Last week I was in Las Vegas for WPPI, a huge annual photography convention. We are talking thousands and thousands and thousands of photographers. There were many highlights and moments that I wanted to wrap up tightly so I could take them home and open them up when I need a little boost. Little reminders for my heart.

One of the highlights of the trip was a sunrise concert in the desert. How cool is that? And one of the musicians is one of my favorite people. Last summer I attended Jesh de Rox's workshop and to say it chan
ged my life wouldn't be an exaggeration. So besides being a brilliant photographer and just all-around-amazing person, he is an awesome singer/songwriter too.

Thank you Jesh, Sam, Lauren and many others. My heart left Las Vegas full. For that I'm grateful.

And before we get onto some photos... a quick shout-out to the stunningly perfect sunrise desert li
ght. :)

Setting up. Burrr, it was chilly!
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wppi_022211_073-04.jpgKelli Schaefer.
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The Ravishers.
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Brenna says:

awesome pics Krysten. what i wouldn't give for a sunrise concert in the desert! that sounds utterly amazing. glad you got away!

(02.28.11 @ 08:24 PM)
krysten says:

thanks brenna! i feel fortune to have had the opportunity. :)

(03.01.11 @ 11:46 AM)
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February 19, 2011
I will be away from email through Tuesday, February 22. If you need to reach me before then, please feel free to call.

And it doesn't feel right to post without a photo... this is from a picnic that Jocelin and I went on last summer. Oh how I long for picnic days again! :)

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February 14, 2011
Wishing you love in your life. Wishing you love in your heart. Wishing you that love today and every day.

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My first session of the new year on the first day of the new year. When I found out last summer that Oliver's family was moving to Portland (Oregon) I was happy for them and their new adventures to come, but sad too. I have been photographing Oliver since he was a newborn. I was thankful and excited each time they returned for another session. So to think that was ending made me sad. So when Oliver's mom contacted me during their holiday visit back to MN, I was thrilled. So happy to see them! We met up on a very (very) cold morning at the Como Zoo Conservatory. Now, how to photograph Oliver's new sister arriving this spring. :)

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I just recently discovered this poem... and I think it's pretty awesome...

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Annamay says:

I love this!

(02.01.11 @ 04:35 PM)
Jandeen says:

I absolutely love this...thanks for posting it!

(05.31.11 @ 04:35 PM)
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