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Copyright © 2010 by Jen O’Sullivan http://www.jenosullivan.com

Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer, Jen O’Sullivan is a boutique wedding photographer who specializes in portrait journalism.

Jen O’Sullivan Boutique Wedding Photography | 357 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90211 | 310-494-6547

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Charity Bridal Shootout at Robinson Ranch to Benefit LETMESAIL

Today was truly inspiring. The makeup artists were at their finest, the photographers were elated, the venue housed a beautiful day, the horse (yes I said horse) was on his best behavior, and the brides were blessed. Blessed because so many wonderful things were given to them. Free full hair and makeup trials. Free photography. And many walked away with items from our sponsors at a fraction of what it would have normally cost. We raised an additional $870 for the organization LETMESAIL. Awesome! I can’t wait to present them with the check!

Here are some of my out takes from the day.

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The Location

Robinson Ranch

The Photographers

Jen O’Sullivan
Becca Rillo
Clair Renee
Jennifer Kelley Lublin
Jennifer Lutton
Mieke Snepvangers
Monica Carlson
Regina Doeppel
Wendi Solari

Bridal Bouquets for the photo sessions provided by:

Sherene Hulugalle of Wisteria Lane Flower Shop
Claire Cullen Middleton of Claire’s Flowers
Anita Frump of Anita’s Garden
Myra Harbour of Celebrate
Chairmaine of Chairmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist

Hair and Makeup provided by:

Betsy diFrancesca
Dedra Whitt
Michelle Briones & Martha Garcia
Mackenzi Koury
Christina Cardenas of Calibella

A HUGE Thank You to our Donation Sponsors

L’ezu Atelier http://www.lezu.com/
Cruz’s Bridal http://www.cruzsbridal.com
Wisteria Lane Flower Shop http://www.wisterialaneflowershop.com/
Jen O’Sullivan Photography http://www.jenosullivan.com
Betsy diFrancesca Hair and Makeup http://www.betsymh.com/
love + paper http://weddingandeventspecialists.com
Dedra Whitt Hair and Makeup http://www.dedrawhitt.com
Tricia Dahlgren Events http://www.triciadahlgrenevents.com
Ike and Holly of Picture This Picture That! http://www.picturethis-picturethat.com

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Copyright © 2010 by Jen O’Sullivan http://www.jenosullivan.com

Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer, Jen O’Sullivan is a boutique wedding photographer who specializes in portrait journalism.

Jen O’Sullivan Boutique Wedding Photography | 357 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90211 | 310-494-6547

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Charity Bridal Shootout

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WOW, what an impactful gift.

Be one of 12 ladies selected to be a part of the Charity Bridal Shootout.

Tuesday, June 8th from 3-8pm
At Robinson Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clarita, California
27734 Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, California 91387  phone: 661-252-8484
For directions click HERE

Bridal sessions typically cost between $400 and $1,500. Now you can get yours at no cost! Join me at my Charity Bridal Shootout and get photographed in your gown by up to 4 photographers. Flowers and full hair and makeup will be provided.

There will be a silent auction with 100% of our money going to LETMESAIL, an organization in Santa Clarita dedicated to enriching the lives of the disabled through social and educational events. These people are about the same age as most engaged ladies, but lead a very different life. They have movie nights, go on camping trips, get job training, and are extremely happy people however are physically and mentally disabled and need full time care. LETMESAIL helps the entire family of the disabled individual by providing respite for them. My goal is to raise awareness and monies for this cause. The auction will have items ranging from a wedding gown from Cruz’s Bridal, wedding day hair and makeup from Betsy diFrancesca and Dedra Whitt, a Metallic Canvas Surface Artists Print from Jen O’Sullivan, a locally grown, organic, eco friendly Bridal Bouquet and Groom’s Boutonniere from Wisteria Lane Flower Shop, Engagement and Family Portrait Sessions from several of the photographers, plus other wonderful items that you will have access to at a fraction of the actual cost. This is a real opportunity for you to get beautiful photography and save huge on some of your wedding day needs.
Please let me know asap if you want in on this event! You will need your own dress and we will make sure it is handled with the utmost respect!

