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For as long as I’ve known Emily, of Emily Takes Photos (now the APW Advertising Manger), she’s had a dream of putting together a workshop to teach the business side of running a photography studio (something she’s brillant at). And then, over the last few months, I found out that Maddie (now APW Associate Editor) had a a dream of putting together a workshop to teach branding (something she’s brillant at). So, because there is nothing I love more than a business set-up, I did a huge amount of nudging, to try to get them to do a workshop together. And after a ton of planning, now they are! Emily and Maddie brought on Jonas Seaman (who’s doing some of the most innovate wedding photography around, you can read my raves of his work here) and put together The CoLab Workshop, taking place in Sunol CA on May 21-22. If you’re building a wedding related small business (it doesn’t have to be photography) I think this is a must attend event. Plus? I’m keynoting! I’ll be giving my Very Strong Opinions about building a creative business, maintaining your personal creativity,φορεματα
and not acting like a douche (just because the wedding world tells you that you should). I’m going to let Maddie tell you more, and I’m so excited to meet some of you there.
One of the things that always surprises people when I tell them, is that the APW sponsors are actually (many of us) friends in real life. Because of the way that APW advertising is set up, we have the opportunity to act as a support system for one another. We offer technical advice, help each other through tough spots, and celebrate each other’s successes. And what this experience has taught me is that being a wedding professional is so much more rewarding when you are part of a larger community that all shares the same values.
Why should anyone care about this? Well, because the wedding industry is crazy. If couples think that the WIC puts pressure on them to act a certain way or to produce a certain kind of wedding, just imagine the kind of pressure that’s put on wedding professionals to turn out a certain kind of work. The result of this kind of pressure is that you end up with wedding vendors who do crazy things during your wedding for no other reason than they are “supposed to.” (Like forcing you to spend three hours of your five hour reception doing posed formals. NO. THANKS.)
Which can make starting out in the wedding industry seem impossibly hard. So a few APW sponsors got together in the spirit of sharing, and decided to create a workshop that’s all about building a business authentically. And that’s how CoLab was born.
It’s called CoLab for two reasons. Firstly,gallakjoler
Plus size dresses we think collaboration is one of the best things you can do for your business. The idea that success happens in a vacuum is absurd, but it’s one that permeates the industry. We think that sharing knowledge is a win-win for everyone. We can learn so much more from working together than we can alone.
The other reason it’s called CoLab is because we like to think of our workshop as more of a learning lab than a traditional workshop. We’re not trying to make everyone the same. The best way to achieve this is through hands-on experimentation.
What we’re really hoping to do is to nurture up and coming business owners (the future sponsors of APW perhaps?) and nudge them away from (terrible) wedding industry ‘best practices,’ and towards authenticity. Our hope that if we can continue the APW ripple effect, then maybe we can slowly begin to change the experience couples are having with their wedding elves everywhere. You know, so that instead of treating you like a walking barbie doll, photographers treat you like an actual human being. Or instead of capturing a posed version of a shot on The Kn*t’s “must-have” list, maybe we just don’t take that picture (because it has nothing to do with you). Whatever it is, we’re just trying to help people get real and then find success doing it.
I know that there are a zillion photography workshops out there, and people are probably going to ask themselves, “why this one?” And the answer is that we don’t want you to walk away feeling like you have to change yourself to get better. Because there are three of us running this workshop, nobody is going to leave worried that they have to shoot like Jonas to be successful, or to brand their business like Maddie, or crack the business whip like Emily. We all have such different approaches that are unique to us, and we want to help creative professionals bring that out in themselves. Also, in this workshop, we cover everything. Because we don’t think that getting better is all about photos. Or marketing. Or SEO. It’s all of that combined, so we feel like your investment is better spent if you can get better across the board, rather than in one specific area.
The details: The workshop takes place on Monday and Tuesday, May 21st and 22nd. Food will be provided. Our workshop will include a combination of conversation-based learning as well as hands-on shooting. And not to mention our special guest speaker, Meg! Registration is $750, but since we’re really hoping to source most of the attendees from the APW pool, we’re offering a $100 discount to anyone who registers from APW. Just enter the promo code: APWPlusCoLab2012.
