Last week we spent a couple of days in Chattanooga with an amazing group of people.  We were flattered to be asked by Garrett and Joy Nudd to speak at their workshop, Elevate, and it was a wonderful first experience in the speaking realm!  Rather than getting images ready myself, I told Garrett that he should really hurry up and get his blog post done so that I could rip off his images for my own post.  Do you know that he was kind enough to oblige?  Thanks Garrett!  :o)  And thank you to all of you who came to the workshop!  We were honored to get to spend time with you all and hope you were able to take something of value away from our little chat.

Here are a few images supplied by Garrett Nudd Photography

Here’s Sean in action at the live shoot.  Do you think he carries enough on him?  I’ll try to get him to post a few images from the shoot but feel free to harass him for them as well. :o)


Not sure exactly what either of us are doing here with our faces but here’s a quick shot from our talk on Morning 2…


and here’s the fabulous group


To see more from the workshop and the crazy photo-booth images from their Open House the night before, be sure to check out Garrett and Joy’s blog in the links above!


  1. brandy j on October 20, 2008 at 7:43 am

    It was so great to see you guys! We definitely took away a lot from your discussion. You guys are so unique and we love that!

    Best wishes on the December delivery! Cannot wait to see the little guy!

  2. Melanie Watson on October 20, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Have my eyes deceived me?!?! Is that a Dasani water in Sean’s Boda Bag?!!!?? Has he betrayed is loyalty to Sam’s Choice? I’m flabbergasted!
    *regains composure* So yeah… looks like you guys had fun… *still regaining composure* Mel, you and Joy are so cute all preggo together! Sean looks like a camera Christmas tree in the first shot. It suits him. ;)

  3. mel on October 20, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks Brandy! You and Sticky are too cute and we always enjoy hanging out with you two! Look us up the next time you’re down this way! Hehe – Mel – Take heart! That is still Sam’s in Sean’s bag. Joy and Garrett got Fiji for everyone but he didn’t drink it! ;o)

  4. Sean on October 20, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Not Dasani in my bag–but that IS a pirate sword in Mel’s hand

  5. mel on October 20, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    That would be Garrett and Sean’s fault. They can’t let the pirate thing go!

  6. Sean on October 20, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    “It’s somebody else’s fault.” So says the girl wielding the pirate sword.

  7. Melanie Watson on October 20, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Oh Thank God!!! My whole perception of Sean was severely altered for most of the day. Life as I once knew it can now resume. As for the pirate sword… I initially thought it was some sort of whip… but I wasn’t about to question it. Apparently my vision is quite skewed today.

  8. david & kimi b ~ ohana photographers on October 22, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    b&h called they want their inventory back.

  9. david & kimi b ~ ohana photographers on October 22, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    hey sean, b&h called they want their inventory back.

  10. mel on October 24, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    hehe – or maybe they should *sponsor* us since we’ve obviously made a sizeable investment in their company! ;o)

  11. Sean on August 21, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I second the motion

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