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
30
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT SOUTH CAROLINA’S DAIRY BARN…

some days i have to pinch myself and ask how did i get so lucky to feature such talented wedding photographers?  and how did they find me and WANT to be on this blog?  truly thankful for this and appreciate it whole heartedly.  one such photographer is

BRIAN SCHINDLER

many thanks to Brian for sending over this Dairy Barn wedding.

A couple that knew in the very beginning of their relationship that they’d end up together. A love of geocaching, a genius proposal, and an overall joy of having a good time led them to May 4th when they joined together as one. The missing piece, however, was Julie’s father. Mr. Burton passed away in December, leaving Julie heartbroken as to a life and future wedding without her beloved dad. Josh, however, knew that there was business to attend to before Mr. Burton would pass. They went to him together and Josh asked for her hand in marriage, knowing that his blessing was vital for Julie to continue. His memory was cherished and held in the highest of honors on their wedding day.”

please don’t forget to go check out more of Brian’s work HERE too.  he’s got some stellar of a portfolio over there so see for yourself.

 other wedding vendors involved:

venue: The Dairy Barn / desserts: King of Pops

The love story is genuine, unique and special. The love between them shined so brightly on their wedding day. I was honored to capture this day and would be equally as honored if you’d desire to feature it.”
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
28
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT THE BOATHOUSE AT SUNDAY PARK…

major thanks to

MATHY SHOOTS PEOPLE

for sending this one over to share.

“Chris + Kelly = Chrelly. They were married on an unseasonably warm day in December. The entire day was relaxed and easy going which is exactly what we expected. Kelly and Chris are two of the most laid back people you’ll meet! However, don’t let the phrase ‘laid back’ make you think they’re inactive or happy to sit around on their butts. They’re actually avid outdoor enthusiasts. From kayaking to rock climbing – if it’s outdoors and it’s fun – they’re in! :) The day ended with a sweet reception at the Boathouse on the James River. The views were to die for! Everyone was up on their feet dancing until the end of the night. It was an awesome party – we had a blast.”

head on over HERE to check out more of their work.  you won’t want to miss what else is in their portfolio.

other wedding vendors involved:

Jewelry:Stella and Dot//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Mens Warehouse//Ceremony Location: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart//Bridesmaid Dresses:David’s Bridal//Bakery:Dixie Donuts//Dress Store: I Thee Wed Bridal//Jewelry: James Avery//Hair Stylist: Katie Blue Salon//Makeup Artist:Look Boutique Salon//DJ: Party Time Entertainment //Caterer:The Boathouse at Sunday Park//Event Venue:The Boathouse at Sunday Park//Floral Designer: The Green Flamingo//Shoes:Toms//Invitation Designer: Vista Print//Bakery: WPA Bakery//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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
24
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} SNAP PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL…

you know this blog has always been about the community and how essential it is to have the support and encouragement of others.  without community, it’s can get hard being out there on your own.  this industry has a pretty solid one and for that, i’m really thankful.  this blog could not run without the love and support from others.  i have absolutely loved this journey of creating such personal friendships and relationships with the wedding photographers who have submitted their work to this blog.  and i’ve absolutely enjoyed learning from them and seeing them learn from each other and cheer each other on.

so i am thrilled and very excited to help announce

a world class line up is announced as part of SNAP, the UK’s first ever photography
festival aimed at wedding and lifestyle photographers.
SNAP showcases the first ever festival of this kind in
the UK. held at the beautiful Fforest resort, in West Wales. the festival will run to the same
format as a music festival, but is designed as an immersive learning and creative development
experience for more than 100 photographers from all over the world.
some of the world’s most inspiring wedding photographers will be teaching alongside the UK’s
finest home grown talent, as well as photographers outside of the wedding genre.

“i attended Photo Field Trip in the US earlier this year and found it hugely inspiring” says Laura
Babb, SNAP Photography Festival’s founder. “it was as far away from a corporate conference as
you can get, with all of the teachers hanging out with the attendees, camp fires, parties and a
completely unique, shared experience. i knew i had to bring something similar to the UK.  as well
as all of the amazing workshops and activities we’re planning, we’ll be having an epic closing
party where campers can let off some steam before the start of the new wedding season”.

to celebrate the launch of the website SNAP Photography Festival has a number of offers and
incentives available.

the first is an early bird discount combined with a donation to charity on behalf of the ticket
purchaser: http://www.snapphotofestival.com/blog/2014/10/19/the-early-bird-catches-the-worm

they also have 6 opportunities to attend the festival on a free or discounted basis: http://www.snapphotofestival.com/blog/2014/10/15/snap-needs-you

we are keen to hear from organisations who may wish to partner with us.  a range of sponsorship
opportunities are available so please get in touch for a media pack.

here’s some work from some of the speakers as this week’s confetti throw fridays.  the line up is spectacular so please go check this AMAZING festival now.

INDIA HOBSON

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ANDY GAINES

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ANDRIA LINDQUIST

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KARL GRUPE

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SAM HURD

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PAULA O’HARA

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MARIANNE TAYLOR

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EMMA CASE & PETER SMYTH

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DYLAN AND SARA

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CONOR MACNEILL

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ALAN LAW

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ROSS HARVEY

to find out more, head on over to  SNAP PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVALS’ SITE or THEIR FACEBOOK.

have a great weekend all!

*THROWS CONFETTI*

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.