Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ellis Oak

I had to turn my rental order back in yesterday. I always feel like crying when I have to give back the d700 and the 85mm. I wish there were mine. I went to the UPS next to these beautiful trees so I could snap a few before turning the camera in. These ancient looking moss covered beauty’s are snuggled right between lows and a doctors office. It was the worst time of the day (12pm) for pictures unfortunately so they don’t look as pretty as they should. Later in the day the soft light makes these trees look like Fangorn forest.

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Acworth, GA

I’m playing catchup. The things-to-do sticky notes on my desk are alarming, but here’s a little update about this past weekends trip. As you know, my Dad and brother kept me company on the trip (yay family!).  In fact the five long hours on the way and then on the way back were driven by chauffeur dad ( as a disclaimer, I did offer to drive some, but that’s dad for you).

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A nice hot meal at the cracker barrel, a hop and a skip later, we arrive in Acworth GA just outside of Atlanta. Its full of trains, and old timey buildings and commercial areas. We only got a wee bit lost because they named multiple roads with the same name. Then it was work time. The Conservatory at Waterstone was where the rehearsal and wedding was located. It’s right next to a great bookstore with lots of local history books and an espresso machine.

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The preview for the wedding is up HERE. They are such a sweet and joyful couple. The whole family was awesome to work with and the whole wedding theme thing was flawless. They had some of the prettiest processional music I’ve ever heard with a live cello/violin and guitar. Emilia had supurb tastes in decorating and entertainment ideas. How cute is their guest book: a canvas tree where people sign above their thumbprints:

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and their tiny wedding cake with a fun garden theme was simple summer elegance.

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Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was on the dance floor at the reception. They even had some disco music and a colorful strobe. It’s always fun for me to plow right into the middle of the dancing and take pictures. It’s turns into a game for me, not to get knocked over.

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Sparkler exits are my very favorite.

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Saturday morning they held a bridal luncheon at the Vineyard Café in Marietta. Dad and I looked at the dkgallery next door before they arrived and found some great art. I liked the giant cow paintings (selling for a mere $8,000).

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Oh and Mandy, remember her? She’s over at Simplicity and Reality. She worked as my second shooter. She’s so easy to work with, organized, and people conscience. She did a great job with keeping my brain in tack and took some smashing photos that helped fill in the gaps. It’s always neat when you work with someone and you can see the differences in perspective after you’re through so  you can have the “I never would have thought of that!” moment.  She ran a photo booth in the corner of the patio complete with a  little table full of props. Someone should seriously hire this girl to run events!

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When we had just finished the bride and grooms reveal at a small chapel across the road we were hit with a small surprise. the railroad track that separated where we were shooting from the venue was suddenly full of train. It stopped directly where we need to cross and went on for quite a ways. We lost about 45 minutes of time getting picked up and driven around it, and poor Mandy had set off to fetch the bridal party and walked away down the track trying to find the end.

It just goes to show, weird stuff happens on wedding days. I’m glad we weren’t too far behind and still had some time to shoot. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

50’s /60’s style

1. can’t get enough of Mad Men. (which yes, it’s a little soap opera-y but the show goes in so deep. It has so many philosophies and views on people and society in it. It touches a lot on generational differences).

2. favorite era of furniture

3. why can’t we dress like this anymore? Crinolines, housecoats, fitted felts, peter pan collars, high waists and sheath skirts. Love it all.  I’m sorely tempted to get a dress from etsy so I can wear it for Halloween…or out and about.

60's Plaid Linen Belted Shirtwaist Dress - Medium to Large60s Mod Dress Vintage I Magnin Jackie O SheathVintage Shirtwaist Dress / Full Skirt Dress / 60s / Autumn Flowers / XSThe Umbrellas of Cherbourg pale pink peter pan collar 60s vintage dress - Size EU 38/40Vintage 50s Dress - 1950s Printed Cotton Day Dress50's/ 60's navy blue 3/4 sleeve silk dress (s-m)Vintage 1960s Royal Geometric ScarfEarly 60s Vintage Chartreuse Jackie O School Girl Mini DressVintage 60s Green Dress Wool and Tweed Army OliveVintage 50s 60s Dress Mustard Gingham Stripe XS 25" waistMod Scooter Dress Lemon Yellowvintage 1960s dress ( WASP NEST )1960s Polka Dotted Dress / Navy Blue and White Polka Dots / Zip Frontvintage 1960s dress ( AZURE PAISLEY )SALE vintage 60s teal handmade velvet babydoll party dress

Do you have a favorite era of clothing?