It is quite an honor to be included in Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s International “Dream Team”. In the August issue, Rangefinder announced the following:The 2009 lineup of WPPI Platform speakers is quite possibly the inest collection of the most successful professional photographers int eh industry – not to mention the most sought after on the speaking circuit. WPPI has created a “DREAM TEAM” of Platform Speakers for 2009 whil will be presenting an array of topics. Fellow speakers include: Marcus Bell, Joe Buissink, Bambi Cantrell, Michele Celentano, Bruce Dorn, Jim Garner, Jerry Ghionis, Gene Higa, Joe Photo, JB & DeEtte Sallee, Eddie Tapp, Vicki Taufer, Jeff & Julia Woods, and Yervant.
This month we were selected by Wedding and Portait Photographer International as their studio of the month which is quite an honor! Specifically they looked at our innovative approach to story telling via multimedia image narrations.
Below is the beginning and link to full article:
“Digital technology is changing the way we preserve our memories. Today’s photographers can tell stories and illustrate events in more depth than ever before,” explains photographer Catherine Hall. Hall–a pioneering artist who is developing what she calls “Image Narration”–is owner and founder of an eponymous studio. Catherine Hall Studios specializes in both editorial and wedding photography. Her wedding coverage allows her to serve the upper echelons of bicoastal society, predominantly the New York metropolitan area and San Francisco Bay Area residents.
“At the moment, I position Image Narration as a special added product that complements my in-place photography and album offering,” says Hall. With her new way of storytelling, Hall has quickly grown a following among a white glove clientele.
For those of you wondering why I disappeared off the face of the earth for a week…. I was in Vegas for EIGHT days. It was an incredible trip! The week started with album judging where I served on panel of 10 international judges (1 of 5 selected from the United States.) This was quite an honor considering the convention had over 10,000 attendees!
My favorite albums of the comp are by Jerry Ghionis, Jim Garner. and the The Sallees. I also was a young gun – more information and photos to folllow! And finally, I had my Platform class on St. Pattys day. The class was a huge success with nearly 1000 people there. We even had people bringing in chairs from other classrooms. All and all a great trip!Below is a photo of three of my favorite people at wppi, Melisa Slater, Lori Nordstrom, and Deette Sallee.
This spring WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) has invited me to present a Platform Class about Marketing to the Inspiring Bride. The class will be held in Vegas on Monday, March 17th at 4:00 pm. Speaking room holds 837 people, so come on over!
Students will learn how I have improved my business and quality of life by working with brides that respect and value my vision. I will show you how to market to your dream clientele, deserve & earn your clients’ trust so they feel comfortable investing in you, and attract clients that will challenge you and inspire your growth as an artist and photographer. Sponsored by Epson.