Monday, May 24, 2010

Big band swing at the CAF Spring Hangar Dance

The Roseville Big Band played to a full house!

Saturday was the Minnesota Wings's spring hangar dance, held to raise money to fund the Wing's operations. With perfect weather and some great music (as well as swing dance lessons from TC Swing and the Swing Cats), everyone seemed to be having a blast!

While the B-25 and Mustang were off at an air show in Canada, the wing's other aircraft provided some great atmosphere, and the addition of about half a dozen WWII-vintage antiaircraft guns didn't hurt!

Once again I set up a photo booth to raise additional funds for the wing, this time using the beautiful PT-22 trainer as our backdrop. The PT-22 will actually be making its first post-restoration flight in about a month! If you got your photo taken with the airplanes, just click any of the photos below to browse for yours.

We had some great examples of period uniforms

The dancing went on late into the night, only tapering off around 1AM! If you missed the party, don't worry, because the MN Wing will be hosting their annual Bomber's Moon Ball on September 18. Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CAF Hangar Dance this weekend!

Anyone who is looking for something to do Saturday night should stop by the CAF Minnesota Wing's big-band hangar dance! I'll be there photographing the event, so make sure to say hello. There will be food, drink, music, and dancing, and you can check out the B-25 and other Wing aircraft.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Thanks Mom!

Today (well, yesterday, since it's so late) was Mother's Day. Everybody has a mom, and I just wanted to say thanks to mine, and to all the other mother's out there. Thanks for putting up with us!

My amazing mom, Rita

Her less amazing dog, Sebastian

Being the good son that I am, I made dinner for my mom (and dad, but it was mostly for her), a nice Southwestern style White Chicken Chili. I figure it was the least I could do! See? I have talents OTHER than taking photographs!
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Change is good!

I've been making some minor changes to the website and blog this week, mostly concentrating on improving the experience for customers! To that end, I'll be starting a very occasional newsletter to keep past, present, and future clients appraised of what is going on here at Matt Holland Photography, and of course, to make sure nobody misses out on any sales and coupons!

If you're interested in signing up, just go here. I absolutely promise we won't spam you or share your information with anyone else. Whenever you hear from us it will be something awesome!
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Hunt for the Cure 2010

This past Sunday I woke up early and headed out to Splat Tag to photograph the Hunt for the Cure scenario game, which is produced by the Wild Bunch paintball team, and is held to benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America.

More than 300 players were there, playing either for the Coalition Forces or Envision Anarchy. Hunt for the Cure is a very mission heavy game, with Wild Bunch players acting as NPCs that need to be recovered or escorted around the field. The weather could not have been better for a day of paintball, and I got some GREAT photos! I've posted a couple below, but make sure to check out the gallery to see the rest!

Also, in order to support the HDSA and the fight against Huntington's Disease, we will be donating 25% of all sales from this event to the HDSA!

The Wild Bunch's Spock dressed as an NPC for a downed pilot mission.

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