sometimes moments in my life play out like scenes from movies, or super, ultra engaging chapters in novels i can’t put down.
that’s how i felt while being at the workshop.
i have a friend who is really good at taking pictures; that’s a bit of an understatement. to me, she is the shakespeare of photography, the fitzgerald of the lens, the austen of post process. she is a photographic genius, and i am constantly inspired by her talent, skill, and ability. she recently had her very first workshop, and i was happy to be able to lend a hand to help her two days of “genius sharing” go as smoothly as possible. i basically made sure she had everything she needed and that her guests had all of their needs met. and in the meantime, i learned a few things as well. i was actually humbled to be in the presence of so many amazingly talented and successful photographers; it felt surreal to be able to be in a room with all of their positive, creative energy. without further ado, a few highlights from the day, but first, the credits, please:
workshop hostess: jessica claire, http://www.jessicaclaire.net
event & photo stylist: grey likes weddings, http://www.greylikesweddings.wordpress.com/
floral design: flora organica: http://www.floraorganicadesign.com
hair & makeup: vivian tran: all made up, http://www.allmadeupteam.com
wedding stationary, favors, and paper suite: maemae paperie, http://www.maemaepaperie.com
printing of paper products: czar press, http://www.czarpress.com
fabric rosettes, shoe clips, and “just married” banner over cake: b. poetic: http://www.bpoetic.com
cake: cheryl stewart of cake my day
superstar models: jeff and gena patten
grab some popcorn and enjoy some highlights from my perspective of the two days’ page turner:
and a couple (ha! pun intended!!) of the cake. it was so delicious; i ate it for breakfast and lunch on the second day.
and the stunning “bride and groom”: gena and jeff
gena: the eternal “bride”
jeff: one of the nicest “grooms” ever
together they make a whole lot of beautiful…
the change in wardrobe? the next day…
love this one: the color, the elements, framing…
the next three could be on the cover of jane austen novels:
the “official” sealing with a kiss:
the next time she offers the workshop, don’t hesitate; apply to attend. it will be an experience you will never forget, and something you think about for days, weeks, months after…
and the people you will meet…it will feel like you are on the set of a huge hollywood movie, and everyone you admire, will be there.
jessica claire workshop 2009: that’s a wrap.