Our friends at the Ritz Charles asked if we would like to set up a display table for their Bridal Experience Night on 5/9 and of course, we said, “yes!” They do these showcase nights a few times a year for their booked brides where they showcase their venue & a few select, preferred vendors as well as various table set up display options and their cakes & catering. It’s a chance for brides to get new ideas, try their food & experience what the Ritz has to offer first hand. We set up several albums, canvases, an iPad display, magazine features and promotional materials and Wes from Event One DJs added uplighting to our display which really made it pop! (Thanks Wes!!) The Ritz staff created several beautiful table display ideas for their brides, the pink one was my fave, of course! Wes provided the entertainment, uplighting and photo booth that night, all of which were amazing. I LOVED all of the uplights around the room, I believe it truly makes a huge difference in your photos. (Brides, take note) McNamara did a fantastic job on the flowers (thanks Alan for the pink arrangement, it still looks beautiful in our home!) and Oliver’s Twist set up a great display of their custom invitations and paper products that night. The plated dinners that the Ritz set aside for us to photograph looked SO yummy and you could tell that their couples really enjoyed the event.
Venue & Vendors:
Venue, cake & catering: Ritz Charles
DJ, uplighting & photo booth: Wes Adkins, Event One DJs
Invitations: Oliver’s Twist
Photography: Erin Hession Photography
On 4/30, we met up with Michelle & Jimmy at Crooked Stick Golf Course for their sunset engagement shoot! Several of their photos turned out to be some of my all time favorite engagement pics to date, and that says a lot! They were super cute together and fun to photograph plus they were up for anything, which I love. We played around with some fun ring shots, created neat photos out of golf balls that we used as props, photographed them around a gorgeous red barn and all throughout the golf course and then when the sun was just right, we went over to a particular spot on the course that was perfect for some fabulous sunset shots! It was a great shoot and I think they had as much fun as we did!
On 4/6, we photographed Genevieve & Patrick’s gorgeous wedding at St. John’s and their reception at Union Station! They were such a fun couple to photograph and I LOVED Patrick’s reaction to Gen when he saw her for the first time that day…soooo sweet!! Genevieve’s parents were also married at St. John’s church so it was pretty neat to be able to photograph them in the exact spot where they said, “I do” as well! Genevieve & Patrick booked the Purdue train for their getaway vehicle and everyone loved it! They rode in it down to the monument and to the canal for photos and then back to Crowne Plaza so we could take some fun pics at the train cars that day too. The Grand Hall looked amazing, as usual, and I loved their beautiful cake and their food station set up for dinner. Guests were able to pick and choose their favorite foods and chefs were on site to prepare custom dishes for their guests, it was great! Their band was from Chicago and they were awesome!! I hope we get the chance to work with them again. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone loved their sparkler exit and carriage getaway at the end of the night. It was such a fun day!
Venues & Vendors:
Ceremony: St. John’s Catholic Church
Reception & Catering: Union Station Grand Hall
Florist: Kathy’s Kloset
Dresses: Blue House Bridal
Tuxes: DC Tux
Cake: Classic Cakes
Band: Hello Nuvo
Hair stylist: 28 Star Studios
Make-up: Danielle Wilson
Transportation: Purdue Train & Yellow Rose Carriage
Photo Booth: Happy Snaps Photo Booth
Photography: Erin Hession Photography
We are currently looking for 2 more part-time side-shooters to add to our amazing team! We need someone who knows how to shoot fully manual, is familiar with Nikon digital equipment, (we will supply the equipment for all photo shoots) has evening & weekend availability, has the desire to learn & grow as a photographer, is willing to go through intense on the job training, is very dependable, efficient, follows directions well, checks email daily, can help pose large groups of people under tight schedules & be able to stand for 10-12 hours at a time. The people who fill these positions need to be able to take initiative, be helpful, organized, professional and have a great, outgoing personality. (And they must LOVE weddings!!) They also need to be up-to-date with current photography trends, poses, blogs and ideas and be willing to try new things each week.
To apply for one of our openings, please email me:
1. Your resume (email@example.com) Even if you’ve sent it before, please update it and re-send.
2. A link to view your online portfolio, blog or website. (Please do NOT send high res images as it will overflow my inbox and disqualify you immediately)
3. Salary requirements or a general range (if you leave this out, or say “negotiable” you will not be considered, sorry)
4. A statement of why you’d like to work with us and what your long term goals are as a photographer.
Please only apply if you meet ALL of the requirements! We will review each applicant and reply if we’d like to schedule an interview. Thanks!
On 4/28, we photographed Karen Hall & Co’s class photo shoot! Karen teaches up and coming make-up artists how to prepare models for photo shoots so it’s a good opportunity for them to gain experience and be part of a live photo shoot where they can see how their work photographs and it also gives them the chance to have new or updated images for their portfolio. Our models, Maggie & Angel did a fantastic job at the shoot!! Maggie nailed the high fashion look and Angel nailed the 1940′s pin up look! Great job to Karen’s students and assistants too, you guys rock!