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Hipster Wedding Inspiration Shoot Preview + A Portrait Session Giveaway!

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Happy Friday everyone! I want to quickly thank everyone for being so supportive and encouraging this week. I have been so overwhelmed by all the kind words and those of you who have shared my new websites and giveaways with your friends. I am so blessed by each and every one of you! 

I am so excited to share a very brief preview from a styled session I recently did using only film. I can't wait to show you all of the photos, but until then, these will have to suffice! Florals by the amazing Sam Jensen of Bricolage Curated Florals. Makeup done by the wonderful Christine of Glam Ready.

Super exciting giveaway is at the bottom (the instructions to enter are different than previous giveaways, so make sure you read carefully)! 


GIVEAWAY! 

The winner of yesterday's "favorites box" is Kate Monroe! I will be contacting you in a bit to get your address!


Now for probably the most exciting giveaway of the week! Today I am giving away one portrait session on film! The winner will receive a 2-hour photo session that will take place here in Austin, TX. The session can be for a couple, individual, or family (up to 5 people) and must be scheduled within 2014. A USB of digital images is also included in the giveaway.

Here is how to enter: 

Comment on this post and tell me one (or more!) of the reasons that you love your spouse, fiancee, significant other, or family. Let's get love-y dove-y, people (afterall, Valentine's is just around the corner)! I want to read these and learn something significant about you from reading your response. My hubby, Will and I will be reading over the responses separately and deciding who we think deserves to win -- so let's make these great! I will be announcing the winner on Monday, so you have the whole weekend to enter!

For bonus points, you can Instagram a photo of you this person/people you love so dearly and list a reason why they are so super, wonderful, and fabulous. Then tag @jessicacscott and #launchgiveaway

Let the entering begin! 

Fall Bohemian Bridal Session + Giveaway No. 4

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With all of the rebranding shenanigans that I have been happening over the past several months, there are a few wonderful sessions that have not been posted on my blog yet. Today it is my pleasure to share with you my Fall-Inspired Bohemian Shoot with you guys! 

This session was such a blast, and had so many wonderful people involved. Meredith of Bristol Lane Florals did the flower crown and bouquet, and I absolutely cannot get over how amazing they turned out. I watched her put these two lovely creations together in my house, and my mind was completely blown away by her talent. The super fun, twisty braided hair was done by Laura Needham, and the dress is a Sarah Seven dress from Serendipity Bridal. My good friend, Clayton (who did my promo video!) of Stringer Productions even tagged along and snagged a short little dreamy video of the session. All of this gorgeousness took place at Pecan Grove out in Driftwood, and it was the perfect setting for the shoot! 
This session was also featured on Style Me Pretty Texas a little while back, and you can see that post here!

ENJOY!

Here is the fun video by Stringer Productions! 


GIVEAWAY

Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway yesterday! I wish I could give all of you these fun mugs, but alas, there must be one winner. After drawing names this morning, the winner of the Moscow Mule mugs is Eva Cranford! I'll be contacting you to get your info!

Today's giveaway is one of my favorites and is appropriately named the "favorites box." In this box, you will receive a few of my very favorite things: the most recent Kinfolk Magazine, a teacup from Anthropologie, "Zen" and "Refresh" TAZO tea, and a sweet little Capri Blue candle (volcano scent of course!). 

Here is a reminder of how you can enter! 

1. Comment on this post!
2. Like my Facebook Page, share this blog post to your timeline, and #launchgiveaway
3. Follow me on Instagram, post a photo of today's giveaway, tag @jessicacscott and #launchgiveaway
4. Follow me on Twitter, retweet today's blog post, and #launchgiveaway

Appreciation Boxes + Giveaway No. 3

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As I mentioned in my blog on Monday, there are so many people that I have to thank for being simply amazing and helping me get to where I am today--people that have supported me from the beginning of my business 5 years ago, and people who have just recently come along side me and encouraged me more than I deserve. Going into this launch I knew that I wanted to thank each and every one of them and make them feel appreciated. Afterall, none of this would be possible without them. My sweet husband initially had the idea to send each person a letter, and I ended up elaborating on that idea. I sent out what I have come to call "appreciation boxes." Inside each box was a letter explaining my transition, my new business cards, samples of my work, and a handwritten thank you note. My goal in sending these out was not to brag about how great my new brand was, but to hopefully make the people in my life feel valuable, loved, cherished. 

As much as I would have loved to send these out to each and every one of my clients and friends --because every single one has had a place in helping me get to where I am-- I think the post office would have had a heart attack and possibly never let me come in their doors again if I mailed out that many boxes. SO...I wanted to share the box with you today and say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me during my journey!


GIVEAWAY

After drawing names this morning, the winner of yesterday's super lovely print is Katie Bruner! I'll be contacting you to get your info so I can send you your goodies!\

Today's giveaway could possibly be one of my most favorite things ever. It's a pair of Moscow Mule mugs (complete with a Moscow Mule recipe!) from Anthropologie (no, the alcohol in the background of the picture is not included!). I am obviously kind of obsessed with copper since this is my second giveaway that is copper. 

Here are the ways to enter! 

1. Comment on this post!
2. Like my Facebook Page, share this blog post to your timeline, and #launchgiveaway
3. Follow me on Instagram, post a photo of today's giveaway, tag @jessicacscott and #launchgiveaway
4. Follow me on Twitter, retweet today's blog post, and #launchgiveaway

New Collateral + Giveaway No. 2

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Yesterday was such a dream come true. Never in my life did I expect to get so much love and support on the day of my launch. There was definitely a happy dance or two followed by some tears of joy and thankfulness yesterday. I feel so blessed by all my wonderful friends and family that took the time to send me words of encouragement, and the sweet girlfriends that surprised me with a celebratory lunch! I could not have asked for a better day.

