Archive for February, 2011

Getting Inspired and Having Fun at WPPI 2011! – PART 1

Monday, February 28th, 2011

We are back from WPPI 2011 in Las Vegas. What an amazing trip! Inspiring and fulfilling! We had a week filled with photography, traveling, meeting new friends and connecting with colleagues from our area. We were inspired by some of the world’s leading photographers and creative artists – Yervant, Greg Gibson, Elizabeth Messina, David Beckstead, David Williams and soooo many more.

Here are a few images from Jana’s workshop with Yervant.

We must already own everything since we only purchased a few memory cards and a Motibodo keyboard at the tradeshow to speed up our workflow. We will be sharing our insights once we have it up and running. We absolutely love the idea that the software can be installed on multiple computers. Thanks Dave and Quin!
We also found an exciting new album company and will be adding several books into our already awesome production collection. We are super excited about their paper surface selection and stylish album covers.

…Elvis has been replaced…

Signature Suites at the MGM was our home again. Clean scented air and perfect accommodations. Upon arriving in Vegas we stocked up our kitchen cabinets and fridge with healthy food from Whole Foods. Great breakfasts and lunches on our balconies, a scenic view of the mountains and strip! Dinner… well that was eating out and we made sure to visit our favorite restaurants Shibuya for sushi and Teppanyaki Japanese grill, Diego for table-side guacamole and superb margaritas and Mon Ami Gabi for some yummy French cuisine. The find of the trip was Holsteins Buns and Shakes at the Cosmopolitan. We were so glad that we did not discover their amazing burgers and spiked milk shakes until the last day!

A show and a trip have become a Vegas Tradition.
Zumanity was a very unique form of adult entertainment and we really enjoyed it.
We traveled south via Boudler City, Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon for our trip this year. Mike insisted on making the drive memorable and rented a Camaro SS. What a fun ride, especially on the twenty- mile dirt road in snow! LOL.

Part Two with amazing photos from our trip is coming soon!

mike & jana

Baby C

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Another great baby session at the mkPhoto studio. What a handsome little boy and so happy!
Congratulations Soula and Lambros. He is beautiful! Thank you for making us your family photographers.

jana & mike

Sweet Baby N.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

What a wonderful start to the year at mkPhoto! Meet precious baby N. She surprised our clients from last year – Andrea and Rob and made her grand entrance three weeks early. Alert and full of life, she had her own idea about her first photo session! None of those boring sleeping baby photos. Luckily we were patient until she couldn’t stay awake any more.
We wish you and your family years filled with joy and happiness as you enter the next chapter of your life.

jana & mike

Andrea - Thank you both so much! These are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for being so patient with our little peanut!

Mary Kaye - These are so beautiful!! Not that I expected anything less from Mike and Jana! Amazing!!!

Jana - Thank you ladies. Pleasure to be working with you again!