Friday, January 26, 2007

E L E V A T E Orlando, FL

Here is the entire elevate clan. Garrett and Joy sure do know how to do a seminar right! They are the most giving, kind, wonderful couple and they put on this seminar first class all the way. Thank you for all the knowledge and all the laughter this week!! You two are such a blessing in my life.

The Nudd's brought in two guest speakers - the first was the amazingly talented Bebb's. Jen and Steve are some of the top wedding photographers around and having the gift of them coming in and sharing so much with us was unbelievable. And again, they are also wonderful and hilarious individuals. Thank you Jen and Steve for everything, including the newly ripped abs I shall sport from laughing so hard!

The second guest speaker was Lisa Konecny, an event planner based in Winter Park, FL. Lisa had an amazing wealth of information to share with us. I took so much away from her presentation and am very excited about implementing the things I learned. Thank you Lisa for being so willing to share and give us a whole new perspective!

Curt and Steph from NuVisions Photography in Orlando also joined the event. They were kind enough to open up their studio to us on Sunday evening for our welcome get together. Their studio is incredible! And their giving didn't stop there. They also joined up with us on Tuesday for lunch and were willing to step right in and give us some tips while shooting up on the roof that afternoon. They met up with us for dinner and storytelling later that evening. Again, Thank You!!

I am blown away as I sit back and process everything that took place these past few days. I gained so much in the way of photography knowledge, but even more, I gained some amazing new friends. I am so blessed!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Elevate - my images

While at the seminar, on Monday afternoon we had a shoot-out. We had a few models and switched groups to see what creative imagery we could accomplish. Here are my top 6...

Monday, January 22, 2007

I am in Orlando right now attending the elevate seminar put on by the a-mazing Garrett & Joy Nudd!! So here I am having a great time! I will be back on Thursday.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

01.13.07 ~ Dava & Greg, St. Petersburg, FL

Dava & Greg were a last minute blessing in my life! They were married in their own backyard that overlooked the water. Their puppies played the important role of ring bearer and flower girl... the great details didn't stop there! At the reception, which took place at the Orange Blossom, downtown St Petersburg, Dava had planned a dessert table with all the fixings. Two towers of dripping chocolate, one Milk, the other Dark, with your choice of sides for dipping. To top off the dessert table, she had Candy Apple Cotton Candy in her signature color (which just happens to also be my signature color) - GREEN! I had such a wonderful time capturing everyone and everything, and working with Ray and Kathleen from Kennedy Video Productions. The entire wedding party and guests had a blast at the reception... full of dancing, blow up guitars, and music by Rob and his son at Sword Sounds.
Dava and Greg - I hope your wedding day was everything you imagined. It was a beautiful day and I truly was honored to capture your moments. Congratulations!!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Jenny & Rob's Wedding Story

This is Jenny & Rob. They were married on 12.08.06. I've put their album design to a slideshow and wanted to share their story.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007



I can't believe 2006 has come to a close. I was reflecting back on what an amazing year 2006 was. In the same year that I officially started my own business part-time, I was able to leave my other job to be a full-time photographer. I truly am blessed to be able to do what I absolutely love! Thank you to everyone of you who I've met and worked with this past year. You have all touched my life in a special way! I can't wait to see what 2007 brings!!

Many blessings to you in this coming year!