Today, I am so thrilled to share my new business collateral with you guys. For those of you who know me, you know that I am absolutely obsessed with paper products (ummm...what girl isn't?), so this part of the re-brand was probably my favorite. Putting together physical material that will be in the hands of sweet couples is such a fun thing. One of my main goals with my photography businesses is to make my couples feel loved, cherished, and appreciated. When they receive things in the mail (be it prints, USBs, little surprises, etc.), I want them to know that I put thought and time into each and every detail. Having collateral that reflects that goal was key to me. All that said, here is the new collateral! Yay paper products!!


GIVEAWAY

I drew names this morning, and the winner of yesterday's giveaway is Michelle Winkler!! I'll be sending the sweet smelling candle your way soon, sweet girl!!! 

Today's giveaway is a lovely 8x10 print from Oh My Deer -- one of my all-time favorite print shops. The quote on this print by Vincent Van Gough is such a great reflection of how I believe we should all try and live life. Just a reminder, here are all the ways you can enter to win this lovely print!

1. Comment on this post!
2. Like my Facebook Page, share this blog post to your timeline, and #launchgiveaway
3. Follow me on Instagram, post a photo of today's giveaway, tag @jessicacscott and #launchgiveaway
4. Follow me on Twitter, retweet today's blog post, and #launchgiveaway

Introducing the New J.Bird Photography (and a giveaway!)

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I can't even believe it. I have already pinched myself about 50 times today wondering if this is just a dream. I have been thinking about and anticipating this day for almost a year now, and I couldn't be more excited about it finally being here! 
Today, my friends, is the launch date for my new wedding photography business J.Bird Photography as well as my new brand over at Jessica Christine Photography (you obviously already have found this out if you are here!). Saying that (rather, typing it), seems so surreal. So many emotions come rushing in as I think about all the hard work that has gone into this transformation. One thing is for sure, I could not have done this without some very special people. 

First and foremost, I couldn't have done this without Jesus. The way that He has provided over the last 5 years to get me to this point absolutely blows my mind. There have been so many times where I have wondered whether or not I should continue and He has never ceased to be faithful in bringing wonderful, amazing people and clients my way. None of this would have happened if He wasn't by my side.

My husband, Will, has been so patient through this whole process. Between the long nights of working, talking his ear off about rebranding about a trillion times, and the amount of times I have destroyed the house by stringing my rebranding stuff everywhere...the crazy man has stood by me. I don't think I would have survived this without his constant encouragement, support, love and care. Thanks for being the best hubby ever, Will. 

My parents have never ceased to believe in me. I have never felt anything but support and love come from them when it comes to my dream of being a photographer. The blessing they have been in my life is one that I too often take for granted. They have always encouraged my creativity instead of trying to steer me in other directions, and that is something I will always cherish. Their support means the world, and there is no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am without them.

Michelle, Jen, Shay, Christine, Meredith and Maddy...y'all. How have I been blessed by such sweet, encouraging friendships? The Lord blows my mind when it comes to the people He chooses to put in my path. When I have needed it most, He has brought me some of the sweetest, most caring individuals out there. These  girls are some of them. They have listened to me vent and put me in my place when I needed it. I am so thankful for their advice, love, support, encouragement, and the way they have challenged me to be a better version of myself. Love them to death

Jessica Beltran of Design House of Moira did an absolutely stunning, beautiful, wonderful, fantastic job with the logos and background. And yes people, they are hand drawn. I can't even get over the talent of that sweet girl! I don't think I gave her much to work with by saying that I wanted "little to no color and super simple", but she nailed. it. Organic and natural is exactly what I wanted and she did a spectacular job. Jessica helped my dream and vision come to life, and I can't thank her enough.

Clayton Stringer of Stringer Productions. What a gem he is. He and I spent a good 4 days filming my new promo video, and he worked so hard getting everything perfect. He had so many great ideas along the way and was so patient during our first meeting when I said "uhhh...I don't know what I want." Hah! Such a true talent, this guy. I can't even express my gratitude for this wonderful little video he has created for me. If you haven't already checked it out under the "Jessica" tab, you can find it below!


SO WHY THE SPLIT? 

I decided to split my business about a year ago in hopes of making it easier for brides and couples to find what they are looking for. Brides are busy enough as it is, so I didn't want them to have to sift through lifestyle sessions before they came across my weddings. Keeping things separate will also help me stay organized and in turn allow me to spend more time on the things that matter most.

I encourage you to explore the site to learn more about me and my style. You can also find out why I chose the name J.Bird under the Jessica section!


GIVEAWAY!

To help in celebrating this super exciting and wonderful time, I have put together 5 giveaways for this week! I will be posting one each day, starting with today and ending with Friday.

HOW TO ENTER: 

There are the 4 ways you can enter! You can do one, two, three or all of these, but remember that the more ways you enter, the more entries you will receive! 
 

1. Comment on this post!
2. Like my Facebook Page, share this blog post to your timeline, and #launchgiveaway
3. Follow me on Instagram, post a photo of today's giveaway, tag @jessicacscott and #launchgiveaway
4. Follow me on Twitter, retweet today's blog post, and #launchgiveaway


The first giveaway of the week is a Capri Blue (Volcano scent) candle from Anthropologie. Basically it smells just like walking into an Anthro store (AKA: a little slice of heaven). OH and let's please talk about the amazing copper jar that it's in. I'm not gonna lie, I almost wanted to keep this for myself!

Let the entering begin! I will announce the winner in tomorrow's blog post!