🎉LAUNCH WEEK HAS ARRIVED🎉
And we are celebrating with our BIGGEST giveaway yet!
We are giving away a FREE styled couple’s session to one lucky couple! This styled session includes a gorgeous, fresh bouquet from @casadelirio, professionally styled hair and makeup by @agapemakeupandhair AND a free necklace of choice from @dreamerandco_. We’ll be working together beforehand to plan & style a session that perfectly fits YOU as a couple! Dating, engaged & married couples are more than welcome to enter to win! This giveaway is lasting ALL WEEK!
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Make sure you are FOLLOWING @HannahBjorndal, @agapemakeupandhair, @dreamerandco_ & @casadelirio
2. TAG two other friends that would want to win a couple’s session.
3. CLICK THE LINK in @HannahBjorndal’s profile and ENTER YOUR EMAIL - this is how we’ll be contacting the winner!
4. 3 BONUS ENTRIES: post THIS IMAGE to your IG story and tag all of us!
**You must complete the first three steps by 8/24/18 at 11:59pm to be entered to win. This giveaway is not associated with Instagram in any way. By entering, you confirm you are 18 years of age or older. The winner will be announced on Instagram and contacted by email.**
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Just one element on this baroque inspired cake I made for a huge collaboration with @jadejoyevents
@erintettertonphotography @caseycrowetaylor @fostrcollaborative @rockingbirdflowerco @soliloquybridal @eandwcouture @christopherschafer @lettersbybecca @blueridgevintageaffairs @shaunehayesmakeup @hairbymelissaelbert ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A pleasure to meet these artists and partner with so many women owned businesses, local talent, and even an international presence. Can't wait to see how all the pretty turns out!
First impressions: do you think I’m a morning person? Hint: if you’ve ever been with me before 9am, you KNOW.
The answer is a very loud and enthusiastic YES. I am such a morning person! And since many (if not most!) of my engagement sessions are at sunrise (which is, like, 5:45am in the dead of summer) it’s a huge advantage that I’m ready to GO GO GO early in the morning. Honestly, I usually have to tone it DOWN for sessions. HA!
Soo & John made me wish I had an engagement session every morning! We had so much fun in Old Town on Wednesday and the PERFECT golden sunrise. I’m sharing all my faves on the blog today!
Creative entrepreneurs: do you remember the moment you realized what you were getting into?
My first gig as a second (well . . . more like third) shooter was completely overwhelming. There was SO much gear, technical jargon, and fast-paced ACTION. I felt fairly confident afterwards that this was not for me.
Well, CLEARLY something changed, because now I have a successful full-time career built around wedding photography! There was a lot that happened along the way, but one of the most significant influences was other photographers who were willing to help. Having connections & community to support me changed everything!
It’s been three years since I launched HBP as a full-time career. A lot has changed (including our soon-to-be-launched new website & brand!), but my gratitude & heart for community has not. That’s why I am SO excited for this week’s giveaway! Have you entered yet? Check out yesterday’s post to learn more!
blind deboss will always hold a special place in my heart. these save the dates feature a meaningful verse along the edge and exude an aesthetic that is masculine, minimal, luxe and clean. truly one of my favorites to date.
We’ve been seeing a lot of new faces, so we thought it fitting to introduce ourselves again.
We’re Dana, Kelsey, and Christine, also known as Jade & Joy Events — three close friends who’ve been helping create incredible events over the years before joining forces as (what we call) our “trifold magic”. This picture describes our dynamic perfectly. We laugh together, make memories together, and work seamlessly as one to create celebrations you can imagine, experience, and remember.
Tell us something fun about yourself! ♥️
#sneakpeak of the most stunning elopement i have ever been a part of. imagine this: a beautiful bride & groom, an ancient plantation, spanish moss cascading from the trees, sheep wandering in the background, sprawling, antique gold calligraphy, faded watercolor... you get the picture. this was one for the books. 📷 by my love @corrinjasinski
This giveaway has ended! @klaracarlson is our winner!
🎉GIVEAWAY ALERT️: TODAY is my BIRTHDAY! 🎉
In honor of our soon-to-be-revealed rebrand by @magnoliacreaivestudio, our 4k+ followers, and completing my 28th year of life, we are giving away $100 to one of my FAVORITE boutiques: @altardstate! This little shop is where I go for jumpsuits, pretty summer dresses, jeans, basic tops & SO much more. The giveaway is going on all week, and the winner will be announced on 8/11!
