The Real Behind the Scenes

If you haven't stopped by the new website, you need to. All the cool kids have, so now I hope you visit Lily Glass Photography's snazzy new get-up simply as a result of peer pressure. Once you're there you may or may not watch the Behind the Scenes video taken in part at Adam & Christa's wedding and in part in good ol' Columbus, apparently on the windiest day the city has ever seen. The following is a 2-minute portion of the film that was cut; evidence that I belong behind the camera rather than in front of it. Clearly in addition to practically being raised in a retirement home (a fact you'll understand after watching the website version), I've learned to grit and bear my teeth from my mother's entrepreneurial dog business. Please listen for phrases from my director/husband such as "do we need cue-cards?" and "this is like the King's Speech." Meanwhile I beg for him to "just bear with me," and remind him that he's having a great time. My intention was to employ him only to press record and walk away but that plan was thwarted upon realization that our floors squeak too much. Thanks for hanging in there, Ben Glass.

Las Vegas, WPPI

I'm writing from a lovely little mini-suite (thanks, Travelocity), with gold-tinted windows, about to attend the last session here at WPPI in Las Vegas. We arrived in Sin City early afternoon on Sunday and our excitement and adrenaline powered our bodies through the three hour time change. I had just enough time to check in and register before my first session - which was ah-mazing. Coffee-session-trade show-granola bar-session-trade show-coffee-sesssion-granola bar-party-sleep-repeat. Three full days pass and we haven't even been out of our hotel (the MGM, which is HUGE), nor have I taken one photo. That's right, four days at a photo conference... undocumented. Last night we were finally able to sneak out and experience the wonder and the legend that is In and Out Burger. One more session this morning and then the rest of the day will be spent exploring!

More on the conference and the outstanding presentations later - for now, let this be an indication of the fun we're having.