We just wrapped up another incredible two days of teaching Walk Through a Wedding, this time with a "The Notebook" theme!! So needless to say, we are moving a little slow this morning and my brain feels completely empty because I feel like I took everything out of my head and put it out there for the group....that's when we know we've had a successful workshop! LOL!
We have to just do a little teaser of the workshop for now because we are going to try to get all of the amazing efforts of the incredible creative team who made the day possible (more on all those guys to come!) published before we share any more! But in the mean time, here's a little sneak peek of our own version of Allie & Noah! (PS: it's rumored that Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling are getting back together..what, what?! I personally think they heard about the Walk Through & it inspired them! LOL!)
In other news, there is a new video from Kid President & it brought a HUGE smile to my face on this rainy Friday. I hope it will to yours too!!
And finally, who's excited to see Catching Fire this weekend?!?! *THIS GIRL!!!* Who has already seen it out there?? Is it amazing?
Today is an AWESOME (whoo hoo, fist bump the sky sort of) day, because today is the day that we get to wake up and see Cassandra & Jess's wedding featured as one of the real weddings on....wait for it....Martha Stewart Weddings!!! Ahhhh! :)
Pardon the screaming first thing in the morning you guys, but this is the first time we've ever been featured on Martha and we've been waiting a couple months now for it to go live. And I feel like I just don't ever want to be that person who's all "no big deal, this sort of thing happens for us all the time, because we're cooler than Kanye" about things like this....mostly because we're so NOT cooler than Kanye. But also because I never want to stop being excited about the milestones along the way.
I can remember very clearly not so long ago doing happy dances in our two bedroom apartment when we got our first retainer check that had actually had four digits in it and again when we sold our first album. I can remember jumping up and down because a photographer we looked up to left a comment on our blog or a planner we were dying to work with agreed to have lunch with us.
To every single one of you out there who are just getting started, my advice to you is this: do the happy dances. And do them often. Jump up and down in your living room. And celebrate the crap out of every milestone you hit along the way, no matter how small they might seem right now.
And then never stop celebrating along the way.
We all work SO hard on building these businesses day in, day out. And most people will probably never know all the work that goes on behind the scenes in between the highlight reel.
So when one of those highlight moments comes along, take a second to enjoy it. To soak it all in. And yes, to fist bump the sky.
Because if you're not celebrating it....then what the heck are you working so hard for?
Rock it out friends,
**To see the full real weddings feature, you can do that by clicking HERE!!
We are getting ready to start our first day of our "The Notebook" themed Walk Through a Wedding w/ J&M workshop (we can't WAIT to show you what we have in store for this one!!) But I just wanted to hop on real quick & give a HUGE thanks to the folks at Mozi Magazine for featuring us & our J&M Lighting Intensive this month in their lighting issue!! This magazine is absolutely gorgeous so definitely make sure you guys check it out HERE!!
Today we have for you Suparna & Jeff's Fonthill Castle wedding!! These guys had both their ceremony & gorgeous reception on the stunning grounds of Fonthill, on a day where even the rain refused to get in the way of them having the perfect day. Suparna was absolutely gorgeous in her burgundy sari and Jeff looked equally dashing as well! :) These guys had actually seen our pictures from Janki & Amit's Cairnwood wedding, and it had inspired the colors & design for their own "mandap" ceremony set up.....which turned out beautifully!!
As you can see, the day was full of hugs, smiles and even a few tears as friends and family came from all over to watch these two start a life together. And every detail was planned to perfection. From the bright beautiful flowers to the regal reception, these pictures feel to me like they took place in some Eurpoean Castle instead of outside of Philly! We would definitely love to shoot there again & again! And the day was made extra awesome because we were so lucky to have the incredible Ryan Bower on hand to second shoot!
Suparna & Jeff, we wish you guys a lifetime of happiness!! And that these pictures help you remember the start of it all!
The past few days have been an absolute whirlwind.
We left Maine on Thursday and by Friday morning we were in Miami (with just a short stopover at home to swap suitcases...Fair Isle sweaters don't really work in Florida!) As soon as we landed, we hit the ground running and went right into shooting Indhu & Greg's rehearsal at The Fairchild Botanical Gardens & then their rehearsal dinner. Saturday was a twelve hour wedding with these guys & the incredible team at B.Belle Events at The Biltmore Hotel (one of my all time favorite venues EVER) and The Fairchild. And boy ohhhh boy was it a STUNNER!!!! Seriously, I can't WAIT to show you guys this one. Just take a look at this ceremony set up....ombre, rose-filled aisle for the win!
Saturday night we headed back to the hotel, finished backing up the cards, and then went straight to bed. That's because we had to be back up at 6am the next morning to go teach at Mentors in Miami. This is their third year putting this event on & we were SO honored to be the guest speakers this year! The set up when we got there was INSANE and made that early wake up call totally worth it! They had two Rolls Royces, multiple stunning table set ups, the grounds of the gorgeousCurtiss Mansion, and three beautiful couples in dresses like the one below. Yea. I die.
We taught at MIM right up until around 4pm and then we had to hop in our car & race over to the Fountainebleau Hotel for our engagement shoot with Baylor & Larry. Luckily, we made great time & even got to grab some mojitos with them before heading out to the beach to catch THIS sunset.
As the shoot was wrapping up, I just sat there staring at the sky for a few seconds and my heart was so, so thankful. Thankful that we were there. Thankful for all the incredible things we got to do in the space of just 48 hours and how crazy that this life is really ours. Thankful that we didn't keel over in the process! :)
I am just so, so thankful.
So clearly we have our work cut out for us before we can show you guys all of these amazing shoots. But for now, we are keeping with our post wedding- brunch tradition and heading back to The Biltmore to sit and breath and eat french toast.
Happy Monday friends!
**Almost all of the pictures above are from Instagram! If you would like to keep up with all of our adventures as they happen, you can follow us HERE & HERE!!