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Abby & Andy – Sneak Peek | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Wedding Videographer

Wow – it has been way too long since we’ve had a chance to update our blog.
So many great couples and families we’ve had a chance to film so far this spring . . .and so many sneak peeks to share! Can’t wait to post them all!

Dallas Wedding Videographer, Dallas Wedding Videography, Dallas Wedding Cinematographer, Dallas Wedding Cinematography, Dallas Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Fort Worth Wedding Videography, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematographer, Fort Worth Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematography, Best Dallas Wedding Videographer, Best Dallas Wedding Videography, Best Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Best Fort Worth Wedding VideographyIn honor of the gorgeous weather we’ve had these past few days, we thought we’d share Andy & Abby’s cute backyard wedding. I don’t think we were quite sure what to expect for their wedding. Andy being a lighting and stage design guru, we knew he’d have some hand in the look of the day. Would it be indoors with lots of colored lighting? Would it be on a stage with a unique backdrop?

Andy & Abby chose something a little more subtle, and it couldn’t have fit them more perfectly. Their backyard wedding was filled with simple touches of navy and yellow, but most importantly – all of their close family and friends. The weather turned out so gorgeous and everyone was having so much fun just hanging out and enjoying it.

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Inspirations from WPPI

If you had to go on a last-minute trip before your 30th birthday, I suppose Las Vegas would be at the top of most people’s list. Our good friend, and founder of Fotolanthropy, Katie Norris was still in need of a travel buddy for WPPI and I volunteered to tag along. For those of you not familiar with the photography world, WPPI a huge annual photography conference, bringing together thousands of photographers from all over the world. It’s pretty massive, and although I am not a photographer, I figured I could pick up a few ideas for Jon and I as well.

I’d love to share all my crazy “first-timer in Vegas” stories with you but unfortunately I was pretty lame in Vegas terms. I did have a chance to check out a the trade show and see a few people in the photography world that I pay attention to . . .until I got sick. I wish I could say there was a crazy story that precedes my illness, but again, I have nothing other than my body giving me some major attitude about the fact that I stayed up until 3am Tuesday morning. I did win $90 off of $1 at a slot machine but that’s about as exciting as it gets. I was so glad to finally be feeling better this morning after 24hrs in bed. I’m finally at the airport and it is taking all my will power sitting here outside the TCBY/Mrs. Fields counter not to attack it like a tiger, since I have not eaten in 48hrs.

The main reason for this post is not to bore you with my lame-o tales of Vegas (or lack-there-of). I wanted to share the one amazing thing I did get to witness on this trip. Although Katie is a portrait and wedding photographer, her main purpose for attending WPPI was to get the word out about Fotolanthropy. To read more about Fotolanthropy, you can visit their website fotolanthropy.com and check out this new video we did with Katie to announce Fotolanthropy going national.

First let me set the stage a little for you. If you’re a photographer, WPPI is that place you want to be. In 2011, almost 16,000 photographer attended WPPI – to give you a sense of the scale of this conference – so it’s definitely easy to feel immediately overwhelmed. There are tons of classes, and huge trade show and the chance to meet some big name photographers (unfortunately you learn some of these said “A-Listers” are a little too aware of this, major let down!).

Yet, in the midst of all the chaos, I watched Katie tell people about Fotolanthropy like she was a seasoned pro. Whether it was another photographer like herself, a big-name photo lab at the trade show, or well-know personalities in the photo world such as Kelley Moore or Jeremy Cowart, Katie put all doubts aside and fearlessly shared her story and mission with anyone she met. Me being an especially shy and quiet person, I was so amazed and proud of her and it was just so neat to watch the way the right people just happened to fall into Katie’s path.

This morning I was finally feeling better and Katie and I had a chance to attend Jeremy Cowart’s class. So refreshing and truly an inspiring artist – but that is a whole other blog post. However, after the class, Katie patiently waited in the back of the line to talk to Jeremy. When she finally got her chance, I watched her passionately tell Jeremy about her mission and she handed him a pamphlet. Later, as we were chatting with someone else in the back of the room, I turned to look up front and saw him showing Katie’s pamphlet to another photographer and sharing Fotolanthropy. Now, this is a guy who’s photographed everyone from Britney Spears to Tim Tebow to Brad Paisley just to name A FEW. He could have easily blown off Katie as some nobody photographer. Likewise, Katie could have easily said “well, I don’t want to bother him. The line is so long and I need to get to the airport.”

