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Space Love and a SEO Workshop in Houston

I am a NASA and space geek. I love the moon landing photos from Armstrong and Aldrin (pure medium format joy!). I loved "Apollo 13" and make sure to watch any PBS special that's focused on space. Think about all of the amazing technology it took to send people to the moon? It is just amazing stuff to me. SEO workshop Tofurious

I actually visited the NASA station in Florida a handful of years back and LOVED it. I wish I would have seen an actual take-off. That's cool, I still had a great time as did my wife.

If ever I get to visit Houston I would love to go out shooting with some of these photographers, though the shooting would have to be in some place with plenty of air conditioning: Allison of Phreklnose Photography – an ultra cool children photographer in The Woodlands Joanna Garcia – Houston wedding photographer living the dream Eric Yeh – work hard, play harder. Shooting happy people and living their dreams Kim Ashford – mom, wife, Baton Rouge wedding photographer Morris Griffin – starting out but eager to learn Clark Lara – Clark and wife Rica are rockin' image makers! Aaron Hogan – lighting and emotion freak

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By The Way: I don't think that the moon landing photos were fake. I also wonder what camera system they would take into space if ever there was another moon landing.

History Everywhere - Washington DC

There is so much of this country that I have not experienced yet. One of the places that my wife and I really want to visit is Washington DC. My older brother visited this city a few years back and really had an incredible time there. He came back talking on and on about all of the cool things there are to see there. This got me all excited and have ever since wanted to check it out. Shooting a wedding in Washington DC must be so amazing with all of its rich history and importance. Maybe I will get my chance sooner than I think :) SEO workshop

Here are a handful of DC photographers that I would love to chill with and go shooting with. Check them out:

Jan Michele Photography – A very talented wedding and family photographer from Washington DC. Meaghan Elliot Photography – A chocolate connoisseur and creator of some really sweet images! Rodney Mickle – A cool and talented art and fashion wedding shooter.

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By The Way: I REALLY want to see the Lincoln Memorial. Hey, I am from Illinois! I have to represent.

TV's Are Bigger in Dallas

big_tvAre things really bigger in Texas? Well, this Dallas Cowboy TV is definitely bigger than anything else I have EVER seen. This tv is so big that U2 had to recently move the tv before they set up their stage, which is gigantic as well. I would love to see this screen in person. I would also love to meet these amazing photographers in person:

Meegan Weaver – A very talented wedding and family portrait shooter! Her images pop with color and personality! Scott Pickering –A very driven shooter that has an eye for different styles. Table 4 Weddings – Amazing photographers. Check out their work! Catie Ronquillo – Catie rocks and simply keeps it real. She is also a fellow Dane Sanders Fast Track Photographer workshop attendee.

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Tofurious Seattle SEO Workshop

I really enjoy a good cup of coffee. It is a total comfort beverage that just makes for a good morning. But my tastes in coffee have changed throughout the years. I started drinking the instant stuff my dad used to drink and I thought "this coffee stuff is pretty nasty." Then college came around and I started drinking Dunkn Donuts' coffee. I really enjoyed this brands coffee and pretty much stuck to it for years. Then I decided to drink Starbucks coffee just to give it a try. I remember my first cup of coffee from Starbucks and thought "this stuff is nasty" and then proceeded to run to Dunkin' Donuts. But then after a while I actually started to enjoy the stronger tasting coffee and now enjoy it just about everyday. So I would be tickled pink to visit Seattle one day and check out the original store.

Starbucks

But Starbucks is not the only reason I would like to visit Seattle. There are some really fantastic photographers that reside in Seattle and I think it would be amazing to meet and shoot with them. Chris Waters – A very cool website! Check out his Polaroid section. Awesome stuff. Eternal Reflections Photography – Beautiful and very romantic images. I love the images of the bride with the mountains in the background. Jenny GG Photography – Super creative and amazingly versatile! I love the "i see the family" images. Rockie Lee – Wow, Rockies images are amazing. And he shoots with a medium-format camera. That is too cool. Candice Cunningham – Amazing wedding shooter and creator of the camera sling! Josh Thompson – Solid wedding photographer rockin' it out in Seattle!

