Monday, January 28, 2008

Carpe Diem, Carpe Vino

So if you're gonna go out and have a great meal, why wouldn't you have great wine as well... and share it with great friends. That's what we did last Saturday night. We went to Carpe Vino located in Old Town Auburn. Well worth the 40 minute trip up the hill from Sacramento. We also had the opportunity to eat a private dining area known as the Cave. Two of the walls were brick and part of the original building built in 1855 and the other two walls were the side of the hill it built against. The rock was sticking out of the side of the hill with small ledges for the candles that lit the room for a perfect ambiance to the evening. What a wonderful dining experience. You might even meet some new friends like we did. We introduced our selves to Lisa and Alicia who were there having some wine, waiting for their table. We found out that they've bee friends since the second grade. If you enjoy good food and good wine you need to check this place out. I know we'll be going back. Check out some of the pictures below....

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Breaking Bread

As many of you know, one of our favorite things to do is entertain. I believe sharing a meal is one of the most sincerest forms of friendship that people can do for one another. Over the holidays Mary and I had a few friends over and broke bread. I also had some fun with my remote timer and brand new 85 mm 1.2. What a sweet lens. The first few pictures were taken with the new lens and no flash with little more than candle light. The last picture was one in a series that I was taking with my remote timer and my 16-35 mm 2.8. I chose this one cuz I thought it was cool how 8 people were having 3 separate conversations.

Guest list includes Wendy (Mary's business partner) and Bobby, Stacy and Scott (I photographed their wedding in July '07), Jen and Michael (I will be photographing their new one due to arrive late Feb. '08) and Mary and myself.

A great time was had by all.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Photo128 Best of 2007

As I assess the year that has just past, I realized that I had a lot of help toward making a photography business a reality. I want to thank all of you who have helped make 2007 a very successful year for Photo128. I look forward to the challenges that 2008 may bring and hope to see you through the lens....

Thank you all!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy New Year!

Wow! It seems like forever since I last blogged (and it has) but the holidays were crazy as I'm sure yours were. However my wife (Mary) and I were able to sneak away to Lake Tahoe on Christmas Day believe it or not. It was a beautiful day! We really never made it to Tahoe but we did make it as far as the snow. We got out and walked around a bit and enjoyed the day. My hope is that you all were able to find a little peace during your holiday season. Oh yeah, The black thing in the picture is my lab Pearl. She had a great time as well although she wasn't sure whether to walk or swim in the snow. Happy New Year and hope to see you soon.