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Heart Full of Thanks to Sony, Photo Plus Expo and All of YOU!

Me Ra Koh

Photo Plus Expo in NY this year was buzzing for three days with excitement and inspiration as 40K people came through!  It is such a honor to be a part of this event, especially when I get to share how awesome Sony has been and is!

I did nine talks (phew!) for the Sony booth, a special two hour workshop (warm thank you to all who attended), met a ton of new, wonderful friends,

the incredibly kind Joel from Adorama

reconnected with old, and shoot, even met blog followers and Nate Berkus fans in the airport!

I want to thank Sony, Photo Plus and all of YOU for making it such a special week!

On Thursday night, Sony and American Photo had an AMAZING party where Sony landed several awards for their cameras on American PHOTO magazine’s ’12 Tools That Changed the Rules’ Sony NEX-5,
NEX-VG10 & a55!  (Yeah Sony!)

The night was AMAZING!  There was a VIP Press Event, all six of us (the Sony Artisans of Imagery) had our work on exhibit, and 600 people packed the studio out!  Below is the amazing Brian Smith (Sony Artisan) with his sweet and beautiful wife, Fazia.  I spotted this pic on FB and had to grab it b/c I love them, and you can also see my work on display behind them!  LOL!   Check out Brian’s blog/portfolio when you get a chance.  He does amazing work of celebrities.  All the Artisans are just amazing artists and people.  When I get a hold of our annual photo as a group, I’ll post it up with their names and links!

But one of the last surprise moments of the week was when I walked up to my gate Saturday night to head home, and Jim and Katarina Garner were on the same flight with me!  Our flight had to land in Chicago b/c of plane issues, and the three of us kept each other awake and laughing till we got home in the wee hours of the morning.  And no, there is no photo of the three of us, between Katarina and I crying from exhaustion…a photo moment was not part of our time.  🙂  But what would we do with out friends to laugh with!

Much love to Sony, Photo Plus and all our friends who make this life amazingly rich every day!

I hope to see the rest of you there next year!

xoxo,

m

  1. Michelle Sibley

    November 3rd, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Good for you MeRa. You have put in a lot of work behind the scenes and you are really stepping into the spotlight now. I am very proud of you and for you. Many Blessings!

    p.s. I too love Sony products. I want to check out the A55, bad!

  2. jeramy

    November 3rd, 2010 at 7:32 am

    sounds like such an amazing time! so glad it went well. hopefully rest is on the menu soon. take care. 🙂

  3. Christine Barker

    November 3rd, 2010 at 7:37 am

    It was AMAZING to see you! You looked stunning as well! Hope to see you next year!

  4. Linda Baylis

    November 3rd, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Don’t know how you do it all – but you sure look good doing it! You are a shining star and I’m so glad you’ve touched my life. Love you!

  5. Kari at MamaBloo

    November 3rd, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I am tired just reading this post. WOW!!! I am so happy for you!

  6. Joel

    November 3rd, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I dont know how to express my appreciation but you know it anyway, Thanks so much for the the time to chat in person finally and it was truly the highlight of my PPE time!
    I know we’ll chat more soon and remember to look in your rear view mirror to see the flashing light for you! Keep rocking and inspiring so many people and glad to see you getting back a bit as well!!

  7. Brian Smith

    November 5th, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Thanks for the kind words Me Ra and thanks even more for including my lovely wife!

  8. Hillary Shemin

    November 21st, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    What a delightful surprise to get an email from a women I met at Scott Kelby’s Tampa Worldwide Photowalk from the summer of 2009 asking me if I knew I was in a photo on your blog now in November 2010!!! I live in Philly, she in Florida and I met you walking in JFK airport as we left for our trip to Europe and the Middle East…now upon our return I am treated to seeing my picture with you on your blog. I am honored to have been included in your accounting of the excitement of your trip to NYC for Photo Plus. You are a wonderful mentor and truly a joy to meet in person… wishing you all the best as you continue to inspire! Thank you so much for this honor..what a close world we have as photographers! Best, Hillary

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