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It was such an honor to be a part of one of the editorial shoots for the latest Southern Weddings Magazine that was released in November. It was a great shoot with tons of amazing Georgia vendors who really outdid themselves on this one! You may have seen just some of the images from this shoot on the SW blog, or in the glossy spreads that were featured in the magazine, but as promised, here’s even more from the fabulous shoot!
VENDOR CREDITS: Photographer: Melissa Schollaert / Planning and Coordination: TOAST Events / Venue: Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club / Florist: Amy Osaba / Furniture and Trays: Settee / Chairs, Glassware, Flatware, and China: We Rent Atlanta / Table Runner, Cake Table Linens, and Napkins: I Do Linens / Hair and Makeup: Scoobie West / Cake and Cake Stand: Sweet Sensations / Stationery and Paper Goods: Erica Loesing / Letterpress: Alee & Press / Bee Pin: Emily Elizabeth / Gold Backdrop: Michelle Edgemont / Mason Jars and Moonshine: TOAST / Gold Cake Stand: A Fabulous Fete / Pecan Pies: Tabora Family Bakery / Favor Bag: Erica Loesing / Bride’s Gown: Romona Keveza / Bridal Gown Salon: Joan Pillow / Bride’s Veils: Tia Mazza / Bride’s Earrings: Paris by Debra Moreland / Bridesmaid Dresses: Coren Moore, Monique Lhuillier, and Lula Kate from Bella Bridesmaid / Bridesmaid Bracelet: Pomp & Plumage / Bridesmaid Headband: Chaviano Couture / Bridesmaid Headband: Ban.do / Bridesmaid Headband: Luxe & Lavish / Bridesmaid Headband: E. Kammeyer Accessories / Groom Attire: Jim’s Formal Wear
I met my amazing friend Alicia at a workshop in Europe and am BEYOND excited that she just moved to New York and will be so much closer to me! Alicia is from Stockholm and is also a photographer who shoots weddings and does fabulous work. She was visiting the US earlier this year and we did new headshots for her in the beautiful Arizona desert and had such a great time on the shoot. If you’re in the New York area, please look her up, she’s going to be available for weddings, engagements & portraits and I can’t recommend her enough. Welcome Alicia!!! SO excited you’re here!
Really, that pretty much sums it up: “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”. go, Go, GO!!! 2011 was a stellar year and really I can’t even believe that it’s over. I think my mind is still somewhere back in September. With all the travel and new happenings here at MSP, I feel like this past year has been on fast-forward, being thrust from one city to the next all the time shooting and doing what I absolutely love to do most. It really makes me not want this year to be over, can it stay 2011 for a little while longer?
This year, I felt like I lived on planes, trains & automobiles. I can’t even count how many miles I’ve traveled. Being a destination wedding photographer, it is part of the job – and don’t get my wrong, I absolutely LOVE traveling for weddings. I think it is a must for me and my business because I get to see new things, new places, new people and be inspired at every beautiful wedding. It was definitely the theme of the year, and with opening a new office on the west coast as well as maintaining an office in Atlanta – the frequent flier miles have piled up! But, I feel like the train is moving just a little too fast and I’m not ready for 2011 to be over.
You see, most years – and definitely for the last 5 years – I am always excited for the new year. Out with the old, new beginnings, new opportunities, new friends, new places. Amazing how such a simple thing, the change from one day to the next can bring so much hope and optimism. I know last year at this time, that was definitely the case – I was SO ready to begin anew and wash away the last year and get to start over. Hurry, hurry new year and get here fast! But this year, it is different. 2011 has been SO great that I just don’t want it to be over yet. I couldn’t have imagined how great this year has been on so many levels. So much has happened, but it just seemed to have flashed by so quickly.
So, my wish for 2012 is that it is even better than 2011 – if that can even be possible – and that time slows down just a bit for me and I get to enjoy it more. Wishing all of my lovely, wonderful clients, vendors, colleagues and friends and very, very Happy New Year! Let’s make it amazing!
***REVISION/ADDITION: After completing this post, and finally having a few moments to breathe after all the craziness of this year…I was thinking about my New Year’s resolution and goals for 2012. And well……….I had a hard time coming up with resolutions, but the list of business goals was long. There was a definite theme to the goals I listed…and yes, you guessed it…they all had to do with “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”. Go figure. I’ve already booked weddings in some great locations for 2012, but thought I’d list some of the places I’d like to go on my wishlist. It will be fun to see how many of these get crossed off the list at the end of next year:
Santa Barbara, New York City, Maine, Prince Edward Island, San Juan Islands off of Washington State, Santa Fe, Charleston, Chicago, Rhode Island, San Francisco, Italy – Amalfi Coast, Capri & Bari, Greece, Spain, Ireland, London.
FALL PORTRAIT SESSIONS
Fall Portraits are always popular for families. Unfortunately, fall is usually one of my busiest wedding seasons of the year and I usually have limited availability for fall sessions. So, this year, I’m taking one week reserved for Fall Portraits. It’s a great chance to get photos of your family & kids and use them for your holiday cards, or holiday gifts, or simply to add some beautiful art to your walls. I’ll be offering Fall Portrait Sessions for the following dates in October:
Friday, October 7, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This will be the last chance for fall portraits before the holidays, so book now to reserve your spot!
Family & Kids Portraits will be available for a special rate ONLY for these sessions. CONTACT ME for details & to reserve your timeslot today.
ENGAGEMENT SESSION SPECIALS & LOVE SHOOTS
Melissa Schollaert Photography is also offering a very special price on Engagement Sessions and Love Shoots for these dates in October as well. All Engagement Sessions & Love Shoots are on Special for these dates only for $100 off the normal price. Engagement Sessions do not necessarily need to be booked with a full wedding package. Love Shoots are great for any couples, anniversary’s, or just because. Engagement Sessions and Love Shoots will be available for the following dates only:
Monday, October 10, 2011 (Evening)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 (Evening)
CONTACT ME for details & to reserve your timeslot. Very limited availability for these sessions and I only have a few times left!