4-6-2010 california

so, okay, i did something new that i’ve never done before which was to attend a workshop with a photographer whose work i admire…i was priviledged enough to be able to participate with a group of 17 other photographers in the very limited jessica claire workshop that she only holds a couple of times a year…jessica is a wonderful photographer in orange county, california and i came away with fresh ideas for my own business which was the whole point…i also brought my son along for his first trip out west to celebrate his recent birthday and we had the best time!  not even the two 7.2 earthquakes one which occurred not even 30 seconds off the plane could deter our spirits!  anyway, jessica set up and had a stylized session for everyone to photograph much like a real wedding with a gorgeous couple (no they are not models, they just look like them) sean and brianna, a ringboy, and lots of beautiful details from fabulous vendors (see below for their links)…because most of the photographers there were either just starting out in wedding photography or early in their careers, i hung back more than i probably should have to let everyone else get what they needed…next time i’ll jockey harder for a position (probably not)…in any case, i promised jessica that i would try to be a better blogger so i will do my best to share a little bit more of my life and work with you on a more consistent basis…we’ll see how this goes…i’m happy with what i did get and it was great meeting other photographers who love shooting weddings as much as me…a big thank you to jessica’s husband, jeff, who treated us to a delicious home-cooked meal and to jessica for sharing her life, skills and home with me…take a look…



*Workshop Instructor:  Jessica Claire (http://www.jessicaclaire.net)
*Design & Coordination: Joyful Weddings & Events (www.joyfulweddingsandevents.com)
*Design & Floral Design: JL Designs (www.jldesignsandevents.com)
*Hair & Makeup: Erica L. Beukelman 1011Makeup.com
*Paper Goods: Posh Paperie (www.posh-paperie.com)
*Cake & Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop (www.sweetandsaucyshop.com)
*Furniture Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals (www.luxeeventrentals.com)
*Linens: Wildflower Linen (www.wildflowerlinens.com) & Fusion Linens (www.fusionlinens.com)
*Ceremony Chairs and Placesetting Rentals: Classic Party Rentals (www.classicpartyrentals.com)
*Veil/Hair pieces: Lo Boheme (www.loboheme.com)
*Sashes: The Treasured Petal (http://www.etsy.com/shop/thetreasuredpetal) & Heart of Light   (http://www.etsy.com/shop/heartoflight)
*Necklaces: RachelleD (http://www.etsy.com/shop/RachelleD)
*Bridesmaid Necklaces & Quote Heart: Lisa Leonard (www.lisaleonardonline.com)
*Banner, ring pillow & paper penant: Joyful Joyful (http://www.etsy.com/shop/joyfuljoyful
  1. JL_DESIGNS’s avatar

    fabulous job! you captured all the florals and decor beautifully…i hope you had fun shooting what we designed! xoxo, c

  2. trang’s avatar

    AMAZING work Jeri! It was great meeting you and your son! Looking forward to your future blogs 🙂

  3. jeri’s avatar

    thank you guys! it was great working with you both!


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