I know that as soon as I step foot on Guam and start sharing my passion photographing Guam Senior Portraits, that everything stressful about this move will be in the dust.
WPPI 2016 is the last time that I will be able attend for the next 4-5 years. But when you think about it, that really isn’t that long. Time flies – especially when you have kids. It has been super convenient and cost effective attending WPPI when I actually live in Las Vegas. But only for a couple more months. Bittersweet for sure.
Since this is the last time for quite a few years, I actually took advantage of the platform pass and took many of the classes, photowalks, and shootouts during that week. I have sat in some pretty amazing classes at WPPI and got so much out of what the speakers were teaching. It was amazing! I am beyond exciting to put all the things that I learned to use as a Guam Senior Portrait Photographer and totally kill it there. I am stoked!
The shootout that I attended that week was an event that was put together by two local (Las Vegas) photographers. At this shootout, I focused on the four glamour models and totally had lots of fun! I also collected lots of red desert sand in my shoes. Ha! It was all so very worth it!
I brought with me limited gear, because my main goal was to focus on connection, expressions, and seeing things in a different light.
What was in my camera bag?
It has been so rewarding to my heart and soul to start shooting film again. Every time I get my scans back from The FIND Lab, I wonder why I even stopped shooting film. I die and go to heaven each time.
The shoot was so satisfying and my heart is so full from doing something creative for myself. As a creative, it is extremely important to take on personal projects. It is one huge tip to not getting burnt out as a photographer. Take time to work on personal projects. Projects that will make your heart go pitter patter and fall in love with your craft every single time.
I currently hold tons of ideas in an “idea/brain dump book” and I am beyond excited to start working on some of them when I am officially a Guam Photographer. So if you are in Guam, you will definitely want to signup for my email list to get details on my model calls! You really don’t want to miss those emails. Seriously!
Even though I haven’t gotten my film scans back, I wanted to share my digital work from this Valley of Fire, WPPI 2016 Shootout. I heart them so very much!
P.S. I will be sure to update this post with the film images as soon as they are ready! 😉
Guam schedule opens for booking on April 1st! Contact me to get on my schedule.