I got the unique opportunity to be a panelist for a workshop during WPPI Vegas 2013! The Experience was a collaborative event between 4 blogging superstars, the VP of Marketing for Two Bright Lights and 3 photographers to host photographers in a discussion and shooting day with an emphasis on getting published! The bloggers shared intuitive information on what kinds of things they’re looking for when selecting weddings to publish to their readers, and as photographers, we discussed everything from copyrights, permitting, angles, lighting and my favorite… lots of good details!

After the panel discussion, we all worked together to photograph 4 beautiful tablescapes, each set up by one of the bloggers. I did a lot more instructing than I did shooting, but I still got some fabulous shots of the table details!

(As a side note, I’ve been invited to speak at 2 more workshops this summer, so if you missed me at WPPI, check out the Cultivate 2013 Workshop Women’s Retreat August 11-13, and Blog Fete Sept. 27 and 28!)

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After a gourmet lunch provided by our venue, we were off on a party bus to the desert, to shoot an engagement and real bride/groom! I was super excited about this, because I wrangled in Candice and Kevin (my best friend from LA) to come over and model for us as the real bride and groom! The bloggers brought in a hair/makeup stylist to give a little bit of a retro look and borrowed a custom designed- gown and bouquet.

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To see the work that our attending photographers shot, visit the links below from each of our fabulous bloggers!

FabYouBliss Features:

Bride and Groom:  http://fabyoubliss.com/2013/04/15/stunning-desert-bridal-images-from-the-experience-2013/
Engagement:  http://fabyoubliss.com/2013/04/15/the-experience-2013-golden-hour-engagement-session-in-the-desert/
Table Scape: http://fabyoubliss.com/2013/04/15/rustic-beach-theme-table-inspiration-from-the-experience-2013-workshop/

Mountainside Bride Features:

Bride and Groom: http://mountainsidebride.com/2013/04/15/vintage-mountain-styled-bridal-shoot/
Engagement:  http://mountainsidebride.com/2013/04/15/mountain-dessert-styled-engagement-shoot/
Table Scape:  http://mountainsidebride.com/2013/04/15/rustic-modern-styled-shoot-with-gold-metallic-details/

Every Last Detail Features:

Bride and Groom:  http://theeverylastdetail.com/2013/04/16/vintage-glam-desert-bride-groom-session/
Engagement: http://theeverylastdetail.com/2013/04/16/desert-engagement-session-from-the-experience-2013/
Table Scape: http://theeverylastdetail.com/2013/04/16/colorful-and-modern-geometric-wedding-inspiration/

Glamour and Grace Features:

Bride and Groom: http://www.glamourandgraceblog.com/2013/glam-desert-bridal-session-the-experience-2013/
Engagement: http://www.glamourandgraceblog.com/2013/desert-engagement-the-experience/
Table Scape: http://www.glamourandgraceblog.com/2013/handmade-blue-and-gold-wedding-inspiration-the-experience/