February 19, 2009

Wrap up Wednesday

We are about to head down for breakfast and then get packed up to head home. And oh how I can’t wait to see my puppy!! We’ve literally been showing his pictures on the iPhone to every one we meet like he’s our first born or something! All we need is one of those wallets with the fold out plastic picture thingy and we are ALL set!! :)

So here’s a quick lil’ wrap up of the past few days for ya! After the Thirst Relief and Pictage booths on Monday, we got together with the PHAT members (Portrait House Advisory Team…who are ALSO Pretty Hot And Tempting!!) to plan out the final details on the PH video. Then we all grabbed dinner and met up with Scarlett Lillian for her after party at Rouge before ending the night at the B party.

All of Tuesday morning was spent setting up for the video, which we spent about 3 1/2 hours filming! (Much more on that to come…it definitely deserves its own post!) After we wrapped filming, we headed down and grabbed coffee with Kelly & Ryan Portnoy, a husband and wife team based out of Lynchburg, Virginia who are building an awesome business together! They are such a fun couple and we had a blast hanging out with them! And then after THAT we hit up Tao for sushi with a close group of friends and then came back to get ready for the Pictage Party at Studio 54. Whew! Here are a couple shots from that shenanigans:

Us with Chelsea Nicole & Jayse – the Las Vegas PUG leaders and two of our newest most favorite people on the PLANET!

Check out Kristen Winningham’s husband, Mark, hijacking our picture! :P

On Wednesday we finally got enough of a breather to be able to actually walk the trade show, where Justin drooled over new lighting kits as I attempted to shove a Queensberry sample album into my Kate Spade clutch. It did not go over well. :) After that, we hit up some platform sessions. Here are some shots that Justin got of our amazing friend, Gene Higa, making his entrance…..ummm with Elvis!!! Only in Vegas, baby, only in Vegas!!

After the sessions, we met up with Carla for some coffee and then a late dinner and then we CRASHED!! Let me tell you, a bed has never felt so good! So now we’re just attempting to get everything back into our suitcases which have exploded all over our room the past few days. And *I* have a VERY nice addition to add to the mix. For my Valentine’s present Justin had this divine Mac makeup case shipped out here to our hotel so I wouldn’t see it when we were packing. And then he snuck and took all of my makeup out of my old bag, cleaned it all up (because it was COVERED in eyeshadow dust), and gave the whole thing to me all set up and ready to go so I could get ready for dinner. Yea, he’s a keeper! :) Only problem is, the weight limit for bags on our flight is 50lbs…..and my bags were 49.5 and 50 pounds respectively!! So….ummm…this should be interesting!

Alright, we’ll see you on the East side!

  1. Erica Velasco

    I want one of those mac cases full of makeup!

  2. Tracy (Serendipity Images)

    What a thoughtful Valentine’s gift!! I have the Sephora version of your makeup case … and absolutely love it! Hope you were able to get it back to the East coast okay! ;-)

  3. Dawn McKinstry

    Your husband is SO sweet! And seriously thoughtful! That took some effort and planning to pull off. You’re a lucky girl!

  4. Annemarie

    That is adorable, Justin!! And what a fun surprise. It was so wonderful to meet you both. Have a beautiful reunion with Cooper when you get home!!! xoxo

  5. Cooper

    Oh good, I so miss my mommy and daddy. Grandma and Grandpa are nice, but I can’t wait to give my mommy a great big hug. Woof Woof!!!!

  6. Amanda

    Woa, Justin is really clamoring for the "hubby of the year" award huh?! ;) Too sweet!

    Though I am not part of the wonderful photography community, I love reading all about your travels and pursuits. =)

  7. Candice

    Yep, I am officially jealous of your MAC makeup arsenal! Is that thing bullet proof! It looks rather serious!!

  8. GrayPhotography

    awww… what a great hubby!!! Nice going, Justin! – JG

  9. Feuza

    looks like a good time and what a wonderful gift!

  10. Feuza

    laughing that cooper made a comment on your blog- too cute

  11. Gwendolyn Tundermann

    It looks like everyone had such a great time this week! Very sad I missed out.

    I think we all knew Justin was a keeper. You two are just too cute!

  12. Christopher

    Love the highjack picture. That is so funny.

  13. Kellan

    Hands up, hands up! What up shout out! Your’s is so coming once we get our butts in gear. Seriously, we were so blessed by our time with you both, we only wish we had several more hours to get to know you. You are the coolest, most genuine people we met there (not that I expected any less!) We consider you true kindreds. We now have more than just The Office to be our glue…speaking of…12 minutes… I am kicking myself that we didn’t grab a picture together, Photography Fail!!! Thank you again for the shout out!

  14. Erika McCauley

    Oh what fun! Totally wish I could have made it to Vegas this year to meet you guys!

  15. Danielle Fuller

    LOL@ the Queensburry comment….only you Mary!!! And the amount of MAC eye shadow you have is insane. Looks like you might have a problem only solved by months of treatment. Bet you are so stooked to get home, I know I was.

  16. Chelsea Nicole

    <3 <3 <3 Awww, you guys are so sweet!!

    You ROCKED our Vegas PUG!! Our members are still talking about you guys – you’ve totally inspired them. So big huge thanks and hugs from all of us.

    Some super fun times at WPPI! :)

  17. Lydia

    That is the sweetest gift! I hope you were able to get it home without any trouble!

  18. eric langlois

    thanks justin, i’m officially in the dog house now

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  20. carla Ten Eyck

    I had such a blast with you guys, and miss you already!!

  21. Eric & Trish

    Justin & Mary….My wife and I would just like to say, you guys rock!!!!! We are sooooooo happy to have met you at the Las Vegas PUG! Your story has truly inspired us! Much luv to you!!! By the way Justin, one of my wife’s anniversary presents was a close encounter at the MAC store…..I was out a couple hundred….brilliant minds think alike….. ;) Eric

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