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Hey y’all! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. I wanted to take a minute to update you on my most recent adventure to… now get ready for this….LAS VEGAS!! So I know everyone says “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, but since these are special circumstances, I’m going to spill the beans! So every year WPPI, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, hosts a week-long photography convention. This year it was at the MGM Grand and Natalie Bell Photography got to go! I bet there were 8,000 photographers there! It was huge! I got to hear some of the biggest and best in the industry share about their work and offer their own advice. The days were long, but I learned so much! I’m so grateful that I could go. What was also really cool is that my parents, who live in San Diego, took the 5 hour drive to come visit me. My dad, who is also a photographer, was able to take some of the classes along with me. One of the best days was when my dad and I took our cameras and just walked around to the different hotels taking pictures. There are so many cool textures, lights, buildings, and colors in Vegas. We were like kids in a candy store! And you’ll never believe who I saw walking the halls of the conference center….brace yourself…. Jasmine Star and Jeff and Erin Youngren! No, I didn’t actually talk to them, but I did see them! And for those of you who aren’t crazy, photography groupies like me, you’ll have to check out their work. Both of them are based in Southern California, so if you’re looking for a SoCal photographer, these are your people! Okay, so now to what you’ve been waiting for… the pictures!!

The view from my hotel room

The Excalibur

The Blue Man Group. Have any of you seen this show??

This is why we need you!! Otherwise photographers just take pictures of each other!

Don’t mess with this photographer!

This was a really cool wall I found in the MGM Grand. The bottle you see is a huge tequila bottle.

The MGM lion!!

Mi madre. She brought her thesis to Vegas. Boo! But we did take a Jazzercise break. Any guesses where I got the dancer genes?

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you have a great week!

Saludos,

Natalie

Sarah - March 24, 2010 - 8:26 am

Love the photos! I have two friends that used Jeff for their weddings and I was in one of the weddings. He is very nice and talented! Heart you friend!

Carolyn S. Polson - May 5, 2010 - 7:31 am

Absolutely beautiful. You are so talented!

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