This morning we had a photo shoot for the cover of Sales & Marketing Management magazine. My friend, designer Kathryn Forss, art directed. She also chose the venue, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds near Saint Paul. It’s a wonderful place to take photos; there’s so much interesting architecture and lots of spaces, surfaces and textures to explore. Kathy lives in the neighborhood, so she is intimately familiar with the fairgrounds. Our model, Tim Houlihan, was funny, relaxed, and so easygoing. He’s a business consultant and a working musician, and he brought along a couple of beautiful guitars. Photographer Stan Waldhauser is a true professional and made it look easy to get just the right photos we were looking for. It really was a lot of fun! Being mid-October, it was a chilly morning but we're going to hang onto the nice weather as long as we can. Winter is not far behind.