Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Where am I now?

So I feel like the last couple of months have been a whirl wind. I've been home long enough to repack, grab more work and run to catch my next flight. Right now I'm at WPPI, which is one of the largest photo conventions in the world. What makes it even more fun is every year all my crazy wonderful friends, who happen to be photographers, go as well. We always learn so much and walk away with tons of new memories made:)

I did so much today that I don't even have the energy to type it all out but I just went to Gary's blog and saw this hilarious picture that he took of all of us. Someone had the brilliant idea of taking a picture of all of us lying on the ground with our heads in a star. We were laughing so hard.

Click here to see Gary's blog and the fun video that he posted:)

Night:) I need to get some sleep so I have the energy for another fun filled day tomorrow!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Girls in Boise:)

Emily, Summer and I just spent the last six days in Idaho with my family and we had the most amazing time. Night skiing, running, snow tubing, hot tubbing, amazing meals, great movies, endless wine, and off - roading in the quads were some of the many things that we did while in Idaho. Summer and Emily were great traveling buddies and I don't think we ever stopped laughing.

It was also my Dad's birthday yesterday (aka the Hollywood cowboy). He is seriously the most amazing man out there and has been my hero from day 1. Dad, thank you for being so amazing and I love you with all my heart. In celebration of his birthday we went to Ichiban Japanese Steak House where Mak the chef put on a show and prepared an amazing dinner.

Right now we are in the Boise airport waiting for our flight. Emily's bag was WAY over the weight limit and she had to take some things out. It was hilarious and I had to attach this picture of her.

Well that's all for now. I'm excited about heading to Santa Barbara for a week and then WPPI the following. Who's going to WPPI?

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Boys just wanna have fun:)

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing some members/owners in a company called Cardrunners. Cardrunners is an online educational poker site and they flew out 7 of their online players and owners for a one day photo shoot with me and a two day video shoot with a videographer. At first I was expecting poker players in their mid forties but was soon corrected when they walked in and realized that their ages ranged from 20-27. They were a joy and delight to work with and I definitely had a great time. My friend Brian, the tall dark brunette, is one of the owners and hired me for this occasion. Thanks Brian:) The day started at Brian's amazing home in Santa Barbara and then ended at the beach where the boys had fun and played some frisbee. I soon realized that even though these guys were extremely successful at such a young age and very business minded guys at that, when the frisbee, ball and bat came out they turned into boys who just wanna have fun:)

Also, a big thank you to Andrew Van Gundy for helping me shoot. I woke up feeling extremely sick and never in my whole photography career had I ever felt so ill but knew that I had to push through it and with Andrew's help everything turned out great!

Click here to see Andrew's Website

Click here to find more information on Cardrunners