Dandelion in the Desert 2015
The Shootout + The Gathering
Monday March 2, 2015

The Shootout

Our Dandelion in the Desert Shootout will take place just south of Las Vegas in an open valley, surrounded by mountains and gorgeous light. Blue Dandelion Photography and The Salty Peanut Photography have created a stunning and elaborate scene that we’ll utilize to guide you to wonderful photographic opportunities. This is a fully stylized Shootout, meaning that we’ve gone to great lengths to create a spectacular setups with which to work in. Just like the Shootout in prior years, we have lined up fabulous models for you to work with directly. And perhaps best of all, we’ll be demonstrating various poses, compositions, and frames to push your creativity to new heights.

Our intent at the Shootout is for you to feel that you are able to expand yourself creatively and have a personal experience. Everything you photograph you can use in your professional portfolio. To make everything easy, we’ll be providing transportation to and from a meeting point in Las Vegas.

The Gathering

Norina Leyde of Maple Hill Photography will host our Dandelion in the Desert Gathering at her Las Vegas studio. You will be inspired to take your business to the next level! Blue Dandelion Photography and The Salty Peanut Photography will share a myriad of ideas for you to wow and excite your clients, sell more prints and products, and get the clients you want. You’ll be inspired to rejuvenate your business! We’ll share creative and cost effective package designs and demonstrate how to give your clients a boutique experience from the time when they inquire until their final package is delivered. We’ll also showcase proven techniques to sell more albums, prints, wall art, and products through effective up-selling techniques and networking.  All of our techniques, tips, and tricks are to be shared – nothing is off limits! Templates, samples, and lots of swag will be provided! We have several GREAT sponsors already on board!

We hope our Gathering will allow you to enrich your brand and empower you to offer a more distinctive and recognizable photography product. Everything we cover together on this evening you’ll be able to immediately use in your business. We’ll be providing transportation to and from a meeting point in Las Vegas, as well as dinner. Our host promises something yummy!

We strongly believe with your investment in both the Shootout and The Gathering that you should have an opportunity to have a personal experience. We will purposely be keeping seats limited.

The shootout will begin at 3PM on Monday, March 2nd followed by the Gathering shortly after. The price for the Shootout only will be $495 and the Shootout and the Gathering both will be $795 per person with half due as the retainer. Upon payment, participants will be sent a link to sign a required contract and waiver of liability.

Here what others are saying about Dandelion in the Desert from years past:

“I attended DITD 2014 while at WPPI. It was the first shootout I had done, and it far exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait for 2015 to see what they have planned!” 
- Aleah Clements

To secure your spot for The Shootout for $495, click here.

To secure your spot for The Shootout + The Gathering for $795, click here.

We hope to see you in Vegas!


I get positively giddy whenever I get to shoot this girl… she’s not only an amazing model and person but a friend as well:) Before we came home from Napa, California, we squeezed in a mini shoot!

To hire Brittina, get in touch with her HERE.  Makeup by Troy McCoy.

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A gorgeous sun drenched styled wedding shootout in a beautiful vineyard is exactly happened in Napa earlier this week!  The Salty Peanut Photography, in conjunction with Blue Dandelion Photography, put on an oh so pretty wedding shootout at V.Sattui Winery in St. Helena, California.

Brittinia Di Mattia
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Troy McCoy | Makeup Artist

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V.Sattui Winery and Vineyard

In preparation for my two upcoming wedding photography workshops, I gathered a slew of my favorite packaging and branding materials along with a recent order that needed to be packaged up.  So much detail goes into the (dark) side of running your own business.  Shooting the actual wedding is just a sliver of what my weekly hours are put towards:)

It’s been no secret that I am extremely passionate about this side of my business.  It makes my heart sing:)

There are only two workshops left this year!  My workshops are small intimate groups.  Spots are extremely limited to keep that cozy feeling.

October 26, 2014 | Greenville, South Carolina
Words cannot express how positively giddy I am to get down to South Carolina!  My ridiculously talented friend Jeff Hammond of Traveling Light Photography will be hosting this workshop.  We are going to knock your socks off and have fun doing it:D

November 13, 2014 | Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 
Another reason I am so excited about this workshop is that it will be held at my NEW studio in Sun Prairie!  I’ve been pretty hush hush about it, but I am moving down the road a few blocks.  It’s going to rock!

Contact me for more information or click on the links above to book your spot!  I also do private consulting and mentoring. Contact me for a session guide!

We are only a few weeks away from our Stylized Wedding Shootout in Napa, California!  Click HERE for more info and to secure your spot and to book online.