12/4/13

JBW Turns 5: Giveaway #2 Winner

The winner of our 2nd giveaway is…

Kelsey D.

Kelsey wins her choice of a FREE bridal bouquet (value $325) or three (3) FREE “just because” floral arrangements (value $300) from amazing Edmonton wedding florist, faBLOOMosity!

Fabloomosity Edmonton flowers

Giveaway #3 announcement coming soon – stay tuned for your chance to win something very tasty (hint hint)!

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

 

11/27/13

JBW Turns 5: Giveaway #1 Winner

We have our first winner! The lucky recipient of the One (1) Hour Style Consultation with L Squared Style is…

Stephanie S.

Congratulations! Giveaway #2 announcement coming soon – stay tuned for your chance to win!

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

 

11/21/13

Jennifer Bergman Weddings Turns 5!

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Cliché, but true. For the past 5 years, we’ve worked with so many wonderful couples to bring their wedding dreams to reality. To celebrate this milestone, we’re partnering with some of our friends and fellow entrepreneurs to give away 5 prize packages until the end of 2013!

Edmonton Wedding Giveaway

Sharon Litchfield Photography

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Lazina Mckenzie L Squared StyleGIVEAWAY #1: Style Consultation with L Squared Style
November 21-26, 2013

JBW is partnering with  L Squared Style to offer you an exclusive and rare opportunity. The lucky winner of our first giveaway will receive a One (1) Hour Style Consultation with Lazina Mckenzie, founder and style expert at L Squared Style. This giveaway applies to everyone – brides, grooms, ladies and gents – this is your chance to gain expert style advice to help bring out your best self!

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To Enter:

1. ‘LIKE’ the Jennifer Bergman Weddings Facebook page.

2. Share this giveaway post on your personal Facebook page.

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The Prize:

For the bride (or groom) to be:

  • A one-hour style consultation with Lazina at a bridal or suit boutique;
  • An overview and understanding of dress / suit shapes and cuts that work for your body;
  • Ideas of different styles that are outside your current thinking or preferences (a little “push” is a good thing!);
  • Accessory ideas to complete your overall wedding day look;
  • A discussion on budget and cost breakdown for your wedding attire.

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And if you’re not walking down the aisle, you’ll receive:

  • A one-hour style consultation with Lazina at a retail store to discuss your current wardrobe and where you might need a little guidance;
  • An overview of shapes and cuts of clothing that do and do not work for your body type;
  • A discussion on casual and work-appropriate attire;
  • A discussion on budget for your wardrobe.

 

Giveaway ends November 26, 2013 at 11:59 PM MST. The winner will be randomly drawn on November 27, 2013 and announced on the Jennifer Bergman Weddings Facebook Page and Blog. Winner must use style consultation (in Edmonton Area) by June 30, 2014. 

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Good luck!

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design

 

 

01/9/13

In the Limelight: Kelsy Nielson Photographer

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around
once and a while, you may miss it.” — Ferris Bueller

Meet Kelsy Nielson, Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer extraordinaire. The above quote is posted on Kelsy’s website and I believe it perfectly sums up her approach as a photographer. She has a relaxed vibe which instantly puts her brides and grooms at ease, and she has a knack for capturing special moments that exude warmth and romance. Not only is Kelsy an amazing photographer, she’s an all-around wonderful person who gives back to her community.

Read on to learn more about Kelsy’s style and discover her top tips for couples on their wedding day.

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Edmonton Wedding PhotographerQuick – give us your best Tweetography (tell us about yourself in 140 characters or less)!

I’m a wedding and lifestyle photographer who loves my adorable daughters, my hilarious husband,  and capturing  sweet moments with my ever-present camera.

Why did you become a photographer?

I originally wanted to go into cinematography – I love all things film. I started taking photography classes in high school because I thought it would be a good stepping-stone; then I ended up really connecting with photography. It was so fun capturing moments and seeing them in print when you picked up your little white film envelope from the lab. I wanted that excitement for a career.

Who have been the biggest influences in your life?

Without sounding like an Oscar speech, I’d have to say my family. When I was starting out they always helped me practice my posing and let me continually shoot them to gain confidence. After I married Tim he was a great support, he told me to just go for it, quit my day job and start my business. He helped me just jump in with both feet!

How would you describe your photography style?

I would say it’s romantic, natural photography. I don’t get to0 carried away with lighting or dramatic posing but rather put the emphasis on natural beauty and capturing love between individuals. I hope my photography is more about the people in the image and the connection they share rather then being about a backdrop (but, hey, I love those too). I definitely lean more towards classic Alberta landscapes – fields, trees, old homesteads and big skies.

Do you have a favorite part of the wedding day that you love to shoot?

Other than the posed portrait part of the day (which of course I love), I really enjoy the reception. I know a lot of photographers dread it,  but I love hearing the speeches and watching the first dance. I still tear up every reception during a heartfelt speech or a good slideshow! I also love seeing a Bride’s vision come to life. It’s so fun to hear about all her ideas and projects and then see the final result just shine with creativity.

What are some wedding day photography tips that couples should keep in mind?

  • I’d say it’s important to spend time with your photographer before the wedding. Getting to know each other can make the wedding day a lot more relaxed.
  • Everything seems to take longer then you think, so budget time appropriately. I never want to steal a Bride and Groom away from family hugs and well wishes – it’s part of the fun! Being able to take it all in without feeling like you’re missing out on essential picture time is important.
  • And when portrait time comes, just relax and have fun. If you trust your photographer, you can just enjoy your moment in the spotlight and know your personalities are being captured perfectly.

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We’ve had the pleasure of working with Kelsy on some very beautiful weddings!

Visit Kelsy’s blog to keep up-to-date on her gorgeous work!

Cheers,

Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Edmonton Wedding Planning + Design