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Saturday June 30, 2007
I was going to post some photos and updates from the line today at the apple store but the line inside was too long so I got stuck in the 2nd line outside of the mall (it actually worked out good, because it was a nice sunny day and got to hang out with some cool people), but since I was outside I was out of the wifi range and couldn't connect all day.  So I ended up editing a few weddings until my battery went dead and then putting the laptop away.

Finally after hours of waiting I got my iPhone around 6:45!  It was pretty crazy how they had it setup and very efficient.  All of the apple employees were yelling and clapping for everyone as you walked out with your iPhone it was like you were walking down the red carpet.  Woz was also there all day with his crew (all rolling around on their segways, which I haven't seen since 1999).

It ended up being a pretty fun day and the iPhone I have to say really lives up to its hype for me. So far after a few hours of use I am really amazed by this device.  It does so much more than my Treo did and the interface is just beautiful, I would say the best  interface Apple has ever created.  Easy to use, very, very fast (every time you hit a new button the pages  come up right away like butter).  It is also so nice and thin, but has a very sturdy feel at the same time.  So far there is really nothing that I don't like  about the phone, seems like an amazing phone that can do almost anything you would want.

I'll update some more photos and reviews later!

-- Mark

Here is the nice compact box...

Posted 6/30/2007 at 1:28 AM

this is the second time today i have read something about this iphone.  i guess living in the UK and not being into that kind of stuff, i have absolutely no clue what it is all about!!  but you are the 2nd photographer to mention it and love it.  think i'll go and google it now!! 
Posted 7/1/2007 at 5:39 AM by UKjanelle

Thursday June 28, 2007
The hype on this phone the last 3 weeks has just been crazy, I have watched all of the apple videos online and it does look  like a really sweet phone.  I am definitely going to pick one up tomorrow (or at least try depending on availability).  I just hope there aren't hundreds of people waiting and not a big supply.  Anyway it should be a fun experience and a little something different for a Friday afternoon.  I am going to try and bring my laptop and post some blog updates from the line so if you are interested in what is going on with the iPhone tomorrow, check back here and i'll keep you updated!

-- Mark

Posted 6/28/2007 at 9:27 PM

Wednesday June 27, 2007
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June 2007


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  • Summer season is in full gear!

    Even though summer technically is juststarting, we have been in full summermode for the last month and a half. Ourweddings kicked into high gear this year inMay and we have been blessed with some great weddingsso far! Thanks to everyone we have been able to work with, we can't wait to be a part ofthe rest of the weddings this year!

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    Since we are always a part of the bestmoments in our clients lives (Weddings, Anniversaries, Watching a family grow through familyportraits) we started a newsletter last year to share someof the joyous moments we get to be a part of.

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    Posted 6/27/2007 at 12:17 PM


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    -- *francisco*--

    Posted 6/29/2007 at 12:57 AM by franciscomorilloretratos

    Sunday June 24, 2007
    I have to give it up to Apple's Marketing team.  They have done such a great job marketing this new iPhone that I just have to pick one up when they are for sale on Friday.  The funny thing is they still haven't released all of the details on the phone yet and haven't released any of the plans that AT&T will even have, but I still want one.  This should be an interesting week, I bet there will be plenty of news and hype all week about this phone.
    If I do get one on friday I will post my thoughts here, so check back.

    -- Mark
    Posted 6/24/2007 at 1:12 PM

    Can't wait on this phone. I invested in Apple a long time ago, when final cut pro came out, thinking this was going to put them back on the map. Litlle did I know it was the ipod. Gald I did that. So when the announced the iphone, and AT&T had a 5 year deal with them, I bought that stock too to go along with it. Apple is awsome.
    Posted 6/25/2007 at 12:0 AM by Elegantimages
    thanks for your comment! i appreciate all the encouragement i can get at this point to help me reach my goal. take care!
    Posted 6/26/2007 at 1:59 AM by melissabraun
    you will have to let me know what you think about it. i read about it too but i wanna know how the resolution is, wouldnt it be fun to show up at a wedding and be like okay the photographer is here and pull out a phone to take the pics...could you imagine the looks on their faces....too funny..
    Posted 6/26/2007 at 11:41 AM by sandyanton

    Sunday June 24, 2007
    They were married yesterday at lake Merrit up in Oakland.  It was a beautiful sunny day wtih a nice slight breeze, a perfect day to get married.  You guys are such a cute couple and I enjoyed being a part of your day!!!
    Photos to come soon.

