February 18, 2009

All Things at WPPI with Annemarie

I'm coming down from a really fantastic few days here in Vegas.

It all started on Sunday night when we went to meet up with some of Brett's work buddies for dinner. I got to meet the folks that I'd heard so much about, and truly enjoyed every minute of it all. We had a super yummy dinner at Shibuya with DJ, Todd, Aaron, Andrew and Matt. After dinner, we made a run to the airport to pick up Jason, and timing worked out perfect, because Shyla had just landed too, so we got lucky and was able to get her also!!

After a quick stop at the grocery story to pick up some snacks and goodies for the week, we setup and played a little Rock Band in the suite before heading in for the night.

On Monday, I headed down to the tradeshow with Shyla, and had a lot of fun keeping up with her walking the floor. The sheer number of booths of goodies there was a bit much for me, I really didn't have anything that I needed, or wanted, but it was all worth it. My favorite part of the tradeshow was meeting new people. I was really excited to meet the lovely Jamie Delaine, as well spend some time chatting with Mary and Justin Marantz. Smiles all around.

After all of the activity was finished up in the ShowIt Suite, the group of us headed out to eat at PFChangs. We got there a little early for our reservation, so while we were waiting and getting hungrier by the moment, we decided to go ahead and figure out what we wanted to eat. When our waitress came to our table, we handed her the iPhone that already had our order, ready to go. Talk about making her job easy!! Dinner was filled with great food, and conversation....as well as some serious belly laughs at Andrew's impressions of Brian Regan! Hysterical.

Tuesday and Wednesday I hung out at the ShowIt Suite during the day, and we ate more food during the nights!!! I seriously think I gained some weight in the last few days. Tuesday night we stuffed our faces at the Bellagio Buffet with a wonderful group of people as company.

On the way out, I had to get the signature Bellagio shot....you know the one....with the pretty glass in the background. :)

After packing everything up on Wednesday, we were (once again) starved from a long day, and rounded out the dining of the week with one last Asian meal at Pearl in the MGM with a few more awesome people.

I had a great time this week at WPPI. I wouldn't say that I really participated much as a photographer, I didn't even take my big girl camera from Brett's parent's house.....but I was definitely participating as me, having a wonderful experience, meeting and getting to know fantastic loving people.

I can't wait to see some of my new friends again, real soon. :)


|| davidjay || said...

You guys are adorable!

Troy Grover Photography said...

sweet blog!

jamiedelaine said...

Aw! Cute post!! Hope to see you soon!!! :)

*Lissa* said...

Looks like a blast!!

Amanda Suanne said...

It was so great to meet you and your hunny in Vegas!! Your blog is just as adorable as you!! :) Hope to see you again soon!! :)