I finally got all of my photos from my various cameras downloaded and processed from the Seattle June Workshop that took place 2 weekends ago. We ended up with the best weather weekend we’ve had in Seattle all year, and I think I speak for all of the attendees when I say we couldn’t have been more thrilled! I also have to say that after teaching 8 of these things, I finally feel like I’m getting the hang of it. This was by far the smoothest workshop I’ve had yet, and reinforces my decision to keep all future Cowbelly workshops in Seattle. I’m still super excited to teach with Nichole in NYC in August, but am so grateful I’m not doing it alone!
Anyhoo, A huge thank you to the 15 wonderful people who flew in from around the country (and New Zealand- hi Lisa!) to come and learn from me. You guys rock and I’m loving getting to know all of you even better on the BBN. And another huge thank you to the Hotel Max, who provided the *perfect* meeting place for our workshop. And I can’t forget my dad, who brought Fergie down to the hotel as a surprise for the attendees. She hung out with us during our last few hours of the workshop, and I nearly cried I was so happy. I was thrilled that everyone got the chance to meet my baby girl. So all in all it was a great workshop and I can’t wait until the next one there in September!
Without further adieu, here is a photographic review of the weekend. (Pardon the crummy quality of some of these shots- they were taken with my little P&S on a very high ISO setting- woopsie).
What happens when 15 pet photographers meet a sweet dog named Snickers? This!
How much do you love Snickers? 🙂
Friday night we had dinner and drinks at the ColdWater Bar at the Westin Hotel. We had delicious dungeness crab mac & cheese (yum) and some apple martini thingies that I’d like to make again at home. It was a pretty cool space, but I think our entire wait staff (bartender included) were totally thrown for a loop with having a large group like ours. Saturday we had lunch at Von’s downtown, which is this cool, old institution of a restaurant, with all kinds of random junk hanging from the ceiling, including this lamp made entirely out of post-it notes. I also have to say that during lunch that day I laughed harder than I think I have in years, when the topic of alternative uses for dog hair came up. We’ll leave that for another time. lol
More of Von’s ceiling. They even had the door of a Seattle police car hanging over the table I was sitting at. Pretty awesome.
Then Sunday we took the monorial over to the Seattle Center for our Pug Party. It was so. much. fun. I mean, the Pug Party was fun too, but I’m talking about the monorail ride here. I think I was more excited than anyone else there. But then, I was also the one that wanted to go on the rides once we got to the Seattle Center. Here I was trying to get them all jazzed, and they were like “whatever… dork”.
View of the Space Needle from inside the monorial, and view of the inside of the monorial headed toward the SC. I love that thing!
Pug Party!!! We had a whole buncha pugs, and a buncha their owners, and with a buncha photographers and some friends thrown in, we were quite the group! Y’all know how much I love pugs, so I’ve decided to do a separate post of just pug pics. Stay tuned for that.
Can you see all of us photographers reflected in the wall behind Bean & Frank? We were their ‘Pugarazzi’ for the day.
BEAN!! Bean is a puppy. He is hilarious and adorable.
If this next shot doesn’t make you laugh out loud you are dead inside.
Coolest workshop group portrait ever!! Thank you guys again for coming, I had a blast!
Cowbelly Workshop Class of 2010