vegas, baby!

commentator: monica

aaaaaahhhhhhh... what a nice treat it's been for us to escape from our daily routine and head out to "sin city" for the annual wedding and portrait photographers international (wppi) convention/tradeshow. after a looong week and many a nights up, we finally got to our destination. and what 'da know, we've still had a lack of sleep. =) but who sleeps in vegas, right?

we're staying at the hilton grand vacation club on the strip with eddie's favorite bro, hamilton, (did i mention he only has one?) and our good friend, erwin wijanto, ultra cool seattle-based photographer. so far, we're lovin' our accomodations, which is more like our little apartment, since we have a full-service kitchen and dining area. mmm.... eddie's egg sandwiches...

it's been a crazy ride so far, having just finished the business institute, which was one of the longest 2 nights and day of my life! (we'd only had about 5 hours of sleep in the last 2 nights before the program so that could be a big reason!) learned so much that my brain literally felt "fried" by the end of last night. can't wait to put to use all the stuff we've learned. funny thing is that the actual convention portion hasn't even started yet!

greg bumatay of bumatay studio
, had offered to photograph me and eddie, ,which i was sooo excited about. he brought along several of his workshop-mates who were also attending the anti-workshop. i can't wait to see images!

here's a couple videos of us at 3 a.m. being the big dorks we are: (thanks for the video, erwin!)

in order of appearance, from right to left: greg, monica, ed, hamilton, and josh solar of josh solar photo:

and folks, we're still in the running for america's next top model...errrr... i mean "best photographer of the year" by kcra-3. we've actually moved up to 2nd place so please vote for us by clicking on the link below. the contest ends on 4.18.08. thank you!!!

2008 KCRA 3 A-List Contest Nominated: Best Photographer in the Sacramento area

//ed pingol