Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ben Sharp of Capture Wines for UCLA Anderson School of Management, Sebastopol, California

Just a quick portrait shoot for UCLA's Anderson Business School, of Ben Sharp, Anderson alum and CEO of Capture Wines. It was beautiful in their Sebastopol backyard, and his wife, Tara, and I compared notes on babies. Their daughter is 8 months and oh-so cute!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mo and Kent, Orfila Vineyards, Escondido, California

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Mo and Kent were my gorgeous Engagement Session Giveaway winners in 2009, and they booked me something like 18 months in advance of their wedding, so it was a big big deal for all of us when it finally rolled around this July! Not to mention that Devon and Symphony accompanied me to San Diego for the trip. I have to confess, we pretty much stayed in the hotel room, enjoying the luxurious bed and room service, when I wasn't working. Someday I will enjoy the SD area properly...

Luckily I got to see some sights on my first trip to the area thanks to their beautiful venue, Orfila Vineyards and Winery, and my wonderful second shooter, Sheri of Tangerine Tree Photography, who I am excited to know now as a colleague and a friend.

Now, on to the photos!

Loved, LOVED Mo's dress!

I'd say the wedding venue was a pretty nice introduction to the San Diego area for me... lovely.

Mo and Kent (ok, mostly Mo) put a lot of work and thought into their wedding... creative details, DIY touches, delicious food, and so on. You can read about the planning, the events, and the recap on Mo's blog at www.pinkargyle.blogspot.com/, and on Elizabeth Anne Designs' blog.

First look:

I love that Kent cried, and that Sheri got this beautiful shot!



Lovely couple:

Sprinkles (of course), and they were AMAZING. Mo doesn't know this, but here's my confession: I had two. TWO peanut butter chocolate cupcakes, some of the best cake I've ever eaten (which is no small thing - I've eaten my share of cakes!). Mo, I owe you cupcakes, and I'm happy to provide some next time you're in the Bay Area...

Here are some additional vendors:

Crown Point Catering
Flowers: Rae Florae
DJ: InJoy Entertainment

What a pleasure it's been to get to know and work with Mo and Kent... there are many, many more photos and details, but I'm going to let Mo share them on her blogs, so, take it away Mo... and thanks again!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mom, on the Onion

OK. I have a beautiful, amazingly detailed wedding to share. But first, ohhh, boy. My brother brought this to my attention this morning and I am still amazed:

My mother's image, appearing in the hilarious satirical newspaper,
The Onion.

This is a photo I took 5 or 6 years ago. I have a collection of stock images available for license through Getty Images, and this is one of them. So, my mom signed a model release, and The Onion's art director did a search and decided that she represented a good "mom" to illustrate this article, "Mom Just Locked Her Door".

So far, she seems to have a good sense of humor about it... I don't know what her share of the royalties will be yet. The image is photoshopped pretty obviously onto a generic background. But, wow, is this ever one for Symphony's time capsule! If anyone has a print copy, please send it my way.

The best part may be that my friend Allison, who I haven't seen in 10 years or so, said, "I was looking at the Onion today and thought, wow, that looks like Jessamyn is 30 years!".

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ISES Napa Sonoma event, Viansa Winery, Sonoma, California

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I had the great privilege of sponsoring the International Special Events Society's Napa Sonoma Chapter education program last week at beautiful Viansa. The presentation was on "Getting Published", with lovely editors from The Knot flown in for a very windy, but very gorgeous, view of the Sonoma Valley. My friends at Jess Flood Events helped make it a wonderful event, and I met and remet lots of great vendors. My job is so fun!

Beautiful cupcake cake by Fleur de Lisa
Catering and desserts by Sage Catering
Event and Floral design by Julie Stevens Design
Rentals by Classic Party Rentals
A/V Tech by Pacific Entertainment and The Lux Productions

If I'm missing anyone, just let me know!