So, over the course of my adult life, I’ve accumulated the things.
Lots of things. Adulting things, Photo things, kid things, Lauren loves kitsch things. In my attempt to become more mobile, more friendly to tiny-living and free from the storing of stuff, I’m parting with some treasures and some functional not-treasures.
What?! Yes. Best wedding ever. Hands down my favorite wedding. Ever. Yes. Yes. Yes.
When you meet two people who are so considerate and caring and overwhelmingly genuinely IN-LOVE with each other, being in their presence is just fun. Take that fun and multiply it by a whole LOT of people who love and support both of them, and it is is a recipe for an absolutely amazing time.
What an honor and joy to be able to be a part of this weekend for Kevin and CK. Everything was love. Everything was bright and fun and joyful, and if there was a single stressor affecting the day, you wouldn’t ever know it. Every little detail was immaculately attended, and they had shave ice instead of a cake (I mean… how fun is that?!}
Their venue was The Grove of Redlands which is snuggled in the back of a beautiful orange grove, and I couldn’t recommend them more, if you’re looking in the San Bernardino area.
Thank you, CK, Kevin… I adore you both so much, and I’m so thankful I got to be a part of your adventure.
<3 <3 L
Ok, so this was super fun.
I’ve known Brandy for several years, as I have photographed both of her sisters’ weddings, and now I’m SOOOO excited to photograph hers!
She and Cameron have such fun personalities, are super chill and we got to play in bubbles and be goofy running around Old Sacramento.
I love the connection these two have, and I’m so happy that they get to live out their love story together.
I am in love with this time of year. Everything is new, the days are longest, and the light is so dreamy and perfect until well into the evening.
A sweet friend of mine from a million years ago scheduled her family portrait session, I knew -exactly- where to go. This little patch of woods is one of my favorite places in the world, and it was absolutely perfect.
The light is lovely, and the love in their gorgeous little family was even more beautiful.
Here is just a little nibble from their session (with a super funny “this is totally life with multiple littles” outtake image).
(If you are in love with this dreamy magical light and want family portraits too, visit our CONTACT page! Let’s make pretty!)
Love love, LJ
I’m opening up Elle Jaye to much more than music and drums.
It’s summer time, the weather is perfect and Portrait Sessions are on SALE.
To kick off the return to family pretties, I’m bringing you a 50% off sale, because why not kick it all off with a bang.
I’m so excited to have you in front of my camera! (no, seriously)
The discount applies to Family/kid/baby sessions only, and can purchased in advance and redeemed at a later date!
AAND I LA LA LOOOOVE REFERRALS!
For every friend you refer to me, you will receive a $50 credit toward prints or digital images from your session.
So tell your friends, too, so everyone wins.
OK. I love you guys.
Let’s make lovely things.
(Session fee must be paid in full before date can be confirmed)
here are the Regular Prices: http://www.ellejaye.us/light/light-pricing/
And here are the Sale Prices:
I’ll be South of the Grapevine June 22-29 and I want to photograph your pretty, wonderful faces.
I have several slots open for sessions all over Southern California (grapevine to SD, High desert to the beach), so even if you think you’re too far out, you’re probably not.
Book Early for best shoot options.
I’m stoked to see you guys!
<3 <3 L
Mother’s Day is in two weeks! (More info after this picture)
Book you session Before Friday, May 5 to receive a complimentary 8×10 from your selected images.
WOW! What a journey.
When I started working in the drum industry almost 4 years ago, I didn’t really have a goal. I didn’t have any “bucket list” people I wanted to photograph, I was just content meeting new people as they came to me.
Over the course of my short career, I’ve met really phenomenal musicians, BIG players, people who have revolutionized the industry, the instrument, the process. Some have been clients, and some have become dear friends.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to England, photograph a custom drum builder as he put the finishing touches on a hand-carved snare for QuestLove [The Roots, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon].
I met with his brother-in-law, who has become a sweet friend, and we ventured up the super fun, high tech elevator bank to several different floors at NBC inside 30 Rockefeller Center in NYC.
It felt almost like a Monty Python Sketch moving from one elevator to another, floor to floor to floor.
We only had a little bit of time to get together with Ahmir, but I was able to get a couple of shots with him, of his gorgeous snare, and of him with his drum.
I’m super thankful to Serenity Drums for including me in the process of bringing beautiful, masterfully created works of physical art to the hands of those that will create musical art with them.
From Serenity’s Instagram:
Our client @questlove proudly holding his new Serenity sculpted snare-portrait commission by master drum maker and artist @jon_serenity. Tonally carved as Jon’s impression, reflection and audio-portrait of Questlove as a drummer and artist from five different reclaimed historic woods: Oak, Cherry, Teak, Mahogany and most importantly the Ironwood Ekki, the centre band, known as one of the hardest exotic woods in the world, tonally exquisite, part of Teddington Lock on London’s River Thames from 1948 to 2013. Among many great historical events, The Beatles walked on this wood in the 1960’s and Monty Python shot their famous ‘Fish Slapping Dance’ on it in the early 1970’s.
Fitted with our resonance-enhancing Serenity Leather-and-Coin lugs, each hand crafted from reclaimed Norwegian leather impressed with the Serenity logo and antique British One Penny coins, the coins on the outside are dated from 1876 to 1898, the coins on the inside are of the same denomination but dated 1936 and 1937, the birth years of Questloves Father and Mother respectively, representing the beginnings and birth of music in the heart of the great drummer within the heart of the snare itself. This is a true Serenity drum portrait, a masterpiece snare that sounds like no other.
Hand delivered to New York and photographed by our very own @drumphotos.