Archive for February, 2012

Stuff I Love | Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears

February 27th, 2012

I can’t really explain it, the love I have for this little thing.  Maybe you can see the results of this love on my hips and I guess that’s what matters.  (What am I saying?!)  I love, love, love chocolate covered gummy bears.  Rarely can I find these delicious morsels of chocolate covered gummy goodness […]

 

I can’t really explain it, the love I have for this little thing.  Maybe you can see the results of this love on my hips and I guess that’s what matters.  (What am I saying?!)  I love, love, love chocolate covered gummy bears.  Rarely can I find these delicious morsels of chocolate covered gummy goodness so when I’m desperate for the sweet, chewy, beary goodness I combine the cheapest gummy bears from Walgreens or the like with chocolate chips and I’m satisfied.

Funny story, my brides learn about my love for chocolate covered gummy bears and I had one bride send me a gift in the mail.  I opened tattered box that had stickers plastered all over it saying the post office was not responsible for the box opening and getting all damaged.  Inside of this messed up boxI found two CD’s of classical music.  Totally confused about why she would send me this music I e-mailed, like anyone would do, and thanked her for her confusing gift.  For whatever reason I thought she wanted me to pass the Cd’s on to her DJ (she was a destination bride planning her wedding from hours away).  Quickly I received a response from my baffled bride wondering where the chocolate covered gummy bears were!  D’oh!  She sent the most delicious treat in the world and the dumb ol’ Post Office switched my candy out for some lame CD’s.  I laughed so hard (yet still felt the sting of sadness) and I chuckle to myself every time I think of that moment and those e-mails back and forth with my bride.

It’s just something quirky that you may not have known about me.  I LOVE CHOCOLATE COVERED GUMMY BEARS!!!

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Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Magazine | Awesome Blossoms

February 24th, 2012

It’s happened. The day has finally come. An image of my very own has been published in a magazine. Actual print. It ran the presses. Teresa’s handmade bouquet made it. I am amazed and ecstatic. Joyous. I think I’ll go buy about 10 magazines to keep (of course I’ll give one to my parents and […]

 

It’s happened. The day has finally come. An image of my very own has been published in a magazine. Actual print. It ran the presses. Teresa’s handmade bouquet made it. I am amazed and ecstatic. Joyous. I think I’ll go buy about 10 magazines to keep (of course I’ll give one to my parents and one to my sister (aka the best assistant ever)). One image. One bouquet. One magazine. BOOM!!! So cool.

Jennifer Eileen

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Stuff I Love | Instagram

February 23rd, 2012

I can’t explain it. This is just something I love. Being able to share the beauty I’m seeing, the moments I’m experiencing, and documenting the pieces of my life that make up my average and un-ordinary days. I absolutely love Instagram. In fact, I love it more than Facebook. Instagram is the thing I check […]

 

I can’t explain it. This is just something I love. Being able to share the beauty I’m seeing, the moments I’m experiencing, and documenting the pieces of my life that make up my average and un-ordinary days.


I absolutely love Instagram. In fact, I love it more than Facebook. Instagram is the thing I check in the morning. Seeing the moments my friends share bring me joy. Countless time I laugh when I see a certain image paired with its caption. And, on the other hand, there have been some tender, knot in my throat, tear in my eye moments that have been shared over Instagram. It’s an absolutely wonderful little app to me.


Come to think of it, through Instagram I asked my dear friends (who live in far off lands) to be my bridesmaids. It’s simply wonderful. Oh, and those girls accepted… more on the wedding stuff soon… I promise! 🙂


Instagram is fun, it’s great, it’s everything I hoped it would be.  If you want to see life through my eyes feel free to follow me on Instagram, JenEileen. Let me know you’re there; let’s connect!
If you don’t have Instagram and still want to check out my iPhone pics you can do that here or follow my RSS feed!

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Lou and Jessica’s Oak Farm Vineyards Wedding | Lodi, CA

February 16th, 2012

Jessica and Lou are this great couple who have such magnetizing personalities that their friends follow them wherever they move.  Seriously, they do.  After high school everyone headed to San Luis Obispo to attend college, then from there Lou decided to move to Arizona (I don’t remember why but it was for some good reason) […]

 

Jessica and Lou are this great couple who have such magnetizing personalities that their friends follow them wherever they move.  Seriously, they do.  After high school everyone headed to San Luis Obispo to attend college, then from there Lou decided to move to Arizona (I don’t remember why but it was for some good reason) and of course everyone followed.  Now a large portion of the wedding party live out in Arizona and just love life and love being together.  All of that to say, we had a fabulous time shooting their wedding!  Jessica did an amazing job planning from afar.  It all came together perfectly and was just so beautiful!

I loved the sweet invitations, the venue, the dresses, the suits, the style of the reception, the giant oak that they were married under, and so much more!  I highlighted some of my favorite things in between some pics so I don’t want to repeat myself a lot.  But check out what cool things can be done when you’re planning a wedding in one state and getting married in another.  Jessica should be an inspiration for many of you ladies planning your wedding!  Enjoy!



The ladies carried bouquets of hydrangeas.  They were beautiful and delicate.  So soft and perfect.

The bridesmaids dressed in mismatched navy blue dresses while the groomsmen wore sleek gray pants, white button down shirt, with a thin black tie… they looked so classy.  But the two that stole the show, well, it should be obvious, were the bride and groom.  Jessica’s dress was gorgeous and fit her perfectly while Lou look stellar in his gray suit.

Lou and Jess married under a large oak tree in Lodi, CA on a beautiful fall day in October. Their initials were engraved inside a heart hanging on the tree with strands of bling hanging down from the giant limbs.