    -- Mark
    Bay Area Wedding Photographer

    Posted 6/24/2007 at 1:2 PM

    Friday June 22, 2007
    Congrats to Jamie and Rhonda.  They were married at Leal Vineyards which is such a beautiful place to get married.  The wedding day turned out wonderful, everyone was such a pleasure to be around.  Here is a slideshow from the day:

    Jamie and Rhonda - Leal Vineyards Wedding Slideshow

    -- Mark
    Fine Art Wedding Photography

    Posted 6/22/2007 at 1:21 AM

    Friday June 22, 2007
    I am finally getting caught up so I can start to update my blog again :)
    Here are a few images from a recent engagement shoot we did for Sarah and Andrew.
    This was a fun shoot over at Vasona Park in Los Gatos:

    -- Mark
    Bay Area Wedding Photography
    Posted 6/22/2007 at 1:19 AM

    Great flare in the first photo.
    Posted 6/22/2007 at 2:40 AM by chunkielove

    Wednesday June 20, 2007
    What an awesome Spring, I can't believe it is already summer though, time has been going by so fast this year.
    We put together a little slideshow from some of our Spring weddings.  Thanks to all of our Brides and Grooms and we look forward to the rest of the weddings this year!

    Spring 2007 Wedding Photography Slideshow

    -- Mark
    Bay Area Wedding Photography

    Posted 6/20/2007 at 1:21 PM

    Monday June 18, 2007
    Happy fathers day to my dad, the #1 dad!!!!!  He has always been there for me and is such a blessing.
    From coaching my tee ball team when I was just a little kid to being the president of the booster club in high school my dad was always involved in my life and I am thankful to have such a great father.  I hope that when I have kids I can be a great provider and father just like he is.

    Even though he isn't the most tech oriented person, he is always trying to learn new things on his computer and I got him to start a blog awhile back.  Check it out and leave him a comment at:

    Have a good day dad!

    -- Mark
    Posted 6/18/2007 at 1:21 AM

    Thursday June 14, 2007
    Sorry I haven't been able to post much lately, we have been so busy shooting it's hard to keep up with the blog.
    There have been so many great weddings and engagement shoots the last week I have to post  some photos, but first have to finish processing everything.  There  will be tons of photo's to come soon so check back....

    -- Mark

    Posted 6/14/2007 at 1:48 AM

    Friday June 8, 2007
    I tried to finish everything by the end of this week so they could see the images before leaving on their honeymoon, but still have some work to do.  Here are a few shots though, have a great Honeymoon guys!!!

    The guys were a blast to photograph, they all had great personalities and kept the day FUN!

    Here is the ceremony, it was all at Wente Vineyards and was a perfect day for a wedding out there:

    After the ceremony we walked around with Kari and Tommy for about 30 minutes and
    were able to photograph at some cool locations around Wente like the Caves and the Vineyard:

    I'll post a few more later on.

    One more of Kari and Tommy:

    -- Mark
    Fine Art Wedding Photography
    Posted 6/8/2007 at 4:58 PM

    very nice mark! where is wente vineyards located? beautiful place and great photos!
    Posted 6/9/2007 at 1:31 AM by saphoto

    Muy bien Mark, como siempre excelentes fotografias.  Me encantaron todas las fotos especialmente las del viˆ±edo.


    Posted 6/9/2007 at 9:46 PM by franciscomorilloretratos
    Great shots, looks like an outstanding location.
    Posted 6/16/2007 at 3:23 AM by Elegantimages

    Wednesday June 6, 2007
    I just saw some of the new iPhone ad's that have been running on TV and really want to get rid of my Treo now and get an iPhone when they come out.  I know some of the features like the web I would not even use that much, but the phone just looks so cool.  And it would replace my PDA phone and iPod all in one!  Apple always does have a way of making me spend too much money when they release something and I don't think I can keep away from the apple store when they release this.

    Here is a link to the latest commerical someone posted on You Tube.

    -- Mark

    Posted 6/6/2007 at 8:41 PM

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