I really need to find my little pocket digital camera… my cell phone just isn’t cutting it for these nighttime social (read: necessary schmoozing) events I keep going to!
Last night I went to a really cool party thrown by “The Knot” for all of its advertisers. I am really grateful to The Knot because they have featured so many of my weddings. (click here to check them out…) I loved their theme of pink and white Gerber Daisies because that is my favorite flower. The event was put on by my friend and co Bridal Bar member, Mary Sushinski of Occasions.
Its fun to have the opportunity to dress up and socialize with other wedding vendors. I went with my good friend and talented photographer, Dina Douglass, and here is a silly shot from my cell phone with our friend Tiffany Nainkin!
and this is me in my new cocktail dress in front of The Knot daisy and the paramount gate.
Today I had the great privilege of shooting with my good friend and talented photographer, Tiffany Nainkin. She shot with me a few weddings back, so today I returned the favor! The bride was really stunning, and she and her husband were really fun and easy going which makes for GREAT photographs!
The wedding was at the beautiful Wattles Mansion, and these are my favorite shots of the day:
As many of you know, I use Pictage to showcase my wedding images and produce the Bonsai and Birch books that I offer (and love!) Pictage is a really great company, and I’m happy to be affiliated with them.
Pictage hosted the first Annual Pictage Partner Conference for all of its photographers around the country to attend, and I was chosen to be one of the presenters!! I was so excited to speak in front of my peers, and I think the talk went really well. My topic was called “A Cure for the Common Photographer: Creative Tips to help You Stand Out from the Crowd.” I was able to share a little bit about what I do and how I make my brand stand out. My good friend (and photographer extraordinaire), Chris Becker, shot the cute photo of me you see on the sign below.
Pictage threw a really fun party at the hotel – complete with a funny band called “Freddie Welfare and the Foodstamps.” It was good to reconnect with old friends as well as have the opportunity to meet new ones. So many people came up to me during the two day event to introduce themselves and tell me how much they like my work and enjoyed my presentation! It was so flattering. It made me feel really good about myself and what I’m doing.
There was even an article in the newsletter written about me called “In the Spotlight: Jules Bianchi.” This was included with every Pictage packet given out to the photographers at the conference. Just a little something for the scrapbook!!
I cannot find my pocket digital camera, but my friend (and talented wedding photographer!), Robert Evans, shot this cute photo with my cell phone: