Oct
31
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 61…

a couple of reminders before we dig deep into confetti throw fridays.

please don’t forget about this elopement photography package giveaway as well as this fantastical photo festival.

 right-o, on to business.

for those new to the blog, confetti throw fridays is where after spending my thursday nights scouring through my blog subscriptions and social media feeds, i pick my favorite images from any of the wedding photographers i am following and showcase them each week in the friday post.  it’s a chance to show off the hard work that wedding photographers have been up to.  in all honesty, i see it as a way for wedding photographers to cheer each other on and give high fives to each for the stellar work.  never see it as a competition or a let down if you’re not on here, always see it as motivation and to throw confetti for your peers in this industry.

so enjoy this week’s.  it’s a good bunch.

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JILLIAN BOWES

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JASON & ANNA PHOTOGRAPHY

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OLI SANSOM

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NICKEL CITY STUDIOS

JILL DEVRIES

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ROUXBY 

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 the next two go hand in hand since the first was the main wedding photographer and the second frame was from the second shooter for this wedding.  however, i couldn’t pick just one.  so you get two.  the reason i picked these two are for the moments that were captured.  the first for the expressions during the father daughter dance, especially the grandma’s.  while this blog always cherishes the portraits, the moments are pretty up there too.  and my gosh, for Tyler to have captured this.  and the second frame from Roger- the giddiness, the excitement, the emotion..the two of them must have felt.  i can’t even.  i leave you with these two from two solid gold wedding photographers (who i’m so very lucky to call friends).

TYLER BRANCH

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EP LOVE

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hope you all have a great Halloween tonight!   stay safe and have a great weekend.

*throws orange and black confetti*

Oct
29
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN CALIFORNIA’S SAN JOSE…

“This San Jose couple’s shoot was done in three parts. The shoot included a stop at their favorite coffee shop, some time wandering the woods and beach soaking in some of the great California golden hour glow and some sweet moments in an adorable local plant shop. I am in love with the cacti and succulents surrounding them!”

colossal thanks to

JAIME & CHASE PHOTOGRAPHY

for this sweet and simple engagement session.

for more of their gorgeous work, you’ll have to go check out THEIR BLOG and get lost there for a while.

Oct
27
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT COSTA RICA’S VILLAS HERMOSAS…

that last frame is just oh so sexy.

major thanks to

A BRIT & A BLONDE

for sending this one over to share.

“Aleksandra & Dave live in the bustling big city of Toronto, Canada. They really wanted to have their engagement photos look and feel quite different then what their wedding images will be. So cue – awesome paradise backdrop of sunny Costa Rica! We actually split our time each year between shooting summer/fall weddings in Canada and destination weddings in Costa Rica. So it was pure perfection. The incredible beaches of Santa Teresa are so gorgeous. But more importantly you can easily find huge stretches of beach where you are literally the only ones there. Your own private piece of paradise. Gotta love that. We shot Aleksandra & Dave’s engagement shoot at Villas Hermosas – super lovely villas right on the beach and owned and operated by fellow Canadians Tara & Brad.”

Jason and Jessica make up the delightfully talented team behind A BRIT & A BLONDE and you’ll want to check out more from them on THEIR BLOG.

Oct
23
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN CALIFORNIA’S SANTA PAULA…

“James and Lindsey are some of the coolest people you will ever meet. They are getting married in fall 2014 and wanted to celebrate their engagement in the small town they both grew up in – Santa Paula, CA. The small town, which was once the center of a booming western movie industry, has so much charm and was a wonderful backdrop to tell James and Lindsey’s story. We spent most of the afternoon exploring antique stores and eating tacos. The culmination of the day was definitely when they took us out to a farm outside of town to explore in the late california sun. Stunning to say the least.”

stoked to have

KAPPEN PHOTOGRAPHY

and i need to thank them so very much for being so very patient with me.  i will sheepishly admit i kept forgetting that they had submitted and this is what happens when i don’t write things down in my planner.  regardless, i am so very glad to have their work on this blog.  their work is absolutely beautiful and there is so much honesty behind it.

head on over HERE for more of their latest work.  you won’t regret it.  go. now.

Oct
22
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT A BOWLING ALLEY…

how fun is this bowling engagement session from

CASEY FATCHETT

he always gets some pretty fun ones so head on over to HIS BLOG for more.

plus he’s got this really neat halloween haiku series going on his instagram right now.

Oct
20
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN CHICAGO’S WEST LOOP…

loving this west loop chicago engagement session from

MARK FEDERIGHI

so excited to have Mark’s work on the blog.  he’s got some stellar work up his sleeve so check out more on HIS BLOG.

Oct
10
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 60…

there is a huge unsettling feeling behind the scenes here.  there could be some major changes in the coming year for me.  i also have the travel bug and am in the beginning stages of planning a big trip for my dirty thirty with one of my closest friends from high school.  it’s funny how friendships work.  we have always kept in touch but never lived in the same city since we graduated from high school.  and yet, every time we talk via text, skype, or phone call, there are belly laughs galore where we’re often left in tears as a result.  always glad for these friendships and really hoping that this trip does happen.  we’re thinking Ireland, Scotland, and yes, Iceland.  if any of you reading have any recommendations for these places- where to stay, what to see, where to eat- I’ll be incredibly thankful and appreciative.

anyways, onto this week’s confetti throw fridays.  again, i was terrible and couldn’t decide on just five.  so there’s ten.

highly reiterate that you must click on each of the links to see more from that post.  all of them are just bloody brilliant and spectacular.  my picks from each of the wedding photographers’ posts are only just the surface.  y’all really need to see what these talented wedding photographers are so wonderfully capable of.

TYLER BRANCH 

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PAT FUREY

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MARISA ALBRECHT

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CARINA SKROBECKI

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JONAS SEAMAN

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NICOLE LEEVER

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RYAN FLYNN

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KALLIMA PHOTOGRAPHY

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NICK RADFORD

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ARON GOSS

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this weekend i’ll be trying my hand at being a photography assistant for Chaz Cruz.  i’ve heard i’m going to get a great arm workout.

hope you all have a fantastical weekend!

*throws confetti*