Coastal Simplicity Styled Shoot - Heidi Calma Photography

Do you have any idea how hard it is to not just let the pictures speak for themselves with this shoot?  AHH!

Ok let me start at the beginning.  Heidi of Heidi Calma Photography asked if I would be interested in helping her set up a shoot that really represented her brand.  I jumped at the chance because I adore Heidi so much and love any opportunity I get to work with her.  If you haven't met her yet, you need to get on that.  Because she's awesome.  Seriously.  This was her first styled shoot on her own and, ya'll, she totally knocked it out of the park!

If you take a look at Heidi's website, you'll see this girl is all about the beach!  And I love it.  So we decided to host a very beachy feeling shoot, but we really wanted to keep it as simple and organic as possible.  We chose The Water Table at Rudee Inlet as our venue and, folks, we could not have chosen better.  The bridal suite, the natural light, the was all just perfect!

We also chose our contributing vendors very carefully and they were all so exceptional.  Thanks to everyone's efforts, the Coastal Simplicity Shoot, as we've been calling it, has been published on Artfully Wed!!!  We're so excited!

Oh, I have to be a bit biased here and admit that my very favorite aspect of this entire shoot was the models.  The "groom" Sean has been one of my very best friends since the second grade.  And his girlfriend Emma is, hands down, one of my most favorite people in the whole world {you've likely seen her mentioned in some of my other posts....she is a stylist on many of the shoots I've coordinated}.  To see these two all polished up did my heart a whole lot of good.  Somehow I managed to keep from bawling my eyes out through the whole thing.  It's a miracle.  Love you guys!

Check out some of my very favorite images from the shoot and be sure to leave some lovin' for all the awesome vendors while you're at it! 

Photographer: Heidi Calma Photography  //  Venue: The Water Table  //  Dress: Maya Couture  //  Cake: La Dolce Vita Cakery  //  Florals: Marlene Events Floral Design  //  Hair & Makeup: Salon Mosaic  //  Jewelry: All Washed Up Jewelry  //  Invitations: Ro & Co Designs  //  Tie: HoBoTies  //  Sweetheart Table: Mimi's Front Porch Swing  //  Cake Table: Water's Edge Designs  //  Models: Emma Hering & Sean Tosloskie

Winter Styled Shoot

Happy New Year ya'll!!!  I'm hoping to make lots of big changes and work on some really exciting projects to make JDE the best it can be in 2015.  But its going to be tough to top 2014!  I'm not sure if you heard or not, but we rounded out the year with our VERY FIRST PUBLISHING!!  I'm still in shock.

On December 31st, Artfully Wed featured the winter styled shoot that Elizabeth Henson Photos and I put together back in October.  We had an absolute dream team of vendors working with us to make our first styled shoot all that it could be.  Liz & I just couldn't be happier with how everything turned out.

You might recognize our models too.  I was lucky enough to coordinate with my bride from June and my bride & groom from July!  They were amazing and fun and just so dang pretty!

Here are "a few" of my favorite shots that Liz took.  And be sure to check out Artfully Wed's post to see some more!




A HUGE thank you to all the amazing vendors that helped pull this off.  You're all a dream to work with and I'm so happy to know you!

Photography: Elizabeth Henson Photos   //  Venue: Country Villa Inn & Day Spa  //  Vintage Rentals & Styling: Greenhouse Picker Sisters  //  Florals: C&J Floral Design  //  Hair Stylist: High Voltage Hair by Crystal Casey  //  Makeup Artist: Mystique Salon & Day Spa  //  Vintage Rentals: Bluebird's Garage  //  Cake: Kandy's Cakes & Pastries  //  Dress: Maya Couture on Main  //  Invitations: The Girl Tyler: Design & Photography  //  Bow Tie: Tangled Ties  //  Suspenders: Crystal Amour  //  Jewelry: Stella & Dot by Katelyn Hadder  //  Models: Steve & Nicole Hofmeister, Katelyn Hadder