We’re extremely excited to see these Funny Girls promos ship out today!! Keep an eye on your mailboxes and watch the postman closely.. He’ll be hesitant to give these over for sure.. Those mustaches are all the rage. Be sure to read the story and find out what makes these Funny Girls so funny, funny.. funny indeed.. Special thanks to Alaska House for an amazing job on the layout and design of these pieces.
Some of the images from QVC’s Your Summer Place are starting to trickle out!! So exciting to share a few of them below. We really enjoyed working on this project and it would not have been possible without all of the hard work everyone involved put in. Special thanks to Barrett, Corey and Owen for kickass grip support! And Dan and Eric for being everywhere and anywhere when needed. You guys rule!
We directed a few different broadcast pieces as well. The one below began airing on May 2. Brett Mullen (DP) and Josh Fox (AC) really knocked this out of the park! Thank you guys very much for going the extra miles!
We have straight skipped Spring. Summer is in full effect here in the south. Working on our tans, getting beach ready.. watching the carbs.. the late night snacks :-0 We have some of the best beaches in the country here in NC. Here’s to spending a large chunk of the summer with a margarita in hand, smelling of salt air and suntan lotion! Yay Summer!!
We recently had the pleasure to photographed author Myléne Dressler for Reader’s Digest. The concept was a collaboration with illustrator Edwin Fotheringham. We photographed a sequence of Myléne walking and balancing on a wooden beam (imitating a slack line) and Edwin performed his magic to create this magical scene for her afterwards.
Myléne is an amazing person for of energy and positive thinking. She was a blast to hang out with and share stories about various adventures and slack line mishaps. Everyone took turns doing yoga moves on the balancing beam and wearing an assortment of scarves. Thankfully no injuries were had..
There is something romantic about living in the south. The heat, the humidity. The light, the fog in the mornings. The light and the colors in the afternoon. There is a lot of history, a lot of hard work. The southern farm is something that has all of the above. Day in and day out you will find some of these elements and more.
It’s a relaxing feeling to walk through dewy grass in the early morning, a fresh cup of coffee in hand. You can hear the rooster somewhere.. being obnoxious.. but yet it’s sort of soothing. You can see the sky going from dark blue to purple, shadows moving, fog rising. Watching the morning come in on the farm, is like no where else. Different than the serenity of a beach sunrise, a city… There is a stillness. Minus that rooster, you feel like things just pause for a moment. You’re the only one there, you feel like this is your sunrise.
We finished up a project last week with some really great people. We dealt with rain, super wind, super cold, super long days, oh and some biting gnats… Everyone worked incredibly hard to make the project exceed expectations. Thanks so much everyone for all your hard work!! Here’s to the next one :-D
It’s crazy watching our son Everett growing each day. How fast time is going by. Soon he’ll be of the age of the kids above. So exciting, so sad.. He has developed a fascination with tags. Particularly on pillows, and blankets. If you hide it from him he will “root” around until he gets his hands on it. Then it’s straight to his mouth. He’s in the early stages of crawling.. This reminds us, we are behind on the baby proofing around the house.. Oh my oh my.
We had the pleasure to meet and photograph Cherie Steffen for Fitness Magazine a few months ago. What an inspiration. ”Suck it up so you wont have to suck it in” Some of her motivating words. Cherie used to weigh 230 pounds, now at 148. Dedication, focus, commitment. You look fabulous Cherie! Check out her website - Cherie Runs This
In January we packed our bags, took Everett to his grandparents house and headed South, so to speak, for Winter. We traveled to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for a small job and decided to take a few extra days afterwards to relax, soak up the sun and drink all the margaritas we could get our hands on. Boy were they good!!! We stayed at the Fairmont resort and ordered room service for breakfast every morning and sometimes late at night too. We sat on the beach and by the adult only pool that overlooked the lagoon and read on our kindles. I took long bubble baths in this amazing tub with an open window beside me. It. Was. Heaven. Right now, this place has become our happy, adult only place. When we are feeling a little overwhelmed with work or the run of the mill adult responsibilities, we say think of the adult only pool or unlimited margaritas right around the corner. However nice our little vacation was though, it was so amazing to come home to see our chubby, always happy, amazing little boy. Ahhh, what a sappy mom I’ve become! Ha!
The ocean view from a private pool by the beach bungalows.
Me and one of the beautiful flowers that was blooming on the Fairmont grounds. They keep their property immaculate!
Slightly stormy and beautiful sea.
Local artwork and Joey wearing a toboggan in Mexico by one of their canals. : )
Me on a dock looking awkward during a location scout
We went to this place, La Cueva del Chango restaurant in downtown Playa del Carmen for dinner one night and it was so so delicious. The best food we had in Mexico. Their guacamole was amazing and they gave you so many different salsas to choose from. My heaven! BUT they do not warn you about which salsas are hot and which ones are mild, so you just dip your chip and hope for the best! The whole restaurant was open to the outdoors and it had small streams running through the floors. You had to step on small stepping stones over streams to get to your table! Joey and I kept talking about how a restaurant like this would never be allowed in the States because of all the risks of law suits, sanitation grades, etc. Americans sure can ruin a beautiful idea sometimes. If you’re in Playa de Carmen go check this place out!
The hustle and bustle of Playa del Carmen.
Watching television back in our room late at night and ordering room service. The BEST!
We are not sure where our next vacation will be, but I am sure looking forward to it! Italy? Greece? ahhh dreams can come true!
Once we found out that we were going to have our first child last year, it got me thinking about family and traditions. Growing up my family had a few traditions, but not many. One of my favorites was my fairy box. My grandmother had a small wooden box with intricate carvings that she would put special treats or toys in. She would tell me that fairies brought me the treats and they always knew when I was being a good little girl. It was always so exciting wondering what the fairies brought me!
As a mom I want to have a lot of family traditions, big and small. I have started thinking about every holiday and how we can make it our own. For Valentines I want to make Valentines for people we care about. None of those pre folded, punch out Valentines you buy at the store. This year we started our tradition and handmade some Valentines for friends and family. Everett was a little young to help this year ( 5 months ) but we decided to use a photo of him in the Valentines in lieu of his helpful little hands. Plus, he looks like the spitting image of cupid! Ha! We cut hearts out of potatoes and turnips to use as stamps and sealed each envelope with a heart. They turned out pretty cute but I can’t wait until next year when our little guy can help out. Until then we will continue to create new traditions for our little family to do all throughout the year.
Joey and Jessica are Southern born photographers who live to create fun, off-beat classic imagery. Upon graduating art school for painting and photography, they decided to fully commit themselves to photography and began working together in 2007. Their attention to detail, professionalism and easy going demeanor translate into timeless, fun images. Joey and Jessica thrive on creating and nurturing photo concepts and their love of nature, Americana and spontaneous moments inspire their work daily. When not creating they can be found renovating their 1940s bungalow, rock climbing, cooking, reading and spending time with their son Everett. Joey is an Aquarius and Jessica is a Taurus, if you're into that sort of thing and they absolutely love what they do for a living. Jessica's dad always told her that " If you can make a living doing something you love, you will never work a day in your life " He also use to say that " Eggs are like candy to dogs " Both sayings, are actually in fact, true.
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