NY here I come...

I can't quite believe it's rolled around so fast. I'm leaving tomorrow for New York, where I'm going to attend the WPPI/PDN PhotoPlus convention. Four days of seminars from amazing international speakers - it took me FOREVER to go through the programme and make my decisions - plus a huge photography expo. I'm going with my suitcase only half full :)

My mother is coming with me: she reckons she needs to brush up on her photography skills. She will go sight-seeing and shopping while I'm at the convention, and then we have a few more days together in NY. The plan is then to jump on a train and head north to New England, where all the beautiful autumn leaves should still be out in force. Finally we have a week in Washington DC, where the annual FotoWeek DC festival will be happening, then back to NZ in mid-November.

I renewed my passport - what a work of art the new ones are! Beautifully detailed "journey" graphics on every page (see above). There is so much work that's gone into them and they're little treasures: makes me right proud to be a Kiwi.

Right, back to the packing! I shot my first wedding of the season yesterday and I've been busy all day downloading and backing up the cards, so there are lots of little packing jobs that have been shoved onto the back burner. I need to finish in time to watch the rugby! If the All Blacks lose (is it blasphemous even to suggest that? I suspect so) I'm just going to have to skip the country...

Star-struck in New York

Portrait shoot at Botanic Gardens