WPPI 2020 Recap and All 25 Speaker Presentations!

WPPI 2020 was a heck of an awesome time! We were so excited to see all your smiling faces in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. We wish that every day could be that fun and jam-packed with our friends, and right now those memories hold extra special weight in our hearts! Not to mention, there were some seriously amazing photographers speaking at our booth every 30 minutes! For real, you won't want to miss a single minute of these keynotes! So much knowledge, incredible photos, and helpful tips in one place. You'll finally understand the term "Literally Can't Even." This spectacular, awe-inspiring, and motivating few days only happens once a year at WPPI... but to hold you over until next time, here are all of the speaker videos from our booth:


Trevor Dayley

Trevor Dayley is one of the Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the United States as well as one of the Top 30 Most Influential Photographers in the Industry. He is also our resident MagMod Genius, Guru, Wizard... insert many other masterful synonyms here! Trevor is also just one of the most helpful, sincere, and caring people you'll ever meet! Most of us want to be like Trevor when we grow up!

In his video below, he offers some great business tips to help your photo business get better right now!

Trevor's Instagram: Instgram.com/trevordayley
Trevor's Website: http://trevordayley.com


Marlies Hartmann

Marlies Hartmann is an award winning photographer and has been awarded one of the Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the World! If Marlies looks familiar, that's probably because you've seen her on many different TV shows, but that's all we will say!

In her talk at WPPI, Marlies shows us how to get Romantic Lighting using MagMod products.

Marlies' Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/m.hartphotography/
Marlies' Website: https://www.mhartphoto.com/




Nicole Chan

Nicole Chan is one of the Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the World! (Man, we are in some awesome company here!) Another one of Nicole's projects, is taking pet photos. In her WPPI talk, she goes over 6 lighting setups and shows how it's done. Nicole is as talented as she is humble, and truly a photography superstar!

Nicole's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolechanphotography/

Nicole's Website: https://www.nicolechanphotography.com/



Jos and Tree Woodsmith

Jos and Tree of JOS studios has been shooting weddings and lifestyle photography all over the world since 2004. They are a photographer team who specialize in artistic wedding and lifestyle photography stories based in Portland, OR. They have also been named top photographers in Oregon by FearlessPhotographers.com! Jos and Tree are always so willing to chat with new people and answer questions, their attitude for life is so contagious!

In their WPPI talk, they talk about what it means to be a team using the MagMod tools. Keep an eye out for their own photo sign-language!

Jos and Tree's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josandtree/

Jos and Tree's Website: https://www.josstudios.com/




Arno De Bruin

Arno is a Wedding and Portrait photographer based in the Netherlands. He has won countless awards, has written a book on photography, and runs many workshops centered around photography education. Arno is basically a walking encyclopedia of photography knowledge and skill!

In his WPPI talk, he shows us how he shot his iconic Made With MagMod images!

Arno's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arnodebruijn/

Arno's Website: https://www.arnodebruijn.com/en/




Ivan Duran

Ivan is an award-winning photographer based in San Francisco and the Bay Area. He has also won many awards for his photography, including many right here at WPPI! Ivan really makes some of our favorite images, and his art is one of a kind!

In his WPPI talk, he shows us how he shot some stellar images using MagMod, and some behind the scenes shots as well!

Ivan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivanduranphoto/

Ivan's Website: https://www.ivanduranphotography.com/




Angie Nelson

Angie in a former teacher turned weddingphotographer based in Maui, Hawaii. She came from the Midwest, and is living out her Neverland dreams in Hawaii. Count yourself lucky if you ever get to meet Angie, she has a warmth and smile that truly sticks with you!

In her WPPI talk, she shows us how MagMod helps her (and you) shoot portraits, receptions, and creative portraiture!

Angie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelanelsonphoto/

Angie's Website: https://www.angelanelsonphoto.com/




Sean Lara

Sean in a wedding and portrait photographer based in Fort Collins, Colorado. He and his wife, Lyssa, make up Lara Photography and have a passion for capturing beautiful wedding moments. We can help sum up their photos in one word: EPIC!

In his WPPI talk, Sean shows us how to Get Creative with Single Light Portraits!

Sean's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seanlaraphotography/

Sean's Website: https://seanlara.com/




Chad Winstead

Chad is half of a husband and wife Wedding Photographer team based in North Carolina. Chan and his wife, Beth, have been documenting weddings together since 2015 and were married on November 17th, 2018. Still newlyweds! Their favorite MagMod modifier is definitely the MagBeam, and even started the hashtag: #TEAMBEAM. Chad and Beth are truly MAGBEAM MASTERS!