Oh, and also filed under: totally cool,abendkleider
hääpuvut is that we are partnering with other creative types to give away some neat freebies and discounts at the workshop, and already we have two APW reader businesses on board (Rory Gordon Photo and ATP Liz’s PinkSlip Industries). (And we’re working on getting more, so stay tuned!)
Lastly, if nobody is sold yet, we’d like to let you know that this workshop will be taking place on a PONY FARM. So, yeah. Try and resist us now.
Hello everyone, Associate Editor Maddie here! I’m sure you’re all looking at the title of this post and thinking to yourselves, “Seriously? Two body image posts in one week? They must be crazy!” And well, yes. A little. But this time, it’s not for APW. A few weeks back, Etsy approached Meg to write about weight and body image as they relate to weddings. But since that’s more my bag than hers, Meg happily passed the torch to me. I thought that with my last post about the subject that I might not have anything left to say. Boy was I wrong! So today, I’m thrilled to bring you a small excerpt of my post for Etsy, which is about the insanity of the bridal ideal and how it’s perfectly OK if your relationship with your body isn’t perfect on your wedding day. If you aren’t completely exhausted from Tuesday’s discussion, you can read the rest of the article here. We don’t always link to the posts we write for Etsy, but when we really, really like them, sometimes we can’t help ourselves…
I don’t think I’ve ever been thinner than I was on my wedding day.φορεματα
Through diet, exercise and the pure strength of bridal willpower I managed to lose about twenty-five pounds before saying “I do,” elliptical-ing my way down to a svelte size eight. When it came time to speak our vows, I felt confident and ready to take the aisle by storm in a $500 fake-taffeta David’s Bridal gown that I’d bought at the last minute two weeks before the wedding.
And yet. When I got my wedding pictures back, I kind of hated them. I’d lost all this weight, but I still looked…squishy. My arms didn’t have the definition I’d seen in all the wedding ads, and my back still rolled over the top of my dress (I guess that’s what I get for refusing to acknowledge any gym equipment that won’t let me watch reruns of Saved By The Bell). And while I knew objectively that I looked beautiful on my wedding day, I still felt…disappointed.
The thing is, looking back,gallakjoler
Plus size dresses I have no idea what was going through my mind at the time. I was hot! I had a rockin’ bod that I’d worked my ass off for, complete with curves to inspire Sir-Mix-A-Lot. So what happened? How is it that, even after gaining nearly fifty pounds of post-wedding weight, I have a more positive body image now than I did when I got married?
The answer lies where almost all of the complicated feelings of getting married lie: the big business wedding industry. Mainstream wedding media has created such an unnatural representation of bridal beauty that it’s nearly impossible to discern where, “I’d like to look pretty on my wedding day” turns into “I’ll regret it forever if I don’t lose ten pounds before the wedding and get Michelle Obama’s arms.”
Just a quick glimpse at wedding dress ads begins to unravel the complicated intricacies of brides, bodies and beauty. First, there are the obvious issues: the lack of diversity, the untamed airbrushing, the fact that none of the models ever seem to smile. But peeling back the layers unveils an even more subtle beauty standard: these women are you, only better. None of them are runway-model thin. They are just a little thinner than you. A little taller. Slightly more polished. Like you, on your best day, at the most flattering angle.
And of course,abendkleider
hääpuvut couple these pressures with the messaging that your wedding is the single most important day of your life and you’ve only got one chance to do it right (and a limited amount of time to do so at that), and we’ve got ourselves a problem. Before you know it, your brain starts playing a never-ending loop of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” while you paw through sample gowns trying to find your size.
And while it may be impossible to escape this harmful messaging about your body and your wedding, there are a few helpful hints I’ve learned since getting married that should ease the pain, and hopefully help you come out on the other side without the emotional battle scars usually reserved for Miss America contestants.
