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Thankful Thursdays- Jennifer Juniper Photography, Daytona, FL

Thankful Thursday’s is a series we started at the beginning of 2016 to bring awareness to our amazing BSB Vendors that Give Back and share how they use their businesses to serve the environment and their local and global communities! Today we are sharing The Giving Back Story of one of our newest BSB vendors/photographers, Jennifer Juniper Photography. Jennifer Juniper Photography provides Wedding Photography in Florida – Orlando, Daytona Beach, and surrounding areas and is actively involved in giving back to her community. 12716093_774783595956175_3597218092598964552_o Outside of her photography business responsibilities she also founded a non-profit, called FLOWERFLOWER is a local non-profit organization based in Volusia County, Florida, composed of some of the area’s most talented wedding and event professionals. They believe that by coming together, they can help their local community through events, seminars, wedding-related fundraisers, and charitable acts.  They are not only working to improve their businesses, but also improving the lives of the people around them who allow them to do what they love to do every day. They recently held a charity dinner benefiting a local soup kitchen and provided an elegant dining experience for some of Daytona’s homeless neighbors. FLOWER-0007 crop FLOWER-0023 crop FLOWER-0027 crop Visit Jennifer Juniper Photography and FLOWER to learn more about their upcoming events! Thank you Jennifer for using your wedding business and passion to serve others!

Thankful Thursdays: YouAreRaven

Thankful Thursday’s is a series we started at the beginning of 2016 to bring awareness to our amazing BSB Vendors that Give Back and share how they use their businesses to serve the environment and their local and global communities! Today we are sharing The Giving Back Story of one of our newest BSB vendors/photographers, You Are Raven. Based in Atlanta, GA, You Are Raven has a true heart for fun and quirky couples. Her free-spirited photography style screams loudly through each picture and shows the world there are still amazingly epic and killer-funny and creative people to befriend all around us, they just all happen to be her clients. Not only does she have amazing images, she also has an amazing heart for helping the planet, see what she has to say below…
‘I’m a wedding & portrait photographer based just north of Atlanta, GA.
My couples are the kind of people who are not afraid to be themselves, and they certainly are not going to follow a trend just because it’s a trend. They are the type of couple who celebrates getting married in a way that’s meaningful to them – no pretenses, no “I have to do this because so-and-so did this.” They make their own choices and honor who they really are and what they want in their lives and in their wedding, and they have fun doing it. As a photographer, I really respect that, because that’s exactly how I work, too.’
‘Over the past several years, and especially the past few months, I’ve been working hard to better understand exactly what I bring to the table for my couples. I realized I’m the kind of photographer who invites couples to come play in the spotlight so that I can showcase all the cool and amazing things they bring to the world and to each other in their relationship. I appreciate the fact that my clients are more than just their car, their job, or their brand of coffee, and their wedding is going to be more than just a ceremony, a ring, and a party. It’s going to be an expression of all that they are and, even more importantly, all that they are together. They might be introverts or extroverts, tattooed or buttoned-up, lions or unicorns, or all of the above. No matter what kind of magical creatures they are, I am here to frame them in a way that rings true and shows all that’s unique and wondrous about them.’
‘Part of this journey for me has been really honing in on what’s important to me as a person as well as a photographer, which means giving back in any and every way that I can. Every day I get a little closer to running my business in the most sustainable and green way possible. I focus on labs that offer eco-friendly and sustainable products and methods of printing, and I do almost every bit of my contracts, paperwork, and notes digitally.’11794218_749705098484645_4955494966834577994_ounspecified-3
‘My main charity of choice is Stand for Trees, and though working to save our planet and especially our trees has always been a bit of a passion of mine, since discovering this charity it’s been even more at the forefront of my mind. One of the things that I love about Stand for Trees is that they’ve been growing bigger every year. They’re always adding new projects, and when you donate, you can choose which project you’d like to support, or have them choose which project needs the most help at that moment. There are projects that benefit specific groups of peoples, or an animal habitat, or the land itself, though most benefit all of the above.’
‘Though I have other charities I’m a part of and support, I think that this Stand for Trees will always be the one closest to my heart. Without our planet, we would literally have nothing. We owe her everything, and I want to give back when and how I can.’
For more information about having your wedding photographed by You Are Raven, visit her website here.

District Bliss NYC Vendor Social Recap

Here is a super fun recap from a recent Vendor Social via District Bliss, one of our national publication partnerships! LOVING all these pop’s of color and the bamboo flatware/plates! Well done friends!
Their next couples social is in Washington, D.C. at Fathom Gallery on March 9th. Register now, before it’s too late at their Eventbrite link with all the info.
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Participating Vendors:
Happily Ever Borrowed | Accessory Rental | Hoopla Events ı Wedding, Event Planning | Rima Brinamour Photography ı Photography/Photo booth | 501 Union ı Venue | Susty Party ı Eco-Friendly Paper Goods | Acute Inflections ı Live Music, Band | Menagerie ı Online Wedding Community | Park Slope Press | Designer | Sydney Sweets | Dessert | Jetaway Guru | Honeymoon
Their next couples social is in DC at Fathom Gallery on March 9th. Register at the Eventbrite link for all the info.