If you are a vendor who would like to donate your services for the silent auction, please email me so I can get you on the list. jen@jenosullivan.com

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Bridal Bouquets for the photo sessions provided by:

Sherene Hulugalle of Wisteria Lane Flower Shop
Claire Cullen Middleton of Claire’s Flowers
Anita Frump of Anita’s Garden
Myra Harbour of Celebrate
Chairmaine of Chairmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist

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Betsy diFrancesca
Dedra Whitt
Shannon Kurowski
Michelle Briones & Martha Garcia
Mackenzi Koury
Christina Cardenas of Calibella

You will also have the opportunity to bid on these incredible items. Please start thinking about what items you may wish to bid on. There is no reserve for these items so you could walk away with some really important items checked off your list! I will start the bidding at $25 for each item. The item list will be passed around during the hair and makeup sessions. Here are some of the items up for grabs:

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Cruz’s Bridal
http://www.cruzabridal.com
Item: Your Choice Gown from the Selected Sample Rack Gowns (50 to choose from)
Value: $500 to $1,200 depending on the gown you choose

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Wisteria Lane Flower Shop
http://www.wisterialaneflowershop.com/
Item: Bridal bouquet and boutonniere to match in the colour pallet of the Bride’s choice. The flowers in the bouquet will be locally grown, organic, eco friendly and extra special because the earth and the farmers have been treated with respect.
Value: $250

Lot #3
Jen O’Sullivan Photography
http://www.jenosullivan.com
Item: 20×24 Matte Metallic Canvas Surface Artist’s Print from Shootout
Value: $800

Lot #4
Betsy diFrancesca Hair and Makeup
http://www.betsymh.com/
Item: Wedding Day Hair & Makeup for the Bride
Value: $300

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love + paper
http://weddingandeventspecialists.com
Item: Logo design for your wedding invitation.
Value: $750

Lot #6
Dedra Whitt Hair and Makeup
http://www.dedrawhitt.com/
Item: Wedding Day Hair & Makeup for the Bride
Value: $300

Lot #7
Tricia Dahlgren Events
http://www.triciadahlgrenevents.com
Item: 10 hours of personalized wedding planning mentoring.
10 hours of telephone and email mentoring for your wedding day. This is perfect for the “Do It Yourself” bride that needs a little help navigating through the crazy world of weddings. You will learn the ins and outs, how to save some cash and where, and pitfalls to look out for.
Value: $500

Lot #8
From Ike and Holly of Picture This Picture That!
http://www.picturethis-picturethat.com
Items: Beautiful candle holders, glasses, pitcher, and platter. Perfect for you first dinner party! (These items will be up for grabs separately at the event.)
Value: $330

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Copyright © 2010 by Jen O’Sullivan http://www.jenosullivan.com

Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer, Jen O’Sullivan is a boutique wedding photographer who specializes in portrait journalism.

Jen O’Sullivan Boutique Wedding Photography | 357 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90211 | 310-494-6547

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John and Victoria

Today John and Victoria remembered. They remembered why they fell in love. They remembered how important family and friends are. They remembered loved ones lost and loved ones found. They remembered… and the joy that surrounded them on this Memorial Weekend day was beautiful. Simple. Elegant. Perfect. Congratulations you two!

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Copyright © 2010 by Jen O’Sullivan http://www.jenosullivan.com

Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer, Jen O’Sullivan is a boutique wedding photographer who specializes in portrait journalism.

Jen O’Sullivan Boutique Wedding Photography | 357 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90211 | 310-494-6547

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Jen O’Sullivan’s Charity Engagement Shootout Sample Photos

Here are a few photos taken at my Charity Engagement Shootout on May 11th. The first few are mine and the rest are from the many fabulous other photographers I had on board. This event has started a new idea in the bridal show industry. I am calling it Wedding Show 2.0 where brides and grooms get to actually test drive makeup artists, photographers, cake makers and others in the wedding industry. The silent auction for the event is set to end on June 1st so get your bids in by clicking HERE! The next engagement shootout will be on November 8th so tell your friends as this will be something not to be missed!

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Some of the photographers who participated

Andres Castañeda
Organized Light Photography
www.organizedlight.net
andres@organizedlight.net
626-502 – 7291

Aurelia D’Amore
Aurelia D’Amore Photography
www.damore.biz
aureliadamore@gmail.com
323-514-5504

Claire Leong
Claire Renee Photography
www.clairerenee.com
claire@clairerenee.com
310-663-0605

Donald Norris
Donald Norris Photography
www.Norrisphoto.com
Don@norrisphoto.com
818-693-9114

Emily Strawn
Emily Strawn Photography
www.strawnphotography.com
info@strawnphotography.com
661-510-7091

Gayla Elizabeth
Gayla Elizabeth Photography
www.GaylaElizabeth.com
info@gaylaelizabeth.com
323-698-1111