To enter to win, complete each of the following steps:
1. Like this photo.
2. Make sure you're following @HannahBjorndal.
3. Comment & tag THREE friends who would want to win this gift card!
Bonus: you'll get THREE bonus entries if you re-post this image to your IG story and tag me! 🙊
**You must complete all three steps by 8/10/18 at 11:59pm to be entered to win. This giveaway is not associated with Instagram in any way. By entering, you confirm you are 18 years of age or older. The winner will be announced on Instagram on this post and then on Instagram messages to receive their gift card**
Happy Monday! As this humidity-filled weather hits us we can't stop daydreaming of this piece we did on @hoteljackson located in the heart of Jackson Hole, WY. Perfect for a cold weather getaway. Link in Bio! PC: Hotel Jackson
As traditional registries make their unexpected comeback, leave it to @christofle to provide you with the best of the best for your most wanted and sophisticated needs! Link in bio for more! PC: christofle.com
Happy Happy Hump Day! Be sure to check out our “Hitched In DC” section featuring these two lovebirds (Mahta Padash & Arash Mehdi Habibzadeh) at the @willard_intercontinentaldc. Link in bio! 📷: @arvinphotographyllc
Candid pictures for better angles. This @carinesbridal favorite by @romonakeveza was perfectly worn by @brennank29 on her special day at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. Link in bio for more! 📷: @patricialyonsphotography
It’s a special day when you get to make a cake for the woman’s daughter who helped raise your children. Congratulations “Mon-kah” (Monica) on your big day. Jude’s just as excited as we are... or maybe it’s just the cake scraps 🤔
have been full-time momming it this week and between the feedings, endless diaper changes, walks, and classes DAMN it is hard to get work done. finding myself racing to my computer the moment conrad goes down for a nap. he started crawling last week and pulling himself up & talking this week-- every milestone is so wonderfully special and new and i'm eternally grateful that i get to work from home and be present for it all. 🖋👶🏻 #momlife
“We bring a fresh perspective to every situation, we can walk into the same space and envision something very different.” Emily Butler from Karson Butler Events (@karsonbutler) says of how the wedding planning process begins. 📷: @kelseaholderphoto
D.C. has a new gorgeous venue for weddings and good news the guest capacity is more than 100 so it's perfect for our multicultural wedding couples!
Look forward to checking out The United States Institute of Peace first hand today as I take part in this month's #SESMA wedding focused event & vendor panel alongside @rogerwhyte @cheersdarlingdc @windowscatering @kushnerentertainment @brightlyeverafter ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Thank you @hbrowncreative for the amazing opportunity to be in the building and sit on such a great panel! Photo by: @pepepixelmestudio (SWIPE!)
I’m approaching YEAR 6 of living in the DMV. That makes my head spin!
When I moved here 5 years ago, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. The dream of being a photographer felt like just a dream - there was NO way I could make it a full-time career. I didn’t even know where to start! But after a couple months, I started to put myself out there - mostly because I was desperate to not lead the 9-5 desk job life. It was terrifying. I was so worried about what other people would think, and most of all, I was crippled by my own self-doubt: Will ever be good enough to truly be proud of my work? Will I ever feel confident enough to let people PAY me to do this? What if this is a huge waste of time and money? What if it all fails? 😞
Honestly, those fears were pretty valid. I’m sure there were haters hating. If I didn’t work hard, it would have been a waste of time and money and I would never have improved. It wasn’t until I wanted to be successful MORE than I was afraid of failure or judgment that I had the ability to make it happen. And by the kindness of others believing in me and the grace of God, here I am, five years later, doing a job that I love even more than I ever dreamed!
Would you believe if we told you that you can have the perfect DC venue that will make you feel like you’re in Versailles? Built in 1909 for entertaining, the @theperrybelmonthouse now resides in our streets as a hidden treasure. Check our “Venues” highlights for more! 📷: @gabrielalarcon_
as much as i adore designing custom wedding invitation suites, creating the “day of” paper items is equally as challenging and exciting. these beauties feat. antique gold metallic ink on wedding white cardstock with the faintest hint of shimmer. ✨
Would you believe that there were hundreds of people around us for these photos? It felt like we had the whole gallery to ourselves because Kerry and Kevin were in their own world. I'm wrapping up their wedding this week and I am loving reliving this day.
I'm gonna be honest, it was a hard choice to make between this photo and the outtake photo I have in my Instagram story. I love them both.
But we've all seen enough kissy photos right? Let me know in the comments if I should've gone with the other 😉
#FridayIntroductions Hi! We’re Kelsey, Dana, and Christine, also known as Jade & Joy Events — Jade because we all love the color green and Joy because that’s what we strive to bring to our clients and friendors. Fun fact: today is Dana’s birthday!
Tell us something fun about yourself! ♥️
i’m off to a roses & rosé event this afternoon and thought sharing this rose gold beauty of my own was quite fitting, considering the occasion. can every day be like today? 🙋🏼♀️💁🏼♀️ #yeswayrosé#roséallday
In these series of photos I wanted to focus more on the intimacy of the images. Not literal 'love' intimacy (though it's innately there). But the visual intimacy. Getting to see the love and care placed in the details of the bride and groom by the bride and groom -- though often just by the bride lol
Congratulations again to Ashley + Jella for making it this far!
The more I explore DC, the more I fall in love with the amazing architecture that seems to be just about everywhere you look.
It doesn't get much better than this beautiful bride and a soft French blue chair, right before saying "I do"