Boy, Vegas sure looks like fun. (Sigh)
This is the worst time of year to be a photographer…
Is business slow? No, business is great.
Are the kids getting cabin fever? Nope kids are great.
This is the worst time of year because it seems like every other photographer on the planet is at one special, magical wonderland: Las Vegas. It’s WPPI Vegas time, and I (the avid blog reader I am) cannot help but to feel a deep seeded jealousy of all of my fellow shooters who, ( it may be due to the fact they are actually slow right now, or that they are not trying to do all this business stuff and raise two kids at the same time ( that’s right, I wear my daddyhood like a merit badge)), manage to be having the time of their lives in Las Vegas.
Regardless why my colleagues are there and I am here, the sad fact is that Char and I have never been to this Mecca of photography events. And we’re the kind of people who would use any excuse to go to Vegas (destination wedding, anyone?).
I am making a promise to myself today: next year this time, Charlotte and I will be at WPPI Vegas 2009! You mark my words, we will be there. The kids will be old enough that we can be apart for a while (that’s mostly for our sakes, I think), and we are purposefull making attempts to scale back our bookings for both weddings and portraits so that we actually have some time off next winter. (Yeah, right.)
So to all of you carefree photogs soaking up all that wonderful oxygen-rich casino air and who might end up reading this: somebody bet “The Hammer” at roulette, and somebody think of us when you’re seeing that great new wedding product as it’s being unveiled to the public for the first time.
And look for me there next year: no, not at some seminar, but at the Paris buffet. Mmmmmmmmm…. all-you-can-eat king crab legs. Ahhhhhhhh.