WPPI 2012 Recap Part 2 :: Leaving Las Vegas!

Ok – so you’re caught up on day 1-3 of WPPI in Las Vegas.  If not – check out the first part of the recap HERE!   Now for Monday night – Wednesday.

Monday night, after the photo walk with Moshe, I headed straight to Craftsteak for dinner!  I had been dreaming and salivating about their short ribs, and HAD to get back there to indulge!  No pictures – I was too focused on inhaling & enjoying the meal.  If you get the chance – GO.  Run…don’t walk to get these short ribs.   Shred them up and make little sliders out of the rolls they give you. MMmmmmmmmm…..YUM.  After retreating to the room for a quick wardrobe change, I headed back out for the walk back to the MGM, and ran into Alicia White, who was also walking there!  Justin and Mary hosted a Mix and Mingle that night for all alums of their workshops, at Centrifuge at the MGM.  It was great to see some of the people I met at the NYC workshop (Josh Guiles), and to meet some new people!  Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures!?  So you’re going to have to trust me that it happened  😉   I hit the hay early that night, since I knew I had an early morning ahead of me.

6am on Tuesday morning, a small group (including Alica and Katie Jane) gathered in the lobby of the Signature for a sunrise shoot hosted by Justin and Mary.  Starbucks wasn’t even open yet – THAT’S how early it was!   And boy was it COLD!! Seriously – like 30 degrees cold.  Luckily I had thought to bring handwarmers, and they kept my trigger finger from freezing up entirely!  I was surprised and delighted to find out that our models for this sunrise shoot were none other than my friends from Baltimore – Liz and Ryan from Elizabeth Ryan Photography!  They are SUCH an amazing couple, and it was a pleasure to photograph them!  Here are just a few of the images – check back soon for a full blog post!

                                      that’s me and Mary ^
After the shoot – I headed off to a class, and then raced over to meet up with Victor Sizemore.  I had tweeted and won a contest hosted by Victor/NightOwl/Madera for a free spot to Victor’s photoshoot today.  I was superstoked, because I had participated in his Mad Men themed shootout last year at the Palms Penthouse, and knew this one would be amazing as well!   About 20 of us took a limotruck (complete with stripper pole in it!) about 10 minutes from the strip to a ballpark complex.
Once we were there, we had the opportunity to shoot a 1920’s baseball themed shoot.  Victor himself got dudded up in some old-time baseball gear, while the girls donned some vintage apparel.  It was a lot of fun and a great chance to shoot something I normally wouldn’t!  Check back for a full blog post on this one!
After a long day of shooting and learning, I had a nice dinner with Emily Chastain at Nobhill Tavern.  I had heard about their Cable Car Cocktails, and boy were they tasty!!  After dinner, I made a very quick donation to the Roulette table  🙁  This is a picture Emily snapped of me, about to make my donation…
Wednesday morning, I got up and was off to the convention to catch the ShowIt Flash mob!

Daily Video: Flash Mob from Showit on Vimeo.

Then it was one last ShowIt United class – State of the Industry with Jeff Jochum – before I was off to the airport to finally head home!!  I was thrilled to see Carly Fuller and Megan Evans in the check-in line, and hung out with them while we waited for our flight home.  It was a full flight, so I was happy to have normal people to sit with, talk “shop”,  and recap our trip with!   (again, no pics…)
All in all – a successful, fun, and informative trip!
Viva Las Vegas!




  1. Emily says:

    Wow! You were one busy lady! Thanks for the shout-out! I’ll drink a Cable Car with you any day of the week. 🙂

    • tPoz says:

      Those were some TASTY cable cars, right!? glad we got to meet up while we were out there!! Hoping to see you tonight at the meetup!

  2. Katie Jane says:

    I am loving everyone’s photographs of Liz & Ryan! I love how we all walked away with something different, because we all see the world differently. These are gorgeous! Also looking forward to seeing more from your baseball themed shoot! That looks like so much fun!

  3. Serena says:

    Ahhh – I love this WPPI recap (and the last one too)! Those photos of Liz + Ryan are FABULOUS! Not to mention the ones from Victor’s workshop – SO sweet! <3

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