Spent a fabulous afternoon dining at Hal’s on Abbott, shopping on Main Street, cruising Venice Beach and hunting for celebs with Vanessa Hall, one of the most talented wedding photojournalists in Australia, and her adorable assistant, Rachel. Of course, I had to introduce them to Samy’s Camera where I convinced them both to buy a toy camera Holga and Vanessa convinced herself to buy a new 50mm 1.4. (Adi’s favorite lens)
The lovely ladies are in Los Angeles in anticipation of the international photographer’s conference in Vegas next week. All of the biggest and best will be present at WPPI, a week of indulgence for wedding and portrait photographers. Of course, I have to give a shout out to my DWF buddies, too. “I love you guys!”
This will be Adi’s and my third year in attendance at WPPI. Aside from the incredible trade show and inspiring lectures, Adi and I have entered a few prints into the worldwide competition. Last year, Adi won an honorable mention for his beautiful print, “Penny Among Giants.” Who knows if we’ll take one home this year?!