Holly Steen
Cakes and Kisses Wedding Photography
www.cakesandkisses.com
steenholly@gmail.com
310-722-6345

Isabel Gomes & Lawrence Gund
Isabel Lawrence Photographers
www.isabellawrence.com
info@isabellawrence.com
818-783-7252

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Jen O’Sullivan Photography
www.jenosullivan.com
jen@jenosullivan.com
310-494-6547

Jessica Conroy
Jessica Conroy Photography
www.jessicaconroy.com
jessica@jessicaconroy.com
805-220-8324

Jennifer Kelley Lublin
Jennifer Kelley Lublin Photography
www.JennKL.com
jennifer@JKLphotos.com
310-502-1555

KrisD Mauga
KrashingMotions
www.krashingmotions.info
kris@krashingmotions.info
562.310.5513

Lucia Li
Lucia Isabella Photography
www.luciaisabella.com
lucia@luciaisabella.com
626-373-6076

Lynn Holmgren
David and Lynn Photography
www.davidandlynnphoto.com
info@davidandlynnphoto.com
661-263-7794

Rosina Waszaj
Rosina W. Photography
www.rosinasphoto.com
info@rosinasphoto.com
562-774-5174

Shannon Lee
Shannon Lee Images
www.shannonleeimages.com
shannon@shannonleeimages.com
310-663-9722

Sherri Johnson
Sherri Johnson Photography
www.sherrijphotography.com
sherrij18@gmail.com
847-338-853

Tara Hodgson
TaraSierra Photography
www.tarasierraphotography.com
tara@tarasierraphotography.com
949-610-5223

Tom Keene
LAdigitalPhoto LLC
www.LAdigitalPhoto.com
Tom@LAdigitalPhoto.com
888-LAD-PHOTO

Wendi Solari
Solari Photography
www.solariphotography.com
wendi@solariphotography.com
626-391-2424

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Copyright © 2010 by Jen O’Sullivan http://www.jenosullivan.com

Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer, Jen O’Sullivan is a boutique wedding photographer who specializes in portrait journalism.

Jen O’Sullivan Boutique Wedding Photography | 357 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90211 | 310-494-6547

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Becca and Kyle

Two best friends became husband and wife today. They had an Alice in Wonderland theme and let me tell you, it was a photographer’s dream. So many bright and fun colors. The day was mixed with joy and laughter as Kyle and Becca realized their life is just beginning. A whirlwind of color and energy Becca said at the end of the night “The day went by too fast. Seconds it seemed.” Happy and in her man’s arms I am sure she had the best sleep of her life tonight. Congrats you two and enjoy this preview of your photos!

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And, of course, what is a wedding without some fun ring shots…

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Copyright © 2010 by Jen O’Sullivan http://www.jenosullivan.com

Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer, Jen O’Sullivan is a boutique wedding photographer who specializes in portrait journalism.

Jen O’Sullivan Boutique Wedding Photography | 357 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90211 | 310-494-6547

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Silent Auction for Charity Organization LETMESAIL

The Charity Engagement Shootout was my 5th photo shootout in a little over a year. I started them as a way for my students to get real life practice on real life people rather than models. It is the perfect way to me to teach, them to learn, and the couples to get free photography. When I set out to do my first charity shootout I had no idea what would be in store. I figured most people would give a little. What I was not prepared for was the overwhelming generosity from the vendors. At the event everyone gave away literally tens of thousands of products and services. After the event I asked yet again for them to give. AND THEY DID! The post event Silent Auction for my charity LETMESAIL is going on right now and will close on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 8PM PST. You HAVE to see what these people are donating. Tom Keene with LA Digital Photo is GIVING away a full day wedding coverage, Cheryl Jablow with Social Frog is giving away 30 days of virtual consulting services, and as a whole there is almost $15,000 worth of services and products up for bid. Engagement sessions, bridal sessions, makeup and hair trials, a tintype session. So many great items! If you or anyone you know could use any of these items please send them HERE or you can always bid for yourself or as a gift! Thanks to everyone for sharing your hearts and your wallets for such a wonderful cause!

The below photos are from the event and were taken by Gayla Elizabeth Photography.

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Copyright © 2010 by Jen O’Sullivan http://www.jenosullivan.com

Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer, Jen O’Sullivan is a boutique wedding photographer who specializes in portrait journalism.

Jen O’Sullivan Boutique Wedding Photography | 357 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, 90211 | 310-494-6547

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