Thursday, January 19, 2012

Imaging USA New Orleans Recap

Hey everybody!

One of my favorite parts of being a full-time wedding photographer is that I get to travel a bunch. Most recently, Meredith and I took a ROAD TRIP (yep, we said we'd rather make the drive than fly) to New Orleans, LA. Neither of us had been to NOLA before, and were really looking forward to spending time in a new place.

The main purpose for our trip was to attend Imaging USA, a big photo conference. We normally speak at IUSA, but this year we went to see our friends, attend the tradeshow, experience a new place, and we even got to help sell backdrops for our good friends at dropitMODERN! I took gobs of iPhone pics, and if you follow me on instagram then you've no doubt seen the images below. If you DON'T follow me on instagram, or haven't signed up, it's about time to make a change! (fyi, my name on instagram is: dalebenfield)

The first image was from Oak Alley, outside NOLA.  We photographed one of our very favorite 2012 couples' engagement there - those images are going to be up on the blog soon, so check back.  The 2nd image is from Bourbon Street (which was a bit MUCH for Mere and me - stick to the French Quarter! Haha!)  The MpixPro shot was exciting b/c I didn't know they were going to feature the cute red-truck-kissie-shot. :)


The first shot below was taken of a yummy beignet at the super famous Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter (as was the Cafe Au Lait shot). The people pics are my photog and Miller's friends.  They're swell!!  And you know I'm a foodie... so I also had to include a pic of Emeril's gumbo, which made my belly very, very happy.  :) So, that's where I've been the past week, and I had such a blast! We're looking forward to more trips, more fun, and more food in the upcoming months as tradeshow (and my birthday) season hits full swing. :)

Talk to you soon,
Dale

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