30 April 2009

Mystery Call 10 to 10pm

OMG! Where am I going to start? Last night at 10 to 10pm I received the most strange and incredible call ever! I still have to pinch myself to remind me if that was really true or if I was maybe already in lala land. But with foresight I marked it red in my diary so I have it right in my face: Yes, it did happen, you weren't dreaming!
Actually, I was having a real cozy evening in front of the TV, cuddled up in my blankets and watching one of those half reality half soap shows when suddenly my little pink and black cell phone rang. I said like, who's calling me at this time of night?! (not that it was really too late or anything but hey I was watching a soap!). The number looked alien, yes alien, to me... what's a +33 something doing on my display? Thank God, I wasn't watching one of those horror movies were the girl is receiving creepy calls... but anyhow, I still answered cautiously "Hello?"
The next thing I will never forget in my life...
"Hi, this is Joshua Smith calling"
I still want to cry and laugh at the same time.. what??? Joshua Smith, did I get this right?!!! Hey, there are probably a thousand Joshua Smith on this planet and one just happened to call me...yeah yeah... or could it be that I had the most INCREDIBLE OF ALL TIME AMAZING JOSHUA SMITH OF CINEMATIC BRIDE calling me up...


If you were wondering, Joshua Smith is one of the industry top professional in wedding videography on the PLANET, a creative genius and savvy business person I have admired for a looong time. In everyday language, it's as if George Clooney gave me a rang to tell me "Hey Jess, I saw your cute little blog and I was wondering if you'd like to go to the movies with me tonight."
Well, yeah.. no.. Josh didn't ask me for a date..just if you were wondering...
He actually asked me for my post code! There you have it..my post code! That's what I can remember.. because by the time my brain managed to process I had The Joshua Smith on the phone (and not some prank call) I couldn't process any other information anymore. My head just went: Joshua Smith of Cinematic Bride is on the phone (bubble), JOSHUA SMITH (bubble), Joshua Smith...BIG BUBBLE
Now you are probably wondering why the heck, someone like him calls a photographer from tiny island and asks for their postcode or address.. Now people, reality is sinking in so get prepared. The order I had placed a day prior with his new company LOKTAH (the coolest amazing earthy products for my clients!) couldn't be shipped because something was wrong with my address. Hey yeah..that's all (sorry to disappoint you!) but if it makes you feel any better, not everyday , the boss himself calls to solve shipping problems. I think my tiny little lucky star shone on me that night. As you can imagine, I slept like a baby ... too good.. as the next day I had overslept by 3 hours! (Bad side effect of happiness)
*Sigh* had to get this off my chest..yes world now you know! Thank YOU for listening!

PS: If you want to see one of his amazing movie trailers go here
and my alltime favorite here

23 April 2009

Favorite Detail: The Bouquet


Hi my dear blog readers. The last few weeks were a whirlwind... many many things have happened...phew, let me catch my breath! I have news to share, very soon!
For now, I hope to have more blog lovin' coming up, starting today with another installation of My Favorite Detail. Just Yesterday I talked to a sweet bride of mine about the flowers and colour scheme for her wedding. Oh yes, colours can express so much! Colours can really make your photographs pop and add a great vibrancy to the overall look.
Imagine a summer wedding near the beach. What colours do you see, what would contrast really nicely? I am thinking turquoise and bright yellow.And you?
If you love subtle pastel tones such as rose, white ivory, etc they always work great for an elegant affair.
Or, why not mixing up the two? I love the bouquet above from my sisters July wedding. The green and pink just make you smile and happy, don't they!

Get yourself inspired by your all-time favorite colour and see how it fits into the season and your wedding scheme. Have fun planning and let me know how it goes!

13 April 2009

Portfolio: Elaine


Last week I had a fantastic portfolio session with Elaine, a soprano and student of the ever wonderful Miriam Cauchi. Very passionate about music Elaine is taking the next step in her musical career and reaching out for her goals. In fact, I thought it was the perfect timing for a portfolio shoot as the countryside is so alive and blossoming just like Elaine and her hopes and aspirations for the future.




Stunning!





I loved the high grass and golden colour





How different Elaine looks in all of the following images:

* So sweet

* gorgeous

* fierce

* fun loving. Wouldn't you like to have her as your best friend?!


* elegant with a hint of mystery




The perfect backdrop



I think Elaine looks like a Native American princess in this one.


And this one I completly adore!


Talk about light













So so beautiful in every sense





02 April 2009

Sidney is 6 months!


Did you recognize this little boy? I blogged about the little fellow here when he was just a month old. Isn't he just the cutest?!



His parents Daniel and Mireille came to Malta so I finally got a chance to have all three in front of the lens!





I found this pretty field with perfect light






The three braved some chilly wind


I got to have a father-son photo




And one with mommy as a silhouette at sunset