Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Featured member :: Suzi Q - Q Weddings

One of the pieces of advice I (as a wedding planner) always give my clients is that they have to really like and feel completely comfortable with their photographer. And their planner, too. But that's another blog post. 

Enter Suzi Q of Q Weddings. She's fun, she's funny and she's always laughing. She also loves to take pictures of food. And random iPhone pictures, so watch out. 

Q Facts: 

I've had a lot of odd jobs, including being a props person in the film industry, a Zamboni driver (whaaaat?) and I managed a 90-day book tour around the U.S. in a giant toaster (The Toastermobile). 

I grew up in Idaho and yes, Napolean Dynamite is really what it's like. When I graduated from high school, I went as far from Idaho as possible. I lived in France for one year and speak French fluently. I even know the naughty words. 

I love film. I shoot film at weddings and love the look of it (and so do my clients!). 

I also love my iPhone for taking photos. I'm trying to convince someone to hire me to shoot their wedding entirely with the iPhone. 

Thank you, Suzi! Amazing work. 

You can reach Suzi, the ex-Zamboni driver, here. Or stalk her blog for more pretty (and yummy) things. And lots of handy wedding Q-tips. Ha ha. 


Becky Brock, NEAWP 

Monday, March 23, 2009

April Meeting - Promoting Your Business

Is it seriously almost April? Wow, time flies. And it's time for our next NEAWP meeting!! 

When -- April 1st, 2009 (Yes, April Fools Day) 

Time -- 11:00 a.m. 

Where -- Four Seasons Hotel ~ 98 San Jacinto, 512.478.4500

Topic -- "Promoting Your Business" with special guest speaker, Beth Krauss from the ACVB

For payment & rsvp info -- click here. 

See you there! 

~Becky Brock 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Featured member :: Bonnie Berry Photography

Meet new NEAWP member, Bonnie Berry

Bonnie is the proud -- and very talented -- owner of Bonnie Berry Photography. Bonnie shoots weddings, cute kids and other pretty things. She's also a graphic designer and a really funny writer. Make sure to check out her blog for her musings on motherhood and lots of fab photos. 

Fun facts about Bonnie -- she's a native of San Francisco, loves strong coffee and she has two adorable sons. Oh, and she hates heavy metal and weak beer. Consider yourself warned. 

Welcome, Bonnie! 

Friday, March 13, 2009

NEAWP news

A big welcome to all our new NEAWP vendor members! It's great to have you as part of this strong and growing organization. Yay! 

In other new news, we are launching a new series here on the blog. Each week we'll be featuring our fabulous vendor members and showcasing their talents.

Stay tuned for our first featured member, Bonnie Berry

Happy Friday. 



Friday, March 6, 2009


We're on Twitter! 

Follow us here -- http://twitter.com/NEAWP 

Twitter is just another one of the powerful social media tools that can help you grow your brand. Check out how you can use Twitter to help build your business and your customer relationships. 

Tweet tweet. 


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March meeting at Hyatt Lost Pines

Thanks to all who made the drive out to the beautiful Hyatt Lost Pines for our March NEAWP meeting. It was a fun time with lots of great tips for getting -- and staying -- organized. Our fabulous speaker was Wendy Neuman, the most organized person ever! Give her a call to help you come spring clean. 

Don't forget to check out this month's newsletter with lots of vendor recommendations (thank you, Cortney!) and John John's trend corner. 

A big thanks to the Hyatt team who took excellent care of us. And another big thanks to Dustin Meyer for the photos. 

See you next month! 

~ Nuptial Essentials 

Becky Brock, Wedding Consultant of the Month 

The Caplan Miller girls 

A glimpse of the tasty spa lunch prepared by the Hyatt culinary team 

John John sharing the love 

NEAWP treasurer, Dawn Earley 

Special guest, Cindy Elley from The Knot 

Super intern, Rebecca Whitehurst is available for hire! 

Skip Neal tells the group about his fun travels

The fun Suzi Q