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The Fairy Godmother Project!

We are super excited to be working with Kristin and Ben and The Fairy Godmother Project Minnesota! Ben and Kristin presented us with these awesome gifts of flags flown over Afghanistan in October 2014 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom – thank you for your service!

Here is a Facebook album with a few images from the day! and the blog post from Coppersmith Photography!

Kristin and Ben’s 2015 Fairy Godmother Project Wedding from A.B. Rich Films on Vimeo.

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Calling all Class of 2016 High School Seniors!!

Do you want some really awesomer senior portraits?!?!?!? Come to our Stillwater studio for some creative images this year!!  We have an ambassador program each year outlined below that we take portraits of you during your junior year! We accept a limited number of seniors-to-be and only shoot about 125 seniors each year so contact us soon!

1. Fill out the application below.
2. Come to our interview, tour, and orientation meeting at our studio (Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm)
3. Schedule your complimentary 30 minute, two outfit ambassador preview session in April (We will pick your top 5-10 images right afterward! Bring a friend!)
4. Get three really cool accordion albums from your preview session
5. Schedule your discounted Elements session for later in the summer (2 hours, 5 outfits for only $125 plus tax (half price))
6. Get some really cool swag from our studio
7. Hand out and send some discounts / coupons to your friends (at least 50 names and addresses) to earn money toward your regular senior session ($100 per referral scheduled before October 1, 2015)
8. Win $1000 CASH (what?!?!) if you have the most referrals (payable October 1, 2015)
9. Bring 10+ friends to a pizza party on Monday, June 8 (Time will vary between 3-7pm) where we take free pics of all of you and post on Facebook and give them 50% off their sessions just for coming! (wear plain black tops and jeans)
10. Be famouser and awesomer!

 

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Luke + Mackenzie (01.31.2015 – Now Jade Resort, Cancun, Mexico)

So, when you have 107 people come to your destination wedding, you know you are dealing with two very special people! Luke and Mackenzie were the ultimate chill destination wedding hosts. Sprinkle in some deep sea barracuda fishing, plus rough seas where 8/14 of us got sick, plus flash mobs, plus premiere bartenders Darius and Arsenio, plus unusually high toilets, plus Luke overcoming his fear of heights to grab an awesome image, plus groomsmen walking barefoot on gravel, plus an awesome infinity pool, plus multiple Jessicas/Angelas/Sarahs/Mackenzies & Matts, plus lots and lots of pool time and you get a super fun wedding week with beautiful weather in Mexico!

Mackenzie’s dad Scott hit the nail on the head with his top 10 speech like “absence makes the heart grow fonder… if Luke wants to get away for a few days to help out at the cabin, let him!” Great stuff.:)Mackenzie and Luke also had thoughtfully made a care package for everyone that included snacks, Chapstick, Advil, and suntan/burn lotion (even though I had to wear an SPF 1000 shirt on my bald head at one point it was so hot!)

Check out the videos below of the overall week, father/daughter dance, and family flash mob – thanks for the fun week Luke and Mackenzie!! See you soon at the reception! -Judd and Josh (Vulcan/Klingon)

Links: Facebook album (top 200 images), SEE ALL IMAGES HERE (Contact Mackenzie for password), Now Jade Resort – Cancun, Judd Sather Photography

Father Daughter Dance!

Family Dance!

Highlight images!

Jessica Radke - February 6, 2015 - 6:51 PM

I’m bawling! What an amazing wedding and so beautifully captured! Let’s go back!!!

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Wedding Photography Timelines!

After 15 years of weddings I would like to offer you my best recommendations for wedding timelines! Adjustments can be made for longer or later ceremonies, travel, multiple locations, less hours, time of year etc. but this is bullet-proof 90% of the time! For spring, winter or late fall wedding we can shift the creative time to before the ceremony for natural light reasons.  -Judd

“Timeline 8A” (First glance and formals are before wedding)
1:30 getting ready images
2:00 first glance and wedding party formals
2:45 family formals
3:30 break
4:00 ceremony (no receiving line afterward gets more creative time!)
4:30 bustle dress / cocktail hour / creative time for images
6:00 grand march and dinner
7:30 toasts
8:00 same day slideshow
8:30 dancing
9:30 Studio J / Judd Sather departs
“Timeline 8B” (Couple is not seeing each other before wedding)
2:30 getting ready images / images of women
3:00 images of men
3:30 break
4:00 ceremony (no receiving line afterward for sure!)
4:45 family and wedding party formals
5:30 bustle dress / cocktail hour / creative time for images
6:45 grand march and dinner
7:00 dinner
8:30 toasts
8:45 same day slideshow
9:00 dancing
10:30 Studio J / Judd Sather departs
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Solera closes – displaced brides get $1500 off The Loft at Studio J!!

If you are one of the 40+ couples that were displaced by the closing of Solera in Minneapolis, you must be in scramble mode and we want to help!  If you want to consider beautiful and historic Stillwater for your wedding, we have some Fridays and Sundays still open at a $1500 discount to you!  Also, we will extend $500 off any photography collection.  Check out this page on our Loft site for you – check out the availability calendar here.

Contact Taylor@studiojloft.com or call 651-342-2416 to set up a tour!

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