The Air Jordan 13 is one of the most popular Jordan shoes today.Today we are going to take a look at a new freeshippingshoez shoe that we think all of you
will be able to appreciate.It is zoom Air cushioned for its midsole that rests over some high traction bottom sole with an unending oval pattern.The shoe features a black nubuck upper with sections of patent leather seen on the toe box. Red is seen on the lace holders, Jumpman logo, and inner lining. Yellow is placed on part of the midsole and stitching.The upper cross of this sneaker ensures additional stability and reminds us the legendary Nike Air Raid.The toe box possesses heavy perforations reveals two more layers on this indestructible-looking sneaker.They really are missing out on a lot of great sneakers though by thinking that way and we are going to prove that to you right now by looking at all of the new upcoming releases, these are the new Jordan Brand May 2013 Releases.ilikelifestyle,which is currently passing its most glorious time ever, is probably going to be the most talked-about event of this year in sneaker construction ever for its one by one splendid sharp releases.It is the simplicity of the design and features that give this pair much more than meets the eye.This is sure to receive much positive feedback from everyone.What do you think?
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Today I’m thrilled to start the year right by wiring a post for two of my dear friends, and also two of the most talented wedding photographers around. They are Lillian and Leonard Wedding Photography, and they are the married couple Cara (of Peonies and Polaroids) and Nye. They are based in Scotland, but are more than willing to travel, as long as you don’t mind them bringing their little babies along for the ride.
Cara and Nye had a huge year in 2010. They welcomed two tiny baby girls, Ella and Amelia, and for most people that would be enough. But as I dug through their portfolio to write this post, I was awed at what an amazing creative year they had had.
I’ve always loved Cara and Nye’s work, but these days it is wordlessly good. They capture the gritty-ness and the dreamy magic of the wedding. They capture those moments that make you stop and gasp in wonder. They make art.
Cara and Nye are two people you just plain want to have at your wedding. Cara has a quiet grace to her, and she’s kind, and she has your back. Period. Nye will make you laugh until you cry, and hang out with your groomsmen, and boost you up (physically or emotionally, he’s good like that).
We’ve had two APW wedding grads shot by Lillian and Leonard – the fantastic Dougie and Danae’s pink ball of happiness, and the soulful Clare & Sandy, and both of them adored Cara and Nye. And I do mean adored.
This will sound very cheesy, but booking Lillian and Leonard was a big step in owning our wedding. I was convinced that their beautiful photography and wonderful lives were far too classy and creative for us, and that they would laugh at our small and insignificant wedding. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Cara and Nye constantly sounded excited for us, which gave me a bit more personal confidence.
So, yes, Cara and Nye are REAL!trouwjurken
Hääpuvut Meeting with them before the wedding really helped to orientate us towards having a good day. On the day itself, Cara fixed my dress as the bustle came undone, Nye gave the groomsmen a lift. Both of them fitted in so well to the day, they were unobtrusive, friendly and polite, and seem genuinely pleased to be there. Oh, and they take stunning photos – actually stunning. My friends and family have never looked so attractive!
So, all of you couples in the UK (or heck, anywhere in the EU), go browse Lillian and Leonard’s site. And then drop them a line. And then send me the pictures. Because frankly? I’m envious that you get to hang out with them, and have their breathtakingly artful photos to hang in your home forever.
(Vocus) October 14, 2010
Web entrepreneur Linn Whitfield is pleased to announce the publication of her brand-new website, http://www.BackpackWise.com. Launched in June 2010, the web business was developed to provide online shoppers with a premium selection of JanSport backpacks and luggage that accommodates a wide spectrum of personal-property-transport needs.
Ive admired JanSport products ever since the company emerged back in the 60s thanks to a couple of hippies who did a lot of hiking themselves. They applied their own wisdom and experiences to the development of a quality line of transport gear, Whitfield said.
At BackpackWise.com shoppers are invited to browse a wide selection of JanSport bags that include backpacks for school, hiking and travel as well as laptop backpacks, wheeled luggage and messenger bags. Choose from an array of styles for men and women as well as children available in vibrant or classic colors and fun prints.
Each JanSport bag is tested for utmost quality and durability before it is launched into a worldwide consumer market, therefore, the company is able to guarantee customer satisfaction, Whitfield said.
Keep and eye out for ongoing sales and specials that include end-of-summer sales as well as seasonal and holiday promotions. Shoppers will also be delighted to know that the site grants free shipping on all orders of $ 35 or more.
