01.31.12 Photography

WPPI...preboarding...and THE CLAW!

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nternet, it's the time. Can you smell it? Feel it? When 15,000 photographers descend on Las Vegas for a week of learning, networking, and debauchery, you know it's nothing else than the WPPI Conference. This year marks my fifth year in attendance and my third as a speaker and it always amazing to walk away from Sin City with a pocketful of new friends...I love connecting with photographers, so if our paths cross, please say hi!

I'm incredibly honored to announce I'll be hosting a platform presentation entitled The Anatomy of Lips + Clicks on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 3:30pm sponsored by the amazing folks at PASS. Lips + Clicks will dissect HOW people talk about you as a better way to enable them to market your services and grow your business. It'd probably be best to preboard for this WPPI class because seating will be limited and registering secures your seat!


Last year I had the privilege of speaking in MGM's Arena (but I won't be speaking there this year) and while it was an awesome opportunity, I felt something was missing from the experience. And that 'thing' was awesome music. A few months later, I was at a party when I heard The Flashdance mix and all of a sudden I was THAT guest. You know, the girl who needs to be peeled from the dancefloor after making holes from all the moves she busted? Yeah, that was me.

A few weeks ago, I took a random chance and emailed The Flashdance to inquire if he'd like to see my dance moves again (I'm telling you, they're epic). He'll be in Las Vegas to DJ a premiere major rager for photographers--otherwise known as Airplanes and Blazers--on Monday night, so it seemed like the universe was really putting us together. And then I promised not to act all creepy and stuff. Many thanks to Blogstomp for sponsoring his appearance (for those who don't know, Blogstomp is what I use to place borders on my online images) and if there's an impromptu dance party on Monday afternoon, we'll know who to blame.

I'd love to see you there...and who knows...maybe THE CLAW will make a repeat appearance!


On Tuesday morning, I'll be speaking at Showit United (if you haven't already registered, this event is closed), then heading back home. It's a super short trip for me this year, but I promise to make it up on the road while visiting a city near you at The Fix!
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Crystal Abadie Photography - I Love your work!!! You are my inspiration.   04.26.12 - 8:20pm
Donal Doherty - Hi Jasmine, I just wanted to drop you a note to say how much I loved your talk at WPPI! I got Exposed too which is really great (almost finished it)! Keep rocking it out! :)  03.12.12 - 9:38am
Brooke Summer Photography - I am SO ridiculously excited for WPPI, although we have decided to skip your platform class. ONLY because we will be at your Showit United presentation, and The Fix Denver - and I'm BEYOND thrilled about those!!! I can't wait to meet you!  02.11.12 - 11:41pm
michelle carrillo - wooohooo!!! Can't wait for WPPI!!! I'll see you(and the claw) there. ; )  02.01.12 - 11:34am
Continuum Photography - Exciting stuff! Can't wait to go this year!  02.01.12 - 11:03am
Melissa Fiene - Awesome, gotta love Vegas. I'd love to meet you! Me and 1000 other photographers.. Your an inspiration!  02.01.12 - 5:58am
Elizabeth - One year I hope to make it out there...have a great time and safe travels!!!  02.01.12 - 2:03am
LEOLAK - Safe travels!!! I'm sure you will rock out the days you are there!!!   01.31.12 - 7:47pm
Katelyn James - ohhh I'm coming to lips and clicks fo sho!!! I preboarded weeks ago... puhleaseeeeee  01.31.12 - 7:42pm
bobbie brown - Never been...but would love to make it one year! Have fun :)  01.31.12 - 6:16pm
emily - i'm somewhere in that crowd of little dots from last year, and cannot wait to hear you speak again this year! you are a true inspiration, and a fantastic addition to the industry. i won't be going to airplanes and blazers, but maybe we can all bust out some dance moves at the fix in SF, even if we have to play our own music from phones and ipods :)  01.31.12 - 2:29pm
Kathryn Denelle Stevens - I was there last year, and it was life changing! WPPI in general was, but your class specifically changed me. I didn't even know who you were. I thought, "everyone keeps talking about this Jasmine girl, she sounds overrated". (I may have even chanted, "OVER-RATED!" loud, in my head)...I went to your class anyway and well, life. forever. changed. You, Jasmine, gave the me courage to think bigger than I ever had before. You, Jasmine, challenged me to get outside of my comfort zone and figure out what I wanted for myself. You, Jasmine, allowed me the space to think about living a life that I create, I OWN, I've dreamed of living. And, you, Jasmine, dared me to go out and live that dream! I told myself that in one year, I would leave my job and become a wedding and portrait photographer full time. And that's just what I did. Thank you for letting me dream with you. I SO wish I could be there this year, but I made a choice to go to an amazing workshop with Justin&Mary instead. I hope to see you again very soon though...maybe you'll bring The Fix to Seattle or Portland ;) Love & hugs, Kathryn  01.31.12 - 1:17pm
Andre - Thank you so much for posting about your Plus class. I registered early and was disappointed you weren't on the list for pre-boarding. I called today and was able to get on the pre-board list for Lips & Clicks. Can't wait! PS - I've already got my ticket for The Fix in SF. :O)  01.31.12 - 12:07pm
TB - Oh my gossssshhhhhh, thank you so much for the BlogStomp link! I hadn't heard of it before but I've always admired how your photos look online and wondered how you did it! Easy peasy, can't wait to try! :D  01.31.12 - 10:26am
Yuliya Callahan - Can't believe how many people ate there! you MUST be a good speaker;)  01.31.12 - 8:34am
October - Hey J* I'll be in attendance at Lips & Clicks, hopefully I'll get a chance to say Hi. xx  01.31.12 - 8:20am
Jillian Tree - Jasmine, can't wait to see you again...and give you a BIG HUG! <3  01.31.12 - 8:18am
Wendy K Yalom - Can't wait to meet/see/ be inspired by YOU!!!  01.31.12 - 8:10am
MartaV - Woohoo! I am super excited. I already preboarded and I can't wait. I'm definitely bringing my moves just in case. :)   01.31.12 - 8:09am
Kate Douthwright - I will be seeing you there! Also, you might have the claw but I will straight battle you with my booty bounce skills!  01.31.12 - 7:36am
jessica vidmar photography - you just always send me to the coolest places with your hyperlinks! looking forward to meeting you in Chicago!!  01.31.12 - 7:09am
Jenelle Sewell - Can't wait to see more!   01.31.12 - 6:49am
Carrie K - Could you repost the poem/rap you did last year at WPPI? That was awesome!  01.31.12 - 6:28am
alexandra - SO JEALOUS! wish i could go!   01.31.12 - 6:24am
Rachel Tatem - I'm excited. Still trying to work out the 10 hr round trip to the closet "fix" location. I hope I can get it to work out!  01.31.12 - 6:18am
Kandise - Registered! You better say "hey," because there are going to be almost as many photographers at WPPI as there are people in my town, so I anticipate a lot of awkward wall-supporting.  01.31.12 - 6:18am
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