SoCoPhoGro Holiday Get together 2013

  • November 16, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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CLICK HERE FOR A MAP SHOWING PARKING LOCATIONS AT HEATHER AND RAY"S HOME.  Their address is 3812 Clear Ridge Road, Santa Rosa.

Ray and Heather have graciously offered their home in Santa Rosa for our holiday gathering.

Ray will have the indoor studio lights set up - so bring your cameras, props and families to take some holiday photos if you want some practice.

It will be a potluck style, so please bring something to share with the group -

Come by any time after three - until......?

We'll be ready!


Thank you Heather and Ray for your incredible generosity.

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  • Maxine C.

    wonderful

    November 23, 2013

  • Marlene H.

    Hi, all! Okay, so here goes - I am leaving myself with a "yes" RSVP because I really hope to be back in time for the party...but I am leaving for Texas this weekend. I have decided to relocate; fresh start. I am leaving some things in storage here and hope to be back before year's end to retrieve them; and if all falls into place, I'd love to be here for the party! Being a part of SoCoPhoGro has been one of the highlights of my time in Sonoma County. I've grown so much as a person and as a photographer. It's been a pleasure getting to know you and spending time with you. This is truly an amazing, beautiful group of people - all brought together by the love of photography.

    I'm going to miss the group and the wonderful outings. And the friends I've made.

    Stay well, and keep shooting - look forward to seeing your work on the SoCoPhoGro site and on FB.

    Much love,

    Marlene Hudson

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Diane

      Marlene, what a wonderful new adventure before you! Wishing you all the best. I was a pleasure to participate with you and see your warmth, welcoming smile and happy outgoing personality. I hope you can make it to the holiday event. Sending best wishes for a great new beginning in Texas.

      August 28, 2013

    • Nik C.

      Best wishes to you Marlene and a warm thanks for all your help and support as a member of the group and appreciated friend May you thrive and prosper in your new location :)

      November 20, 2013

  • Nik C.

    An absolute joy to bask in the high, positive, happy energy at SoCoPhoGro Holiday party... thanks to hosts Ray, Heather & Remy and all the great group members who make it happen... best party of the season :)

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • John H.

    Awesome as it always is. Had a great time and learned lots.
    Thank you
    John

    2 · November 17, 2013

  • Dennis J.

    An awsome gathering!Thank you Ray and Heather for your sharing of your home to bring together such a great bunch of people with a passion for photography.I really enjoyed the time spent meeting new people and making contact with those I already know.

    2 · November 19, 2013

  • Kaye T.

    Fun time. Good to talk with other photographers - and of course great food!

    2 · November 18, 2013

  • Michael N.

    Simply gets better every year!

    2 · November 18, 2013

  • Larry H.

    It sounds like I missed a great event! I say we throw another one next week!!! I'm just kidding...but I do look forward to future opportunities to connect with you all.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Remy G.

    So fun to wrap up the year with a great party - thanks Ray and Heather, your generosity is overwhelming. The potlucks get more amazing every year too…Thanks everyone, can't wait till 2014! WOW!

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good luck finding the house!! I was just up there and couldn't find it...

    November 16, 2013

    • Larry H.

      This was a learning opportunity for us all...so lets not allow our frustrations (from anyone) to change the hearts of this group. I still look forward to the next opportunity to meet fellow photographers and will make sure I have a contact number in the future in the event I am lost.

      1 · November 17, 2013

    • Kerry D.

      It was very smart on the Mabry's part to start this gathering at 3 pm so it would be easier to find the house. Coming in the dark is a definite challenge for a first-timer. Thank you Larry for sharing your experience and doing it with a "smile" in your words.

      3 · November 17, 2013

  • Carl W.

    Many thanks to Ray. Heather and Remy for all their tireless efforts for not only the party. but also all of the other events throughout the year. I am looking forward to next years photo events!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Barbara

    Ray-Heather and Remy-Another Grateful Thank You!!!
    Heather, I can't wait to try and make the Lemoncello.
    Happy Holidays Everyone!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Yvette B.

    Wonderful get together. What a great group of people!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Sandy

    Great seeing everyone! Thank you again to Ray and Heather for opening your home to us and also to Remy for co-hosting the group! Here's to a great 2014 - hoping to be able to make it to more of the Meetups next year. <3

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Heather M.

    Thank you to everyone! It was a blast as always and Ray and I are so thrilled there are so many amazing people to celebrate Photography with, and to kick off the Holidays! Thanks Remy and Ray for bringing us all together :)

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • paula p.

    It doesn't get more awesome than this. Ray/Heather/Remy are gracious, welcoming, fun hosts. Thank you so much for making this such a fun event.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • charmaine

    Thank you Ray and Heather for hosting the event at your home. It's such fun having an event were we can visit. Looking forward to all the new Meetups. Big thanks to Remy also. Love you all !

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Carol S.

    Thank you so much for opening your home and providing an opportunity to socialize. It was great fun!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Paul F.

