Friday, December 14, 2007

Philly/NJ PUG part 2

Yeah, we had a really great time. Here are those pics from the photo booth.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Philly/NJ PUG Holiday Party

We had our holiday party last night. While we did not have near the showing we would have liked the people that did show up had a blast. We bowled two games, had lots to eat and drink and were very merry. It was a great time had by all.

Here I am concentrating hard, straight down the middle! I am not good at bowling.
Heather Fowler showing her stuff
Ryan Estes, master bowler.
Sofia Negron and her sparkley ball.
Chris, who won both games and was very nonchalant about the whole thing. He was good.
Ryan again, a full succession depicting his true form of bowling.

Los Angeles, OC & Clairmont Holiday Party!

Los Angeles, Orange County and Clairmont PUGs had our holiday party at the very cool Life on Wilshire. The party went from 7:30 to 11:30pm... it was great!

One of my PUG members, Zephrine Hanson, came up to me as she was leaving just to tell me how much she has appreciated the monthly meetings. She told me that not only has she really grown in her business because of them, but the community that Pictage and the PUGs has provided her as a photographer has been invaluable. Hearing her say that made me so happy!!

PUG leaders Lauren Hillary, Julie Weaver & Jules Bianchi

The party people!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Phoenix PUG Holiday Party!

Last night was the PUG Holiday party! So fun!! This concludes our second year together meeting monthly as a community. I've made so many great friends through this group and continue to meet new ones! Phoenix has so many amazing photographers who are also great people and I feel so blessed to know many of them.

Here's a fun group photo. Everyone got together and hung out in this pose for about 10 minutes while Tod ran out to his car to get AA batteries for my flash. I got a good lesson in being prepared!

Melissa Jill :)

PGH PUG Holiday Party Recap: 12.04.2007

Wow! We had a blast! Thanks soooooooooo much, to Pictge for having PUGs in the first place, and for supporting us throughout the year and with the party! It was a blast!

The usual suspects came: (left to right in the photo) Sommer and Mike Purvis, Terry Clark, Kelly Crawford, Kim Reed, Dana Scheller, Melody Farrin, Tony Araujo, Karen and me. Buca di Beppo was our choice for our dinner; re pleat with great food and even a Baritone-singing waiter! It was full of great conversations, lots of laughter a few toasts for success in the new year and lots of conversation about how we wouldn't know what we'd do without the great services and products Pictage provides us.

Honestly, it was so nice to relax and enjoy each others company, talk a little shop and laugh and let our hair down it made me wish we could do it all the time. OH! Wait; we DO do this all the time! Every month at our PUG meetings!

A BIG thanks goes out to Pictage for supporting us through our second year of PUG gatherings. It's my pleasure to be involved in such a great community with such great shooters on the local and national levels.

On to 2008 with continued and abundant success for all of us!

Best, Joanne

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Just a Little Bit Crazy

I'm not much of a blogger. My wife, Whitney, takes care of our studio blog page. However, I would like to share an activity of the TN PUG group.

A few months back we spent the evening at Lifetime Portraits. As our local topic, we were supposed to take head shots of each other. As you can see, things did not really go as planned. We had a lot of fun and learned a little from each other in the process. We were also reminded what it was like to be on “the other side” of the camera.

- peter

Peter Carlson - Dove Wedding Photography

Whitney Carlson - Dove Wedding Photography

Mindy & Phil Thornton - Thornton Photo

David Pavol & David Wright

The Gang