During the cocktail hour the guests enjoyed a signature drink of sweet tea which was served in the mason jars and there were paper straws available to sip ’em down with while they played lawn games like bocci ball and bean bag toss.

This group of people were a lot of fun to work with.  I love when people know each other and they are able to laugh and have a good time.  It makes the portrait part of a wedding day that much better!  Everyone was seriously so great.


Oak Farm Vineyard is nestled in the countryside of Lodi, CA.  It’s stunning.  From the lawn where the l&j got married to the white barn out in front where we took some of the pictures, it was all well manicured and absolutely lovely.  I can’t wait to go back and shoot more weddings here!



Jessica has great style… I saw this right when I arrived at the venue and saw the tables being set.  I loved, loved, loved the lace details, the gray, yellow, and navy blue decor, and the paper lanterns hanging above the sweetheart table.  It was classy, modern, sophisticated and chic.  Plus they had fun elements like the  crossword puzzle about the bride and groom and on each table were mustaches, lips, glasses, and bow ties on sticks.  So great.



Jessica & Lou’s family and friends all brought desserts to fill this super long table.  Every little morsel that I was able to sample was delicious and I was bummed to not be able to taste everything!  It was amazing and their table banner is so true… Love IS sweet!


Doily popcorn cups!?!  Darling!  Well done Jess, well done.

The whole day was a ton of fun and as you can see it was absolutely beautiful.  Congratulations l&j!  May you continue to grow more in love day in and day out.

If you would like to order pictures from Lou & Jessica’s wedding or even see all of the wonderful pictures from it then browse their online gallery!

Photographer | Jennifer Eileen
Venue | Oak Farms Vineyard
Dress | Mon Amie Bridal Salon
Bridemaid Dresses | Thread, JCrew, Ann Taylor, Bari Jay, and Light In The Box
Lou’s Suit and Grooms Men Attire | Express
Caterer | Copper Spur BBQ
DJ |Full Throttle Music
Flowers & Decor | Bride and Bride’s Cousin
Dessert Bar | Created by Bride and Grooms family friends

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Posh and Posy Events | Featuring Jake and Raquel’s Engagement

February 6th, 2012

I love being able to work with amazing vendors. Amy from Posh and Posy Events is one of them! She is talented, has creative juices bubbling out of her, and she can pull things off that most of us couldn’t even fathom doing. I can’t wait for this June wedding. And reading what Raquel said […]

 

I love being able to work with amazing vendors. Amy from Posh and Posy Events is one of them! She is talented, has creative juices bubbling out of her, and she can pull things off that most of us couldn’t even fathom doing. I can’t wait for this June wedding. And reading what Raquel said in their feature on the Posh and Posy Blog was a lot of fun. Such a fantastic couple!

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Jonathan & Lauren’s stop motion engagement shoot

February 3rd, 2012

Here is proof that Lauren is creative. Well, first Jon had the idea and Lauren made it happen. She designed the sets, wrote up the story, and made sure they both looked beautiful. It sure was a lot of work but it’s so fun to watch now! Sit back and enjoy their engagement story… Jonathan […]

 

Here is proof that Lauren is creative. Well, first Jon had the idea and Lauren made it happen. She designed the sets, wrote up the story, and made sure they both looked beautiful. It sure was a lot of work but it’s so fun to watch now! Sit back and enjoy their engagement story…

Jonathan & Lauren
Save the Date

An engagement story from real life to stop motion storyboard brilliance.

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Jonathan & Lauren | a Reedley farm engagement

February 3rd, 2012

Jonathan and Lauren are brilliant. I know I’ve said that before but it’s true. Lauren is a creative of all creatives. And Jon keeps her grounded. Such a good relationship! They’re tying the knot in May and I’m already prepared to have my socks blown off of me. I’m certain you’re socks will be blown […]

 

Jonathan and Lauren are brilliant. I know I’ve said that before but it’s true. Lauren is a creative of all creatives. And Jon keeps her grounded. Such a good relationship! They’re tying the knot in May and I’m already prepared to have my socks blown off of me. I’m certain you’re socks will be blown off as well, or at the very least you’ll get holes in the toes.




If you’d like to see their entire shoot and order prints visit their online gallery.

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Fab You Bliss | Featuring a wedding at The Grove

February 2nd, 2012

How cool to see that James & Nicoles rustic modern wedding got published two days in a row by two different blogs! So sweet. Thank you Fab You Bliss for being so fabulous and publishing this lovely wedding! Photographer: Jennifer Eileen Photography Floral Designer: Fleurie Venue: The Grove Dress Designer: Priscilla of Boston DJ: Good […]

 

How cool to see that James & Nicoles rustic modern wedding got published two days in a row by two different blogs! So sweet. Thank you Fab You Bliss for being so fabulous and publishing this lovely wedding!

Photographer: Jennifer Eileen Photography
Floral Designer: Fleurie
Venue: The Grove
Dress Designer: Priscilla of Boston
DJ: Good Times Entertainment

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The Stylish Bride | Featuring James & Nicole

February 1st, 2012

The Stylish Bride, an Australian based wedding blog, featured James & Nicole’s modern, rustic wedding!  It’s so cool to get work published overseas and I know Nicole is going to be thrilled with this beautiful feature of her amazing wedding!  A big thank you to Two Bright Lights and The Stylish Bride for showcasing such […]

 

The Stylish Bride, an Australian based wedding blog, featured James & Nicole’s modern, rustic wedding!  It’s so cool to get work published overseas and I know Nicole is going to be thrilled with this beautiful feature of her amazing wedding!  A big thank you to Two Bright Lights and The Stylish Bride for showcasing such an extraordinary event.

Venue:  The Grove
Flowers: Fleurie
DJ: Good Times Entertainment