Meet Our WPPI Speakers: Part 2

Having traveled to 5 different countries to study with the world’s top photographers, Dawn’s name has become synonymous with sophisticated, breathtaking and romantic images. In 2009, she was named International Award-winning Photographer by Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). And at WPPI’s 2010 competition, she received first place in Albums and the coveted Grand Album Award.

Dawn’s work has been published in the two leading industry magazines, Rangefinder and PDN. Both publications have done full stories on her and her photography business.

Along with a busy shooting schedule Dawn is the owner and editor-in-chief of Metropolitan Bride magazine and wedding expos. She also makes times to help educate up and coming photographers from across the US by hosting photography workshops and classes, as well as platform speaking at photography conventions. She  strives to stay atop the industry by gaining inspiration and education at workshops worldwide. Her heart for artistry and passion for photography and the wedding industry truly shine in everything she does.

You can learn from Dawn Shields at any of her three speaking times:

  • Platform Class on Monday, February 21st from 6:30p-8:30p in Studio B 
  • Trade Show Program on Tuesday, February 22nd at 11:00a at booth #1509
  • Trade Show Program on Wednesday, February 23rd at 1:00p at booth #1509

To learn more about Dawn and her work visit her site at

Amanda Reed is a self-taught photographer, raising her family in Small Town, USA. Despite being located in one of West Virginia’s smallest communities, Amanda has grown an extensive client base in a very short time.

Specializing in natural light, lifestyle portraiture, she attributes the success of her business to her contemporary marketing techniques.  She pre-qualifies clients through targeted marketing and hones her skills to meet the needs of her specific customer base.

Amanda is excited to share her passion for photography through a series of workshops which she believes will help the industry stay viable through growth and education.

Come and learn from one of the most passionate photographers in the business as Amanda speaks at the booth #1509 on Monday at 12:00p.

To view more of Amanda’s work visit her site at