Apr 17, 2014chrissy + tom - corlette, australia


I love when I show up to a wedding and I'm automatically integrated into the family. This was exactly how I felt walking into Chrissy + Tom's wedding weekend. It's an amazing perk of the job when you connect with your clients so quickly. 
 
I would do the 35 hours of travel and jetlag again in a heart beat for a couple this rad. Thank you both for putting me up long enough for my jet lag to subside, for bringing me into your circle of love and for providing me with such an amazing beautiful experience to photograph.  









I forgive you for hitting me in the face with the ball, Tom.

The weird shit we make our clients do. hehe








These two know how to make it rain make it rain make it rain.


























Chrissy and Tom, love to you both. Thank you again.  
 
Love, 
Whitney 
 

 
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Feb 24, 2014LAZERS & BLAZERS

The epic party that has been known as Airhorns and Lazers, Airplanes and Blazers (1 & 2) and Lazers and Blazers is returning! For many of you, you don't need an introduction; you already know that Lazers and Blazers is THE party of the year. 2014's installment will be no exception. This year it will be held on the night of Sunday, the 2nd of March - the last night of Field Trip! 
 
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We were going to name it "Hazers & Tazers" but we didn't want to confuse you guys too much since we've moved the party from Vegas to the forest on the coast already. Instead of breathing air-conditioned air in the confines of the Vegas corridors, we thought it might be nice to get out in some real air and see the stars. 
 
Come on, LET'S GO 
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Jan 29, 2014lovebug comes to LA!

Lovebug is coming to Los Angeles on February 15! Unlike traditional children's portraits, Lovebug is a chance for kids to be kids. Instead of forced, stiff and awkward school-photo posing, Lovebug is a high energy and highly creative photo shoot that encourages play and silliness!  
 
The idea is to get kids to interact with colorful toys, textiles (and their siblings!) while Jesse Chamberlin and Heidi Geldhauser capture it all. The result is pure, real and beautiful photographs of some really cute little people. Kids are encouraged to bring their lovebugs---their tattered and well loved stuffed animals and blankets.  
 
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to spend it with your lovebug? 
 
WHAT TO EXPECT 
 
The Lovebug photo shoot is not your traditional portrait sitting… it is all about play! The shoot takes place over the course of a day – we layer in 2 or 3 families in the studio at one time to encourage play and fun energy between the children. There will be a digital Smilebooth to help everybody warm up and get comfortable. Because having your picture taken can be intimidating, we like to let children take their time. It’s been our experience that this type of interactive photo shoot best suits children ages 2 and older.  
 
DATE + COST 
 
Lovebug LA will take place on February 15 from 9AM to 4PM at the Unique Space in downtown LA. Time slots are being reserved in 45 minutes increments. Pricing for Lovebug LA is $180 for one child and $230 for siblings.  
 
Photo package includes two 8 x 10′s per child as well as a disc of print-ready images to be delivered after the shoot. Time slots are now being reserved. Email hello@ourlaboroflove.com to reserve your spot now!



















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Oct 01, 2013Bar Napkin Brainstorm

 
 
still a few spots left. Email us

ReCharge your Creative Batteries. ReThink Success. Reinvent your Business. 
 
We're hosting a one day meeting of the minds where freelance creatives can come to get inspired, forge new bonds with other professionals, and workshop their own ideas in a lush productive environment. 
 
What's different about this from other workshops? 
Well hopefully a lot! But the biggest thing is that it's interactive. Bar Napkin Brainstorm is a creative foundry-where ideas, concepts, passion projects, brands, and marketing are melted down and ReConstructed. We won't just be talking at you-we're actually hoping to find new people to collaborate with as well! Plus we have a party at the end. 
 
Who should come to this workshop?  
The curriculum has been developed so that it's applicable to a diverse group of people. You don't have to be a visual artist to get the benefits from The Brainstorm. It will be good for photographers, but it would also be good for: entrepreneurs, creative directors, musicians, writers, makers, builders, destroyers, and shamans. No robots please. We aren't down with your kind. Except Smilebooth. That's one great robot. 
 
Wheeling & Dealing!  
It's our first time (blushing) so we're going to have a great deal on spots. However, space is pretty limited so if you're really interested don't delay! Email us here to sign up! 
 
The Details  
The first Bar Napkin Brainstorm is going to be held at the Ace Hotel New York on Thursday October 10th.  
 
