Wednesday, October 22, 2014
He is working with a company which sends him to weddings, and he gets to keep his images for his use, but the profit goes to them.
We had a logo created for him, and purchased a new website design that was much more feminine and sophisticated - his other site was dark and manly, not exactly wedding-ish.
I have been working on creating the galleries and getting the website running.
Next comes marketing and social media. I want to get his stuff out there and have people interested in his work.
Check out his new website Eric Mendelson Photography and pass it on to anyone you know looking for a wedding photographer.
You can also like him on Facebook.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I stressed for days trying to decide what to wear, and I still don't love my outfit. But I love my pictures.
We debated location for a little bit, our first date was down town Frederick, so I figured that is where we would go. But Eric thought about Old Town since a lot of our dates were there when he would come to VA to visit me.
Old town is so charming and wonderful with many great places to shoot.
It took me a while to get comfortable being in front of the camera. I was pretty awkward at first. Eric kept making me laugh, which resulted in great pictures.
Here are some favorites, and some outtakes.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Turns out working full-time, getting home at 9 pm daily, having a dog and planning a wedding doesn't leave much time for that.
But one day I will. Eric wants to get into food photography, so if I dust off the baking blog it will at least have better pictures.
So what is new?
Well let's see. Wedding wise I am in a good place. We have the venue, food, DJ photography and videographer picked. This past weekend I found cake stands and figured out the look of the cakes. I found my dress a few weeks ago.
Mom and I had two appointmenst one Saturday. I was dreading dress shopping. I was worried about how I would look, nervous I wouldn't love anything. Mom really wanted to go to this place about an hour away in PA. I wasn't sure what the obsession was but I made the appointment. I am so glad I did. The girl helping me was amazing. I found my dress, I tired on 7 but ended up with dress #2. I was so excited. I wanted to show everyone, but I finally had to stop because I wanted some pepole to be surprised come May. The best part is my mom's wedding veil works perfectly (once I get the funky hat thing taken off and a nice comb added)
I am working on flowers right now, I have an appointment with a local florist to see about them making my bouquet, the table flowers and other decorations are so simple we just need the flowers ordered.
Eric and I need to spend some time building the corn hole games for the yard at the venue. That will be a weekend project really soon.
Aubrey is coming up in October so hopefully we pick the bridesmaid dresses then.
It's all coming along I'm getting so so excited.
In non wedding news Eric and I have almost finished our bedroom makeover. I plan on doing a post about this and go room by room, something along the lines of from bachelor pad to beautiful home. I still need to get some artwork, and our bedding (which is on the registry so I am waiting until after the wedding to get that) but our room looks amazing and I love the color we chose.
Enzo is great walking off leash now, being such a good dog. I'm so happy I have him. I love him so.
Monday, June 2, 2014
I'm guilty of being distracted, Eric and I will sit at the dinner table with our phones in our hands not even talking, we've got to reconnect with each other and we have to connect with our kids(when we have them) or we will lose them to this world. The world is a scary place, imagine how scary it will be without a generation of kids who have had no positive influence in their life. My job is to work with kids, to support their families and it's something I've become passionate about. If I had more time to give to other places, I would, but I don't right now, so all I can do is what I'm doing now one day I'll do more. I know I will, I want to make a difference in this world and I'm starting with our kids.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
I have a new alarm clock. It wakes me up around 7:00- 7:30am everyday. It doesn’t have a snooze button and can get quiet loud.
Its name is Enzo.
Eric and I have been looking at dogs for a while now ( ok I have been) and the consensus was we would get a dog after I finished Grad school.
Last Saturday we went to Pet smart for a $12 fish tank item.
I jokingly said, we are going to get a puppy, even double checked with Dani, our roommate, to make sure she wouldn’t kill us if we brought a dog home. Though I was still mostly joking.
We get to pet smart and there was the most beautiful black dog. He looked like a lab, upon asking, he is a lab and black and tan coonhound mix.
He looks so pretty, mostly black, but his fur is showing a lot of brown.
They said he was 11 months, and was already house trained, knows some basic commands and is working on behaving on a leash.
He was perfect, exactly what we wanted – an older dog, but not so old that he has unbreakable bad habits.
We walked around the store with him, and decided we would fill out the application, only one weekend early.
She spoke to one of our references, and was ready to give him to us. ( I personally believe she recognized us, as we go to pet smart on Saturdays, at least once a month, if not more, to look at puppies) He was perfect for us.
We did the paper work, and then went on a shopping spree. YIKES. Buying a dog on impulse means I didn’t get to scour craigslist for a cheap used crate, but our little boy now has a forever home, and we are forever hooked.
The first week was an adjustment for all, Enzo was used to living in a house with 7 other dogs, which provide constant entertainment. We weren’t cutting in, especially when we tired to do other things, like eat dinner, or do work. However, he is doing much better entertaining himself.
Taking long walks every night has been nice (until the rain came!) and it will be good for Eric and I too.
The first couple nights he slept locked in his bed, but then he did so well, we decided to try leaving the door open at night (I have some guilt about him being crated a few hours a day) he starts our laying by the bed, but always ends up sleeping in his crate.
Enzo had a great first vet visit, he was instantly everyone buddy there. Yesterday, we went to pet smart to get him food, and as we were leaving one of the employees there said “Is that Enzo?” They knew him and everyone liked him.
Enzo loves destroying his toys (must only purchase hard plastic toys now)
Watching life out the window
Playing in grandma and grandpa’s back yard- though Kobi (his uncle) hates him.
We are in love.
Daddy left for work and we were sad
Enzo thinks he is a lap dog