This was a very productive year.  There were still a lot of conventions to cover and I made it out to four of them this year.  There
were also a lot of random photo shoots in new places.  On a rather warm day in January, a lot of us managed to do a winter
fashion shoot on the UCLA campus.  There was also a trip to an abandoned oil refinery outside of Ventura and to the almost
unbearable heat in Lytle Creek at the end of June.  There were also random casual photos on the beaches and in the parks of
Orange County.  There were a couple of cosplay related picnics in October to keep me busy and cultural events were still a big
part of the year's coverage.  There were definitely a lot of great memories for 2009.