One of the greatest things about WPPI is that you learn so much and you take so many new ideas back home with you that you can incorporate into your work and your business. Each year I come home from Vegas and I think about the next step that I want to take as a photographer. Being a professional is all about growth, and knowing that there is always something to strive for.
On that last day of the WPPI convention, as I was already thinking about my next step, I was honored with “The Next Award” for being the next great up and coming photographer. I realized then that my next step is to make sure I live up to “The Next Award.” I am so humbled, and I am so grateful to those who put me up for the award.
The team at Graphi has been a second family to me. Maureen, Lisa, Dario, Dan, Mike and Mauro are always amazing to work with. They have helped me grow in so many ways.
Arlene, George and the rest of the team at WPPI have been so supportive of my work and my career and I respect them all so much.
I left for WPPI a month ago, and each day since has been an opportunity to grow, and to do something to live up to the award. Thank you all so much.