The Speakers bio - Convention Schedule January 2018
JB SALLEE and his wife DeEtte are based in Dallas, TX. Together they own and operate Sallee Photography (www.SalleePhotography.com), the most award winning wedding studio in Texas. Since 2002, JB & DeEtte have worked as an effective team and have travelled the globe photographing weddings and portrait sessions. Some of their favourite destination locations have been, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Estes Park, CO., San Francisco, CA., so cal, CA., Tucson, AZ., Taos, NM., Marfa, TX., Destin, FL., NYC, Maui, HI. Lake Tahoe, CA., Mexico, Germany, Canada and Italy. JB’s most memorable spot to ever photograph a client was the Olympic Peninsula, WA where he took his first ever “Selfie”.
As Kodak Ambassadors, JB & DeEtte believe in the importance of selling portraits and albums to their clients and have toured the U.S. 5 times helping to educate other professional photographers looking to do the same. Recently, the couple have taken a short break from speaking and sharing to welcome their third daughter into the world and they strive to raise three outstanding little humans. JB says "The most rewarding aspect of my personal life is my family and I am honoured to be involved in my children's lives and share what I have learned and watch them grow to be the best they can be. The most rewarding aspect of my professional life is giving back and mentoring others. I am honoured to be a part of the WPPI family and share what I have learned and watch others grow to be the best they can be."
As the recipient of the first ever Hy Shennin Memorial Scholarship in 2003, JB understands the importance of continuous education and knows he would not be where he is today without the benevolent help of the WPPI family and all that it represents. He has been involved in WPPI and PPA print competition as an entrant for the past 14 years and a judge for WPPI for 8 years.
In 2016 the Sallees' have won the following Regional and International awards…
Grand Master of WPPI (JB is the 2nd most awarded photographer in WPPI history) Double Master of WPPI (DeEtte is the 6th most awarded female photographer in WPPI history)
2016 Platinum Photographer of the Year
PPA 1st Place GIA award for Wedding (PPA) 2nd Place GIA award for Wedding (PPA) 3rd Place Wedding Contemporary (WPPI) 1st place Non Event Album (SWPPA) 1st place Wedding (SWPPA)
JB and DeEtte have also won the coveted WPPI Grand Award with one of their wedding albums, along with (4) 1st Place 16x20 prints, (4) 2nd Place 16x20 prints, (3) 3rd Place 16x20 prints, (2) Kodak Gallery Elite Awards, (12) Kodak Gallery Awards & (9) Fuji Masterpiece Awards. As the 2nd most awarded photographer of WPPI and holding the title of “Grand Master" of WPPI, JB prides himself in quality of imagery and the stories they tell.
you would like to follow the Sallees' in their business endeavors and view their most recent client work, here is a link to their Sallee Photography business page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SalleePhotography.
Seminars presented by DeEtte:
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Convention testimonials Just want to thank you for the amazing SWPP convention. Even though I could only visit yesterday (15th) I had a great time and was great to focus on my business and what I want to achieve both short term and long term and to think of the area that I need to develop my skills in. Jenny