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ACM Awards 2011

ACM Awards 2011

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The Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand photographed by me :) for Great American Country Television (GAC).  Loved hanging out with all of these amazing artists in the Country Music industry and capturing them being honored for doing what they love.  Here’s some photo-journalistic coverage of the Red Carpet arrivals and Press Room backstage after the amazingly talented Taylor Swift won Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert won FOUR awards, for Top Female Vocalist, Single of the Year and Video of the Year for her huge hit, ‘The House That Built Me.’ The songwriters behind the tune, Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, also won for Song of the Year.  Lady Antebellum won Album of The Year for Need You Now, Brad Paisley won top male vocalist of the year, and my absolute favorite people, The Band Perry won Top New Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo or Group.  All in all it was an amazing experience and I was honored to be there capturing such a great event in Country Music!

Apr 05 2011 by admin in Editorial, Events

Jay Cashmere and Kelly H | Palm Beach

Jay Cashmere and Kelly H | Palm Beach

Some couples were just made to have fun together!  I mean…a really, really good time together!  This, is one of those couples.  Kelly and Jay didn’t stop laughing the entire shoot.  The photos we captured were not only genuinely them, but remarkably fun!  It’s awkward to have a huge lens pointed at you and you’re supposed to “look cute!” as the photographer, I try to make it fun on the camera side, dancing around and saying ridiculous things to get expressions out of you…but I’ve been on the other side of the camera before and will admit, it’s not easy!  Kelly and Jay…they are complete naturals and so great together, besides the one part in the engagement session where we pulled out Katy Perry’s Firework on my iPhone and started dancing, these photos are all them.  We just enjoyed walking down Worth Avenue, where Kelly and Jay met, stopping at Starbucks for a coffee break and then ended the day with the best Sunday Brunch and Bloody Mary’s we’ve ever had at Cucina’s on Palm Beach.Love them.  Thank you guys for being so much fun!  We’re going to have a great time at your wedding.  I just know it!  You have the best team of people working with you at Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter & one of the best wedding planners in the industry, Heather Lowenthal with Posh Parties (http://poshpartiesonline.com).  Cannot wait!

p.s. this blog post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention how many times Kelly and Jay changed clothes!  It was hilarious and started to be a running joke that we had to switch outfits every :30 minutes or they would turn into pumpkins.  After our brunch, Kelly and Jay went on to a baseball game, in which they text me photos of their “outfit change” and then Jay had a formal event to MC at in Boca Raton, so of course they had to change once more!  Had the best time getting texts from them throughout the rest of the day with all their wardrobe changes!  Great times.

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Mar 21 2011 by admin in Editorial, Engagement

Maui Wedding

Maui Wedding

Hank and Nicole are very dear friends of ours.  We were so excited to be a part of their wedding day and honored when they asked that I be their photographer.
Their wedding ceremony was on Wailea Beach in Maui, Hawaii, following a champagne toast and greetings from friends.  Hank and Nicole exchanged leis, rings and vows during a vibrant, colorful beach sunset, it could not have been more perfect!  Following their ceremony, an intimate reception of delectable appetizers, delicious entree’s and hand made deserts by one of Hawaii’s finest private Chefs.  Undoubtably, one of my favorite wedding photography experiences to date!
Congratulations again, Mahalo!

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Jan 29 2011 by admin in Destination Weddings, Travel, Weddings

S’well Bottles

S’well Bottles

S’well – the pursuit of a Healthy, Helpful, Happy planet!
I  am so proud of my sister in law, also a Sarah Kauss, for launching her new company, S’well Bottle.  S’well Bottle is the most fashionable, functional and socially conscientious water bottle on the market today. S’well Bottles are beautifully crafted and insulated to not only keep cold beverages cold, and hot ones hot, they use the highest quality stainless steel, are non-leaching, toxin-free, and are virtually unbreakable, creating an unparalleled drinking experience.  Even better, S’well donates 10% of net sales to WaterAid to support programs improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. Every S’well bottle purchase enables WaterAid to provide those in need with a lasting supply of safe, clean water, sanitation and hygiene education. WaterAid has been providing local water solutions in the world’s neediest locations for over 30 years. Thanks for becoming a facebook fan and supporting this innovative and impactful company! SwellBottle.com

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Jan 26 2011 by admin in Editorial

Palm Beach Post Publication, Kayla and Ben

Palm Beach Post Publication, Kayla and Ben

One of my favorite weddings of all time has been published in today’s Palm Beach Post paper! Kayla and Ben are the cutest couple ever, and their wedding…simply perfect! Congratulations again, Kayla and Ben. And thank you to It! Weddings for publishing the article :)
The Ceremony: St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Palm Beach
The Videographer: Marty & Kenya Reinhardt
The Reception: The Colony, Palm Beach
The Dress: A lace gown by Pronovias
The Cake: Cakes by Mary Lou
The Bridesmaids Dresses: Priscilla of Boston

Jan 22 2011 by admin in Editorial, Silly Sara, Weddings

Minnesota PPA

Minnesota PPA

Thank you to the Minnesota Professional Photographers Association for inviting me to teach this week. We had adorable models for the first half of the day, thank you to Gina and Andy! Then spent the second half of the day in a classroom — THANK YOU to Millers Lab for sponsoring this event & thank you to incredibly patient new friends who listened to me ramble for hours! Love you MN peeps.

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Jan 19 2011 by admin in Editorial, Silly Sara