WPPI 2013

March 16, 2013

Just returned from Las Vegas where I attended WPPI 2013!  It was an amazing week of learning, connecting, and gathering inspiration.  Here are a few quick tidbits that I’m walking away with:

– Jerry Ghionis is perfect and I could listen to him sing all day.

– It is not weird to smoke in restaurants or go to class with an open beer in Las Vegas.

– I’m obsessed with the song “All About Your Heart” by Mindy Gledhill.

– I apparently look much younger than 21, and workers in Vegas obviously haven’t seen a “1992” date on a license yet.

– Justin and Mary Marantz are my new inspirations.

– Talk to the person next to you. You never know who you will meet and what their story will be.

– I wanted to try out gambling … after pressing one button and instantly losing 10 dollars, I realized I do not like it.

– The MGM Grand is the biggest building I’ve ever been in. 

– I really did need my knees to be all better before this trip, because it was more walking, stairs, and bending than I could have imagined. Good thing is, I never felt pain. Praise God!

– The amount of walking in Vegas doesn’t stop any woman from wearing heals… how do they do it?!

– I now value smartphones much more.

– Jen and Jill being featured at the Awards Show made me cry. #effcancer

– My Vegas roommate motivated me to use Instagram. While a silly concept, I’m obsessed!

– I was so blessed to meet and connect with such amazing, kindhearted, talented, and encouraging women while I was there.

– There are a million ways to change the world through photography, and I am excited to find mine.

– If I learned anything from WPPI, it’s that I need to step my game up. So watch out y’all. :)

Oh, and here are some wonderful quality iPhone pics!

Claire Diana