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Old July 1st, 2013, 02:06 AM   #31
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That explains a lot :) I couldn't even imagine doing 50 weddings a years without having a life, my weddings average at 14-17 working hours.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 03:51 AM   #32
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Noa I'm in the same sort of market as you, I think we live in the wrong part of the world :-(

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Old July 1st, 2013, 03:59 AM   #33
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Ok Guys

Off to Hawaii we go .. a little more competition for Warren but with the sunshine it's worth it ... I can imagine it's a rather pleasant location to shoot weddings?? A couple of my brides here chose it for their honeymoon. Nicer weather than the UK Roger!!

I limit my shoots to 35 a year but normally end up doing around 30 odd ...Ours can vary from budget packages (sorta 3pm to 9pm.. which I really like) or full weddings which are often mid-day to midnight but certainly nowhere near 17 hours like Noa has to do ... 12, maybe 13 hours at a push!

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Old July 1st, 2013, 05:57 AM   #34
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I've been to Oahu, Maui and the big island of Hawai'i. Personally I loved Maui. I'd live on any of them and actually looked into it after going thru another Chicago winter having recently come back from Maui before going to the big island.
Here's the problem...MONEY! It is very expensive to live in Hawai'i and frankly the idea of starting over in a new, beautiful warm sun filled location did little for my juices plus my wife won't leave the grand children. I told her we could send them tickets. She didn't buy it. So for now we'll have to vaca there.
One can dream about it, think about it and wish for it so excuse me while I kiss the sky! ;-)
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Old July 1st, 2013, 09:05 AM   #35
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Tsk, tsk Don

You do realise that you are kissing the wrong thing to get there ...the sky???? Far better to concentrate on the wife and apart from the kissing bit maybe some loud slurping noises would be in order??

It sounds like you are not going to get out of Chicago my friend ...Grandkids are mighty powerful attractions to stay put!!

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Old July 1st, 2013, 11:17 AM   #36
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Chris,
I tired the kissing and slurping for years with her. No effect so I figured maybe a bit of Jimi Hendrix (hence, Kiss the Sky ((from Are you Experienced))would work.) Nothing there either. ;-)
As for leaving the grandkids there are 2 chances. Slim and none and Slim is getting on the train to get out of town.
Oh well, I guess we'll just have to keep on cruising and going to Hawai'i for vaca!
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Old July 1st, 2013, 11:17 PM   #37
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Ok Guys

Off to Hawaii we go .. a little more competition for Warren but with the sunshine it's worth it ... I can imagine it's a rather pleasant location to shoot weddings?? A couple of my brides here chose it for their honeymoon. Nicer weather than the UK Roger!!
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What nobody here knows is that my wife and I moved from Hawaii! My wife found a job in San Francisco that she could not refuse, so we packed up and left Hawaii last year! Here's the thing. I'm still booked for weddings in Hawaii till next year. I've been flying back and forth to take care of those. In San Francisco, I'm not doing any weddings as I want to have the weekends off with my wife as much as possible. I'm here in Hawaii now, having just finished a big wedding this past weekend, then flying back to California on Friday after this Thursday's wedding. I'll be back again in 3 weeks for a few days. The bookings that have been coming my way were all by word of mouth since I've not advertised in the past 2 years. Does anyone have anything for me to do in the San Francisco Bay area? I would love to keep busy on a part time basis.
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