Yesterday’s comments and feedback in regards to the post, A Woman’s Power During Uncertain Financial Times, were amazing. Thank you for all the beautiful things you shared from your own experiences to quotes to songs lyrics to your own fears and vulnerabilities. What a gift you each gave.

Today is a much more serious topic. :)

This touches on an ongoing topic in our house: Why Brian thinks he could win the People magazine award for Sexiest Man Alive. Before I get myself in trouble as his wife, he is totally the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE! I mean if you don’t think so, just check out my baby here! And Brian’s theory on why the world would agree is interesting to say the least.

Check out the video! The end is my favorite!

Cast your vote below by answering the question: Do you think Brian could win Sexiest Man Alive if he only had more exposure? :)

I know the video was really about a new term we’ve come up with called Photo Coaching. This was the topic of our talk at Partnercon, plus the upcoming WPPI conference in 2009. Pictage has asked us to spend some time on the forums tonight to follow up with any questions you might have from the talk, or questions you have for Brian about being the sexiest many alive!

If your a Pictage member, Brian and I will be on the Pictage forum live today from 4pm-6pm PST to answer as many questions as possible. Hope to see you there!

P.S. Last I looked, we only need 119 more votes to hit 500 for the Pet Photo Contest! If you haven’t voted, get over to this post and post your vote as a comment! If we hit 500 votes by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT PST, we are going to give some copies of Adobe’s Lightroom Software away to RANDOM VOTERS!! Don’t miss out! Get over there and vote, and you may win Adobe software!!


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20 Comments: “Brian’s Video and People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive Contest!”

  1. Amanda mays says:

    Saw this video on pictage yesterday and was so happy for you guys. I know your already pretty big time ;) but exposure like that is so cool to watch for anyone. Love the video! you guys should do more of those!

    I would LOVE to hear brian’s SMA theory!

    George clooney ain’t got nothing on you bri !!!

  2. Myssie says:

    I loved the video up until the very last word, “retarded”. I think that you should consider editing that out, many people, including myself, find it very offensive. But otherwise, I thought that video was great! I think Brian is a shoe in!

  3. Ashley from Texas says:

    this is AWESOME! y’all have SO much fun. :)

  4. amanda d says:

    I just have to say that I think you two are so cute! It must be so awesome to be one of your clients and work with you! You would totally make me laugh and catch those real smiles thats for sure!

  5. jen s. says:

    yall play off each other so well lol!!!!!!
    my fav was still the biking video…if we ever had a sad day – we would play the biking video and how “proud” brian was of you. hahahahahahaah :)

  6. Amanda Mays says:

    Oooh this is the outtakes! hahaha I was on my iphone earlier and video’s don’t show up!
    This is hilarious! Both video’s are great!
    I love you guys and the way you play and interact off each other! Good stuff!

    See you on the forum!

    Nobody’s voting on Brian, you should but up one of those poll things! =)

  7. Michelle says:

    With Brian’s sparkling personality, he can compete with Brad for the sexiest man alive add in the fact that you can take pictures as well and your a shoe in.

    You guys are great and it so fun to watch you so these things together. For those attending an upcoming workshop, imagine that video for 2 days straight. You really are a little comedy routine.

  8. Denise says:

    I know this is gonna be a good day after seeing this video – I started laughing so freaking hard after Brian’s fake laugh – he really is completely sexy MeRa, I said it after “Brian’s Boudoir” and I’m sayin’ it now!!!!! Such a stud!

  9. Sharon says:

    He’d totally win with the right exposure!

    I mean that is if Jeramy wasn’t up for the cover…

  10. jeramy says:

    seriously…brian…you’ve got my vote bro. i mean…i can’t explain to you how excited i was when the people magazine folks called me last year. i’m sure you’ll get it too. it’s an amazing experience. soak it up!

  11. Sue Christianson says:

    LOL!! You guys have way too much fun together. Thanks for the laugh today! :)

  12. Katie says:

    FO SHO!! Brian has it locked up. It is all about exposure.
    Mera, Thank you so much for teh Ask and Learn session today it was so wonderful. Your answers were so helpful. I bought the Portrait 101 and wedding 101 kits at the SD workshop but have only opened the Portrait kit. So I am so excited to open teh wedding 101 kit.
    Thank you again for this evening.

  13. Addie says:

    Brad who?!! I thought Brian was in a league all his own….doesn’t even have any competition. And if People Mag. hasn’t called yet it’s probably because they figure the world already knows that Brian is the “Sexiest Man Alive.” They don’t make the moolah printing old news. But maybe we should all request a re-run of that article and front page splash?

  14. Michelle says:

    HAHAHA! I can’t stop laughing! Especially with the last statement. I am Filipino and my husband is Korean/Irish. Whenever we go to my family get togethers he is usually one of 2, possibly 3 Americans there. He and my cousin’s husband usually joke that the kids probably don’t know the difference between them because all white guys look the same! That’s too funny that Brian said that! :)

  15. Jen says:

    I’ll vote for Brian! Exposure is key though…you’re on your way! If that doesn’t work out…maybe you can fall back on the calvin klein underware model…don’t forget where you came from with your stardom! =) tee hee.

  16. Jen says:

    I love how I spelled under’ware’…under where? LOL

  17. Riz says:

    You guys are awesome! It’s apparent that you two are not just hubby and wife but also best friends.

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