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The groom had full-sleeve tattoos, down to his wrists, on both arms. Out of respect for his bride’s very conservative family—and despite the oppressive Orlando heat—he kept his shirt and jacket on throughout the day. Yet Becka Robinson noticed something while she and her husband Nate were shooting images of the new couple together.
There is something for everyone at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Convention and Trade Show. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, WPPI has the education, tools, events and friends to help you take your business to the next level.
Jennifer Rozenbaum embodies the very elements that make up her boudoir photography portfolio: edgy and sexy contrasted by sweet and playful.
Alison Carlino was born to succeed in the art world. Her talent for playing flute won her a music scholarship to the University of Louisiana at Lafayatte – and now she is conquering the photography industry with her bold and edgy imagery. Since it was started eight years ago, Carlino's Photography has expanded frombaby and high school senior portraits to elaborate wedding photos, international corporate images and fashion shots.
Carina Romano is a young woman with a vintage soul and an eccentric eye for beauty.
Justin and Mary Marantz don't just talk about love – they exude it every day in their business and personal life. Their real-life love affair is a modern testimony of a couple unafraid to reveal their inner selves and quirks not only with each other but with clients and colleagues who know them. Their Vanity Fair-esque wedding portfolio is as fashionable a statement as their energetic blog is to readers – which already boast more than one million unique visitors.
Once-in-a-lifetime moments often come and go with only a fading memory to keep them alive. But it is Storey Wilkins’ aspiration to preserve these precious times in photographs that will last forever.
"You're crazy!" "It'll never work!" "In this economy, you'll never get a loan!" All those negative comments from naysayers did not detour Maggie Habieda Nowakowski, proud owner of the brand new Fotografia Boutique studio in Oakville, Ontario, from realizing her dream and building it anyway. Now that the studio is finished, and more spectacular than she even first imagined, all those negative mutterings have melted into positive comments and praise.
When you think of marketing gurus in the photographic boutique space, the name that most often comes to mind is The Joy of Marketing's Sarah Petty. Perhaps you've attended one of her lectures at WPPI, participated in an online seminar or perused her Web site for a business tip or two. What you may not know is, Petty is also an accomplished photographer that specializes in children, seniors and pet photography.
Don't be too surprised to find yourself surrounded by the presence of true love while witnessing a couple in the brink of tears at a Jesh de Rox photo shoot. "Half of the people I shoot usually cry," says the fine art portrait photographer. "They tell me how I have changed their life and revived their relationship."
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