Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Penny De Los Santos + CreativeLIVE

Kristen Finn video submission for CreativeLIVE workshop from Kristen Finn on Vimeo.

Hi all -- this is a very low-tech and overly girly video of myself for a CreativeLIVE workshop with Penny De Los Santos. Penny is an awesome food and food culture photographer. She's teaching a food photography workshop in Seattle in 2 weeks and they are picking a few people to come out and be a part of her workshop!! Pretty stinkin' cool, right!

For those of you that know me you already know my love for food, people and supporting the local food hubs. I've recently had the pleasure of shooting more food related stuff and have loved every second of it! It's something I'd like to pursue more of will try to share with you all more of my thoughts and future shoots (some fun ones coming up! whoot whoot!).

Enjoy the video. Please excuse the glare in my glasses.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Christy+Seth | Aruba Wedding!

**to follow this story in order, read THIS first then THIS and then you'll be caught up.**

After the morning ceremony we all returned to the resort to regroup for the actual wedding festivities! Now Christy went for her massage and relaxation time while others took a dip in the ocean. I unloaded my cards, ran to the ocean to jump in quick (so rejuvenating) and repacked my stuff for party time.

They had a sunset ceremony on the beach between two trees. So perfect. Smiles, tears, laughs were all shared amongst everyone. Christy gave each person a starfish to make a wish and toss into the ocean. After the sun had set, dinner was served on the beach. Nothing like dinner and dancing by torchlight, steel-drum playing, and barefoot in the sand. So romantic.

It also happen to be the end of Aruba's Carnival! It's a huge deal for the islanders. Everyone makes their own costumes complete with exotic headdresses. Apparently, you can tell which part of the island they are from by the colors they choose. One of the ladies gave Christy her headdress knowing she was a bride to be! Seeing as it was an Aruba wedding Christy and Seth decided to bring it out on the wedding night. Everyone had a turn to wear it -- it seemed to bring the carnival spirit out of whomever had it on!

Thank you for letting me part of your day. It really was an honor and so much fun! much love.

Christy+Seth | Aruba Civil Ceremony

The morning of the wedding day Christy, Seth and immediate family went downtown to the civil court for the "official" wedding blessing. I think courthouse weddings would be more popular if they looked and were done like this one. It was a very intimate and sweet moment.

Christy+Seth | Aruba Pre-Wedding

Why get a massage and nails done the day before the wedding when you can go four-wheeling around the island! I think it's genius. Wedding jitters seem to fade away while you're roaming hidden caves, old ruins, or just trying not to flip the 4wheeler down steep, rocky hills! Not to mention a great way to see the island.

Christy, Seth and their family were so welcoming, I felt like I've known them all for years. They truly are in love with each other and life. They wanted a relaxed, fun wedding week and this was a great way to kick it off.

Thank you Christy for letting me hop on with you! It was a blast! Enjoy a few of my favs.