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Thirst Relief and Wedding Photography Mentoring

Thursday, January 29, 2009 Posted in Colorado Wedding Photographer

We have been given an awesome opportunity to give back this year.


Angie and I are donating our time as Mentors for Thirst Relief International at WPPI in Las Vegas this year.

We are really excited to be a part of such a great organization helping so many people.
They bring clean drinking water to those who need it and save thousands of lives by doing so.
They do something that seems so simple but has a huge impact on our world.
I would encourage you to go read more:


Basically we are put up for auction for others to bid on. The bidding starts tomorrow, Thursday, January 29th at:


Here is what we are auctioning:

90 minute mentor session with Angie and I. You can ask anything you would like we will be an open book.

Lunch on Us (sometime during WPPI)

1 Tafota website (any site for a 1 year lease) $580 + in value www.tafota.com


Check out the other very talented mentors you can auction for:

Kevin Kubota

Jeffery and Julia Woods

Vicki Taufer

Jasmine Star

David Jay

Mike Colon

Me Ra Koh

Anne Ruthman

Laura Novak

Bob Coates

Erin Hession

Jose Villa

Corey McNabb

Emilie Sommer

Michael + Anna Costa

Cliff Mautner

Dane Sanders

Jim and Lara Davis-Hicks

Bebb Studios: Jen and Stephen Bebb

Justin and Mary Marantz

David Beckstead

Nathan Holritz

Amber Holritz

Chris Humphreys

Millie Holloman

Davide Greene

Kelly Moore

Rodolfo Arpia

Jeff Jochum

Carla Ten Eyck

Carey Schumacher

Tim Holmes


Image is Found: Nate and Jaclyn Kaiser

Jules Bianchi

Fred Egan

David Ziser

Sarah Petty

Lauren Clark

Carlos Baez

Andy and Angie Wood



   So go sign up, get a mentoring session from one of the best and help those less fortunate in the world!


  • Rodolfo Arpia Hey guys! It's an honor to be on this list with you. Great cause... love it! See you in Vegas! 01.29.09, 04:27AM
  • andy It is a great honor to be on the list with you and the others as well. Its just nice to be able to help out with this wonderful skill "photography" 01.29.09, 01:06PM
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Brandon and Danna | Engagement Photographers Colorado

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Posted in Colorado Wedding Photographer

When Brandon first called us to do an engagement session with him and Danna he mentioned they really liked architecture and bridges. Although we know Colorado well we did some research on the bridges in our state and unfortunately didn’t find a lot. However we know of one and it is the one we used! It was a beautiful day and we had a great time getting to know them, hearing about their wedding and playing around with the bridge!
Congratulations Guys! We hope you have a wonderful wedding!

  • Pamela Telgenhoff Great work. An inspiration. 02.02.09, 08:49AM
  • andy Thanks pamela for the kind words 02.02.09, 04:49PM
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Andy and Angie Wood Personalities

Monday, January 26, 2009 Posted in Colorado Wedding Photographer

I thought this might be fun for some of you while you are at work:) It is a free personality profile that angie and I found to be very accurate. You can check it out here

Hopefully this will tell you a bit about us :) I like anything I get called a mastermind with (it just sounds cool)


Your Type is
Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Strength of the preferences %
56 38 75 56

You are:
moderately expressed extravert
moderately expressed sensing personality
distinctively expressed feeling personality
moderately expressed judging personality

Guardian™ Portrait of the Provider (ESFJ)
Providers take it upon themselves to insure the health and welfare of those in their care, but they are also the most sociable of all the Guardians, and thus are the great nurturers of social institutions such as schools, churches, social clubs, and civic groups. Providers are very likely more than ten percent of the population, and this is fortunate for the rest of us, because friendly social service is a key to their nature. Wherever they go, Providers happily give their time and energy to make sure that the needs of others are met, and that social functions are a success.

Highly cooperative themselves, Providers are skilled in maintaining teamwork among their helpers, and are also tireless in their attention to the details of furnishing goods and services. They make excellent chairpersons in charge of dances, banquets, class reunions, charity fund-raisers, and the like. They are without peer as masters of ceremonies, able to speak publicly with ease and confidence. And they are outstanding hosts or hostesses, knowing everyone by name, and seemingly aware of what everyone’s been doing. Providers love to entertain, and are always concerned about the needs of their guests, wanting to make sure that all are involved and provided for.

