Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Save the date! Flourish Worshop.

It's official. Along with the amazing Angela Anderson and Kim Reed, I'll be co-hosting a photography workshop in Louisville, KY from January 20-23, 2008.
The official info site will be up very shortly, but here’s what we know so far:

Flourish Workshop will be three days of open sharing (how we do what we do and what NOT to do) and hands-on instruction. We’ll be going over the aspects of our business models, marketing, branding, shooting techniques, and post-production and workflow.

The concept is “all that is fabulous”. The workshop will be all-inclusive and will include stays at the modern and chic downtown 21C Museum Hotel. At 21C you will be surrounded by contemporary art and each room comes with an iPod loaded with your favorite genre of music. Gourmet breakfast, champagne, lunch, snacks and gourmet dinners will all be included.

The workshop will include a day focused on business, a day full of shooting (using live models, we’ll walk you through our approach to shooting in different scenarios, so bring your camera!) and a day focused on post-production, workflow and album design.

You’ll get specific, hands on information on how to grow your photography business. We will be doing lots of one-on-ones: answering your specific questions and talking to you about where you are with your business and how to get where you would like to be. You will come away with tangible information on what it takes to get started, or take your business to the next level. It will be great fun.

If you are interested, sign up for the mailing list to be the first to know. Everyone on the mailing list will receive a personalized invitation and an extra special something once you sign up for the workshop. You can find information on the list on our temporary site http://www.flourishworkshop.com. Our official launch of information (and the website) will be in the next few weeks but those on the mailing list get the scoop first!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Face value.

After looking at Meg & Jeremy's photos, I feel the need to talk about the importance of hiring a professional to do your makeup the day of the wedding.

For one thing, you've got enough to worry about. Don't give yourself one more thing to do...with nervous hands. You know how that happens, when you have a "bad makeup day?" Your wedding day is NOT the day to chance that happening. Besides taking the stress off yourself, a professional knows just the right product to use on your skin type so it lasts all day, survives the tears of the ceremony and toasts, and withstands the sweat from summer heat, nerves, and the dance floor. They will also know little things like how scary frosted eyeshadow can look in your black and white images. They'll know how to layer your lipstick so all you have to do during the day is reapply a little gloss. They know how to use colour and shading to best suit the camera AND the naked eye.

Look at Megan! Mary Kelly did an amazing job as usual. Not once did I need to blot shine or clean up mascara. Here are some images from the beginning, middle, and end of the night. Amazing all the way through.

Anyway, Mary is fabulous and a dream to work with, so check her out...she's totally worth every penny. You're making a huge investment in your wedding photography...you should look just as gorgeous in the last photo as you do in the first!

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

I love the birdies.

I know it's been forever since I last updated this thing, but you know...priorities! The back injury I incurred at the beginning of the season had me a bit backed and I figured getting everyone their images was number one on the agenda! And I'm happy to say I'm finally starting to heal up nicely.

I have a LOT of pictures and slideshows to post, but I just finished Meg & Jeremy's and I'm just dying to post it. Meg is a graphic designer and provided me with the graphic elements she used in her invites...which were the sweetest invites I've ever seen. I'm so in love with the little birds, that I just had to get them in the slideshow somewhere. So I had to do things a little differently. I'm so excited to share it with everyone!

Megan & Jeremy met when Meg went to buy a bicycle. She ended up with a new bike AND a great man. Their vintage style wedding at the Taylor Mansion was so gorgeous; perfect weather, soft light, gentle breeze, flowers, butterflies...

I'm not going to write about Megan & Jeremy...I'll let the photos say everything - they'll do so much more justice than my words this late at night, since all that's going through my head is "beautiful, gorgeous, amazing.":)