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Sold Out for VEGAS 2009! and the Pet Photo Finalists!

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We got the email yesterday that the BIGGEST conference of the year for Wedding and Portrait Photographers (WPPI) has gone live with registration for February 2009! WPPI had over 10K photographers attend it’s conference in Vegas last year. I’m sure it will be even bigger in 2009! If you haven’t been, it’s worth considering.

At the end of the day, I checked out the WPPI web page to make sure our workshop was live on the website with all the details in place. And WOAZER!! This is what I found! It is already SOLD OUT!

Photo Coaching: Evoking Your Clients’ Intimate Beauty

RM# 203
3:30PM – 5:30PM

Brian and I are overwhelmed. We can’t wait to meet all of you that are attending!

If you didn’t get into the class, we have given the green light on being a part of their “Meet the Speakers” event the following day, Tuesday from 3:30-6pm. I’m not sure where the location will be, but keep a look out. We would love to meet you on Tuesday if not Monday. I’m sure Rangefinder magazine will have something soon. And if you don’t subscribe to Rangefinder magazine, you must. It’s a must in the industry, whether your a beginner or superhero advanced.

Thanks to all of you who registered so fast! That definitely gave us warm fuzzies for the day!

OH!! Wait, I almost forgot!

The Five Finalists for the PET PHOTO CONTEST go live tomorrow morning!!

Tomorrow you will get to meet FIVE super sweet pets!

We’ll also do our Random Voter Awards with this contest too. Another copy of Lightroom will go out to a Random Voter if we get over 500 votes on the Pet Contest! Yep, that’s 500! Be prepared to come back and vote with all your friends. Who knows, you may win Lightroom from it! πŸ™‚

(bio photo by the amazing Rick Chapman)


For info on our next Photo Contest Theme, click here. I’m so glad you all like the new theme!

SUBMISSION PHOTO CONTEST DEADLINE: Sunday, October 26th 2008 at Midnight PST.

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The Chicago Workshop is sold out. But the Seattle December Workshop is still open for registration with only a few seats left!! Click HERE to register!

  1. jeramy

    October 2nd, 2008 at 8:37 am

    congrats on the sell out! everyone attending will definitely leave with wonderful nuggets of wisdom from you both. you are worth it. i’m just saying.

  2. adrienne

    October 2nd, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Have you thought about recording and selling your Photo Coaching tips for all of us who can’t make it there??!! Bet that would be sold out too!

  3. Jen MacNiven

    October 2nd, 2008 at 10:56 am

    CRAP MERA! I told you I wanted to get in that course…and look…you go and ‘sell out’ on me before I can even register! CRAP I say!

    I’m with Adrienne…you need to make another DVD…I’ll buy that one too ;).

  4. Jen MacNiven

    October 2nd, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Oh, I forgot to add the congratulations too…That is awesome to sell out in minutes. It’s like Dave Mathews at the Gorge (back in the day).
    You guys rock!

  5. Michelle

    October 2nd, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I third that…a video all about photo coaching would be perfect.

  6. amanda d

    October 2nd, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    I fourth the next video idea! LOL I am new to finding your site, but I instantly fell head over heals in love! You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for all you do and for all you give…and not just for the love of photography, but for so much more! hugs!

  7. Jen Sulak

    October 2nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    kewllllllllll i was wondering about the lovely pets! lol I’m still digging deeper about my object before i email any pictures. This is the time where i wish i had a macro lens…cause the objects i have are kinda SMALL. tee hee hee.

  8. Susanne Pedro

    October 2nd, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Woah! And my husband said I was nuts to wait by the computer for registration to go live! I am excited about the photo coaching seminar, I will see you then!

    At least now I can forgive you and Brian for not doing an advanced workshop in December πŸ˜‰ lol

    Some of us San Diego Workshop girls will be getting together at WPPI AND I will be turning 30! I am sure you two are busy, but maybe we can have a dinner or a drink or something!

  9. Rylee

    October 2nd, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Wow! It doens’t surprise me that you sold out. I was at your mini version at Partner Con and it was wonderful! This is something that I struggle with so much. I wasn’t fast enough and missed the registration. I wanted to go so bad! This may be a stretch, but if you need any help handing out prizes or selling dvd’s in the back at the end of your class, I would love to do it if that means I can stand in the back during the class.

  10. Michelle

    October 2nd, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! HOW EXCITING for you both!!!!!

  11. Me Ra

    October 2nd, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    A DVD around this topic? What a cool idea! So you mean, have someone come and film the session so you can get a copy? I wonder if we could do that? Or we could even just make it a download…hmmm….I’ll be asking you all for your thoughts on this more!


  12. Captured by Jess

    October 2nd, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I second, third or whatever number we’re on about the DVD for your Photo Coaching workshop!

    It’s one of my *biggest* struggles when working with familes and couples. (Kids? No problem. It’s those stinkin’ grown-ups that cause all the trouble!)

    A download option would be awesome.

  13. Susanne Pedro

    October 2nd, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Definitely a DVD… On “photo coaching” on different situations within each area- weddings, kids etc…

  14. Grace Liu-Anderson

    October 2nd, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    That’s so awesome Me Ra! I didn’t even know WPPI registration had opened. You two are awesome! Now I’m DOUBLY SAD I didn’t go to your presentation at PartnerCon…and won’t be able to at WPPI. I hope all the logistics work out so I can go to WPPI – and hang out with you guys!