To learn more about the complete line of JanSport backpacks and luggage available at BackpackWise.com, shoppers are encouraged to visit the websites newly formulated blog, http://www.BackpackChatter.com. This interactive platform will also be used to discuss the various components of each bag and what advantages they offer as well as a historical timeline of the JanSport company.
BackpackWise.com where quality products are matched with affordable prices to provide the ultimate shopping experience!
About the Company:
BackpackWise.com a division of ESW Ventures LLC is owned and operated by web entrepreneur Linn Whitfield.
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Funny Fur, a leading online and Houston luxury pet boutique, is gearing up for summer with an outdoor pet safety product showcase. Preparation and planning is key to keeping pets safe during summer months from heat, sun and insects. Funny Fur is actively spreading the word and informing customers about the risks that come with summer outings and recommending important and new pet safety products that can save pets lives and make owners lives easier.
Dogs are susceptible to dehydration, heat stroke, sunburn and insect bites during the summer. Funny Fur has some great products to prevent and protect your pet from these summertime woes.
Whether its a trip to the park, a hiking excursion or a camping trip, the summer heat can affect your dog. Funny Fur recommends keeping your dog hydrated with a portable water bowl or water bottle. The Handi-Drink Portable Pet Water Bottle is a water bottle and a dog bowl all in one compact product. It even comes with a clip for easy portability.
To prevent heat stroke, Funny Fur recommends a dog cooling vest. Cooling vests are made from a special material that absorbs and retains water while keeping your dog dry. As the water slowly evaporates, it takes the heat around it and keeps your dogs core temperature regulated. Funny Fur suggests trying the Dog Cooling Vest for smaller dogs and the Ruff Wear Swamp Cooler Cooling Vest for larger dogs.
Another way to beat the heat is with a delicious and healthy frozen treat. Made with USDA Organic ingredients, Freezy Pups Frozen Dog Treats are an easy to make, refreshing treat. The kit comes with a bone-shaped ice cube tray and one of each flavor mix: Juicy Apple, White Cheddar Cheese, Sweet Potato n Maple and Chicken Soup.
With heat, comes sun damage. Non-toxic SPF 15 Pet Sunscreen is easy to apply, non-irritating and non-oily. Funny Fur recommends this for dogs with light colored skin and noses to prevent painful burning and peeling.
Dogs eyes are susceptible to sun damage just as humans eyes are. A dog hat with a brim or Doggles sunglasses are options to keep out harmful rays.
Insects can make both the dogs and the owners lives miserable. Not only are bug bites irritating, itchy and/or painful, but they can transmit deadly diseases. There are many options out there to keep your dog comfortable. The Dirty & Hairy Outdoor Shampoo and Spray are all natural products infused with citronella to repel bugs. A Funny Fur best seller, Happy Tails Flea the Scene Skin Soothing Insect Spray alleviates itchy and irritated skin; repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes; and protects against the suns harmful rays with a natural sunscreen. Both products are pesticide free and safe if licked off.
A new technology called Insect Shield is an alternative to bug spray. These products have a non-toxic and safe insect repellent bound tightly to fabric fibers, resulting in an effective, odorless insect protection. Insect Shield is available in the following products from Funny Fur: dog crates, dog pens, dog beds, dog hoodies, dog shirts, bandanas and outdoor blankets.
Its important to be prepared when venturing outdoors with your pet. Before heading out, Funny Fur recommends making a checklist for both owner and dog. Keeping dogs safe from heat, sun and insects can be made easier with these cool pet products from Funny Fur.
About Funny Fur
Funny Fur is a luxury pet boutique dedicated to helping pet owners find everything they fancy with convenience and ease, all in one place, for their stylish dogs. Happy dogs and their smitten pet parents dig there for fashion forward designer dog apparel and clothes, one of a kind doggy couture wear, fashionable pet carriers, designer dog accessories, dog collars and harnesses, eco-friendly grooming and spa care, novelty dog toys, handmade pet jewelry, organic dog treats, pet furniture, premium and all natural & holistic pet foods and treats, and other fabulous dog gifts and goodies. “At Funny Fur, you can turn your pup into a prince or princess. Everything dog, everyday. Happy pets dig here. And that’s the way we like it.” Funny Fur contributes to local animal rescues and other non-profit organizations dedicated to the wellness of animals.