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As this year comes to a close, I’ve started to look back on my 2010 goals. One huge check off that pretty audacious list was teaching at Pictage‘s Partner Conference 2010. I was chosen to lead a shooting workshop in New Orleans. PartnerCon is a photography conference that I attribute as one of the biggest parts of my growth since the start of my business, so it was a huge honor to be on the other end this year. I was also blown away at  how quick my class sold out. Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who attended and allowed me to give a piece of myself back to the photography community. I hope you came away with some solid tips and inspirations to make your own photography and connections stronger.

We had such an awesome group! Big thanks goes to my good friend Rueben Poon of Celebration Packages for helping out on the shoot and capturing these behind-the-scenes images for me to share.

Sometimes you have to get a bit dirty to get ‘the shot.’Also, thanks must go to our fantastic newlywed couple, Tiffany & Patrick! The workshop was the first day we met in person, but we instantly became great friends. These two are such awesome people and their love totally shines through — even in the chaos of 18 photographers, which I’m sure must be a bit awkward! They totally rocked it!

Here’s a few of my images from the shoot:

Tiffany’s dress was successfully trashed:Last, I want to share the other blog posts of some of the awesome photographers who attended! Everyone got completely unique and fantastic images! Click below to take a look and be sure to leave them some blog-love:

Aubrey Greene

Danielle Fuller

Reuben Poon

Sarah Deshaw

Stacy Conner

And if anybody else has images blogged, please send them my way. I’d love to share your link!

Here’s a few more photos from Kerri’s trash the dress in New Orleans!


During my shoots I often like to go to a location and have fun just exploring the little hidden wonders it has to offer. It’s my way of keeping things fresh and fun. These next couple images were photographed in a little alley-way on one of the backstreets. You could barely see it from the street and we almost just walked right by.




We had so much fun! And that’s not all – Graveyard images are still to come!  Thanks Kerri for being absolutely gorgeous and daring with our crazy locations!

While in New Orleans, Jayse and I had the pleasure of hanging out with Kerri and David to photograph Kerri’s trash the dress! We had quite the time exploring NOLA and of course, causing a bit of mischief – including breaking into a creepy old cemetery at night!

I’m so excited to share some of their images with you! But in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come…