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Fading Wedding Fads

March 22, 2018 - I honestly don't spend much time surfing the web. But I do 'click' on wedding-related articles and blogs as I'm always i...
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Can You Afford To Be A Groomsman or Bridesmaid?

November 02, 2017 - A friend's son was recently a handsome groomsman in his friend's wedding. It was an out of state, destination style even...
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Vintage Is In

October 19, 2017 - Don't you just love a beautiful wedding dress? Where's the one you wore on your wedding day? Mine resides in a garment b...
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Total Eclipse of the Heart of Oregon

October 08, 2017 - The headlines have moved on, but for awhile this summer the hottest topic was The Eclipse. As it turned out, our little...
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RSVP!

July 31, 2017 - RSVP, an acronym for the French line "repondez s'il vous plait". In English that's the favor of a reply is requested, or...
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Dancing at 95 (degrees, that is)

July 14, 2017 - Last summer I blogged about wedding plan B or what if it rains on my wedding day. We're lucky in central Oregon because...
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Wasted Money On Your Wedding?

June 30, 2017 - A recent internet article listed the top items couples felt they wasted money on for their wedding. Some things were a s...
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Traditions Changed By Technology

June 16, 2017 - I got a kick out of this recent read: "Things we don't do any more because of technology." I did discover that I'm old f...
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Get Me To The Church On Time

June 05, 2017 - Another beautiful wedding on another beautiful central Oregon spring day. The snow-covered Three Sisters and Broken Top...
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Print Those Pictures!

May 25, 2017 - It happened again. And I'm going to say it AGAIN: Print your favorite pics! My son was visiting last weekend and brough...
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Hire A Professional

May 11, 2017 - I'm sitting in the Salt Lake Airport headed home from 5 days in Wyoming and my oldest daughter's wedding. She planned a...
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No Politics Or Prejudices At My Wedding!

April 08, 2017 - As you peruse your guest list, is there a name that jumps out to you spelled T-R-O-U-B-L-E? Sometimes who to invite to a...
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Children at the Wedding

March 28, 2017 - Will children be in your wedding party or guests at your special event? I love kids and have a passel of my own. And I h...
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Are You In The Picture?

March 14, 2017 - I'm a picture person. For decades I have captured all the events of my kids and scenery from day trips or exotic getaway...
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Mini Session Mom

March 01, 2017 - Tom and I of Studio Jay recently attended a Legends in Photography workshop. Sandy Puc' and our central Oregon's own Kev...
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What Comes After "She Said Yes"?

February 13, 2017 - It's Valentine's day/month/season, one of the top three dates couples become engaged. Congratulations! It's a quick jum...
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Winter Wedding Please

January 16, 2017 - Ahhh, another snow day! The winter wonderland in central Oregon is breathtaking. The kids are excited to have school clo...
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What If It Rains? or Wedding Plan B

June 24, 2016 - It's raining. Actually, it's pouring. When I woke up this morning and heard the rain on the roof, I breathed a sigh of r...
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Wedding Vendor Attire

June 17, 2016 - A concerned bride wrote to a Dear Abby wedding columnist to inquire how best she could ask her wedding vendors to dress...
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It Takes A Village

June 08, 2016 - As I sit stage left at dress rehearsal for High Desert Dance Art's annual spring recital, I marvel at how many adults ar...
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It's Not About The Pixels Anymore

April 11, 2016 - My 84 year old mother-in-law just upgraded her phone to the new iPhone 6s. Not only can these new smartphones practicall...
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To 'First Look' or Not To 'First Look'

March 20, 2016 - What will go into making you such a beautiful bride? The perfect fit of the perfect dress, the perfect shoes, the jewelr...
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Wedding Venue on a Budget?

February 24, 2016 - Every bride should have their dream wedding, whatever that dream may be. And, while I sincerely believe a professional p...
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The 'Do Not Play' List

February 07, 2016 - Studio Jay offers professional wedding photography and a wedding DJ service. A recent article in the Bend (Oregon) Bulle...
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Networking

January 30, 2016 - I enjoyed last evening's seminar for members of Central Oregon Wedding Pros. The subject matter was interesting but for...
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November Wedding in Central Oregon

November 14, 2015 - It was a Thursday afternoon in November. A somewhat unusual selection for a wedding but a WOW event! Studio Jay was priv...
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Halloween

October 31, 2015 - It's Halloween. Fall in beautiful still-sunny Central Oregon. As a youngster in this part of the world trick-or-treating...
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"I Just Want a Few Pictures of the Family"

September 07, 2015 - After watching a slideshow of their wedding day, Tom handed over the thumb drive of wedding images to an overjoyed bride...
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Summer!

June 22, 2015 - It's officially summer and the fun begins! Studio Jay makes it's home in a small Central Oregon town and there's no lack...
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Ahhh, Mother's Day

May 08, 2015 - Welcome to Mother's Day weekend. For some this may be bittersweet or even elicit sad or unhappy memories. But for most,...
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Something Old, Something New

April 12, 2015 - Studio Jay was honored to provide the music and DJ for a wedding yesterday in Central Oregon. It was a full but fun day...
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Photography and the Educated Consumer

March 03, 2015 - The business of professional photography is a tough one. Everyone's phone has a better camera than many photographers ow...
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Say Cheese!

February 04, 2015 - I work a few days a week as a dental hygienist and often parents (moms especially) will whip out their phones to photogr...
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Incredible Events

January 15, 2015 - A big thank you to Incredible Events for producing last Saturday's Central Oregon Wedding & Event Show at the Bend River...
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Wedding Shows

January 06, 2015 - Tom and I enjoyed last Sunday's wedding event in Redmond sponsored by Comfort Suites and In The Garden Floral. Thank you...
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Happy New Year

January 01, 2015 - Welcome 2015! After relaxing today watching the Rose Bowl (go Oregon), Studio Jay will be on the move. We'll be kicking...
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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2014 - Merry Christmas from Studio Jay! We hope you've enjoyed this wonderful season and were able to spend time with family an...
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Hospice

December 10, 2014 - Last Saturday evening was the 23rd annual Hospice Christmas tree auction in Prineville, Oregon. What an honor and pleasu...
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Winter Wedding

November 19, 2014 - It was near 70 degrees just two weeks ago and now we're buried in a foot and a half of snow with frigid temperatures! Th...
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Photo Christmas Cards

November 12, 2014 - This evening I'm working on my mother's picture Christmas card design with her recent Hawaiian vacation as the subject o...
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Fall

November 05, 2014 - Happy November from Studio Jay. It's a beautiful fall day in sunny central Oregon! Sixty-six degrees, sunshine, red and...
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