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No, no, thank you!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Posted by Joel

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Goodies make the Wiebs happy. When we were in Tampa a few weeks ago we met a very cool couple of North Dakotian's. Is North Dakotian's a word? Shawna and Kory make up Shawna Noel Photography. Hopefully the little tidbits of photography biz know how that we imparted balance out the goodies they sent us. All of the goodies had to do with North Dakota in some way or other, so we thought we'd share the fun stuff they sent.



Fargo, Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti, Chippers, ice, and a shovel (of course this is a little joke regarding our Traveling Shovel)



Fargo, awesome movie! We don't own this and it's been years since we've seen it, so we are pumped to watch it (as soon as we have down time).



Chippers? Hmmmmm....



We "tested" the Chippers on Zane. He's like the Mikey of our family. Zane will eat anything. Well...

"Here Zane, have a piece of chocolate...



...WITH POTATO CHIPS IN IT...



...HE LIKES IT!"



We just want to thank you guys for the awesome gifts. They are much appreciated and they will all go to good use. Some just faster than others. :)

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Eric and Brooke have a new friend!
Friday, January 18, 2008
Posted by Rita

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I know we have been featuring a lot of animals lately on the blog - but they are just so darned cute! Don't worry, we have some human stuff coming soon. I am working on photos from Christmas and the DWF convention in Tampa that weattended at the beginning of January. Lots of fun to come!

In the meantime, I just had to blog about our friends Eric and Brooke, and their adorable new puppy! Her name is Maggie, and she is just adorable. They just got her this week and they have been nervous new parents - I have talked to them every day since they got her! Take a peak below at Shaggy Maggie!

Photos courtesy of Eric and Brooke - they are photographers too :)







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Hangin' with some friends
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Posted by Rita

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Even though we are insanely busy right now, we made some time to go up to NYC last week for the PhotoPlus Expo, and to hang out with some photographer friends. We didn't take too many photos, but I have a few here. We had a great time catching up, as we have felt anti-social the last few months being strapped to our desks and cameras! Thanks to everyone who I got to chat with, hug, and spend some time with - love you all!


Some of my favorite people, Eric and Brooke from Be Creative Photography, we caught up with them at a party at the amazingJason Groupp's. Both me and Eric are sporting new haircuts - Eric's makes him look like 6 years younger! We are both nearly 30 - him in a few weeks and me in a couple of months. Yikes!


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I spent like 2 hours on Thursday morning having coffee and catching up with Amber Holritz from Holritz Photography.


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Thursday night at dinner, Eric, Brooke and I were left in the dust by Joel and a mysterious dinner guest...


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Eric and Brooke again - brings back memories from Vegas.


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Me and Jason Domingues - what a sweetie! We met for the first time back in AC at the Trash Bash in July, but this trip I finally got a chance to talk to him more. When I last saw him, he was sneaking a famous shovel to the airport...


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Apparently the mystery guest likes his beer! Mr. Flamingo is courtesy of the fabulous Jessica Claire and her Shootsac


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The crowded gathering of photographers at Heartland Brewery on Thursday night! Sorry I don't have more photos gang, but we did more talking than anything, and I kept forgetting to pull out my point and shoot. Cant' wait to see you all again soon!


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See ya Vegas! Heading Home! March 30th
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Posted by Rita

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Well what a blast it was! An unforgettable week, making new friends, visiting old, and learning a few things along the way. It was a total whirlwind, with each day running into the next, and I wouldn't change a thing (except maybe missing that dinner with Sergio on Sunday night! Bummer!) - we are now totally inspired and pumped to start a new wedding season - ready to make some KILLER images for all of our awesome clients! So the last leg is here - off to the airport!


How do you get a shovel home from the desert anyway????




First image here is totally random, saw it as we were leaving the hotel - Joel and I have a strange appreciation for signs that are missing letters - here is one for ya...


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So, oh yeah, the shovel? We debated about this darn thing from Wednesday until we left Friday morning. Should we ship it home, should we break it in half and shove it in the suitcase, should we take the head of it off and just take that in the suitcase - back and forth. Finally, after trying to break the sucker in half out in front of the hotel on Friday morning at 4 AM while waiting for the cab to take us to the airport - to no avail I might add - we FINALLY decided to try and check it as luggage. So we get to the airport, ask the nice lady at the counter - and sure, you can check it as baggage, but they aren't responsible for damage. So they sticker it all up with a thousand labels, well not that many but it seemed like it - and off it went down the conveyor belt, to hopefully be seen in Philadelphia coming out the other end....

and....


it....



made it!

WOOHOO!

We flew a shovel home from Vegas! John Michael Cooper is going to be so proud! This is for you John!



The shovel on the baggage claim carousel at Philly airport.


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Joel holding his prize.


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The shovel and an airplane - symbolism of it's journey. (Yes, we know we are dorks, please let us revel in it.)


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And then off to pick up our children! Oh those 2 little boys! I missed them so much! And we get to Joel's mom's house after a way too long drive from the airport, to see this note on the front door....



And it made me cry....


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And then this is what waited inside. (More tears...)

(Sorry for the crappy photo of them, but it was with the point and shoot, no flash, and I was crying, so give me a break.)


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Vegas Baby! Day Five (The Anti-GTG at DoubleDown Saloon) - March 29th
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Posted by Rita

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As if the Husband/Wife dinner wasn't enough, we braved the DoubleDown Saloon for the Anti-GTG hosted by John and Dalisa Cooper, and Doug and Chenin Boutwell. The 4 of them do a series of workshops entitled the, "Anti-Workshop" - and this was a little gtg for their past and future workshop attendees, and really anyone who wanted to hang out. So a bunch of us headed over there after dinner, and it was an eye opening experience....

The photos don't really do the place justice, we ended up not hanging out too long, since we had to get up at 3:30 AM to catch our flight home. But we got to say some goodbyes to new and old friends, and it was totally worth it!


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The lovely Dalisa Cooper


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Jesh - don't know what he is talking about, but most likely something very deep and philosophical - I wish I could see into his head sometimes! The guy is a genius!


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Yes, and these 2 yet again!

(We love you guys!)


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Garrett and Joy wanted Joel to take some sexy pics of them with the colorful background that was at the DoubleDown, close your eyes if you don't want to be offended....

(Yes, this was in the bathroom)


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One last photo with the Kaisers before they left. I love that my husband has such long arms...


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And with the Cheungs


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Christina McCarron and Mark Lutz - Joel just thought this shot was funny - sorry Lutz!


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And one last Vegas-y type shot! Off to pack and to the airport!


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