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Vegas, baby!

We're back from Las Vegas! It was fun to meet other fellow photographers as well as check out what new products vendors have to offer. What wasn't fun was losing at roulette every chance I got. Hmph. Okay, in all honesty, it was fun. It's a game afterall, right? Here's a photo of Greg pondering whether or not we should go on the roller coaster at New York, New York, which was our view from our room. We eventually went for it. Holy cow, it was so much fun! We waited in line a little extra longer so we could sit in the front, which made it even more scarier. We weren't allowed to carry anything on board with us, so sorry, no pics! Also below are some random pics. I like detail shots, as you can probably tell. vegas vegas vegas I love the Paris Hotel! As soon as were settled into our hotel, it was time for lunch, so Greg and I ate at Mon Ami Gabi. They serve one of the best bellini's I've ever had in my life. vegasvegas Time to go home. vegas oxoxo, Debra No comments

Tax Tips for Photographers

Occasionally I get inquiries where one of the questions folks ask is if I charge tax, and the answer is "yep!", I unfortunately have no choice. I found this document provided by the California State Board of Equalization to be extremely helpful with regards to charging tax, and thought I'd share in case any of my blog readers happen to be aspiring photographers in California looking to start their own business.

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Baby Elisha

I truly love photographing kids and babies; they're always so curious about everything, it's fun to watch and to try and capture their expressions. I'm sure I've expressed this here before, so I apologize if I sound like a broken record, but it's true! Here are some photos from a session I had a couple weeks ago with Elisha. She's so adorable and such a good baby.
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Greg and I are off to Las Vegas this weekend for the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention. I'm doubly excited because my Mom and her pal Lisa will be joining us there as well. My Mom wanted to do something special for her 60th birthday and thought this was a perfect way to celebrate. I agree! Good times ahead.

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NoisePop 2008 : The End

Here's a sampling of some of the photos I took during NoisePop. The highlight of all the shows I covered was She & Him. I was extremely impressed with Zooey, her vocals are amazing and she plays the piano beautifully. I was only allowed to cover the first three songs so I don't have photos of her playing the piano, unfortunately, as she looked so beautiful playing. Links to all the photos I took are below, check 'em out and enjoy! NoisePop 2008 February 28, 2008 :: Herbst Theater : The Magnetic Fields : Interstellar Radio Company February 29, 2008 :: Bottom of the Hill : Holy Fuck : A Place to Bury Strangers : White Denim : Veil Veil Vanish March 1, 2008 :: Bimbo's : Gutter Twins : Great Northern : Monotonix : Apache
March 2, 2008 :: Great American Music Hall : She & Him (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward) : Whispertown2000 : Adam Stephens (Two Gallants) : Emily Jane White
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Magnetic Fields & Interstellar Radio Company

Alrightee, NoisePop is now officially over and I successfully photoraphed 16 bands in four days. Needless to say, I'm exhausted! Now I have the fun task of editing.

I've never been good with writing reviews, so I hope you can get a feel for the music by checking out my photos. First up we have Magnetic Fields performing at Herbst Theater. What a gorgeous venue and such a lovely setting for such a lovely band.

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The opening act was a live radio show called Interstellar Radio Company. The fella in the middle told a story while the fellas on the side provided sound effects. It was pretty cool!
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