Monday, October 26, 2009

New Orleans

We are back from a series of speaking engagements for some of the professional photography guilds in southern Lousiana. We spoke to the guilds in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. What a great tour!

We flew in a day early as we had never been to Louisiana. We can't wait to go back! It is so cool down there. We managed to spend 3 days and nights in the vieux carré, aka french quarter. It was AMAZING! So much history, it almost looks like a theme park, except it's real. So many textures, artists, examples of great architecture, and so much fun! For a photographer, it is a target rich environment. I could have spent the entire time shooting and still had reasons to go back.

Our hotel was located near Jackson Square, just a stone's throw from Cafe du Monde, where we sampled the beignets the first morning. We ate very well. Love that creole and cajun cooking!

We are looking at going back and bringing our youngest with us. Can't wait! Never been to a place that served all its alcohol in "to go" cups, and let you roam the streets with it. Lots of live music, too. What a fun place.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Masks are everywhere in New Orleans. These were in a wonderful shop that ONLY had masks. No "3 for $10" masks here. They were all handmade works of art.

There is a rich artist community around Jackson Square. So many painters and performance artists, displaying their wares or entertaining the crowds. It's great watching talented artists create in front of your eyes.
So much cool architecture, with such character. This is on the end of Decatur St.

Jackson Square- about 30 seconds walk from our hotel, La Place d'Armes.

They line up carriages by the dozen for rides and tours. This is right across from Cafe du Monde.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trying to catch up!

We've been out of the office for a bit, having traveled to southern Louisiana to speak to several professional photography guilds. Boy, do we love Lousiana!

We had a fun time at our avatar night party. Sorry it's taken me so long to post these! Looking forward to doing it again, and we hope even more people will join us.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What are you doing on Friday?

Coming to the FREE avatar party, we hope!

We are opening the studion on Friday from 6-9pm for an evening of fun, frolic, food and drink. And we are going to be taking pictures that Mark will post and you can use as your profile picture on your social medium of choice- Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc. Feel free to bring props, or you can use whatever you find in the studio to personalize your profile picture. We are up for whatever- it's going to be great fun and the price can't be beat.

We will also have specials for people who attend the party and want to book a family session, or want to by prints from our Friday night adventure.

All you need to do is contact Betsy at the studio to RSVP, or RSVP on the Facebook fan page for the studio (click here.) This is an all-ages event, so bring the kids.

Here are some examples of profile pictures and headshots from past sessions: