19.4.11

Re-cap {FunShop}

This is surely not 
What you thought it would be 
And I lose myself in a daydream
taylor swift | speak now
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This is potentially too-long a post.
Maybe it should be broken up into a few?
But I'm just still pumped (and I don't say that word) about the past FunShop.

I based our time off of six "D's."
Why "D"?
I Don't know. Duh! I just wanteD too.

;)

But we started with 
Define, 
Dream,
Design,
Do it!
Donate,
and Details!

After some hard-core defining + dreaming,
we got to go to town in design.

My sweet, mature, blithe Rachel Clarke + I collaborated to come up with this for her business
(will link to her live blog soon!):



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Anna is a bonafide country girl with a heart as big as the Oklahoma farms she comes from.
Love what we came up for her, as well!
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And darling, long-time friend Ellie slightly modified her current brand to capture herself PERFECTLY.
Love love love it!
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Each day we spent a portion of time shooting. 
I already posted about Audrey + Janet.
The photos of each of the girls headers was from a shoot in Harpers Ferry.

We, on a stormy, rainy, lonely Saturday went downtown for some "senior" photo shoots.
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The sky really parted and cleared up RIGHT when we arrived
(after our fantastic Metro ride.)
It was so lovely in the Union Station area.
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Wain, wain, go away....
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Little country girl in the big city!
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You may have seen on facebook or on my website that I coached basketball this past winter.
Our wonderful models were two girls from the team.
Love you Natalie + Megan!
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The final day, we each got our own couple to shoot.
I don't like at workshops/etc when I have to share shooting with a whole bunch of photogs.
I feel like a little runt piglet.

So I got four couples, and each of us go to go to our own location,
shoot our own style,
and REALLY focus on our own brand.

I had the complete JOY of shooting Todd + Leanne.
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They have been together 20ish years.
And they are from South Carolina.
So they have amazing accents.
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And I want to be as stinkin' adorable as Leanne when I grow up.


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Though Leanne didn't play sports,
she graciously offered her time to greet at Fellowship of Christian Athlete (FCA) events.
I mean, hey, college-age Christian single athletes... I mean...
Just sayin'...
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After that first meeting/greeting,
these two became friends.
Actual friends.
Not "I have a crush on you but we're 'friends'" friends.
Just real friends.
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And God slowly drew their hearts together.
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ps.  I love Leanne's lips.
Is that weird to say?
I love tulip lips.
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And I love laughing.
That's not weird to say.
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Both kids were done with "dating around."
They wanted to be intentional, serious and patient.
God truly blessed that.
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And brought them together for life.
And what a life it has been!
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Five children, a number of moves, a hundreds of memories later,
they are still mischievous, happy little lovers.

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This is one of my favorite moments of the shoot.
An intern was out shooting in this field too, and needed some help.
I left Todd + Leanne for a few minutes to give her a hand.
When I turned around they were standing just like this.
Precious? Preeeecoius!
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I want to give the girls a chance to post their shoots,
and update their blogs, but then I'll let you see their marvelous work.
And get to know them on their own sites.
And they're amazing. Seriously.
And I love them (because my Love Language is Singing in the Car,
and they all sang with me.)

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If you want to see a little iPhone-video-recap-love,
check out this video!
I especially love the very end... these girls CRACK me up.
And confuse my neighbors.
You gotta see it ;)
More FunShop dates coming soon!
Holler if you want to come?
Hollllllller.
I want to coooome!

11 comments:

  1. this is amazing. this is so good.

    "what's going on out here?" "oh we're just making a video." "oh. okay."

    :D

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  2. I love Mr. Todd and Aunt Leanne. They are my favorites ever.

    just like this post. cuuutee.

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  3. After the concerned neighbor leaves, "Yeah I've got it all under control...pppppppppppppppppsh." bahaha.

    The video is so amazing. "I support that french fry."

    In fact everything's amazing. :D It's just too bad we don't have the umbrella stomping/straightening on video!

    So much fun.

    I miss all of you girls so much.

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  4. SOOO FUUUN! We. must. meet. some. day. Come down to Texaaaaas!!

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  5. I was seriously laughing out loud...the video was awesome =D

    btw, Rachel's yellow nail polish makes me happy. I was there the day she got it *nods*

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  6. LOVELOVELOVE IT!!!!! YOU ARE AMAZING. You are so gifted Kristen. Thank you for using that gift. Also, I loved watching you invest into the lives of your interns. You are a blessing!

    LeAnne

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  7. Love the intense colors... GAH! Kristen, once again, you stun us all!

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  8. So, I just found your blog and I pretty much think it is the best thing ever.
    I really want to be a photographer when I grow up - really, really bad. Right now I am saving for my first SLR/DSLR. I was thinking the Nikon D3000. Any advice on cameras?
    Thanks!
    P.S. I love your header. :)
    xoxo
    Danielle {daniellespaperheart.blogspot.com}

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  9. oMG! This is the best video ever! Wish I could have been there, maybe next time :P

    ~Janelle

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  10. Looks like you gals had a BLAST!!

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  11. I want to come! I would LOVE to do a funshop!!! =]

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