|Im back from WPPI, and I had a blast. I know I am a bit behind on blogging and I will be making that up this week. Since I returned from Vegas, I have been shooting, and busy redoing the studio. We have some new furniture arriving, and we put up many new canvas sets along with other new things. So when you come for your appointment, be sure to stop in the waiting room.
Back to WPPI... Although I was there much longer than usual ( a little over a week!), it is always great to meet new photographers, and catch up with some old photographer friends. My Platform speech was probably the best experience. What's funny is that I had no idea that many people were in the room. I was outside the doors because they wouldn't let us in to set up. So I decided to call in and check on my kids. Then my husband walked up to me and said..
Hubby: "umm.. that room is full. There has to be about 1000 ppl in there.."
Me: " naw...seriously?"
Hubby: " umm yeah..."
Me: " no...that line was for the guy before me.."
Hubby: "Um.. go look"
So I walk in and I was floored. I wasn't even expecting to fill half the room. Then WPPI came up to me frantically asking if I could speak at a 2nd timeslot. Crazy. Unfortunately that didn't work out because they didn't have an available room. I wish that would have been organized better. I also wish that they had the course level of each speaking slot on the site because the speakers program has to be placed in a certain category level ( beginner, intermediate, advanced) I chose beginner/intermediate, but unfortunately they don't list that info in the class the description.
Im not sure what my plans are for speaking next year. I am thinking of sitting 2010 out. If anything, I will do some quick speeches at some vendor booths. All in all, it was a breath of fresh air to meet so many people. It was truly, truly a humbling experience!
Being in true whirlwind form...as I sat in the airport waiting on my flight back to Chicago, my cellphone rang regarding a newborn who was born a bit earlier than scheduled...and they wanted to see if I could fit them in. So when I returned I met this little angel....