WPPI, the largest wedding and portrait photography convention, is coming up in about 3 short weeks. Going to WPPI last year changed my life. I met the people who are now my best friends, including Jeff and Jory, plus so many others. The dinner above was a huge turning point. It was the first time I felt I was surrounded by creative people who just got me. They were as passionate and driven as I was. If you are on the fence about coming to WPPI, I have three things that I hope will entice you to join us…
1. I met a young man through twitter last week named Spencer Brodsky. Spencer is a remarkable high school senior who has started a movement called Tents in Haiti. It’s raining in Haiti today which means further devastation for the some one million homeless Haitians. They need shelter and, until homes are rebuilt, they need tents…. strong, sturdy tents that can withstand the Haitian downpour.
All proceeds from his efforts go straight to CF International who is providing the tents for displaced Haitians. I’m so floored by the philanthropic work this young man has done and I instantly reached out to him. I thought I did a lot in high school, but I can’t say I started charities for Darfur and Haiti and interviewed dozens of celebrities and world leaders by the time I was 18. Thank you, Spencer, for all you are doing to inspire change!
2. I’m not doing the mentor session on Sunday the 7th because we’ll be knee-deep in MTH2010 Las Vegas from 10-4 and…
3. AIRHORNS!!! You may have heard of this little party that’s sweeping the WPPI world like wildfire. Airhorns and Lasers, created by myself and Whitney and Jesse from OLOL, is going to be off the chain. Yes, off the chain!!! It sold out in a matter of a week, so we officially decided to change venues to accommodate the some 400 emails we got in the last 24 hours. It’s nuts! So, ticket sales are back open as of just now, the venue is still secret, and you are not going to believe what we have planned for this shindig. “Epic” doesn’t even cut it.
Want to WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS to Airhorns and Lasers? Leave a comment here telling me your favorite dance move that you plan to do at the party. Contest ends next Friday the 26th. If you win, we’ll expect to see a live demonstration on Sunday March 7th : )
Don’t forget to bid on the Tents in Haiti Mentor Auction which is now LIVE. Please help me spread the word, friends.
See you at WPPI!
PS Thanks to everyone who joined us today for our live Valentine’s Day party in the Southern Weddings office. Missed the fun? You can watch all the action here. Thanks to my mom and dad who apparently tuned in. Too fun! Happy Valentine’s weekend!