Trick or Treat: Yen Studios Style!

What’s the awesome-est Halloween party you’ve ever been to in your life? Let me guess, a wedding reception is not your first response? Well, that’s probably because you’ve never been to an awesome Halloween-themed reception! I’m here to tell you all about Morgan and Brendan’s big day. The wedding was normal, but the they went ALL OUT for the party. Decorations everywhere, the venue covered in spider webs. All of the food had spooky names and descriptions. Everyone was in costume.

Get this, even the save-the-dates, were severed plaster fingers with ribbons tied around them. (tie a knot around your finger so you don’t forget…get it? Except in a really morbid way). 252807_10150329548344619_8328403_n

The reception was at 409 S. Main in downtown Memphis. The venue was perfect for the reception setup, which was complete with a live band; flowing drinks; food that consisted of Gus’s fried chicken and some ribs (aka. smoked body parts); a “Trick or Treat” station; an awesome photo booth; and even A PALM READER!

Here is the Trick or Treat candy station as favors!

Trick Or Treat Station

Trick Or Treat Station

Of course everyone was dressed up in their Halloween attire, including the photographers/videographers and the band.The bride and her bridesmaids were flappers and the groom and his groomsmen were zombie gangsters. FOB and MOB (father and mother of the bride) were Batman villains, Poison Ivy and the Joker.

Below was the FOB and the bride posing together at the photo booth.

Quick tip: Next time you do a photo booth, try to incorporate your date or the event as a prop. 10/29/11 🙂

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Below are just a few other hilarious photo booth pictures. Imagine the possibilities!

 Lucy and Ricky Ricardo! A nun and a priest. Gangsters, Sock Monkey & Raggedy Ann? The world is your oyster! D70_4430

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Your pictures would be fun and memorable. Like your first dance staring into your new spouse’s zombie eyes!

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Or like your father-daughter dance goofy and happy, maybe a little spooky. Kinda like real life, right? DSC_2630

Don’t get me wrong. A Halloween-themed reception is NOT for everyone. But if you’re all about the party and dressing up for Halloween is a BIG tradition in your family…you won’t regret all the fun you can have with decorations, costumes, food, music…and so much more! Cough cough, this zombie cake topper for example.Zombie Cake Topper

Imagine not having to play by the wedding rules…better yet – creating your own rules! A reception like this can work for you! Just have fun and make some memories.

 

xoxo

madison

Happy Tuesday Pictures – Why not?

So today has totally come and gone waaaaaaaay too fast. I know I’m supposed to be talking about the joys of being a photographer, showing you super cute couples giving each other kissies, or maybe providing you with helpful tips on how to set this shoot up and how to light that product. But today, well today I’m gonna just postpone that whole business till next week. Because ya know what? I can. I am a small business owner, and a woman at that! Hear me roar! And my photography juices were juicing, and I was shooting instead of blogging. For shammmme, you all say…eh I can take it.

Here’s some random pictures I have compiled. Let’s call them something creative. How about the Happy Tuesday pictures and call it a day?! A good ol’ end to the day. I hope your Tuesday was happy, your creative juices were flowing, and you got the chance to tell the Man to back off when you didn’t feel like doing your weekly blog. (Of course, take no notice to the fact that I actually did do my blog – it’s just random, and I am the figurative “Man” in this instance because I answer to myself….whatever, no need to get technical).

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See? A good ol’ end to the day!

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Happy girl, probably because it’s Tuesday.

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Super Cute Kissie Couple

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Another kissie couple

You picking up on the captions yet?? No? What’s wrong with you?

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Happy bride, again it’s Tuesday.

Another happy couple jumping and what not.

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DSC_6333fb  Paris! Man, I miss Paris.

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Don’t these pictures scream Happy Tuesday? No? Well maybe you’re already asleep. Till next week, peeps. Stay tuned for those super jazzy photography related posts. One day, they will come.

xoxo

Madison

October Click Magazine

Man, I can’t believe how time flies! Tomorrow is the first day of October! And what better way to start October than to have a brand spanking new issue of Click Magazine where our photography is slathered all over the magazine, including the: COVER, fashion spread, AND the real estate section?! 😀

We had a great time making this issue at the amazing Great River Lodge, located in Proctor, Arkansas. The guys at the Lodge were so friendly and we shot some great pictures featuring the Lodge for your next hunting adventure. They are also available for weddings, events, and conferences. 😉

The models for this shoot were Lillie Burrow and Ethan Glover. They were both really sweet and had a great dynamic for the shoot. Hair was done by Marcie Keech-Seccombe, and the make-up was done by Matt Gosset. (Their contacts are available upon request). They are both AMAZING!

Photography was of course done by us, Yen Studios (Rupert and Madison Yen)! 🙂 Duh.

See the photos from the shoot below!

Love this cover!

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Just a peek-a-boo of the spread from the Table of Contents.

Fall Fashion

Check out the double spread here for the Fashion Spread, hunting themed! Or as they call it…Sporting Chic!

The Hunting Issue

 

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And here is the Great River Lodge! There is a warm and cozy feeling at the Lodge, and it makes for a really unique outing.

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Great River Hunting Lodge

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The Great River Lodge

And here is our ad, which was featured right after the spread.

Yen Studios Ad

We love coordinating with local magazines to show our work, broaden our style, and have great opportunities to be published!

Till next week, y’all!

Madison

 

Hello Fall time!

Today marks the beginning of fall. It’s that time of year for cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and colorful leaves.

It’s sad, right? I love the summer time. All the country songs of young love in the summer, swimming in a creek, going to fairs…ya know – the good stuff. **Cough Kenny cough Chesney**. That feeling of warmth, the summer haze, and greenery everywhere.

So here’s an homage to you, dear ole summertime. I’ll miss you and the hot July moon, but I will look forward to long tan legs, strawberry wine, and pontooning next year. 😉

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Can you feel it? The heat just from the pictures? Well, I guess that’s enough of that. Now, on to fall.

🙂

Madison