The Nate Berkus Show

Field Trip to Nate Berkus Show for New Photo-Recipe!

Me Ra Koh

Today is going to be a FUN day!  Tune into the Nate Berkus Show to see me do a Pet Photo Shoot on set while teaching you photo taking tips!  And then, continue the conversation with me on Nate’s website!  I’ve written a new Photo-Recipe for his blog today that is all about how to set up a successful pet photo shoot, whether you are an amateur or pro!  Bottom line, if you are a pet lover, you’ll get a kick out of this Photo-Recipe!

Couple Other Cool Things to Watch For!

When you watch the show, you may notice that as I shoot the images are being transmitted wirelessly and uploading straight to the TV monitors.  This amazing technology is made possible by our friend, Ziv’s company, Eye-Fi.  You can literally put an Eye-Fi card in your camera, and when you shoot your images will go online instantly!  We wanted to get rid of the cable that was connected to my camera on the last show, so Brian flew out to the NY set ahead of me and tested the Eye-Fi option and it worked like a charm!

I’m also shooting these segments with the new Sony A55 DSLR. This camera holds a ground breaking technology that is insane!  It has a “Translucent Mirror Technology” which means many things but one of my favorite highlights is that you can shoot 10, TEN, frames per second!   The camera will keep a continuous focus while shooting that fast!  So you can see why it was the perfect camera for working with pets on the move!  There is so much to say about this camera, check it out by clicking here!

So let’s get started, shall we!  😉

CLICK HERE to read my Pet Photo-Recipe that holds seven secrets to successful pet photos!  Be sure to leave me a comment with any questions on Nate’s blog, and if you “like it” let me know!

CLICK HERE to see what time and channel to watch today!

I’ll see you all on the other side!  Hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed shooting it with Nate and his team!



p.s.  We’d like to thank everyone who submitted a contestant for the Running on Empty contest.  The judges had a tough time.  Every one’s story was so moving and deserving.  But the one who collected the most votes (and it was a close one because you are all beautiful) was Ajira.  You, my dear, are the winner for the upcoming San Francisco CONFIDENCE Workshop.  Congrats with all our hearts.  Please help me welcome Ajira with a congrats today!  Ajira, you will need to email Genie today to confirm,  If for some reason the winner can’t make it, we will contact the runner up soon.  Much, much love to all our amazing moms.


  1. Charisse says:


  2. ajira says:

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!! If you could have seen me this morning!! I’ve checked the blog a few times this morning and when I finally saw today’s blog post, I forced myself to read the whole thing and not just scroll to the bottom to see the ROE winner!! I even went to Nate’s blog to read Me Ra’s photo recipe on pet photography. And I have no pet.

    When I finally got to the bottom and my eyes jumped to my name, I couldn’t believe it. Had to read that whole paragraph twice and then ran screaming and shrieking out of my office, down the hall to the living to shout, ‘guess what? guess what?’ to my husband and son. Then I promptly burst into tears while Cameron encouraged me to breathe and take it in. I am so, so lucky… and so incredibly grateful.

    Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I know that every nominee was deeply deserving and I will do my best at this workshop not only for myself but for them as well. If any of my nominee sisters wants to get together for a shoot ‘n walk sometime, let me know! I am always up for it!

    Once again, thank you Me Ra and Brian for what you are creating. I can’t wait to meet you!

  3. Freida says:

    How wonderful Ajira! I hope this upcoming weekend is powerful, inspiring, uplifting — and just what your spirit needs at this time in your life.
    Much love!

    Looking forward to the pet tips on the show today. 🙂

  4. jeramy says:

    congrats Ajira! this experience WILL change your life. buckle up! 🙂

    ahh mera….pictures of pets….i’ve got a couple of pets you can keep in your suitcase as traveling pet models. three actually. 2 dogs and a cat…and they are “wonderful”. right? should i send them out? i can put them in a box today! would you like them? i anxiously await your response. 🙂

  5. Congratulations Ajira! I could feel your joy coming through your post!!! Have a blast, soak it in and enjoy every minute!!!

  6. Samantha says:

    Congratulations Ajira! It takes a lot of courage to tell your story like this, and a strong belief in yourself to do it again and again. Your commitment to your dream has paid off!

  7. natalia says:

    I am so happy for you Ajira. You deserve this. And yes she does take amazing images. Just take a look at my “about” page … that’s Ajira’s art.

  8. Yea Me Ra! You were great on the show! You looked beautiful and came across as friendly and confident! You shined!!!!

  9. Delanae says:

    So excited for you Ajira! You have a wonderful spirit and I loved reading your story of how you learned of your good fortune. Made me smile.

    Me Ra, my pet photo is on it’s way. 🙂

  10. Congratulations Ajira! Have a blast!

  11. Laura says:

    Congratulations Ajira!!

    MeRa, love the Pet Info 🙂

  12. Congrats, Ajira! you’re gonna love it!

    And awesome post and show, Me Ra 🙂 Sending in my pet photo now!

  13. Cyndi says:

    Congrats Ajira! Ihope you have a great time, and learn a lot!

  14. Rhonda says:

    Yay Ajira!!!! I’m soooo excited for you. You are going to have an amazing weekend.
    MeRa, as soon as I got to my sister’s house from the workshop today (which was amazing and you were right, my brain is on overload right now), I sat down and watched the tivo’d Nate berkus show. You rocked it again. You are such a natural!!!
    And I’ve been waiting to hear you talk about the new Sony. I read about it a little over a month ago and have been wondering when you would be using it and telling us about it.
    Now I have to go read your post on Nate’s site.

  15. Lynde says:

    Must you announce this while I am driving on the highway? Are you trying to cause a scene? 😀
    This weekend is going to ROCK the catbox!! You haven’t seen a workshop YET!
    I cannot wait!! It’s going to be a riot! Ajira is beaming with delight!

    Thank you and blessings x a million. Guaranteed hugs and I am beyond certain that Ajira will carry on her lessons from the weekend and bestow them upon the rest of the world.

    See you soon!

  16. Addie says:

    Congratulations Ajira!!! It will definitely be something wonderful for you! And from what it seems on the blog posts and your site, you will also give something wonderful back to those who get to meet you too! Enjoy to the fullest!

  17. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations Ajira! It is so wonderful to see another SOAR sister being able to attend! Get ready for an amazing experience. You will laugh, cry, laugh till you cry and repeat it all over again! It think I made it all of 5 minutes before the emotions started flowing. Its only been a few weeks since I attended the DC workshop and its already effected my life. Have an amazing time!

  18. Me Ra says:

    Thanks for all the support ladies! I watched the show and was surprised myself. I looked way more calm than I felt. 😉 And they cut out the part where the cat jumped off the bed and hid, and the dog got fixated on the bunny! LOL!

    And Ajira, Brian and I are so excited to have you join us! Can’t wait till this weekend!

    And Lynde, your phrase “rock the catbox” is killing me! That is the BEST phrase ever! Too funny!


  19. jeramy says:

    hehemmm…..ladies? c’mon. give me a little sumpin’

  20. Cyndi says:

    Anyone know when and where the pet photo’s will be viewable?
    BTW-I know the workshop was fun-it was Fleet Week and the Blue Angels were flying low-amazing show! I was out at the Pier hoping to run into MeRa and the Workshop gals!

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