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lollacup on abc’s shark tank!

I was in New Orleans for a wedding (and Jazz Fest) this weekend and so much happened while I was away!  Our hotel had very limited internet access and I felt so isolated as all this excitement went on.  I was at the mercy of twitter/fb from my phone to stay connected.  I just wanted to take a minute to publicly congratulate my dear friends, Mark & Hanna, on bringing their company Lollacup to shark tank, and getting a deal!  We have been friends since grad school and have always enjoyed talking about business together.  They’ve seen me through other failed attempts at business, and I consider them integral in starting up my photography business.  I’ve also seen them through a few businesses and saw them start Lollacup from just an idea.  They have always been a source of inspiration for me, and I’m so incredibly proud of them!

If you have followed my blog for awhile, then you probably remember photos I took of their family – like the finger painting photo session we did when her second daughter turned one, or the valentine’s day shoot we did last year.  I also do all their product photography.
If you haven’t seen the episode yet, click above to watch it!  Many have said it was the best episode yet!  They are the last pitch if you want to fast forward, but all the pitches were fun to watch.  And yes, that’s my photo in their presentation!

kate skogen - May 2, 2012 - 1:08 pm

that’s so awesome! i happened to catch their part of the show when i turned on the tv a few days ago! seems like a super great idea!! hope they’re easy to buy when my next kid comes along!

ami - May 2, 2012 - 1:19 pm

How exciting!! Congratulations to them both :)

Mark - May 3, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Thanks for everything Caroline. Miss you guys so much. Let’s hang.

Richard Kuo - September 14, 2012 - 10:46 pm

Awesome post! Congratulations Caroline for such an amazing client opportunity! I’m so happy for Mark and Hannah and having such an awesome and successful product! :)

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propel wedding photography workshop

I am so excited to share with you today 1 of 3 shoots from Propel.  We started the morning off bright and early with a hot breakfast in the classroom as I started the program.  No time was wasted.  It was an inspiring morning where we covered topics including marketing strategies, sustainable business planning, work flow, getting published, establishing your style…  After working up our appetite, I surprised all the propellers with a beautifully designed tea party!  Everyone got time to shoot the setup, and I’m excited to announce that Jen from Green Wedding Shoes (who was one of our guest speakers) is going to be featuring a photo from one of our propellers this Friday!  As a teacher, my ultimate goal is to see my students succeed, so I’m very excited to see a propeller published!

After tea, we had three beautifully styled portrait shoots.  Here’s a little glimpse at one of our lovely models, Sonia, who also happens to be an amazing event planner.  Special thanks to Skybox Event Productions for planning the logistics of the day for me.  Everything flowed so smoothly!

Special thanks to the people who pulled this all together:

Event Designer & Wardrobe Stylist:  Lovely Jubilee
Cookie seating cards:  Ticings
Floral Designer:  Krista Jon Floral
Venue:  The Langham Hotel
Invitation Designer:  Jen Simpson Design
Dress Store:  Blush Bridal Couture
Linens:  La Tavola Linen
Beautiful China & Dinnerware:  Casa de Perrin
Prop rentals: Disregarden
Furniture: Archive Vintage Rentals
Makeup Artist:  Chiali Meng
Belt & hairpiece:  twigs & honey
Jewelry: Haute Bride

And stay tuned later this week for a super cool video that the talented Julie of Elysium Productions put together for us!

If any of you are interested in attending the next Propel in July, you can apply for a limited number of spots here: Propel Photography Workshop.

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Wing - April 30, 2012 - 8:32 am

SO gorgeous Caroline!! Cannot wait to see the video! :)

Becky Bing - April 30, 2012 - 12:52 pm


Cheryl McDonald - May 1, 2012 - 4:12 pm

So excited to see these up, just stunning!

Holly Steen - May 3, 2012 - 10:48 am

Gorgeous… just beautiful.

caroline tran - May 3, 2012 - 10:59 am

thanks, holly!! xoxo

mia - May 3, 2012 - 2:42 pm

beautiful! thank you for including our custom edible cookies/toppers—well done.

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