Happy Thursday & Happy Halloween!!
Today we have friends coming in from all over the country for our annual Halloween bash (more on that to come tomorrow!), and Justin is hard at work down in the basement riveting (yes, riveting!!) his costume together as we speak! We’ll have our friends in town for a couple days and then this weekend we are off to Oregon for our J&M Lighting Intensive and the Art of Authentic Posing workshops out there. After that we come right back in to the Amazing Life Escape in Maine, a wedding & workshop in Miami, and then our last Walk Through a Wedding workshop of the year on Nov 20-21. Whew! In other words, the next few weeks are crrrrazy. And just thinking about it makes my head spin.
But- and here’s the important but- BUT we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Our crazy busy season is winding down, and there are visions of hot cocoa & crackling fires dancing through my head.
December is our month to regroup. To breathe. To rest. And to cast the vision for what we want the next year to look like. This year, one of the major projects that has been put on the back burner until now that we plan to really start digging into in December & January is finally finally getting our act together to work on this new brand we’ve been talking about all year. We are SO lucky to be working with the insanely talented Jennifer Olmstead on our new brand, and I feel so much more at ease knowing that we are in her incredibly capable hands. I can’t wait to go back & forth with her on things like fonts, and layouts, and just putting together something that is remarkable and so US now that our style has evolved and we’ve grown as photographers. We’re hoping to unveil it fairly early next year, so definitely stay tuned for that!
In the mean time though, we have had the HUGE honor of collaborating with Jennifer & her business partner Jeff Shipley in their site design business, Tonic for one of their new designs. I cannot RAVE enough about how beautiful, rich & sophisticated every single one of their designs is, so when these guys reached out to use some of our images in one of their new sites that are just launching TODAY, I couldn’t jump at the chance fast enough!!
The site is called Bloody Mary (LOL, it was NOT named after me…all of their sites are named after a drink (hence the Tonic!) And it is all things preppy-sophisticated-goodness. I have attached screen shots below for some of my favorite features!!
First of all, I just LOVE the main icon that’s on every page that reminds me of a crew logo & Brooks Brothers all at the same time!
I adore how the galleries are called Book One, Book Two, etc and all the different layout options they offer!
Love is LOVELIER than ANTHING else! True. That.
Amanda & Jeremy, y’all are looking GOOD on this site!!
A lot of the pictures below were personal pictures taken on our various adventures this year. And looking at them all together makes my heart feel very very grateful indeed.
LOVE this treatment for the about page!
Now for the REALLY exciting news!! In honor of all their new designs that are dropping today AND in honor of one of my two favorite holidays, the amazing Jennifer & Jeff have agreed to give us one Site Design to give away to you, our incredible readers, for FREE!! All you have to do is follow the steps below:
Head over to the Tonic site & browse all the collections, and then come back HERE and leave us a comment below telling us your favorite one! One lucky commenter is going to win a design credit worth $525. The winner will be announced early next week!! And….GO!!