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San Francisco Tofurious SEO Workshop

I have always wanted to visit the west coast, especially San Francisco. You see I grew up watching "Full House," a family show that took place in SF. Please do not hate on me, as I am sure plenty of you were/are fans just like me. Hey, Uncle Jesse totally rocked and I had a minor crush on D.J... okay, a major crush. My sincerest apologies for the cheesy photo.

Fullhouse

But I digress. I recently had the privilege to attend the Tofurious SEO workshop here in Chicago. I had a really great time and learned a ton of stuff. I was also able to meet new photographers, which is always a blast. Tofurious is taking the SEO workshop all around the States and he recently visited San Francisco. These photographers are now a part of the Tofurious SEO club and are VERY talented people. I have been checking out their work and I must say, they really do ROCK! I hope that I will be able to meet you guys someday soon!

Check out their work and give them some comment love! The Memory Journalists – wedding photography led by Jennifer Dunham Starr based in Folsom, CA Tiffany Fosnight – Adeline and Grace are wedding and boudoir rockstars in Napa Valley Marin Kristine – Bay Area boudoir and wedding photographer. We are Twitter buddies. { WLQ } Photography – San Francisco based engagement and wedding photographer Rebecca Wilkowski Photography – SF and Bay Area Green photojournalist Jessie Cho Photography – SF and Bay Area wedding photojournalist Dave Shilling Photography – From Sacramento who shoots rad pictures Lori Paladino Photography – SF and Bay Area wedding and lifestyle photographer Jerry Yoon Photography – San Francisco wedding photographer woot Kirstie Tweed – wedding and portrait photographer based in Banff, Canada

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Chicago Tofurious SEO Workshop

I read Jasmine Star's blog daily. I like her style and her photos are as unique and as fun as she is. So one day I see that she is endorsing an SEO workshop offered by a company called Tofurious. Trusting J*'s brand I naturally checked out what this SEO workshop was all about. I visited Tofurious' site and I am surprised to see the "A List" of photographers, such as Dane Sanders and [b]ecker, endorsing this workshop. My friend Ray Pryor of Emotia was already signed up to go, so it seemed that all signs were pointing me to this workshop. So I signed up and was in in for the SEO workshop ride. The day of the workshop arrives and I am pretty excited. I walk into the workshop room and see Lawrence Chan of Tofurious fame. We chat for a second before I meet Jules Wiegand (who ends up sitting next to me) and Kara Schultz. Ray sits down at the same table and we all chat for a sec. Then the studly Kenny Kim walks in fresh from his Italy workshop and sits next to me and then offers to pick up some Starbucks for anyone interested. Bob Davis ended up sitting at our table as well and brought along an amazing assortment of cookies. Thanks Bob!

The workshop starts and the info pours in. I quickly realize how little I know about SEO and about blogging. Lawrence did his presentation and we all mingled in between the short breaks.

I was able to meet some really amazing people at the workshop, all very talented photographers and smart business people. It was a pleasure meeting Doug Sturgeon , who came all the way from Toronto. Molly Michel from Madison, Kara Shultz, Jay Crihfield, and Dan Georgia, my friend from the Dane Sanders Fast Track Roadshow Workshop. I hope to see everyone again soon. These people are the salt of the Wedding Photography industry.

We all went to get some pizza after the workshop. Here are a few pics from that fine dining experience at Giordanos.

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Here are all of the photographers that attended the Chicago SEO workshop. Check out their sites and leave some comment love! Kenny Kim – Life style wedding photographer and all around stud Bob and Dawn Davis – Celebrity wedding photographer Kara Schultz – Chi-town wedding and boudoir photographer Ray Pryor – Emotia photography - fusion wizard Jules Wiegand – Quirky Louisville (Louville) photographer Jay Crihfield – Chicago wedding photographer who rocks Navy Pier Kenny Nakai – Once a teacher, now a rockin’ historian and fellow Nikon shooter Eclipse Photography – Toronto Awesomeness and world traveler Molly Michel – A girl who titles her blog posts, β€œWow” because it is expressive of her fun personality Dan Georgia – A photographer who captures the one’s uniqueness and fellow FTP'er Otto Rascon Photography – part graphic designer / part photographer – it will be the perfect marriage of art and photography - thanks for that discription Lawrence!

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