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Elopement With Style
May 25, 2019 - What comes to mind when you hear the term "elopement"? A young couple sneaking off to the next town to get married becau...Read the Full Post »
Hooked on the Hallmark Movie Channel
November 05, 2018 - Like most wedding vendors, Studio Jay's busy seasons are spring and summer. Last winter, with some quiet down time, Tom...Read the Full Post »
Where's The Cake?
October 16, 2018 - Have you attended a wedding this year? DId you enjoy a piece of wedding cake? Yeah, probably not. Me neither. A new tren...Read the Full Post »
Vetting A Venue
September 29, 2018 - So many venues, so little time. Choosing a venue for your wedding ranks high on the list of decisions that must be made...Read the Full Post »
September 13, 2018 - Lucky for me, my middle son Jeremy provides me fodder for my blog posts. This summer he was best man at his buddy's wedd...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
January 30, 2016 - I enjoyed last evening's seminar for members of Central Oregon Wedding Pros. The subject matter was interesting but for...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
"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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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,...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
January 15, 2015 - A big thank you to Incredible Events for producing last Saturday's Central Oregon Wedding & Event Show at the Bend River...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
December 10, 2014 - Last Saturday evening was the 23rd annual Hospice Christmas tree auction in Prineville, Oregon. What an honor and pleasu...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
November 05, 2014 - Happy November from Studio Jay. It's a beautiful fall day in sunny central Oregon! Sixty-six degrees, sunshine, red and...Read the Full Post »