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Amazing photos, amazing coworkers

It pays to know a professional photographer.

I’ve talked about my coworker and friend Tony Richards before on the blog. He’s our department’s kick ass photographer.

It’s not often that I am the subject of Tony’s photo shoot. If I’m involved at all, I play the role of photographer’s assistant (i.e. the person Tony gets to boss around). Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a shoot as the subject! The result was too fun not to share.

Enter the most BAD ASS picture you’ll ever see of me (or possibly another human being) in your life:

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OK, how cool is that!?! My whole team — we’re the creative department — recently just did a quirky photo shoot so we could have fun photos for our website. Of course, my prop was a hammer 🙂 That shouldn’t surprise anyone.

And if my badass picture wasn’t cool enough, I had to share these photos, too.

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Chris (the guy I’m knocking out) and I were helping Tony set up for a boxing-themed shoot. I often step in as the “model” to help Tony get his lighting just right. Since we were both around, we put on the gloves and put on a pretty good show.

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I won 🙂

Like I said, it pays to have an awesome photographer as your work buddy. Mad props (I know no one says that anymore) to Tony and his awesome photography skills. You are crazy not to peek at his website: http://tonyrichardsphoto.com/

Speaking of work, the magazine that Tony and I work on together came out earlier in the week 🙂 We took the lead on this issue, which was a crazy, stressful and awesome experience all at the same time. I am so happy that it is out and looking pretty!

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Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekends. I plan to finally get outside and work on a few furniture projects. Woohoo!

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Chicago!

We had a great trip in Chicago for my sister’s wedding. The hubby and I were TOTAL tourists (which he hates and I love) as we wandered around the city. I’d been to Chicago years and years ago with my dad and barely remembered it. Brian had never been. What a fabulous city!

We wandered to all of the tourist hubs and I snapped away at all of the cool things to see.

We visited Cloudgate in Millenium Park, Navy Pier, Lake Michigan and the Shedd Aquarium! Chicago has so many cool sculptures, too. We had a blast and I cannot wait to go back.

Ever been to Chicago? What is your favorite spot that you visited? I need tips for next time 🙂

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New camera!

New camera

Guess who got a BEAUTIFUL camera for her birthday!?! Me!! I am still learning my way around my Cannon Rebel, but holy amazing — it is so much nicer than a point and shoot camera. I am in love.

I spent a few hours outside this weekend working on my lamp project that I shared yesterday and snapping photos of my pup and our neighbors’ pup. These two are simply hilarious together.

These photos were all shot at f-stop 3.5

Remmy in yard small

Fence run

Winnie at fence

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Winnie running at fence

Remmy up close

Winnie tongue

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These two are the best of friends — it’s always fun when they play together.