April 8, 2010

Signal Hill Commerce Mixer and Signal Hill Petroleum Open House

I just got from from Signal Hill from a Open House/Mixer. Well worth the drive. The people were fun and the food was amazing. The event was catered by Moon Dance Catering http://www.moondancecatering.com

Wedding Planning Tips

I was recently talking to my wife Jill. I am sure if you know me, you know Jill. She and I were talking about the things that really make a wedding POP. Jill being a Wedding Planner and me being a Wedding Photographer we came up with a long list. But since I do not enjoy typing I will share the top three.

  1. Hands down has to be the Bride's dress. It will set the tone for the entire event. And it is most likely the one thing the Bride has been dreaming about since she was a little girl.
  2. The flowers. The flowers incubus so much more than just the center pieces and bouquets. There should be flowers everywhere. Hanging from the chandeliers, surrounding the Bride & Groom table, around the guest book, on virtually every the table, and most definitely on and around the cake. Which brings up to popper number 3.
  3. The cake. Not only does the cake have to taste good. It has to look amazing. When the Bride and Groom are having there formal photos taken the cake is the show. Everyone will be eyeballing the cake until the newlyweds arrive. And not to mention it will probably be part of a two page spread in your wedding album.

Back to Popper #2. I have even seen fresh flowers in the restrooms. That was a nice touch. All the little things add up to make your big day spectacular.

If you need more wedding tips please contact me and I will have Jill give you a call. After all, she is the expert. I just know what looks good in photos.

April 1, 2010

Really Cool Mac Trick

Okay, you probably already know the ol’ Command-Shift-3 shortcut for taking a screen capture of your entire screen, and you may even know about Command-Shift-4, which gives you a crosshair cursor so you can choose which area of the screen you want to capture. But perhaps the coolest, most-secret hidden capture shortcut is Control-Command-Shift-3 (or 4), which, instead of creating a file on your desktop, copies the capture into your Clipboard memory, so you can paste it where you want. (I use this to paste screen captures right into Photoshop.)

Things are looking up

Things are looking up. Our website is back online. Our ad is running on TheKnot.com. We are getting closer to our direct mall discount post cards. And we are getting a lot of buzz from other vendors in the industry. I have to say.....I have a lot to smile about.