Archive for the Photography Category

New Orleans Wedding Photo Shoot…

January 18, 2011

…Styled By Event Jubilee!

This dreamy French inspired Royal Street shoot styled by Candice of Event Jubilee leaves me feeling without words, just inspired beyond belief! Brides, this is just a little peek, head over to her blog to see the entire shoot. When you get there, spoil your pretty lil’ eyes with part 1, part 2 and part 3!

(Photo credits: Photography by Carla Ten Eyck & Co, Katie Slater & Sara Code-Kroll,
Design & Styling by Jubilee Events, Fashion & Styling by The White Dress by the Shore, Groom’s Tux by Perlis, Floral Design by Datura: A Modern Garden, Hair & Makeup by Jennie Fresa & The Beauty Library, Confections by Sucre, Custom Headpieces & Floral Sashes by Twigs and Honey, Linens by Gala Cloths, Pink Candelabras by Nachtmann & Riedel – more at Jubilee Events.)

Connecticut/New England brides, you’re so lucky Jubilee Events is in your neighborhood. Want to contact Candice for your event? Do so by clicking HERE. Cheers and happy planning! Oh yeah and um, Candice, by the way – how did you get to be so awesome?!

A Win, Win Situation With Bellis & Shartreuse Studios!

December 2, 2010

…Cozy Up With Winter Goodies!

Congratulations to Allison, of Manic In The City and Angela, of Angela’s Kitchen, winners of the 2011 desktop calendar giveaway! Not Allison or Angela? Fear not. The hosts are offering my darling readers (that includes you) an exclusive discount this week - 15% off! Just use promo code jaime15 at checkout when shopping at either Bellis Studios, Shartreuse Studios or both.

(Photo credits: via Bellis Studios & Shartreuse Studios)

Hurry, the code expires on Wednesday December 8, 2010. Happy shopping!

Gorgeous 2011 Desktop Calendar Giveaway!

November 19, 2010

It’s A Lovely Way To Look At Every Day…

Denise, the designer at Bellis Studios in Chicago and photographer Sharleen of Shartreuse Studio in NY, have joined together to bring you joy this holiday season! This creative, inspiring and talented sister duo will make your 2011 something to look forward to. How so? With their gorgeous, new 2011 desktop calendar!

Start each day in a fanciful way! Design and photography intertwine to create an impressive 12 month,6×4″desktop calendar complete with an acrylic case/holder.

(Photo credits: via Bellis Studios and Shartreuse Studio)

It’s the perfect way for you and your bridesmaids to count down to your big day! With the holidays quickly nearing, this calendar would also make a wonderful gift idea or stocking stuffer. Want it? Buy it by clicking HERE. The sisters are also giving you a chance to win it for free! Not just one of you, but two of you! So let’s talk how…

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me one reason why you’re blessed or lucky. Holidays come and go, but counting our blessings should be a year-round thing! This is the mandatory entry (Entry #1).

For additional entries…

1. Follow Shartreuse Studio on Facebook and Twitter (Counts as entry #2). Leave another comment on this blog post telling me you did so.

2. Follow Bellis Studios on Facebook and Twitter (Counts as entry #3). Leave another comment on this blog post telling me you did so.

3. Follow It’s A Jaime Thing on Facebook and on Twitter (Counts as entry #4). Leave another comment on this blog post telling me you did so.

4. Visit both the Bellis Studios shop and the Shartreuse Studios shop and comment on this blog post with your favorite item from each ~ aside from the calendar, of course (Counts as entry #5)! Leave another comment telling me you did so.

This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only (I’m sorry!) and will end at midnight CST on Sunday, November 28, 2010.

***Just a note*** We like to keep it friendly and clean here, so be nice! Any negative comments posted will not be published and will not count as an entry. Winners will be chosen via a random generator. Winners will be announced shortly after the closing date and will be notified by email. Winners will have to claim their prize by contacting me within one week. If the prize is not claimed within that time period, a new winner will be chosen.

Thank you, good luck and don’t forget to spread the word! :) xo ~Jaim

Chalk It Up To Romance…

October 29, 2010

…And Play Like Kids!

Chalk. Now why didn’t we think about this before? Duh ~ what a great idea! Create your save-the-dates, invitations or thank you notes with some good ol’ fashioned driveway fun…

(Photo credit: via

Once you’re done with the chalk, invite a friend over and have ‘em help you out by taking pictures of the two of you playing around like goofballs. Your guests will get a kick out of it and so will you, I bet!

Don’t let your fun with chalk end there…use chalk to decorate your reception, create a cool photobooth and to later decorate your newlywed kitchen. Happy coloring!

Get Your Wedding Published In A Magazine!

October 5, 2010

A Fresh, Modern Way To Remember Your Special Day…

First came the wedding album. Then came the coffee table book. Now what? How about your very own wedding published in a magazine? This fun alternative to the usually expensive album can be easily custom made by you, by visiting MagCloud.

Upload your favorite photos or create your pages using a design program. Then, just publish, buy and/or sell! You can even set your price (publisher markup) for your magazine! Way cool, right?

(Photo credits: Marder Wedding on MagCloud by photographer Chip Willis)

Imagine the possibilities with MagCloud. Share your magazine after the wedding with friends and family! They too can then purchase their own copy of memories from your big day. Not getting married? Use MagCloud to share all of your life’s favorite memories! Get started by clicking HERE. Happy publishing!

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Photo Curtain Call…

September 6, 2010

…Showered With Smiles!

I’ve always loved the idea of using creatively designed shower curtains as photo backdrops for weddings. Think about it! You could probably easily hang them in a doorway with an adjustable shower rod or on curtain rod in front of a window. Check out these unique designs from

(Photo credits: “Happiness” & “Moondance” designer shower curtains from

Fun, right? You could even customize your own DIY shower curtain to coordinate with your wedding colors! Just pick up some cool embellishments from your local craft store and super-glue (or sew, if you’re cool like that) the suckers onto a liner. Wa-la! Creative and affordable.

Best part? After the wedding you can keep your backdrop hanging in the most lovely way, in your newlywed bathroom.

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