A year ago, Brian and I volunteered to host the monthly PUG (Pictage User Group) meetings at our home. Our vision was to provide a place for photographers to come together, find support, learn some new tricks, be encouraged, and most of all have fun! Brian and I had no idea what wonderful friends and community we would gain by hosting a PUG group! The laughs have been AWESOME!
Check out these great photos Bill Cawley of Cloud Spot took at our Christmas PUG Bash! We had about 25 photographers, wonderful caterers!, and a saxophone solo by the incredible Brian Hartman (yes, he not only shoots beautiful images, but he also brings the house down with his saxophone!)
Below is Todd Kim. He and his wife, Rebekah, have been coming to our meetings from day one! If you ever need to be encouraged Todd is the guy! He has such a BIG heart and always words to lift you up.
The BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED catering team! Heather and Carol! The food was amazing! But on top of that, they also did this incredible display with the food. Every thing was in silver and just gorgeous!
The man himself!
His beautiful and talented wife, Jennifer! (She won the door prize and was a good sport to where some fake snow for the shot.)
The below shots are to die for! These guys will probably kill me when they see this stuff posted, but I had to post! Bill helped me make this “winter scene” in our play room with snow tipped mountains in the background. And then Bleu and Ginger brought over their skis and poles, so we could do some wintry ski shots! I just love these guys for being such great sports!
Here’s Yuriy! Doesn’t he look like the ski stud! And don’t you like the effect of our fake tree with cotton looking snow on it? It’s almost to good to post! He also released his new website! Check it out!
Todd and Rebekah were such great sports!!
And last, but NEVER least, Steve and Larry! These guys are a hilarious! Not only do they make the most amazing pastries, have great taste in wine, but they can make you laugh so hard you almost pee your pants! And Steve’s a great photographer on top of it all!
Me and Jennifer laughing together!
Ron Storer, one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet! A passion for photography and love for people! You can’t help but love Ron!
And the cutest, smallest attendee of our Christmas party, little Brogan, Bleu and Ginger’s daughter!
Thanks again Bill for taking these shots!
And thanks to every one who came! Brian and I loved being with all of you! Your friendship has made 2006 a blast! We love you all, and we wish you the best holidays!!!