    Another great gathering at Ray and Heather's lovely home. Friends, food, and a fecundity of photo ops. What's not to like ?

    2 · November 17, 2013

  • Cecilia

    Another fantastic holiday party. Thanks Ray and Heather for opening your home yet again.

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • Tom D.

    Great food... great people... perfect night!
    Glad I brought my posing stool along... it came in handy.
    I enjoyed taking a few head shots of fellow photographers.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Kerry D.

    The best get together at Ray and Heather's house EVER!! Thank you once again for opening your home to all of us.....and thanks to Remy too. Loved meeting new people and catching up with those I know as well. Happy Holidays to all of you!!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Christine B

    Wonderful time and great people.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • SALLY

    fun, interesting, educational......as usual.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Don L.

    Really fun

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Larry - GoldDoor S.

    I'd like to attend but Duty Calls, I'm on shift today..
    Happy Holidays everyone

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Mindy B.

      We'll miss you Larry!

      November 16, 2013

  • Michelle

    I'm sorry but I'm leaving on a business trip tomorrow morning and have way too much work to do before I leave, so I most likely won't be there today. Have a great time and Happy Holidays to all!

    November 16, 2013

  • Debra W.

    I am sorry but I have a conflicting event so I most likely will not be able to attend your holiday event. Will be there in spirit though.

    November 15, 2013

  • Don L.

    I have only lived in Healdsburg for two weeks so I am looking forward to meeting new people.

    November 15, 2013

  • Fifi

    So sorry, I won't be able to make it... still recovery from a cold. Have fun everyone one!

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, I am still recovery from surgery. Have a great time everyone.

    November 15, 2013

  • Ray M.

    Tom,
    I will have one of my studios set up so I don't feel there will be room for additional lighting. Thanks for the offer. Just come and have fun.
    Ray

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Tom D.

      Sounds great! See you tomorrow.

      November 15, 2013

  • Pam

    I'm sorry I can't make it after all I'm trying to sell my house. I need to get it ready for Sundays open house. Yuck rather be there instead

    November 15, 2013

  • Tom D.

    Hey Ray, should I bring a softbox (and strobe to go with it)? I'm happy to give some studio lighting pointers... if anyone is interested.
    PS: Planning to bring a layered dip... and some beer/wine.

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting more of the group

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Diane

    Wouldn't you know it. I have nothing on my calendar, then everything on one day! Will try to stop by, but if you don't see me, wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Philip P.

    Sadly I will be out of town. Happy Holidays to you all.

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Marlene H.

    I had every intention of going up for the weekend, but once again, life gets in the way. Miss you, I know you will have a fabulous time! Happy holidays!

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Patrick B.

    Missed last year's festivities. Looking forward to it.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds a wonderful event and am very much looking forward to meeting everyone. Thank you Ray and Heather for being such generous hosts!

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Penny

    Thank you for giving us a chance to get together.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • cara h.

    I am looking forward to meeting friends from this area. I moved here from Santa Barbara to be near my grandsons.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Heather M.

    We are so close! I can't wait to see everyone who can make it - this is always such a fun event. See you soon!

    2 · November 7, 2013

  • Don L.

    I am moving to Healdsburg, from Palo Alto, on Nov 1st. Actually from one year in Pacific Grove and 30 years in Palo Alto. Looking forward to meeting some people interested in photography. I have traveled all over the world. I am a single Dad with two kids in college, so there are a lot of photos of them as well. If you looked at all my photos you would say I probably go for quantity over quality.

    I am embarrassed to say I have started to take 80% of my photos with my iPhone 5 instead of my Nikon D200.

    This was the first time in my life I was able to choose where I lived - I sold my house (so not constrained by that), my kids are in college (so no local school system issues) and I am a Social Entrepreneur with a Web based offering (I can work anywhere at any time). I chose Healdsburg because the kids mother and I rode bikes in this area extensively before we had kids.

    October 19, 2013

  • Larry H.

    Greetings all! I recently relocated to California from Charlotte, NC area. Beginner/Intermediate photographer, looking to meet other photographers to further develop my passion through networking and engaging one another. I look forward to an opportunity to meet you all.

    2 · October 14, 2013

    • Debra W.

      Welcome to CA Larry!
      How do you like Sonoma County so far?
      [masked]

      1 · October 19, 2013

  • Diane

    What fun! Can't wait. Thanks Ray and Heather. I'll bring a yummy something

    August 12, 2013

  • Jose F.

    I'm looking forward to the holidays this year for some reason I miss the cold.

    July 15, 2013

  • Kaye T.

    So sorry to have missed this last year - looking forward to this year!

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Debralee E.

    Will be bringing my date! ;) And something sweet and sparkling, or red. Thank you so much for hosting this. Hope I skip the flu this year! Sad I missed it last time.

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Marlene H.

    Looking forward to it...nothing will keep me away this year - promise!

    1 · June 28, 2013

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