it was about two years ago when i first started my journey into professional photography that i first heard about WPPI. the wedding and portrait photography conference. last year i dreamed of going. this year i finally put my foot down and said it aloud: i am going.
and now, this dream i had to attend this conference is finally coming true!!! i am SO BEYOND excited!! i’ve been reading other photogs’ recaps of and tips for WPPI in the past few days. there is a wealth of talent all coming together in one place!! it’s inspiring and exciting and almost a little overwhelmingly awesome. i can’t wait to hear from amazing speakers, make new friends and catch up with others, and walk the tradeshow!! (i also might sneak in another look at the bellagio’s fountain show– it’s gorgeous!!)
everytime i think about WPPI i end up jumping up and down. seriously. i caught myself in mid-air a few days ago and i was like oh, i was just thinking about the conference, wasn’t i? that’s how much of a nerd i am =).
and now i’m finally here and the conference has begun!! i’ll be sharing my adventures in each moment on instagram. follow along there @helloitspaulina! and of course i’ll be doing a recap post here on the blog, too ;).
are you at WPPI too?? which classes are you going to?? leave a comment below to share! =)
hello & happy sunday!! i am writing to you from bright and sunny las vegas (but more on that soon!) to let you know that my headshot mini sessions are back!! over the course of the next month, you can finally update your linkedin profile with a professional portrait of yourself (and maybe even update your dating profile too ;)). headshot minis are $175 for a 30 minute mini session, after which you will receive four high resolution retouched images. if you’d like to book one of these before the time slots run out, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know!!
next month marks two years since i’ve started my business and i want to do a 2 year appreciation and celebration giveaway! i am giving away a headshot mini-session to one of my wonderful readers and it could be YOU!! to enter, see the details below! and don’t forget to leave a comment telling me why you’d love a new portrait of yourself!!
Winner will be chosen at random. Session Prize valid thru June 1, 2014. Shoot locations dependent on the photographer’s travel schedule (if you are in another city and I am traveling there, we will shoot then! I am based in Los Angeles as well as Washington DC, and will likely be traveling to New York City within the next few months.) This contest is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Facebook. =)
hi everyone! i have another installment of tuesday taste for you! i’m mostly vegetarian (flexitarian, as a friend pointed out to me!) in that i don’t eat a lot of red meat or fish. i’ve been meaning to be more intentional about eating healthy foods and after i picked up a can of black beans from trader joe’s a little while ago, i decided i would be a little adventurous and make black bean burgers!
here’s the process i went through:
1. mash beans
2. add an egg + crushed red peppers, lemon+black pepper, spinach, chopped red onions (in the future i’ll probably caramelize them– i didn’t realize it took 40 minutes!), a bit of cheese (i used mozzarella). preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
3. i saw that i had this cute mini bread in my kitchen and decided to make mini burgers to fit the bread, instead of regular sized burgers. next i lightly brushed the aluminum foil with olive oil, placed patties on the foil and lightly brushed the top of each patty with oil so that it didn’t stick when i flipped it over. =)
4. bake for about 7 minutes on each side, let them cool, and enjoy!!
This post is part of a new series called “tuesday taste.” You can find the most recent post in the series here. If you’d like to see more of these posts, make sure you follow the blog or like the photography by paulina facebook page! And even more importantly, if you know someone who loves looking at food and could benefit from learning about some delicious eats, be sure to share this post with them! I’m sure they’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness (as will I). =)
laughter, hugs, smiles
hearing and sharing love stories.
learning how two people came to delight in one another.
i was amazed at how much love plays a role in my life and it dawned upon me:
i was made for this.
i was made for this.
no matter what i do, love stories will always be a part of my life because it’s a part of who i am.
my name is paulina and i love love.
i was made for this.
what are some of the great loves in your life? the things that despite the years, you just can’t shake? the things that always find your way into determining how you spend your days, in one way or another?
leave a comment below and share what inspires you!!
have a beautiful week!
happy friday!! here are a few of my favorite things from this week…
the print on these shoes is awesome. they’re so cute (and a pinterest find)!!
i love this kate spade watch. the colors are so exciting!
i would love to get an instax or polaroid camera to shoot with. i think they’d be so fun to carry around and bring to events. it serves as the paper version of instagram (or rather, instagram is the digital version of a polaroid camera!)