The Wedding and Portrait Professional International ( WPPI ) convention was held March 13 – March 20th at Ballys and the Paris hotel in Las Vegas. Flying into Vegas: This photo was taken on the approach to McCarran International Airport. On the left side of Las Vegas Boulevard you can see the Wynn, the Palazzo, the Venetian, Ballys, and the Paris hotel. On the right side of the street you see Trump Casino, Treasure Island, the Mirage, Caesars Palace, and the Bellagio.

Arial view of Las Vegas Strip - Left Side Hotels: Wynn, Palazzo, Venetian, Ballys, Paris. Right Side Hotels: Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, Trump Casino, Bellagio, and the Mirage.

A fountain outside the Forum Shops in front of Caesars Palace.

Fountain at night outside the Forum Shops in Las Vegas

One of the five photographers at work during the Champagne Shootout on Monday night. There was plenty of Ice Cream for the attendees, but I didn’t see any champagne.

Bridal photography at WPPI

This image is from the WPPI Master Class given by Ray Prevost. Ray’s class was about the use of Photoshop, specifically Body Shaping: Beyond Liquify.
In this image Ray shows how to correct the problem of “Giant eye”. OK, not really. Actually Ray is showing how to improve the appearance of the eyes. You can find out more about Ray’s excellent work at his website.

Photoshop in action

Phantom of the Opera photo

Night time view of fountains outside the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas

A wedding photographer poses a Bride and Groom outside Caesars Palace.

Bride and groom wedding photographer and bridesmaid take pictures

The construction never stops in Vegas. Here workers are hanging steel beams.


The Planet Hollywood store inside the Forum shops.

The Planet Hollywood store inside the Forum shops

Inside the Forum shops - Caesars Palace

Shhh, don’t tell my wife, but I bought her this Cartier Diamond necklace for our anniversary.

Cartier Diamond necklace at the Forum Shops

Moon rise over the Palazzo Hotel.

Moon rise over the Palazzo Hotel


The Paris and Ballys hotels at night

Back home to the Bay Area.

San Francisco Bay are view from the sky in Southwest Airlines jet.

The 2010 WPPI convention will be held March 4th – 11th at the MGM Grand Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s events include the 16th annual golf tournament at the Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas, and the 30th annivesary pool party beside MGM’s multiple outdoor pools . Some of the featured 2010 speakers include: Gregory Heislor, Mike Colon, Kevin Kubota, Mitche Graf, Marcus Bell, Jonathan Canlas, Yervant, Doug Gordon, Mike Fulton – Cody Clinton, and Jerry Ghionis. More information about the 2010 show can be found HERE.

The dates for the 2011 WPPI convention are, February 17-24, 2011.

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