Okay, so I was in my twenties when 'N Sync was big...but I still thought they were pretty cute. So when I found out I was going to get to hang out with the teddy bear of the group, Joey Fatone, for two days I was pretty excited.
And I was not let down. He is a fun guy to hang out with and makes everyone laugh and feel comfortable. He shared a million and one hugs and photos with everyone involved in the project.
We shot two episodes of his cable show, "My Family Recipe Rocks", on the Live Well Network over two days here in Minnesota.
Day one was in Eden Prairie at the Barrett's. Rob taught us how to cook easy dishes on the grill and keep the house cool in the summer.
We even had a little singalong!
The morning of Day two started early with an appearance at KSTP for Twin Cities Live. Joey was surprised to be reminded of meeting the host back in 1997 or 1998. Funny stuff! He also dropped by ESPN 1500 and 107.1 The Talk to say hello.
Then we went out to Clear Lake to meet up with Jessie Kresa (aka ODB!!!) at her newly restored Airstream trailer. She showed us how to cook over the campfire.
And even though I totally think she could break me in half...she is also just a kind, genuine person. Hugs all around!
The episodes will air in July on the Live Well Network. Click here to find out when and where it airs in your town.
New photos from Jeff Johnson and Erika Ludwig photography!
Things are always a little crazy, a little kooky, a little silly and a lot creative when we get together with the folks at the Science Museum!
They have a really great sense of humor there and are willing to look a little goofy while getting an educational point across.
We had a super fun time a few months back shooting inside the museum while it was closed, which was also fun because we got to look at all the exhibits without anyone else bugging us (except the dinosaur skeletons were a little creepy).
In two days we created two short educational films for museum educators about how to best present information to engage their audience.
The first video was called "Speed-ucate" and followed our learner through several attempts at finding the right match.
The second video was called "America's Next Top Museum Presenter" and we watched as Miz I selected from our four finalists for best educator.
The Wehmann Agency has a wonderful relationship with Erika Ludwig Photography and many of their talent go to her for their headshots. She often books blocks of sessions and knocks out shot after amazing shot.
I was lucky enough to get to spend a day with her working with both new and established Wehmann talent. I got to watch her give fantastic advice to the upcoming actors/actresses and also put talent at ease and have some fun. I really hope to work with her again soon!
Here are some of the shots! Look out for these faces!
I was thrilled to collaborate with talented photography couple Jeff Loves Jessica on another wedding inspiration shoot. They are so fun and talented!
The photos from the shoot were featured on the Wedding Chicks website a couple weeks ago. Here are a few of my favorite shots:
Well, there's actually no talking in this little video. There is lots of great information about how to take care of your Minnetonka Moccasins!
Please take note of the fabulous opening that features Chelsea in several different outfits. She has such a great eye and gives a new, current take on how to wear moccasins.
Plus, I got to play with her beautiful hair! It's gorgeous and long so we played with a fishtail braid and a little side bun!
On Wednesday, "The Way, Way Back" became a reality for me. As in the way, way back of a chauffeured SUV. It reminded me of growing up and my mom drove an old station wagon with wooden side panels and seat in the way, way back faced backwards so you were awkwardly staring the driver behind you in the face.
And that way, way back is a memory that writers/directors/actors/Oscar winners Jim Rash and Nat Fazon reference in their new movie "The Way, Way Back". The star of the movie, Duncan, is also told to go to the way, way back.
I got to spend Wednesday learning more and more about this film as I accompanied the creators on a press tour of the Twin Cities. With stops at the CW, KARE11, Twin Cities Live, MPR and the Star Tribune, I got to eavesdrop on it all.
Rash and Fazon collaborated on "The Descendants" (for which they won the Oscar for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay) and have been friends for many years. They have great chemistry and had no problem playing off of each other during the interviews.
I think they both did a fantastic job and couldn't have been nicer to work with. After the press tour they hosted a screening of the movie at the Mall of America Theaters. The movie premieres in the Twin Cities on July 12th. Make sure you check it out!
I think I had a pair of Minnetonka Moccasins when I was a little girl. I think they were white with the Thunderbird beaded design. I don't know for sure, but I hope that I was that cool.
Minnetonka Moccasins have been around since 1946 and are still going strong. To continue to build their marketing strategy they contacted StoryTeller and set out to create a series of How-To videos that would help Minnetonka Moccasin lovers take care of their mocs.
They brought in Chelsea Lane, Twin Cities fashion blogger of Zipped, to teach viewers how to tie the perfect knot, make that not stay forever, and keep their gorgeous mocs clean. Chelsea brought her own style to the shoot and showed great new ways to wear moccasins.
It will be a little while until the finished videos are up, but be sure to check out the Spring lineup of moccasins (and sandals too) on the website. I'll be sure to let you know when the new videos are up!
I had a great time on this shoot, but unfortunately came away with a desperate desire for several pairs of boots and moccasins!
I feel like I should be throwing confetti and drinking champagne while writing this post! Such a celebration!
I was thrilled to reunite with Shauna Younge and Maddy Hague of ConfettiPop for this wonderful shoot. The last time we worked together I was the bride for the Southern Style wedding concept that was published in Southern Weddings.
This time around I got to be behind the scenes. We created another fantastic (yet fictional) wedding. The "bride" and "groom" were adorable. When they're not pretending to be wildly in love Andrea and Trek can be foun
Shauna and Maddy went all out with invitations, flowers, decor, and (the featured idea) a DIY chevron picture wall.
And now, it's featured on the Martha Stewart Weddings website under the Bride's Guide banner.
Our photographers, Jeff and Jessica (from Jeff Loves Jessica) did an amazing job of capturing every detail and making sure everyone had a great time. I really look forward to working with them ALL again!