Monday, January 19, 2009

New Year, New Ideas, and another DWF Conference!

So, I just returned from the annual Digital Wedding Forum (DWF) Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. I must say that it was quite a shock to step off the plane in Philly to a mere 18 degrees after being in 70 degree weather for a week. The best part of going to the conference is seeing all your friends from all over the country that you don't get to see too often. I have to say that more than anything, you come away from photography conferences being inspired and getting the motivation to try new things and make things happen. I went to some really great seminars and got to meet some really great people. I cherish the friendships that I have made through photography. During the seminars, in addition to taking notes, I always start writing ideas. One of my ideas was to turn our little room downstairs into a meeting room. I've been thinking about it for a while, but tonight I actually put the idea into motion. I went to home depot on a mission..
Tonight's shopping list included: (for all the other do-it-yourself types would will understand)
1. 9 sheets of Sheetrock
2. 5 gallons of spackle
3. 100 sq ft pergo flooring
4. Steel outside door
5. Wood inside door
6. 40 ft molding
7. 40 ft chair rail
8. Electrical Supplies
9. Primer
10. 3 gallons of paint
11. Misc (screws, glue, cleanup, trashbags, liquid nails,etc)

And... so not to completely bore you... here are some pics...

Saguaro Cacti are protected in Arizona. They take 60 yrs just to grow one arm.. Amazing huh?
Me and the Dolce Girls from Minneapolis, MN