Happy Valentine’s Day, ya’ll! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t really get hung up on the commercialism of this day (Chris and I don’t even exchange gifts), but I do appreciate the fact that it gives a lot of us a reason to re-focus our energy on the people who are most important to us. Life gets in the way sometimes. We’re all busy, working towards our respective goals. I like to use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to forget about everything else and just dedicate my energy to my Valentine. I hope you’ll do the same today!
In other news, I wanted to share some fun features I’ve had the privilege of getting over the past several months! I got to see my photos in two places that were a first for me: in a print magazine and on television! First, I got a little photo in the Spring issue of Brides magazine, Southern California edition. It’s an image from Jackqueline and Jeremy’s Griffith Observatory engagement session:
Jeremy and Jackqueline also got some national attention when we found out one of their wedding photos was being used in a commercial for ChristianMingle.com, the dating website the two met on. I didn’t know the photo was being used so I almost didn’t believe Chris when he told me he was pretty sure he saw one of my photos on a commercial when he was watching TV one night. But sure enough, there they were! Here’s a screen shot from YouTube. You can watch the full commercial here (J+J appear at the 0:17 mark), and I’ve seen it several times on TV myself. Pretty cool!
Last year I had the privilege of being featured in Elizabeth Anne Designs. This was the first blog to ever feature one of my images and so it holds a special place in my heart. It was an honor to see Martha and John’s Malibu West Beach Club wedding on there. Such a thrill!
I’ve also had the pleasure of being featured on one of my fave wedding blogs, Ever Ours, not once or twice, but THREE times in the past several months! I just now realized I never blogged about any of them. Shame on me!