View Full Version : $100 buddy and Staying cheap at Marriott - Join me!

10-16-2009, 06:53 PM
I have prepaid a hotel thru PriceLine bidding options (I LOVE THAT SO MUCH) and got the Marriot Courtyard for a shocking $45 per night plus taxes and fees. Total is $225 for 4 nights. I'm staying Jan 9,10,11,12 and checking out on the 13th. I'm driving so I'll have a car for us to use.. and the hotel is just 6 miles away.

ALSO.. A new PPA member so offering the buddy pass for $100.

Your 4 night stay and full conference (aside from extra classes you purchase) are just $212. You can't beat it!!

I would love a roommate and someone to share the entire stay and the buddy pass. Needs to be a female, non-smoker and I'd like to have someone who is new to this conference also. Being a safety girl I'd like to know a bit about you before we make anything definite so please message me your website so I can see a little about you and your style :)

My website is http://www.kirstendixonphotography.com

Can't wait to meet you!

10-16-2009, 07:20 PM
That sure is a great deal. I think we're paying close to $200 a night.

How close is the hotel to the convention site?

I remember one year we registered late for the Austin convention. I learned that in Texas all things are bigger...including the hotel who said it was just a little walk to the convention site. That little walk was close to a mile.

Not fun for my wife who was in heels.

10-19-2009, 02:35 PM
Its just 6 miles away.. and I'm driving down so I'll have a vehicle :)

10-19-2009, 06:27 PM
Thanks for the info. I have family that wants to come this year for the ASP banquet when I get my Fellowship. Trying to work that out. The host hotel is way too expensive to put all the kids up.

Have to check that out.


10-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Kristen...sorry to bug you again.

Do you know which Mariott that is. There are several in Nashville from looking at their website.

10-19-2009, 08:59 PM
Courtyard Marriott- Airport

10-19-2009, 09:00 PM
You have to do the name your own price on Priceline to get that price and you can only pick which area of Nashville you want... you can't pick which hotel etc.

10-19-2009, 10:33 PM
Nice info; I'll drive also. My sister lives in MD also - Annapolis.
I have a no obligation room @$100, but I'd love to be lower!

10-28-2009, 10:52 PM
I thought the complimentary pass for new members was only a single pass, not a buddy pass.

10-29-2009, 08:46 PM
Hey I'd be interested. Have not joined PPA yet but plan. Would really like to come to this conference and get a taste of everything. My website is: taracpatty.com

10-30-2009, 09:24 PM

You can purchase it as a buddy pass with 2 or 3 people.

11-04-2009, 06:17 PM
I am definetly intersted. I sent you a private message!

11-13-2009, 02:02 AM
I am also interested. Shoot me an email at renee@reneesprink.com if you still need someone!

11-16-2009, 04:24 AM
Hi Kirsten,

I'd be interested as well. Although, I did attend Imaging in Tampa a couple years ago. Maybe that disqualifies me, but I'd still be interested! My website is www.dreamcapture.com and you can contact me through that or directly at jill@dreamcapture.com.

Thanks and you're going to love it!


12-03-2009, 03:42 PM
Hi Kirsten,

My name is Breanna Strauss, I am a studio manager for a portrait/wedding studio in Calabasas, CA. I am interested in sharing a room with you. I am 22, graduated with my BA in photography from Brooks Institute last year. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY! Please check out the studio I shoot and work for at www.pixelplanetstudio.com and my person site at www.breannastrauss.com. Please call me if interested my cell is 951.415.0551 or at the studio 818.222.3898

Thank you!


12-04-2009, 04:47 AM
Watch out for parking prices, its $18 a day at the Gaylord. Your best bet if you don't want to pay that is to park near the movie theater at the Mall next door and walk it.

12-25-2009, 09:51 PM
Are you still looking for a male roommate? I am a professional photographer from Kansas City in need of a roommate for Imaging 2010.


Ben Nelson

12-28-2009, 06:16 PM
Thanks all.. I do have a roommate.. TWO infact :) Sorry it took me so long to share that!