Friendly, outgoing, neighborly – in a word, Providers are gregarious, so much so that they can become restless when isolated from people. They love to talk with others, and will often strike up a conversation with strangers and chat pleasantly about any topic that comes to mind. Friendships matter a great deal to Providers, and their conversations with friends often touch on good times from years past. Family traditions are also sacred to them, and they carefully observe birthdays and anniversaries. In addition, Providers show a delightful fascination with news of their friends and neighbors. If we wish to know what’s been going on in the local community, school, or church, they’re happy to fill us in on all the details.

Providers are extremely sensitive to the feelings of others, which makes them perhaps the most sympathetic of all the types, but which also leaves them somewhat self-conscious, that is, highly sensitive to what others think of them. Loving and affectionate themselves, they need to be loved in return. In fact, Providers can be crushed by personal criticism, and are happiest when given ample appreciation both for themselves personally and for the tireless service they give to others.

William Howard Taft, Barbara Walters, J C Penney, Ray Kroc, Louis B. Mayer, Sam Walton, Dolley Madison, and Dave Thomas are examples of Provider Guardians.


Your Type is
Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
Strength of the preferences %
33 38 50 44

INTJ type description by D.Keirsey
INTJ Identify Your Career with Jung Career Indicator™ INTJ Famous Personalities
INTJ type description by J. Butt and M.M. Heiss

You are:
moderately expressed introvert
moderately expressed intuitive personality
moderately expressed thinking personality
moderately expressed judging personality

Rational Portrait of the Mastermind (INTJ)
All Rationals are good at planning operations, but Masterminds are head and shoulders above all the rest in contingency planning. Complex operations involve many steps or stages, one following another in a necessary progression, and Masterminds are naturally able to grasp how each one leads to the next, and to prepare alternatives for difficulties that are likely to arise any step of the way. Trying to anticipate every contingency, Masterminds never set off on their current project without a Plan A firmly in mind, but they are always prepared to switch to Plan B or C or D if need be.

Masterminds are rare, comprising no more than, say, one percent of the population, and they are rarely encountered outside their office, factory, school, or laboratory. Although they are highly capable leaders, Masterminds are not at all eager to take command, preferring to stay in the background until others demonstrate their inability to lead. Once they take charge, however, they are thoroughgoing pragmatists. Masterminds are certain that efficiency is indispensable in a well-run organization, and if they encounter inefficiency-any waste of human and material resources-they are quick to realign operations and reassign personnel. Masterminds do not feel bound by established rules and procedures, and traditional authority does not impress them, nor do slogans or catchwords. Only ideas that make sense to them are adopted; those that don’t, aren’t, no matter who thought of them. Remember, their aim is always maximum efficiency.
In their careers, Masterminds usually rise to positions of responsibility, for they work long and hard and are dedicated in their pursuit of goals, sparing neither their own time and effort nor that of their colleagues and employees. Problem-solving is highly stimulating to Masterminds, who love responding to tangled systems that require careful sorting out. Ordinarily, they verbalize the positive and avoid comments of a negative nature; they are more interested in moving an organization forward than dwelling on mistakes of the past.

Masterminds tend to be much more definite and self-confident than other Rationals, having usually developed a very strong will. Decisions come easily to them; in fact, they can hardly rest until they have things settled and decided. But before they decide anything, they must do the research. Masterminds are highly theoretical, but they insist on looking at all available data before they embrace an idea, and they are suspicious of any statement that is based on shoddy research, or that is not checked against reality.

Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Ulysses S. Grant, Frideriche Nietsche, Niels Bohr, Peter the Great, Stephen Hawking, John Maynard Keynes, Lise Meitner”, Ayn Rand and Sir Isaac Newton are examples of Rational Masterminds.

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Dave McGraw Concert / Band Photography Colorado

Saturday, January 24, 2009 Posted in Colorado Wedding Photographer

Andy & I were so excited when we got the message we were going to take photos for Dave McGraw in concert! This year he played in Littleton at Toad Tavern in December. We always love seeing Dave and listening to his music. He writes his own songs and has an amazing voice. Dave has done so many great things in his life for other people and animals it is so nice to be able to do something for him! You can visit his website at:

Dave McGraw

Here are some of our favorite shots!

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