Michael Antonia
 
MICHAEL ANTONIA - music obsessive. entrepreneur.brunch aficionado. 
founding member of the flashdance, YEAH! rentals, & YEAH! weddings 
 
i bought my first record at the age of 9 (45 of Frank Sinatra's - New York New York). in 1996 i started djing by night, while booking and producing shows in night clubs, theaters, and festivals by day. two years later i took a job in marketing, advertising, and brand strategy. after 10 years of the ad world i realized i needed more, so i walked away from the clients (stayed pals with the creatives) and moved to LA. i started the flashdance from my dining room table during the worst recession in recorded history with a pregnant wife and no money. in almost 5 years we've turned it into one of the most highly regarded brands in the wedding and event industry. the flashdance now houses 6 companies and supports over 30 people. 
 
i currently juggle my time between creative direction and marketing YEAH! rentals (my furniture and props rental company), and our newest wedding collective YEAH! weddings. i still maintain a dizzying travel schedule djing, and get my music obsession fix working as music supervisor for the ace hotel. occasionally i brunch. 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Morrow
 
 
 
BRIAN MORROW - film maker. day dreamer. rapper.  
creative director of Shark Pig, a full service production company/digital agency 
 
I've done about a million weird gigs. I was a paper boy, a wood workers apprentice, a projectionist at a movie theater. I installed a telecommunications network at a housing project for Indian Monks.  I worked at the flag ship Taco John's in my home town - Cheyenne, Wyoming. I painted two building sized grain silos in the world's weirdest town - Fairfield, Iowa. I was the head of Security on that movie, Hesher. I got sent to Dubai as an air courrier with one hour notice, same thing with Rome except that time I saw the Pope! I've stood at the finish line of marathons and photographed thousands of runners drag their nearly broken bodies across. I've shot hundreds of graduations and hundreds of weddings. I've spliced fiber optic cable in cold tiny trailers, and mounted giant satellite dishes on the top of radio towers. One time I was hired to pretend that I worked at this architectural design firm so it seemed like they had more employees during a big client meeting. I ended up editing a rap video and answering to the name "Brant". It's all in a days work.    
 
I finally stopped taking day rates when I started a production company called Shark Pig. Now I just have one job, but it keeps me busier than ever. Our recent clients include: Levi's, Purina, UGG, Midori, Audi, McDonalds, Pfizer, Lucky Magazine, and Paul Mitchell.  
 
 
 
 
 
Whitney Chamberlin
 
 
WHITNEY CHAMBERLIN – cultural engineer. innovator. spiritual nerd. 
Smilebooth inventor, Our Labor of Love director, all-scale event producer. 
 
I've always been fascinated by widespread adrenaline rush. Starting when I was 16, I poured that stimulus into producing raves and festivals. In the early '90s, I worked as a tour manager for rock bands. At age 20, I started transitioning into the club-oriented nightlife scene with Tasty Shows, a Seattle affiliate of Neverstop. When I was 21, I joined the Neverstop team as one of their Cultural Engineers. We took the experiential stimulus and applied it to marketing, revolutionizing the standard model. At the same time, United States of Consciousness provided my outlet to the younger crowd. I became a company partner and helped turn a modest business into a phenomenon. We took the buzz and excitement of big acts like Black Eyed Peas and Daft Punk and coupled them with the wonderment of an experiential atmosphere (one event featured indoor motorcycle tracks), drawing crowds of ten to fifteen thousand. 
 
Throughout all of this, I did my own documentary work. Which came in handy years later when my wife, Jesse, convinced me to do wedding photography with her. In the years that followed, Our Labor of Love rose to the forefront of the industry as one of the top ten wedding photography studios in the world. But as a wedding photographer, I became acutely aware that guests wanted to be involved in the creative process. This is how Smilebooth was born, a user-operated photo booth that is intuitive, empowering, and connective. 
 
Over four hundred weddings later, as well as multiple incarnations and innovations of Smilebooth, I feel that the time has come for me to pass this particular torch along and start sharing what I've learned. I am currently in that process of transitioning back into doing more as an event producer, but I still have a hand in both Our Labor of Love and Smilebooth (Smilebooth is a particularly clingy robot who gives me guilt trips about abandoning it). 
Artwork credit: Tyler Spanger, click here to check out his amazing work!
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Jul 29, 2013flower bomb!







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