It is so hard, no matter how passionate you are about something, to step over that line and begin sharing it with others. Whether it’s an idea you have like Fotolanthropy, your faith, or just sharing yourself when you meet new people. The fear of rejection is painful, no matter who you are. But watching Katie this weekend was really so inspiring. Despite being sick and everything, I think just having the opportunity to watch Katie cast all fears and insecurities aside and put herself and her mission out there was so amazing to witness. I for reals almost cried a few times, especially this morning. I am so incredibly proud of her and could really not feel more honored to call her a friend after this weekend.

If you are wondering how you can help Fotolanthropy, the best thing you can do is share it with others. Whether it’s photographers & filmmakers who may be interested in being involved, a family you might know who would make a great story for Fotolanthropy to feature, or maybe just sharing one of the films with someone in your life who’s facing a difficult time. This is the heart and soul of Fotolanthropy. You can also purchase cute (and super comfy) t-shirts, camera accessories for kids, and soon camera straps to help support this awesome mission.

I can’t end this without mentioning Katie’s partner in Fotolanthropy, Brooke. Althgouh Brooke was unable to attend WPPI with us, I know she was very much with us in spirit. Brooke has been working hard behind the scenes to help Katie develop these awesome classy camera straps that will be on sale soon to help support Fotolanthropy. I can’t wait for next year when we can all return to Vegas together.

– Kristin

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Morgan & Erik – Sneak Peek | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Wedding Videographer

Dallas Wedding Videographer, Dallas Wedding Videography, Dallas Wedding Cinematographer, Dallas Wedding Cinematography, Dallas Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Fort Worth Wedding Videography, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematographer, Fort Worth Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematography, Best Dallas Wedding Videographer, Best Dallas Wedding Videography, Best Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Best Fort Worth Wedding VideographyMorgan and Erik’s wedding day footware describes them both quite well. Both individuals full of integrity and a deep love for one another . .but also very laid back and don’t take themselves too seriously. Any guy who’s cool enough to wear hot pink socks is awesome in our book.

As soon as Morgan started to think Erik might be “the one” she started writing letters to him . . .but she kept them tucked away. Just as Erik finished getting ready he received a special delivery with a monogrammed handkerchief and the letters Morgan had been saving. He told us he wasn’t going to cry but . . .well, let’s just say there may have been a sniffle or two.

Morgan put a lot of thought into all the details of the day. We loved the unique design of her bouquet and the feather touches in the bridesmaids’ bouquets. We also loved the old doors and all the candles and tea lights that were used as a beautiful backdrop on the stage.

Morgan and Erik’s reception was so fun, we’ll just have to save it for a whole other post. There’s so much we want to share, this post would be way too long. Let’s just say is was the coolest place to ring in the new year!

This was our first time to work with photographer Casey J. Benson and by the time we started filming we were already swapping lenses and joking around. Morgan’s bridal portraits were gorgeous and I know their weddings photos will be as well. Casey was working nonstop, snapping away. And when we showed up to the reception, he already had a beautiful framed tv showing a slideshow of all the wedding day photos. He was so great to work with all day, we would definitely recommend checking him out! http://caseyjaybenson.com

P.S. Many thanks to the Nunnallys and Andersons for being so patient! Hope y’all enjoy!

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Jared & Tamesha – Sneak Peek | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Wedding Videographer

Dallas Wedding Videographer, Dallas Wedding Videography, Dallas Wedding Cinematographer, Dallas Wedding Cinematography, Dallas Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Fort Worth Wedding Videography, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematographer, Fort Worth Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematography, Best Dallas Wedding Videographer, Best Dallas Wedding Videography, Best Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Best Fort Worth Wedding VideographyWe wish every wedding could be a destination wedding, not because of the places they take us but because destination weddings really allow you to get to know couples and their families so much better. Jared and Tamesha’s wedding took us to Montego Bay, Jamaica, and it was just such an amazing trip to be a part of. Their wedding brought together family and friends from Texas, Canada, the East Coast and even some as far as Australia. It was such a fun mix of people and we so enjoyed getting to know both of their families. It actually makes us a little sad we probably won’t see most of them again.

We really can’t say enough about Jared and Tamesha – two individuals of such integrity and class. They have such a deep respect for each other and each other’s families. (They’re also both straight out of a P90X ad.) Tamesha is 100% positive energy. She makes you feel like you could run a marathon, right now. If we recall correctly, she was up running early the morning of the wedding. Jared has a very tight-knit group of friends and it’s easy to see why. He is the friend you can trust with anything and the first one you’d go to for advice. One of our favorite moments was when Jared’s dad hugs him right after the ceremony. They don’t say a word to each other but at the same time that moment said everything about both of them.

