I think we started in 2006 with a fun idea from Maureen Neises, president of Graphistudio. Together we'd pick four photographers to capture the essence of WPPI each year. From setup to the awards banquet, each artist had free reign to tell the WPPI story. They were then put together in a stunning album.
The photographers featured in the 2008 book were Catherine Hall, Jim Garner, Victor Sizemore and Calvin Hayes. The images were printed on a beautiful heavy-weight metallic paper with the design showing multiple images per page, like the above, to full bleeds in single and double page spreads,
I got a kick out of Catherine's page that year which features Cherrie Steinberg and Hedley Jones, Mike Colon and David Jay, David Beckstead and Gary Fong and Vicki and Jed Taufer. I'll be sharing more images from this album along with other year's conventions in future Throwbacks.
As always, Throwback Thursdays are about memories and nobody captures them better than all of you who are professional photographers.
Remember to take the time today and look for a few old images. Share them on your blog as a way to remind your clients of the importance of capturing those memory-making moments in their lives. And don't forget, women make 98% of the purchase decisions to hire a photographer in the portrait social categories. That means you need to remind Mom that time is her most valuable commodity and what the kids and family look like today will be different tomorrow!