I'm super stoked to report that my goal was to blog post at least once a day this year..on average anyway...and we've done it! That's two years now. And next year will be no different - full of sneak peaks, photo tips, and personal stories. I know we don't post only work related posts...on purpose. We want to post the quirky tidbits and the special moments in our personal lives. As readers, we hope you get a glimpse into our lives, personalities, and our style.
We've had a great team this year with the addition of former clients, Keith and Kirsten. And we've hired some great new office staff this year - Jasmine has been working with us at the Memory Journalists but more importantly with our sister company Dynamite Weddings. She is our word wizard guru. Of course our team wouldn't be complete without my steadfast team of Teresa and Kelly, my right hand (and left hand) girl Carie, and my hubby Cory.
We branched out a bit this year with some short films and plan to do some fun projects heading into 2011. We were stoked to win the Canon Cinema Caravan contest with our 30 second commercial. We've been blessed to be in many magazines and on the cover of Today's Bride in October and Sacramento Bride And Groom in January. Our most recent kudos was finding out we won the Best of Weddings 2011 by The Knot. What a great year!
The last few years we've done a year end review slideshow and this year is no different...and as usual it's super hard to pick pictures. Reflecting back year makes me really thankful that I meet such fabulous people. This year is no different. Every one of our clients has a special place in my heart. We connect on colors, on shoes, on food (yes, I'm a firm believer in eating!), on music, and mostly we connect about life. I hope what you see in our year end review is what defines our style. I tried very hard not to select detail shots, although we love them, because it's the people that matter most. You will see quiet moments with loving looks, you will see some sexy moments, but mostly you will see a lot, and I mean A LOT of laughter. You will even see my good friend Wendy shaving her head for St. Baldricks! And of course, you'll see some of my favorites photos of the year. Enjoy.
The Memory Journalists in association with MJ Motion Pictures recently released Sharon and Mike The Proposal, a Sacramento wedding film. Mike and Sharon met while in the Airforce, where they were both air traffic controllers. When we first met them and heard the proposal story I just knew we had to re-create Mike's rather unique wedding proposal. I could tell you more but that would be giving away to much. Just watch...
Also special thanks to Jason our pilot he went above the call of duty the day of the shoot to make this happen.
Sharon and Mike are getting married later this year.
We are so happy that Keith's video entry has won him a spot in this year's Beer Camp with Sierra Nevada. You can see all the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp winners in this gallery....below is Keith's winning film. After storyboarding their adventure, Kirsten helped Keith in shooting this short film.
It's noted that this video is exclusive property of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.