Day one of the two day 2010 Wonderful Wedding Show is now in the books! By the time I made it back to the office after the closing of the show I already had two phone calls from brides who were at the show on my voicemail – maybe they called from their cars as that was pretty quick! LOL This year they changed the show from three days down to two – dropping Friday night completely off of the show hours. Nobody seems to really know if that was a good idea or not as there are several things different about this year compared to other years. First off, we are actually enjoying fantastic weather this weekend! Anybody who’s been to Winnipeg knows it’s never +3 degrees Celsius in January! I guess you have to thank Global Warming for that – something I think most Winnipegers are willing to accept as usually this is the stretch that we normally see how many days in a row we can hit -40 or below at night. The WWS expanded their second floor booth area and changed the way people enter the show – with half staying on the second floor and the rest going straight up to the third. Again Impact Photographic Design’s is on the second floor (we moved down last year when they opened up the second floor for the first time) and I have to say that I am really pleased being there. It’s a more intimate show on the second floor as compared to the third floor. On three you are totally overwhelmed by booths and the isles can seem like they go for ever once you have been there a while. With the high cavernous ceiling, it’s very much a cold uninviting atmosphere compared to the more cozy and laid back second floor. The second floor had a pretty steady strong flow of people while I heard the third floor people came in waves. Overall I’m really happy being on the second floor. The big exception is that the fresh squeezed lemonade stand is up on the third floor, so I have to travel to get my fix! LOL (Seriously those people make the best lemonade around!).Well, if you haven’t been by the booth as of yet, here’s a couple quick photographs taken with my BlackBerry. The show still runs Sunday from 11-6, so we hope to see you there!
The world of Impact Photographic Design
My name is Bruce Allen Hendricks MPA, F.Ph. F/PPOC-BC, CPP and I am the owner/photographer of Impact Photographic Design. My work is primarily based around people photography – from children to families to weddings to promotional images for business people….with a little commercial and industrial photography also thrown in the mix. As well, it’s always been my opinion that “pets are people too” and as such I’ve developed a pretty strong following because of my unique animal portraits.
I own the distinction of being the youngest Manitoban in history to be awarded the title of Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) from the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). I was also the first Manitoban Photographer (4th in Canada) ever to be Certified by the Professional Photographic Certification Committee (PPCC) an international non- profit group dedicated to raising quality levels of photographers in this industry. As I believe there are too many unethical people in this industry who have little or no skill but take advantage of the buying public I have become one of a handful of Canadians who are able to give others the Certification exam in an attempt to strengthen the industry and route out the unskilled/unethical photographers who are hurting the buying public.
In my continuing desire to be more creative and produce better images for my clients, I’ve been honoured with several industry degrees as well as a long list of other awards and accomplishments for my work. All of which has led me to be to produce workshops/seminars/programs for other photographers, write numerous article for publications both inside and out of the industry as well as judge professional photographic competitions across the country. If you are interested you can find a complete list of my awards/degrees, etc on my main website.
Besides being a photographer, I’m also an animal lover and have two cats that let me hang out with them (Oscar and Boots). You’ll also find I have a pretty unique sense of humour as will be demonstrated throughout this blog as well as my Facebook page (Wanna be Friends?). I’m a curler, a Blue Bomber fan, a movie buff, am near sighted (no blind photographer jokes!) and am scared of spiders! Alright, I’m not thrilled with snakes either.
If you are interested in having me do work for you, contact me and we’ll set up a time to get together to discuss and design some outstanding images for you. In the meantime chill out, relax and take a few minutes to check this site out. Hopefully you’ll love the work and want to come back often to check out what’s been going on lately!