In his WPPI talk, Chad shows us how to Get Lit, with the MagBeam! 

Chad's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chadwinsteadphoto/

Chad's Website: https://chadwinsteadphotography.com/




Esteban Gil

Esteban is a Connecticut based wedding photographer and educator. He has been officially rated as the #1 photographer in the world by his mom! He also is the founder of @steelandflintsociety. We can't help but agree with his mom!

In his WPPI talk, Esteban talks about High Speed Sync and getting Cinematic shots.

Esteban's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/egilphoto/

Esteban's Website: https://www.egilphoto.com/




Tanya Parada

Tanya is a Los Angeles based photographer. She is ranked #3 in LA by Wedding Photo Journalists, won Best of The Knot 2020, and is also an SLRLounge ambassador. She is also just one of the nicest people you could ever meet!

In her WPPI talk, Tanya shows us how to create stunning silhouettes using MagMod gear!

Tanya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paradastudio/

Tanya's Website: https://paradastudio.com/




Emily Pogozelski

Emily is a Wedding photographer based in Vermont and Florida. She specializes in documentary wedding photography but also offers Portrait, Commercial, and Editorial shoots worldwide! Plus, her photo business name is fun to say! PogoPhoto, PogoPhoto, PogoPhoto!

In her WPPI talk, Emily shows us how to capture mind-boggling portraits after dark by using off-camera flash and MagMod modifiers.

Emily's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pogophotogram/

Emily's Website: https://www.pogophoto.com/




Kesha Lambert

Kesha is a Wedding and Portrait photographer based in the New York area. She is also a lawyer and educator! Kesha is a well published photographer and has been published in many national and international publications including: People Magazine, New York Times, Essence, Brides, Inside Weddings, The Knot, AislePerfect, Munaluchi Bride, Bella Naija Weddings, Huffington Post, Black Bride Magazine and many more. (Check out her website to see the whole list! It's very impressive!)

In her WPPI talk, Kesha shares her top 5 reasons why she uses MagMod, and why MagMod gear is a staple in her work and camera bag!

Kesha's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keshalambert/

Kesha's Website: https://www.keshalambert.com/




Jared Gant

Jared is a Wedding and Portrait photographer based in Northern Colorado. He has been shooting weddings for almost 10 years! He is a highly accomplished, multiple platform, award-winning photographer whose wedding photos have been published, and is well know worldwide. Additionally, Jared is a speaker, educator, and mentor having taught at world-wide wedding conventions, and mentored dozens of accomplished photographers. (Not to mention, we think he's a pretty awesome guy!)

In his WPPI talk, Jared shares how he uses MagMod Gels in his wedding workflow.

Jared's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jmgantphotography/

Jared's Website: https://www.jmgantphotography.com/




Rafael Serrano

Rafael is another part of a husband and wife photography duo based in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas! They offer a unique style and experience to create images unlike any other. A client once said that instead of his pictures capturing a thousand words, they capture a thousand FEELINGS! Wow!

In his WPPI talk, Rafael talks about his concepts and why he chooses to use MagMod in wedding photography.

Rafael's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rserranophoto/

Rafael's Website: http://www.rafaelserranophotography.com/




Justin Haugen

Justin is a wedding and portrait photographer right in our hometown of Tucson, Arizona! He is a published, award-winning photographer and educator. Justin is also working with fellow photographer Rob Hall on a new podcast called "High ISO." You can listen to that here.

In his WPPI talk, Justin gives some insight on how he uses off-camera lighting to give you some takeaways to influence what you do with lighting on your very next photo shoot.

Justin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/photowarlock/

Justin's Website: https://www.justinhaugen.com/




Dan Dalstra

Dan is a wedding and portrait photographer splitting time between Texas and Iowa. He is an international, award-winning photojournalist, and just an all around cool guy!

In his WPPI talk, Dan shares how to use MagMod modifiers to take your photography to a WHOLE-NOTHA-LEVEL.

Dan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dan_dalstra_photography/

Dan's Website: https://dandalstra.com/




Scott Josuweit

Scott is a Wedding and Engagement photographer based in York, Pennsylvania. He offers up Bold and authentic photography for unique and adventurous couples. He also easily has one of the coolest last names, and is such a joy to talk to!

In his WPPI talk, Scott shares how to use MagMod modifiers to capture "Dancing in the Clouds" and Sparkler Exits.

