What can I say about this couple? I usually have my photo editor pull out the best shots and throw them up on the blog – saved in the drafts folder to await my approval. I then go through, delete a few shots, and publish the post with little to no comments just to keep fresh images coming. It’s different this time. I tried to hit the publish button, but I just couldn’t. I had to say something about this couple. Well, it’s more about Jackie because I really only met Mike on the shoot so I don’t know too much about him other than he’s married to Jackie (which says a lot) and that he’s great looking, successful, and a super nice guy. Mike, if you read this, please take this as a “I want to hang with you and get to know you more” ok? :) Ok, on to Jackie…
I met Jackie a couple years ago when she styled my NYC shooting workshop. I only met her briefly during the workshop, but knew I was lucky to have her because of the amazing styled shoot she put together for me. You can view some of those images here. I also knew that I was lucky to start this relationship with her because I could instantly sense that she was the kind of person that everyone loved. I knew from the minute I met her that if she wasn’t already killing it in her business that it was just a matter of time because when God gives someone talent, passion, and a genuinely gracious and sweet personality, you know that person is going places. Turns out she was already killing it and still is. She’s the greatest thing the NYC wedding market has seen in quite some time! Check out her labor of love “Merci New York” and see what I’m talking about.
Jackie and Mike gave me the honor of photographing them for my NYC workshop this spring and it just so happened it was on their 4th anniversary! Such a beautiful couple! I wish you guys many many years of happiness together! Can’t wait to see you both again! Read Jackie’s post about the shoot here.
Thanks so much to the wonderful vendors that made this shoot a success!!
Production and Stylist: Kat Harris
Hair Stylist: Maysoon Faraaj, FaceTime Beauty
Make-up Artist: Sharon Becker, FaceTime Beauty
Gown: Romona Keveza, Gabriella Bridal Salon
Tux: Model’s own
Look 2 and 3 dresses: Rent the Runway
Look 2 and 3 male: JCrew
Florals: Lori Meigel, AvaFlora
A major THANK YOU to all of the vendors who made this shoot possible. I am so thankful for each of you! Vendor Information:
I loved this couple! I really really liked them. I mean REALLY! This is part one of a styled shoot with Matt & Karlin. Bridal shoot to follow! Hope you like them as much as I do!
If you have not heard of Photoserve; it’s an organization you should definitely check out.
After meeting countless photographers within our industry who shared this vision to not only document beauty and life, but to use that gift and talent to affect positive change in the world, photographers Matt Savage (of Avery House Photographers) and Tony Skarlatos founded Photoserve. To do just that: photos and serve. Their vision to unite with other artists and create an avenue to use their gifts to affect change is both encouraging and challenging.
I am honored to be going on a trip to Acuña, Mexico this September 25-30th. With a team of about 15 photographers we will be building a home for a family that is currently living on the streets. I have no doubt that this trip will challenge and shape every person involved, and I cannot wait to go. We still have a few spots left, and I would love you to join!
I have some exciting upcoming workshops that I’m stoked to share with you. From September 12-14th I’ll be in Calgary for a seminar and Banff for an awesome shooting workshop. The support that I’m getting from Lynn Fletcher Weddings, The Camera Store, Pixel2Canvas, and Lexar to help make these happen has been so awesome. I can’t wait to see everyone next month! Here’s some more info:
September 12: A Seminar on Branding
In this 6-hour seminar, I’ll be teaching about my unique approach to branding. Topics that will be covered are: Defining Your Target Market, Brand Identity, Creating Buzz, Pricing, Selling, Getting Published, Social Networking, Photography Inspiration, Facing Fears.
Where: The Fairmont Palliser
Early Registration until 08/26/11: $129.00
Online Registration until: 09/07/11: $149.00
**Sign-up online HERE.**
September 13-14: Banff Shooting Workshop
7:30-9:30p.m.: Optional Welcome Reception in the Rundle Lounge at The Fairmont, Banff Springs
1:00-4:00p.m.: In-Class Lecture.
4:00-8:00p.m.: Live Shooting on location in Banff. Students will be shooting a live professionally styled bridal shoot.
Where: The Fairmont, Banff Springs.
**Sign-up online HERE.**
Style Me Pretty featured this All-American styled shoot on July 4th. Abby and her team at Style Me Pretty are such hard workers, and it is an honor to be featured on their site. This particular shoot was from my SoCal Shooting Workshop, and I am stoked that several of the attendees were also on the Style Me Pretty Feature. (Way to go Richard Lam and Visual Exposure). Thank you so much to all the wonderful vendors who made up a killer team for this shoot. You guys rocked it! Also thanks to Pixel2Canvas and Leather Craftsmen for sponsoring my workshop, and for your continual support!
Creative Direction and Wardrobe Stylist: Kat Harris, Mike Colón Photographers
Hair & Make-up: Rachel Burney, Remba Productions
Models: Henry (Brand Talent); Rachael
Linens: Dahlia and Veronica, Designer Speciality Linens-OC
Pies & Treats: Mary Lallande, Jays Catering
Paper Goods: Amber & Ashley, Typologie & Co.
Assistant: Matt Cotter