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Posted by Dawn  -  07.29.10

Giving Back, Photographers

Join Us For A 90 Minute Mentoring Session - Thirst Relief Int'l



All of you who know us, know that we are supporters of THIRST RELIEF INTERNATIONAL.

Thirst Relief International is auctioning 90 minute mentoring sessions with 5 talented photographers from the Showit Freedom Tour and we are excited to be one of them. The auction begins tonight, July 29th at 12:00am CST and will end on Sunday August 1st at 12:00am. So please place your bid soon. 100% of your bid directly benefits Thirst Relief.

We can talk about anything! Maybe you are interested in how Bob gets those amazing shots, or maybe you want to know what some of the biggest mistakes that we made in our business and how we course corrected. Are you wondering how we manage a successful business, marriage, AND two kids with active lives? We can chat about why Bob isn't allowed to talk money with our clients.... that's always a good one! Want to know what works for us and what doesn't? All you need to do is bid......!

Your 90 minute mentoring session can take place anywhere in the Chicagoland area. Or we can Skype or chat over the phone... whatever works best for you!

IF YOU WIN OUR AUCTION, YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE:

1 - DVD: "A MASTER'S APPROACH" WITH BOB DAVIS
1 - DVD: "MASTER YOUR CRAFT" WITH BOB DAVIS & MIKE COLON
1 - BOOK: "NOT SO SECRET SAUCES" RECIPES BY BOB DAVIS
1 - SAMPLE CHAPTER FROM BOB'S NEW BOOK: Lights, Camera, Capture: Creative Lighting Techniques for Digital Photographers.

A better description of these items can be found at Davis Workshops Products.

CLICK HERE TO BID ON OUR AUCTION

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!!!!


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Posted by Dawn

07.14.10  -  Photographers

DSLR University Feature



Mike Sato, the founder of DSLR University, came to our San Francisco workshop to take some footage. DSLR University is a really cool place for those who want to learn photography and videography. If you are a photographer and you're looking to be inspired, this is a great place to go!

Check out our feature!

Thanks Mike!!!

~ Dawn & Bob


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Posted by Dawn  -  07.07.10

Weddings, Photographers, Workshops

Sarah & Brent's Wedding Day - Part One



I know I already blogged about the +Site we created for Sarah & Brent but I couldn't go without posting some of our favorite images from their wedding.

You can read all about Sarah + Brent on their Wedding Website. You'll LOVE their story! And you'll totally think we're crazy having over 15 photographers join us on our Real Wedding Workshop to photograph their wedding with us at the beautiful Ocean Lodge resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia…. at Sarah + Brent's request. Only a photographer would want something so crazy! I love her for it. We had a blast!!! So here are a few from the wedding day!

Enjoy!

~ Dawn & Bob

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Posted by Dawn  -  07.07.10

Weddings, Photographers, Workshops

Sarah & Brent's Day After Wedding Session - Part Two



This was an incredible day! The day after Sarah + Brent's wedding at the beautiful Ocean Lodge resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia, we took all 15+ photographers from our Real Wedding Workshop to Jeckyll Island (Georgia) where Brent proposed to Sarah and had an INCREDIBLE photo session there…........ SO FUN!

You can read more about their story and why there were 15+ photographers at their wedding on the +Site we created for Sarah & Brent.

Enjoy!

~ Dawn

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Posted by Dawn

07.02.10  -  Personal

Happy Fourth of July | Be Safe!



Wishing you all a wonderfully happy 4th of July! Be safe. God bless!

~ Bob, Dawn, Bobby + Alli

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Posted by Dawn

07.02.10  -  Weddings

Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding Photography | Isabelle & Michael



Meet Isabelle + Michael. You may remember them from their super fun ENGAGEMENT SESSION. What can I say...... they are so sweet. Let me rephrase that.... they are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.....!!!! Isabelle is so fun and so appreciative of our work and so easy going. I love everything about her. And I love the way Michael looks at her. How can you not....? She is stunning!

Where do I go from here? The details of their wedding... deserves an O.M.G...! I absolutely love her dress. Is it not to die for? Love the flower and the layers! Sheesh.......... I could go on forever. Isabelle + Michael both got ready at the incredible new boutique hotel in Chicago, the Elysian. It's beyond stunning. The presidential suite is over the top. That's where the dress shots were taken.

Next, let's talk about the Chicago Botanic Garden. Just spectacular!!! Connie Bolle, the Director of Sales and Catering, is incredibly sweet. She did an amazing job preparing for this wedding. The grounds are lush and beyond dreamy! It's a perfect place for a wedding! I love the room with all the pictures on the wall, such a great space for portraits.

A big and very deserved shout out goes to Reva Nathan, Event Planner Extraordinaire. I call her that because that's exactly what she is.... extraordinary! As you can see from the last wedding I posted, she knows how to plan and execute the most incredible events. If you're looking to have a unique, mouth dropping affair, then Reva & her staff is definitely the perfect choice!

Thank you Isabelle + Michael for choosing us! You make our hearts smile big, and you make us want to be better people. Thank you, a huge thank you to Aida Krgin for flying out from New York and 2nd shooting this wedding with Bob. You are so talented and such a great friend.

I hope you all enjoy these photos. It was so hard to narrow down our selection. I love all their photos!

Much love.......!

~ Dawn & Bob


Wedding Details:

Event Planner: Reva Nathan & Associates
Getting Ready: Elysian Hotel Chicago
Reception | Ceremony | Catering: Chicago Botanic Garden
Cake: Take The Cake
Florist: Ronsley
Music: Front of House | Ken Arlen Orchestra


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Posted by Dawn

07.02.10  -  Photographers

Do YOU Want To Be On The Cover of Rangefinder?



So, most of you know that not only are we a husband & wife photography & design team, we're also educators in the photographic industry. And we're excited to be part of this contest with PICTAGE. So, to all our photographer friends who use Pictage, this opportunity is for YOU! Bob will be one of the judges. But don't think you can butter him up with nice comments about his photos, it won't work. BUT some delicious cupcakes secretly showing up on my doorstop might help. I have quite a bit of influence with him! Just kidding of course............. ; )

It's quite an honor to be on the cover of this amazing magazine, RANGEFINDER, one that I would like to see Bob's image on someday. Good luck everyone! LEARN HOW TO ENTER HERE.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend everyone! God bless you and yours...

~ Dawn

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Posted by Dawn

07.02.10  -  Weddings

Chicago Wedding Photography | Westin | Lynn & Adam



All I can say about Lynn + Adam's wedding is.............. WOW!!! I mean, seriously, WOW! What a beautiful fairytale wedding. They looked so beautiful and incredibly in love! We first met with Lynn's parents, Helene & Burt, at Reva Nathan & Associates, event planner extraordinaire. They blew me away with their kindness. They have a great love for their family and they were so excited for Lynn + Adam. I felt such a connection to them, you could just tell they had a grateful marriage and so appreciative of their blessings in life. We later met with them again and were introduced to Lynn + Adam. We could see right away the beauty that had been handed down to Lynn. They are an incredible family and we were so blessed to be part of their wedding day!

Thank you Helene, Burt, Lynn + Adam for sharing one of the most important days in your life with us! We wish you all a lifetime of happiness!!! And a big thank you to our 2nd shooter, Ed Weiland. You are the best and we love you!

Big hugs!

~ Dawn & Bob

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Wedding Details:

Event Planner: Reva Nathan & Associates
Reception and Ceremony: Westin River North
Cake & Catering: Danziger Catering
Florist: Ronsley
Music: Ken Arlen Orchestra



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