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If anyone made any sort of attempt to contact me last week, it was one of the few times of year that I am pretty much off the grid. And my apologies. But once a year, myself and another 20,000 or so wedding & portrait photographers from all over the world convene at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the annual convention and tradeshow and well, big huge party that is WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International). This was my 10th year in a row attending this particular event. And while that partially just makes me feel just a little bit old, I'd rather say that it allows me to call myself experienced instead...so we'll run with that. Aside from the seminars and trade show, to be honest my favorite part of WPPI is always seeing my friends. Imagine being more or less isolated from your co-workers and peers

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Exciting news everyone! This has all come together over the course of just a few hours really but I was excited and thrilled when Walter Van Dusen, an awesome wedding photographer and the host of the Mystic Seminars asked me to speak at Mystic 6 which is to be held...where else? Mystic, Connecticut on January 6-9, 2011. And what a lineup he has! I'm both flattered and humbled to appear amongst such greats as Cliff Mautner, Michael Greenberg, Yervant, Jesh De Rox, Angela Carlson, John Edgar, Sean & Mel McLellan, Sergio, Richard Esposito, Chuck Arlund, Doug Gordon, David Beckstead, Andrew Funderberg, Matt Mendelsohn, Todd Laffler, Davina & Daniel, Joseph Victor Stefanchik and of course Walter Van Dusen himself. I will be talking about creating a consistent shooting style that is both modern and classic, but inclusive of the traditional aspects of photography that your clients want. How to interact with your

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After spending a week in Haiti and then flying directly to Vegas for this year's WPPI convention & trade show, I have about a million things on my mind and many things to blog about. Haiti was a truly life-changing experience and I look forward to sharing images and stories when I am ready. For now I'm still mentally and emotionally processing everything that I've been through. So I figured I'd jump back in with something easy and just share some exciting news. With some 3000 prints submitted for this year's print competition, I was thrilled to be awarded 3rd place in the Bride & Groom Together category for this image of Emily and Andrew. Yay! It was beautifully printed by master printmaker, Jonathan Penney. Although I attended few classes this year, I enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces, catching up with old friends and making some new ones. I very much

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What a whirlwind it's been lately! Last week I traveled to Phoenix for the DWF convention (digital wedding forum) convention which was held in conjunction with the Imaging USA trade show. I was actually one of the speakers at the convention this year and what an experience that was. It was quite nerve-wracking but I survived with the wonderful support of my peers and an awesome team of "helpers"....thank you to Ellen, Jenni and Nicole for getting me through it all. Here are a few pictures... My presentation was all about how to run a successful portrait photography business with a focus on how to use projection proofing to help your clients every step of the way to make the right decisions regarding their portraits. I also teach a 2-day workshop about this with my mother, Diana Adams and we have some workshops coming up: March 24-25 in Washington DC April 28-29 in

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I know, I know, I've been MIA again. I've just been soooo busy but that's a good thing. Just had a wonderful visit from my mother and sister who came into town from DC for the 2nd edition of The Modern Portrait Seminar. We truly had an amazing group of photographers and although we had a last minute location change, everything went great. It was a pleasant surprise today when I received an email from one of my wonderful DC clients, Vanessa saying that she saw me on the Shootsac blog. I finally got to meet the incredibly fabulous Shootsac creator, Jessica Claire at DWF in Tampa and Shootsac business partner Keats Elliot was one of our seminar participants. Thanks ladies for outing my baroque obsession. :)

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