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PUG at the Bamber Studio!

Last night, Rich and I had the wonderful opportunity to go to our local PUG meeting (Pictage User Group) at John and Lindsey Bamber’s studio in Dayton, TN. We met up with several other photographers who we’ve known, and met several new friends! It was an awesome time of food, fun, and great information, and the Bamber studio is beautiful and so impressive!

Here is the fabulous group, with the exception of our buddy Matt Dunmore, who had to head out a bit early! We also missed Amber, who is traversing the globe lately! She has been in New York, is now in Asheville, and will soon be heading to New Orleans to speak at an OSP conference there! In the meantime, Nathan has done an incredible job keeping Holritz Photography running smoothly while taking care of their precious kids, doing photo shoots, and facilitating PUG meetings!!! He is one of the most capable dads I have ever seen and I love to watch him in action…the man can seriously multi task!


After the meeting was over, Rich and I stayed (much too late!) and chatted and laughed with John and Lindsey, and our new friend Meggie Velasco! These three were so much fun to talk to, and I didn’t have a chance to ask half the questions I would have liked! We are just looking forward to the next time we get to hang out, and maybe next time we can all get to bed at a decent hour!

Here we are with John, Lindsey, and Meggie…

Since Rich and Meggie were both using their cameras to self portrait at the same time, our attention was divided! Apparently, John and Meggie were drawn to her camera, while Rich, Lindsey and I wanted the Smith’s to have the better picture! Sorry, Meggie, we win!!!


It was so great to meet you guys, and we look forward to many more times together! John and Lindsey, thank you guys so much for having us, and your studio and work is stunning!

Just be sure to let us know when you decide to “pull the trigger!” wink wink 🙂

  • Nathan Holritz - November 2, 2007 - 11:13 am

    Great post! Fun times! Thanks for the kind words! 🙂

  • Meggie Velasco - November 2, 2007 - 2:25 pm

    Well, I guess John and I were just drawn to the BETTER camera. We can’t help it if you guys don’t have good taste! OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By the way, since we’re such good friends now….why are the Bambers and I not some of your friends?!?!?

  • Sarah Rhoads - November 4, 2007 - 4:26 am

    Looks like you guys had a blast!
    Thanks so much for your sweet words on the blog the other day 🙂 You and rich are so encouraging!

  • Lindsey Bamber - November 4, 2007 - 7:26 pm

    HA. Love the pictures and thanks for the encouragement! We had so much fun getting to spend some time with other photographers. Also, Heather thanks for the reminder about the “pull the trigger” story, I had forgotten.

  • kathy - November 5, 2007 - 2:43 am

    love the group shot! Didn’t realize Rich is so tall! Nathan is a really great dad, good to see the kids involved too! Heather you look beautiful as always! Can’t wait to see who you daughter looks like (for some strange reason I am guessing we will see plenty of pics to decide from)!

  • Cristie - November 7, 2007 - 10:45 pm

    Great meeting all of you….I look forward to getting to know everyone more. 🙂

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