{ WPPI 2010 }

A bit belated, but wanted to do a quick post on WPPI 2010! It was a fantastic experience in so many ways & since rehashing everything will be a bit overwhelming, I’ll do a quick recap on what I learned in lovely bullet-point style:

– Having a fantastic second-shooter boyfriend to hold your hand through your first WPPI experience is totally amazing & invaluable. But leaving the guys behind and making it a girls trip is also a good call :) Road-tripped it to Vegas with the best roomies a girl could ask for – Serena Grace, Caroline Tran, & Sarah K Chen. It was so fun & inspiring sharing the trip with them!

Take some classes. I only browsed the trade show last year, but took 2 classes this year – Elizabeth Messina & Jonathan Canlas – which both blew my mind. They are both utterly fantastic film photographers, and though I’ve been infatuated with the depth & color of film forever, I never strongly considered shooting it until I heard them speak. I don’t think the change will be happening in my professional work anytime soon, but I am definitely hoping to start shooting film personally.

Bring a point-and-shoot to capture all the fun moments & DON’T FORGET THE CHARGER. My 5D was charged up all nicely but I didn’t quite feel like lugging it all around the MGM. My point-and-shoot died literally 1 hour upon entering into Vegas city limits. Sad day!

– And lastly, what happens in Vegas apparently does NOT always stay in Vegas, since I basically caught the bubonic plague there and it followed me all the way home to Los Angeles. Lame.

Some quick photos of a few of my favorite memories…

Roomies before the Airhorns & Lasers party..

One of my few shots with my 5D.. Sarah & Serena peeking out the window upon our arrival to our suite:

So happy to finally meet Tey Garcia & Karen Atrero – the sweet girly halves of amazing husband & wife photog teams!

A shot from the Fuji booth… with the cost of Polaroid film starting to cost me all my limbs, I would love to get my hands on a Fuji Instax!

Fun at the SmugMug party (my first time donning a Snuggie!)

A pic with my SD girl Jackie Wonders.. I [heart] her!

On the way home from Vegas (after a quick stop at the delicious Mad Greek), we stopped off in the middle of nowhere for a quick impromptu portrait session. The light was gorgeous!

Sarah’s Contax.. you can see some of her lovely film captures here:

And one of yours truly, courtesy of Serena. It’s been ages since I’ve had a portrait taken of me, but these girls are excellent at making you feel as un-awkward as possible.

And a quick last group shot before heading back into LA!

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10 Responses to “{ WPPI 2010 }”

  1. Sandy Says:

    Hehehehehe that was your first time wearing a Snuggie? I can’t live without mine, haha! Loving your recap and the little portrait session you girls did! I just went to a friend’s wedding in Vegas and got to practice photography as well! I will post them soon but they are very amateur… haha!

  2. sarah k chen Says:

    awwww, doesn’t it already feel like wppi was a life time ago? i still have my cough, but the non stop fun seems so long ago! i love your recap and your images!

  3. Jackie Wonders Says:

    aw!! i love you! so glad we got to see each other quickly. we should make this a annual thing: a pic of the two of us every year :) good recap!

  4. Alice Hu Says:

    Thank you for sharing your first Snuggie experience with us :) So much fun hanging out with you!

  5. Tey Garcia Says:

    Yay, so great to finally meet you too!!!! It’s been nice hanging out when we can :) Cute post! Wish I could leave Jan at home for WPPI..hahha.. j/k.

  6. Adrienne Says:

    @ sarah k chen: Yes, it feels like eons ago! Hope your cough gets better soon!
    @ jackie wonders: I love that idea! See you next year for our annual WPPI portrait :)

  7. Cindy Says:

    so glad to see that you had so much fun! :) It was great seeing you at WPPI. :) The portraits of you taken by Serena are lovely!

  8. jenny Says:

    what a fun idea to stop and shoot on the way home, make the long road trip a lot more fun ! Glad you guys had a good time at WPPI :)

  9. Karen Atrero Says:

    Ahhh shucks! thanks for the post Adrienne! It was great meeting you too! Can’t wait for the next smelly fingers GTG

  10. Mai Says:

    Aw looks like fun! Thanks for sharing Adrienne… i love your photobooth photos! Didn’t know you could be so hard core… yikes!

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