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Charity Model Search, Jus Cowland Photography

Jus Cowland Photography is participating in the International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Family and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (NILMDTS.org)

Are your loved ones North America’s Cutest Family? We’ll give you the opportunity to prove it! Many exciting prizes will be awarded, and the grand prize winner receives a new car!

Model Search Special:
$35 entrance fee includes a 30-minute model session and one image submitted to the national gallery.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org).

Grand prize international winner will be determined from the 52 city finalists. The winners will be selected from the finalist gallery by photography and modeling industry experts.  The winning family also receives a session with the renowned portrait artist Sandy Puc’ and international recognition.

Call 321-243-9298 or sign-up online at http://juscowlandphotography.bookmonline.com/schedules/CMS, now to enter your family in this exciting contest.

*Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit http://sandypucmodels.com/.

As I move...

As I begin transitioning to Feather and Form, I wanted to share with you the latest and last wedding slideshow as Jus Cowland Photography.  Enjoy.

{Sneak Peek} Most Recently...

I've been a little busy and Sunday I was involved in a photo shoot that lasted 10 hours!  The photoshoot was for a new company, Feather and Form which I am very lucky to be a part of!
Feather and Form is a collaborative event design firm located in Cocoa Village mixing event design and planning with photography.

What you will see here is just a sampling of the day.
Thank you so much Thallo {Amazing Floral Designers and Team}, Katie & Sandra & Allyson, {Models}, Nina {Hair and Makeup} Anthony & Mike & Matt {Models and Helpers},  Margaret {Helper Extraordinare}, Ossorios {Fuel: Croissants and Coffee}, Gretchen and Joanna {MacSweets Unofficially}, Auntie Jen {Awesome Buttoner and Photoassistant}, Aunt Mary & Uncle Jeff {Rachel's Parents, my family, breakdown load up specialists}, Genevieve {The cutest 4 year old rose petal collector glitter artist} and of course Rachel Hobgood {Event Stylist Extraordinare and Feather and Form partner}!  If I left anyone out, oh my goodness I am so sorry - feel free to make me feel bad and I will buy you some cake!

Beth and Brian's SlideShow!

I have been so completely behind in my postings! I'm so sorry guys! But I have this beautiful slideshow to share with you and the music is very Pearl-Jam-inescent.

I'm a pearl jammer from back in the day

and psyched about this...
Pearl Jam - Backspacer Short

When Eddie Vedder did the Into the Wild soundtrack, I was in a word - mesmerized.
Oh how I missed them, and now they are back and I am oh so happy!

Captured: Carrie & Cleon

I wanted to put up one of the images today that I was so honored to capture yesterday of Carrie and Cleon before we head to India Fest. They are both some of the most charismatic and loving people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! Congratulations Carrie and Cleon, and THANK YOU for letting me spend time with you!

Captured: Beth and Brian

Beth and Brian + early morning beach session = beautiful.

ReBLOG: Giveaway + contest with Miniature Rhino

I lurve to ReBLOG! It is sort of like ReTWEETING, but spicier :)

Engagement Teaser later today!!

These are the most adorable embroidered gifts! Think of all the uses, you could even use them on guest tables at receptions if you were going for a handmade or diy look and feel.

The contest is going on here!

This is what the blog says,

Ready for a most excellent, collaborative contest within a contest?

We’re pretty excited.

Firstly because we love Miniature Rhino’s pretty handmade shop. (Surely you’ve seen Jessica’s work around the blogs?) Secondly because the impetus for this particular giveaway was to create a collaborative entry for Martha Stewart + Etsy’s handmade wedding details contest. read more here...

Really Quite Proud

... of myself.
I have to date, read two books!

This is an amazing fete for me, I haven't much time in the past 10 years to do much reading, but reading has become a huge pasttime in our home. The girl has picked up a series of books, and is on the 3rd series. We've always read to her and hoped she would find books she loves. She's not a girlie girl and prefers fantasy books to drama. I'm not bothered, I just want her to read!

I have just finished two books myself! The first called, The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I have to say that it was a good read. The theme has been done before, but it was a good read and it kept my interest. I had to check out the Large Print from the library because all the others had been checked out and it took forever to finish! Which is amazing because it shouldn't have taken so long, but it took about a week to read. Then I spent about 5 hours yesterday reading Lowboy, a completely opposite book from the previous and it was very captivating :)

So, I guess this means I have to stop reading magazines as my source for literally thought, and keep on with the novels. Next up is The Life of Bee's. I have to say though, I'm a bit of a book snob and design freak. I will most definitely pick one book over another because of the cover! I know I know it is horrible, but come - on, it is true! The beautiful will always win over the others... :) Next on my mental list is a Jane Austen book. I haven't ever read Jane's work, but have seen so many of the adaptations on film - I think it is high time I actually read the book and truly get to know Miss Austen.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, ciao bellas!

I did sneek in a Colin Cowie book off the shelf at the library, along with a Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Entertaining book... hehehe

How sweet is this?

I'm a little bit crazy about videos with Dance like this.

I grew up during the MTV craze and followed entertainers like Janet Jackson and Madonna trying to copy their every dance move - this however takes the cake! How awesome and creative is this?!?!?!

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5 stars!

totally snagged from Beka's blog... I'm such a blogstalker!

Bride's on a Budget? High-End Decorating Tips for a Low End Budget!

I don't know if I will ever be able to say enough about my truly talented and gifted cousin, Beka Rendell with Innove Events and Styling. She is an amazing event stylist and planner and was recently seen on a local network show in Philly talking about what you can do with tables at your reception when it comes to brides with and without budgets.

As a photographer, my goal is to capture images that will truly speak to couples years after they say their I DO's. Being creative and adding personal touches are one way I am able to share their story. Building interest on a budget isn't hard with creativity and some diy savvy with a little inspiration from Beka's segment. This 7 minute video shows you just that! Beka gives great ideas on what to do without breaking the bank.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video.

Are you a creative bride on a budget? If you are still in the market for a Wedding Photographer, Jus Cowland Photography would love the opportunity to be part of your day and capture your creativity and diy savvy on the most important day of your life! Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your budget and your vision!

Did you find this video inspiring? Leave us a comment and let us know!

mmmm Halston...

This is a rock'n ad.

Joyce's Rockin Photo Session

Joyce of Creative Designs, is so much fun! Look at her great pics!

We had such a great time shooting with this fabu '57 Buick Special! How'd you like to arrive at your wedding/bachelorette party in this cool classic ride?