Happy Friday everyone! Ashley and I are shooting TWO weddings this Memorial Day weekend, so look out for some amazing sneak peeks coming your way very soon! To gear up for a wedding-filled weekend, here are some amazing features we’d like to share with you all. Huge thanks to Style Me Pretty, Bayside Bride, and Fab You Bliss for showcasing our amazing couples’ weddings and engagement session! We always feel so incredibly honored, so please go show our couples some love on those blogs! -J
I am currently on the late night hi-speed ferry en route back to Hyannis, MA, where Jeremy and I will pick up our car and make an overnight drive 11 hours back to Virginia Beach. Where we will promptly curl into bed with our dogs and sleep the morning and early afternoon away. We have spent the past three days on Nantucket Island with some of our closest friends, celebrating Mary’s birthday the best way possible. With a sailboat ride and jeep excursion, lots of wine and the most amazing food, and belly laughs so deep that our stomachs physically hurt with happiness.
As I sit here, I am so overwhelmed with what this life has given us. The friends, people, and places that have been brought into our lives have not been brought here by mistake. I know that, but it still doesn’t change the fact that I am awestruck by the life I live. It has nothing to do with how many weddings we’ve booked, the money we’ve made, the overwhelming wedding plans, the moments I don’t feel good enough. It does have everything to do with the incredible people that we get to spend our time with. And today, I am content with being thankful. – A
I have SO many more images coming (I challenged myself to shoot only film on this trip!), but here are a few instagrams of our AMAZING time.
It’s been a while since we’ve done an Art of the Partnership post, so we thought it was time for a new installment! Let me just preface this post by saying that Ashley and I are totally not experts at artificial lighting. We have gone through a lot of trial and error with our on and off-camera lighting setups, and we’ve definitely learned about lighting from some amazing photographers. I’m going to go through what we started off using, and what we use now and how we work together during the reception to not get in each other’s way since there are two of us shooting simultaneously! We are still constantly learning more and more about using artificial light to our advantage, but I think we have come up with a great system that has been working pretty well for us! Please feel free to share any lighting tips in the comments section below! Thanks for reading and we hope this gives some insight into how we shoot with on and off-camera flashes together! -J
Off-Camera Flash (Stage 1)
Off-Camera Flash (Stage 2)
Off-Camera Flash (Stage 3)