July 30, 2013

Fundy Software Visit – Portland, Oregon

We visited Portland, Oregon a few years ago and fell in love with the scenery, lifestyle, and people and since then it has become one of our favorite cities. This past week we were invited to stay with Fundy Software creator Andrew Funderburg to come and talk business. It was just us and Patrick Pike, who is a ridiculously fantastic wedding photographer from Northern California whose area includes Yosemite National Park, and we spent the weekend sharing ideas with Fundy and talking shop. We had a killer time going from spot to spot and enjoying the finer things that Portland had to offer, like a fresh summer berry tart paired with the best cappuccino to ever exist. Check that thing out!

(It’s a bit of a running joke with us, but this is Heather’s attempt at being funny. There is a trend with wedding photographers, that we too have been guilty of perpetrating, where the bride and groom are made to hold random items for no apparent reason. We think it’s time to let this photo cliché go. Heather took so many pictures of me holding the most random items in my hand, I know she would be mad if I didn’t include at least a few!)

The other huge to do on our list was to visit the Oregon Brewers Festival, which is the largest beer festival on the West Coast. 84 marvelous beers on tap for the tasting. I’d be lying if I said we didn’t try our hardest to try them all! We tasted most of them, but not all. One more goal for next year!!

If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Portland first hand, seriously stop what you’re doing and make plans right now. The beauty in this area is second to none {Patrick might disagree and tell us that Yosemite is better, but we’ll argue that one in private 🙂 }. Our favorite activity of the weekend was hiking a few miles into the mountains, seeing the greenery, and walking behind a waterfall. We love Louisiana and the swamps, but this stuff was really breathtaking!

Great time with great friends. Can’t wait to do it all again!!

Before I finish this post, this I want to share this with all of the photographers who read our blog. If you’re serious about getting your life back and delivering the best quality products to your clients, do yourself and your clients a huge favor and Download Fundy Software’s Free Trial and see how you can improve your own business!!