February 15, 2009

Vegas, Baby!!!

It’s a lot like going to your first junior high dance.

You obsess over what to wear. Change your outfit at least three times. Tease your hair out until it almost defies gravity or just threatens to fall out all together. And at the end of the day, you just pray that when you show up you’ll actually see somebody you know, so you don’t have to hide out in the bathroom until it’s all over. :)

Yea it’s a lot like that.

In FACT, if they ever decided to pipe “Love of a Lifetime” through the speakers on the trade show floor, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference at all! :) Last year was mine & Justin’s very first time at WPPI. And to say that it was just a tad overwhelming, would be the understatement of the MILLENNIUM! I think anytime you put 10,000 photographers in one place, let alone Vegas, it’s going to be pretty scary. :)

So for any of you guys that are headed out to Vegas, we just wanted to post up a couple of the places that we’ll be this week so you’ll know where to find us. That way we can all be overwhelmed together!! Or at the very least, sway back & forth and hum “love of a lifetime” until we feel better. Y’know whatever strikes our fancy at the time!

Sunday, February 15th
Spread the Love- Las Vegas (All are welcome! Email us if you want to come and we’ll shoot you the details!)

Monday, February 16th
Speaking at the Thirst Relief Booth – 10am
Speaking at the Pictage Booth- 1pm

Tuesday, February 17th
Speaking at the Thirst Relief Booth – 11am
Filming the PH video 1-3 pm

And we’ll also be hanging around the trade show quite a bit on both Monday & Tuesday, so feel free to say hi! That way we won’t have to hide in the bathroom til it’s over! :)

We actually flew in yesterday, so I’ll just leave you with a little recap of our Valentine’s Day. First off, we are staying in a suite at the totally lush The Signature hotel at MGM Grand, which prohibit both smoking AND slot machines…in Vegas!! Talk about your rare find! We walked in and the whole place smells like a spa. Definitely the kind of home base we’re going to need for this week! Here’s the view from our suite:

We went out for dinner last night for Valentine’s Day and our first course was the tiniest food I’ve ever seen! So we did the only you could do in a situation like that….took a picture of it! :)

And here are our super successful attempts at a self-portrait. I swear we’re professionals!

And last but not least, we found out yesterday that Josh & Beth’s wedding was the Valentine’s Day feature on the LBB!! I hope you all had an awesome Valentines!!

**We’re going to try to blog every day that we’re out here to keep you updated on all the debauchery, so stay tuned for that! Tomorrow we’ll be revealing the winner of our “see the light” contest and our lucky 2,000th commenter!

  1. Amanda Herzberger

    I miss you guys! Have a FABULOUS time – I’m sad I’m not going to be there for all the fun!! xoxo

  2. Feuza

    Loved the self portraits- you guys are totally PRO~ Wishing I was there, next year for sure.

  3. Bruce Plotkin

    have fun in vegas. hope your presentation goes well. I can NOT
    believe you posted that picture of me on your blog from Lindsay’s party! Last time I goof around in pictures with you two.

  4. robert Norman

    SWEET view! well, you certainly are not going to gain any weight eating meals like that! Have a blast and bring me a souvenir.

  5. Traci Romano

    Ah, what a wonderful way to spend valentines day! Have fun guys.

  6. Kricia Morris Photography

    I wish I was there! I can’t wait to meet ya’ll later this year, to hear all about Vegas of course! :) Ya’ll stay safe and HAVE FUN!

  7. Ana Rebeca Contreras

    Aw I wish I could be there to meet you guys….Hopefully next year!! Have a great time!!

  8. rachel darley

    Oh my!! that is some tiny food! I hope you got more or that it magically expands in your stomach! Vegas is looking great…sooooo super jealous! I hope maybe one year to go…. =)

  9. Leslie

    Nice view from the hotel! Wow to the food. Did you have to go eat somewhere after? :) Cute pics too – have a great week!

  10. Dawn McKinstry

    I love your description of the awkwardness!! That’s totally me!! Hope you guys have fun!

  11. The Last Forty Percent Photography

    We’re really looking forward to going next year hopefully. I hope you’re having fun!
    – Brianna

  12. Jen May

    I wish I could’ve made it to WPPI this year, definitely missing out. Congrats on getting featured on LBB

  13. raw photo design

    holy crap, i just spit my coffee out looking at that plate of food. Hope you guys weren’t too hungry. Try in n’ out burger for next v-day :)

  14. Julie Ann

    ahhh, that food is about the size and portion of japanese food! looks like you two enjoyed your valentine’s day anyway!

  15. Cathy Crawley

    Next year I’m staying in the Signature Towers too :) Sorry I didn’t get to catch up with you guys, hopefully next year!

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