Scott's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smjphoto/

Scott's Website: https://www.smjphotography.net/




Dave Shay

Dave is a wedding photographer based in North Carolina. He has nearly 300 weddings shot, has won numerous awards and accolades, as well as also being an ambassador for SLRLounge. Also: he loves tacos! Dave also can smoke up a mean Eastern BBQ! (We have only heard about it, but haven't had the pleasure of trying it yet... Hint Hint, Dave!)

In his WPPI talk, he walks us through how he uses flash and MagMod on a wedding day.

Dave's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daveshay/

Dave's Website: https://daveshay.com/ 




Jesse and Moira LaPlante

Jesse and Moira are husband and wife wedding photographers who have been shooting weddings since 2008. Located in Boulder, Colorado, the duo works primarily in the Rocky Mountains, but travels all over the country and abroad to shoot weddings. Jesse and Moira are also constantly wow-ing us with their images, and you'd have a hard time finding nicer people!

In their WPPI talk, Jesse and Moira talk about using MagMod to get their wedding photos in epic locations!

Jesse and Moira's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j.laplante.photo/

Jesse and Moira's Website: https://www.jlaplante.com/



Christine Diaz

Christine is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Northern California. She is a Multiple Award Winning Artist and Mentor-Educator specializing in Weddings and Fine Art Portraits. She truly makes some amazing art, and she truly makes us smile!

In her WPPI talk, Christine walks us through how several stunning images she has captured, and shares how she achieved it and which MagMod modifiers were used.

Christine's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christinediazphoto/

Christine's Website: https://www.christinediazphoto.com/




Ruben Gorjian

Ruben is a Wedding, Portrait and Fashion Photographer based in New York. Ruben has won many awards at WPPI and Shutterfest, and is also a wonderful photography educator. He also really knows how to make us laugh, and his Instagram stories are super fun to watch!

In his WPPI talk, Ruben shares how to not over complicate your shots, and keep them simple!

Ruben's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubengorjianphoto/

Ruben's Website: https://rubengorjian.com/




Jason Vinson

Jason is a wedding photographer based in Arkansas. You may recognize him, as he writes articles for FStoppers, and runs the online communities for SLRLounge and DVLOP. He is quite the asset to the photography community! Jason has been one of our favorite photographers and one of our favorite people for a long time!

In his WPPI talk, Jason shares how to shoot and edit for Creative Intent.

Jason's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinsonimages/

Jason's Website: https://vinsonimages.com/




Elizabeth Lloyd

Elizabeth is an engagement and wedding photographer based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Her photography style is Romantic, Candid, and Artistic (and flipping' gorgeous!.) Elizabeth and her husband Patrick are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and they were high school sweethearts, how cute is that?! Elizabeth also always brings the MagMod crew some famous St. Louis Gooey Butter cake every time we're in town for Shutterfest, and takes us to her favorite spots around town. She is the best!

In her WPPI talk, Elizabeth shares how with just a few lights, MagMod modifiers, and a creative approach, you can change your wedding game! This includes some awesome smoke bomb shots, and a classic Michael Scott quote, too!

Elizabeth's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethlloydphotography/

Elizabeth's Website: https://www.elizabethlloydphotography.com/




Amber Henry

Amber is a Michigan based Wedding and Portrait photographer. She has been voted a Top 100 Wedding Photographer in the World, and has had images voted in the Top 100 Wedding Portraits in the World in the past two years both by Shoot and Share. Wow! That alone is impressive! Amber also has a great sense of humor, and she will delight you with conversation anytime you get the pleasure of meeting!

In her WPPI talk, Amber teaches us all the power of using a 3 light setup for your photography.

Amber's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberhenryphotography/

Amber's Website: http://www.amberhenryphotography.com/




Sean LeBlanc

Sean is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed wedding and portrait photographer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has won so many awards over the years, we could be here for hours sharing them all with you. Some notable awards include Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the World by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, Several Fearless Photographers awards, as well as some accolades from us here at MagMod! On top of being a MagMod ambassador, Sean is also an SLRLounge ambassador, and spoke at the Nikon Booth at WPPI. You'll also be hard pressed to find anyone more humble, kind, and personable than Sean. He's a great representation of our neighbors to the North!

In his WPPI talk, Sean teaches us how to compose Intimate, Candid Artistry.

Sean's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seanleblancphotography/

Sean's Website: https://www.seanleblancphotography.com/




We were so honored to have so many incredibly amazing photographers speak at our booth. WPPI is such a fun time each and every year, and we can't wait to see you all again soon! Check out the entire playlist here: https://magmod.co/WPPIspeakers

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