Friday, February 26, 2010

Out of the Office...

We have the last of our winter travel these next two weeks so we apologize for any inconvenience it may cause. We will be judging and speaking at the Professional Photographers of Massachusetts' State (PPAM) Convention Feb.26-March 2nd. We are then home for one day before leaving for Jennifer's program at WPPI's Business Institute. We will be in Nevada from March 3-March 8th. We will be back to normal studio hours beginning March 9th.
We will try to keep on top of phone calls and emails, but it is hard with our hectic time commitments at conventions (We usually start at 6am and go to midnight...ouch!).
Thank you for your patience!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lillian's Bridal

As some of you may know, we have a wedding of our own to plan in the family. I thought it would be fun to periodically give you updates as we navigate our way through planning a destination wedding and send off party here in Dayton.

I got to go bridal dress shopping with the bride, Kristen, and had such a marvelous time at Lillian's Bridal in Centerville. We've always loved Lillian's for their beautiful decor, unique selection and personal service. I have sent a lot of bride's to Lillian's and knew it would be the first place we would go too.

Kristen found her dress after trying on just a handful of them, and it had all of us in tears. She went with a Winnie Couture that is a 'contemporary-classic.' I promised the bride I wouldn't post her actual dress until after the wedding so that the groom wouldn't see it...sorry for the suspense...although you can see it's reflection in the mirror.

A special 'Thank You' to Lillian's owner, Kriston, for making the experience so lovely! It was truly a perfect day!
Lillian's Bridal
5763 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45429-2207
(937) 433-4494‎ (By appointment only for the bridal gowns)

Monday, February 22, 2010


It's that time of year where we start designing a lot of Sign-in-Albums for all of our spring brides! The Sign-in-Album, or Guestbook, makes for a fun way to personalize what would ordinarily be a boring been-there-done-that wedding tradition.

The books themselves are hardcover coffee table books designed to lay completely flat so they are easy to sign. Our Sign-in-Albums are all personally designed by Jennifer. She can also use those same design aesthetics to make save-the-date cards, invitations, labels, thank you cards and more for a complete look.

Thank You Too!

It always amazes us at the thoughtfulness and kindness of our clients! We are, of course, thrilled when we get 'thank you' notes and emails from clients mostly because it lets us know that we are doing what we should be doing, which is taking care of you! We are very blessed to have so many amazing people share their lives with us, and your words of kindness and praise are very humbling. {{Group Hug!}}

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Knot's Real Wedding Awards!

We have four weddings nominated for The Knot's 'Real Wedding Awards.' The Grand Prize is a trip to Maui for the winning couple. How cool is that? Help these bride's win an awesome second honeymoon by casting your 5 star votes!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Bride's Choice Award 2010!

We are honored to have received The WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards ™. The Bride's Choice Awards recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the Bride's Choice Awards are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds. This year's winners represent the top five percent of WeddingWire's vendor community, which consists of over 100,000 local wedding professionals nationwide.

WeddingWire is a helpful planning resource for bride's allowing them to shop for vendors, add their own if not listed and then organize all those resources...sort of an online bridal binder. Check them out at

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Day!

Just an FYI! With all the snow (9 inches and counting) we will out of the studio Tuesday, Feb. 9th, and if the weatherman are right about another 6 inches, we will also be out on Wed. the 10th. We will be checking email while snowbound so feel free to leave us a message at Stay safe and warm!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Voted Best of The Knot 2010!

We wanted to say a BIG Thank you to all those out there who voted us The Knot Best of Weddings for 2010!

It is such a huge honor and it means a lot to us because it is local brides who voted for us. Its aways nice when we win various professional awards for our work, but when the award comes from our brides it means so much more! It is that much sweeter knowing it's our second year in a row....thank you, thank you!

The Knot is the number one most trusted wedding resource and if you haven't already checked them out do so! Jennifer used it exclusively when planning our destination wedding and couldn't have done it without The Knot!