When I first started my photography side hustle, I felt so alone on the journey. I wanted colleagues to bounce ideas off of, collaborate with, and sometimes just simply hang out with others who understood my struggles. What I longed for even more was a mentor, someone to help me grow as an artist and business owner. I was fortunate enough to have found WPPI, the largest wedding and portrait photographer's conference and trade show, during my first year. WPPI was where I met many of my mentors, and other photographers who have become lifelong friends. Without these mentors and colleagues, I would not have been able to grow my business as fast as I did. The information I was exposed to there saved me years of trial and error. During one of my first classes, I remember sitting there so inspired by the speakers, and dreaming that one day, I would have the honor of speaking too and inspiring the next generation of photographers. When that day finally came, I had to pinch myself a few times! It is such an incredible honor to be able to inspire and help this beloved industry, this industry that has given me so much.

FEB 23-26

Las Vegas, NV


I’ve seen first hand what a tough industry this can be, with a very high turnover rate – and I want to change that! In effort to help more photographers succeed, I have partnered with WPPI, Fundy Designer, and Refined Co to give away some of my essential tools for success! One random winner will win:

  1. A full WPPI conference pass
  2. VIP seating to my class, Pick Up Points
  3. One year of Fundy Designer (it is essential for all wedding and portrait photographers for speedy album design, proofing, wall art, magazines, and slideshows. Streamline your workflow while increasing print sales!)
  4. 30 min private coaching session with me and Fundy at WPPI on a topic of your choice!
  5. Refined x Caroline Tran presets (Lightroom and ACR presets designed to streamline your editing. These are the very presets I use to create my signature look, matching my digital photos to my film photos. These presets will make your editing a cinch!)

Enter by Saturday, February 15, 11:59pm PST! Winner will be announced on February 16.

Fine print: Winner is responsible for all travel and accommodations. No cash value. Non transferable. Winner agrees to release Caroline Tran, WPPI, Refined Co, and Fundy of all liabilities.