocks and in nature. It was so nice to be in some nature after being in the city for like 5 straight days (5 days in the city is pretty much a record for me).
Chelsea Nicole and her husband Jayse joined us for some fun times out at Red Rocks. Chelsea is a super talented photographer based right there in Las Vegas. These next 2 shots are hers.
Chelsea snapped this one of me playing around on the rocks and I didn’t even know it.
Jess snapped this one of me playing around.
And here’s a couple cool shots I got of Sarah and Christine playing around outside.
Lots of exciting new things are going to be rolling out around here over the next month, including my new music site Shawn Reeder Music.com in a week, and some other surprises as well. I’m going to be starting to blog more regularly since I go the WPPI frenzy out of the way, and am looking forward to sharing some cool stuff. So check back soon, and I hope you’re well.