We had the opportunity to work together with photographer Jennefer Wilson again on this wedding. Congrats to Jennefer who, just a few days after arriving home from Jamaica, received a proposal of her own!

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kimberley casey - Golly, so beautiful, just perfect. What beautiful videography of a beautiful and magical wedding. This is a memoir that will last a lifetime.

Congratulations, again, to Tamesha and Jared, and thank you again for the opportunity to be part of our wonderful family.

Kim

Shannon Watson - Congratulations to both of you!! Your wedding video was beautiful. May you have a happy and healthy life together as man and wife.

Melissa - OMG, that was absolutely beautiful!

Cindy Parrish - WOW! So beautiful – and special – and unique. Loved watching this “sneak peek”. Thanks.

Darla Murray - Well you made me cry again *tear* what a beautiful video you will cherish this forever. I am so blessed to have 2 such wonderful people in my family. Love you both so much, have a wonderful life together <3
Aunt Darla ๐Ÿ™‚

Rochelle Joseph - WOW!!! Crying all over again. If this is the sneak peek, I’m not sure my heart can take the whole video. This is absolutely wonderful and totally captures the real deal. Love you guys!!

Judy Cho - Wow, what a beautiful wedding! Congratulations and may God bless your family.

debbie vaughan - That is one of the most beautiful weddings I have seen, from the wedding dress, to the flowers, the setting and of course the exquisitely beautiful couple ~ where one can just see & feel the love between them.
Much love & Congratulations to the couple xx

Katherine Brownell - What a wonderful couple!!!! We love you both. Wishing you the best, The Brownell Family

Tamesha Connaughton - I just watched this for the 100th time!!!!! Kristin and Jon!!! Thank you for making this a priceless memory me and my entire family!!!!!

Kristin - Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments ๐Ÿ™‚ We had so much fun on this trip and for those of you that were along for the wedding – we really do miss you. That’s why we decided Ellen needs to get married soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rene Schmidt - Tamesha and Jared,
What a beautiful wedding and gorgeous photograhy! Thanks for sharing this moment! May you have many happy years together!

Best Wishes,

Rene Schmidt

Jane McCullah - I love the video! What a beautiful couple and a beautiful wedding! Thank you so much for sharing a peek into your special day. Congratulations!!!! xo Jane

Ashley - Love….love…love! TO the most awesome couple I know!Video is AMAZE and I so wish I was there. Wishing all the best to a beauiful couple so in love!

Ron John - Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! May God bless the two of you forever

Debra Duran - WOW! Absolutely beautiful wedding!!! It is an overwhelmingly beautiful capture of true love. I am so happy for you both! Congratulations!!!

Susan Connaughton - Truly amazing,this really captures the love Jared & Tamesha have for each other. I think I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched this.
Jon & Kristen what a fabulous memory you have created.. Thank you!

Yasmin - The DestinationWeddings.com team at the office can’t stop watching this beautiful video. Thank you so much for capturing Tamesha and Jared’s special moments!

The Father Effect

John Finch, founder of the non-profit The Perfect Father, has a heart for fathers and the incredible impact they have in their children’s lives. Drawing on his own life experiences and sharing the stories of other fathers and children, John hopes his documentary – The Father Effect – will highlight the significant impact fathers’ words and actions have in their children’s lives and inspire all men to be better fathers and father-figures in the lives of their loved ones.

John’s project is now seeking funding via Kickstarter, a website that allows people all over the world to help fund thousands of different projects with donations starting at just one dollar. ONE DOLLAR – you can probably find one dollar just lifting up your couch cushions. You can pledge any amount to support the Father Effect and pledges are not finalized unless the Father Effect reaches its $100,000 goal by February 20th. Please consider giving – just a few dollars by a few people can add up! If you are unable to give, please share this post with others.

This project has already included such a great collective of work from friends, including photography (above) from Meshali Mitchell, trailer by Four Story Creative, and support from writer Guy Delcambre – who chronicles his own story of being a single father to three young girls on his blog. Please keep John, his family, and his project in your prayers – that God would provide for the making of this documentary and use it to impact fathers and the fatherless around the world.

You can read more about John’s mission here and check out the trailer for The Father Effect below.

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