26 November 2007

***Swept Away***


The above image was taken during a "We Did!" Session (post-wedding) that I offer with many of my packages. Some couples ask me why they should do a post-wedding, especially since it is not their actual wedding day and won't be the same. EXACTLY! A Post-Wedding should be completely different than the photography on your wedding day. On your most important and special day I am there to document the events, love and emotions, and little surprises. Although I take my couples "away" after the ceremony for a small short break and some photos I try to limit that time to around 25 to 30 mins. I want my couples to have as much time as possible to enjoy every moment of their day. I truly DO NOT want to turn their wedding into a photoshoot!
The post-wedding is a different story. We have the entire day to create some amazing images like the one above. We are under no pressure because of falling light levels, waiting guests, etc.
In fact, I recommend to "dress it down" a little and stay more "casual". The "We-Did"-Session is a little extra piece to the whole wedding experience where we will create beautiful wall art for your new home.

Stay tuned for Ruth & Mark's amazing post-wedding day experience!

23 November 2007

Wanted: Videographer

Hi everyone,

I am searching for a good videographer that has a similar style like mine. I am looking for person who knows the meaning of photojournalism and documentary style who is willing to work hand in hand with me. And I truly mean documentary and not videographers with HUGE obstructing cameras and 101 search lights that disturb the atmosphere of the wedding. If someone has or someone knows of someone who has the capability of filming events and editing with professional software please contact me via E-Mail at info[at]jessmor[dot]com . Training will be provided for.

Couples: This week I sent out the newsletter with updates of the wedding fair offers. If you were on the mailing list and haven't heard from me yet please use the Mailer on the sidebar to get in touch with me (or use my E-mail address above). Check also your spam folder as it might have landed there. If anyone else would like to get in touch, I am looking forward hearing from you!

20 November 2007

Lisa&Andrea's Beautiful Wedding

I am so lucky! I don't only get to photograph beautiful weddings but I get to meet the most amazing people. Lisa and Andrea share the sweetest love story and I felt so honored to witness and capture their love on their most important day! Their wedding was everything you could dream of with every detail paid attention to.
I am also so lucky because Lisa and Andrea have become close friends of mine. On my last day of the wedding fair the two of them visited me with a glass of champagne to celebrate. How can you not love them?

Let's start with Lisa's amazing details:



The radiant Bride getting her make-up done:



Lisa's gorgeous big sister Eva. Make-up by Natasha. If you still need a make-up artist I highly recommend her.



Eva helping Lisa with the details of her dress:



There are no adequate words to describe Lisa's beauty. I can only think of fairytale:



I love this series by the window.


Magazine Style. You probably have seen this one at the Wedding Fair. One of my signature images:





Lisa's incredible good looking mom before the ceremony:


And with her dad, moments of her arrival at church




"One last look back". I love this photo that my second shooter Mark Vassallo grabbed seconds before Lisa and her dad entered the church!



The moment Andrea saw his bride Lisa:



MARRIED!

Lisa's family looking on


"WE DID!" Coming up the aisle:



"Pure Happiness", captured by Mark


Andrea's lovely mom hugging Lisa:



Her eyes were so shiny. I think from a little tear of happiness and pride!



A little passionate moment of the two of them alone.


I love how expressive Lisa is. Her happiness radiates!


Mua!

This week I will put up Lisa&Andrea's private online gallery with many many more photos. If you are a relative or friend ask Lisa or Andrea for the password or E-Mail me and wait for approval.

19 November 2007

.the day after.

It's over! Already! I had so much fun! The only part of my body that feels happy are my feet. Finally no more standing for hours on high heels. Phew! I put on my most comfy fluffy pink bunny boots and looking for someone who can give me a massage. Anyone?

I just want to thank everyone for the amazing response. It was a fantastic fair with great new ideas. I think it was one of the best wedding fairs in Malta ever and I am seriously considering doing it all over again next year!

Here's my stand set-up:


With my corporate colors... black&pink and a touch of white


My beautiful album. If you are thinking about getting it I'll say "GO for IT". It's a: "Once in a Lifetime"

My fabulous assistant. No she is not my sister.. but my cousin! THANK YOU so much JULE. Muuuaaa!
Also thank you Sophia. I don't know what I would have done without you two!


One pose in front of my signature images.

It was so great to have Damian just across our stand.

He did such a fantastic job on the bars.. Look at the wine bar!

A lot of hugs to CHARMING DIVA from Mosta who were right beside me and Ramla Bay Resort from Marfa, an incredible Hotel for your wedding and honeymoon.

Last but not least, I cannot thank enough all the people who have helped me to make this happen! Thank you: Mama&Papa, my dear sisters, Mark, Joyce&Johnny, Lisa&Andrea, Ruth&Mark, Elaine&Robert, Fleur &Anthony, my dear aunt Sandy for her wonderful and encouraging E-mails, and all the people who believe in me. Thank YOU!

To all the couples who signed-up. An E-Mail blast will go out this week. Check your INBOX for more Jessmor News!

10 November 2007

Malta Wedding Fair Update

My dear couples,

Tomorrow is the big day! The Malta Wedding Fair at Ta' Qali is going to open its doors at 6pm. A lot of activities are planned like life shows, music entertainment and also a catwalk. Couples who book early receive a ticket for the lottery and fantastic prices can be won, such as a honeymoon in a tropical place! So make sure to do your most important bookings as soon as possible. Every vendor has only 4 lottery tickets to give away! Apart from that, reserve your date with popular wedding vendors since they book out quickly.
I am going to be in the extended tent where the catwalk and shows are taking place. My stand will be H 10, in the far corner. I'd also like to thank all my couples who booked with me beforehand. I have a little surprise for all of you! On a side note, I have limited availability for August 2008 and can only take a maximum of 2 additional weddings for that month. To reserve your date a deposit has to be made.
Enough of the formalities for now! I am so excited and can't wait to meet everyone!
I gotto go and prepare some more things for tomorrow! See you there and check out that crazy video about TO-DO-LISTs. Mine looks similar although it's not about babies (u have to watch the clip for that one ;-)


Time is RUNNING!

Phew! The clock has been ticking for me. I feel I didn't stop running this last week. Well, running from one place to another to get everything organized for the upcoming Malta Wedding Fair at Ta' Qali. If you have ever participated in a big event you'll know of how many details you have to think of. Yeah, it's not only the images you have to get printed and framed, no it's more all the little details you have to think of as well. Beginning from little screws, hooks and wires to hang your prints, to adapters for your electronic equipment and insurance policies (to have your mind rested), etc.. It's less than a week now and my To-Do list is constantly in- and decreasing. As soon as I crossed off one thing I remember another one. Anyhow, I feel so excited and elevated at the moment, can't wait for the fair to begin. Only a few days ago I picked up some beautiful prints from my lab. Sometimes I'm in awe of how an image can look printed (by my fantastic lab). It looks great on the screen but it does not compare to a huge blown-up print which is then beautifully framed.
I know you've been waiting for some images. I've been holding them off because I want to have some little surprises for the wedding fair. But I wouldn't do a blog entry without leaving at least one image, right?!

This one below is from an engagement session. The couple took me to this absolute beautiful and sublime place in the middle of nowhere. It is a place though that has a very special and deep meaning for the couple. They have spend all their time there together, visiting it and enjoying solitude. I love how the landscape weaves into the couple's story and relationship. I believe a strong photo doesn't have to show the persons faces. Here the landscape and the couples non-verbal communication (walking together hand in hand) speaks more than two faces that smile into the camera.



It is a perfect personal piece of art. Imagine it blown up as a canvas wrap art print over your sofa: beautiful, timeless, meaningful