We have been dying to show you Jessica and Jason’s wedding that we photographed back in February!  We just had to wait until the press came out with it first and it’s finally here!  We had expected a February wedding to be freezing but in a total fluke, it warmed up to something like the 60’s for their wedding day and the weather was sublime.  CJ’s Off the Square was the perfect place for this intimate wedding and Amy and her crew were spectacular hosts!  It was such a sweet, laid-back wedding with family and close friends.     

Sean and I have not exactly been the best at finding time to submit to magazines which is why it was so nice to have Jessica’s lovely publicist do it for us! :o)  We’re super excited to have their wedding featured in this season’s In Style Weddings!  You can find them in the “Celebrity Weddings” section.  We’ll be getting more from their day up soon but for now, go pick up a copy of In Style and check them out! 

On a side note, many of you have seen the feature already and sent us the sweetest emails.  Thank you so much for sharing in our excitement over our first published work! :o)

– Mel and Sean



a closer look…




  1. Becka (Studio222 Photography) on June 30, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    You two are so amazing! I’m jealous. :)


  2. sean on June 30, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks, Becka! We’re pretty pumped. I think they said the circulation was something around 1.2 million, making it pretty much the biggest wedding publication in the world. Exciting stuff, for sure!

  3. LC on June 30, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    This is so awesome! C’mon – First published work? It should be more! You both deserve it! ;) Pictures are beautiful as always. Congrats! :)

  4. adrian hitt on June 30, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    aow-aow! wtg, guys!! it looks stunning and i can’t wait to pick up my own copy :)

  5. Jennifer on June 30, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    WOW! WOW! WOW! Fabulous news but I think long overdue! Your pictures should be everywhere!! I am so happy for you both. I will get my copy tomorrow!

  6. Mel Watson on June 30, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Hooray for you guys… I was so happy to see your name printed there! I was all “oooh they totally shot my wedding… look at how cool I am” My sister, seeing how she was present at my wedding, was not impressed at my bragging.

    Way to go guys! :)

  7. brandy j on July 1, 2008 at 5:28 am

    This is so incredible! We are so thrilled for both of you!!!

  8. andy stenz on July 1, 2008 at 6:26 am

    congrats on your publication! they’re fantastic photos. i can’t believe this is only your first time being printed though. you guys are great!

  9. j-mar (aka lazer girl) on July 1, 2008 at 8:10 am

    You can’t deny that you are FAMOUS now.. oh my.. i have goosebumps.. i know celebrities!
    I miss you all!

  10. Jessica Mowery on July 1, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Yay! Go team us! ;)

  11. mel on July 1, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Hey Laura and Adrian! Thanks so much! Mel – I still need to respond to you email – thank you! Your sister should be impressed – you are a supastar! :o) Brandy and Andy (ha you rhyme) – thank you! Hopefully it’s the first of many to come – if we can just get on that ball! J-mar, my crazy friend, we love you. :o) Jessica – way to go being pretty and magazine worthy! ;o)

  12. Holly on July 1, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulations to both of you!!! That is quite an accomplishment! You guys are great and continue to blow me away with you amazing pictures!!!

  13. Amanda Presnell on July 1, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Wow guys! This is fantastic! I can’t wait to go get a copy and show everyone my friends are FAMOUS!

  14. mary crow on July 1, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Awesome! I love the “blue” feeling of the images and that cake is a work of art!!!

  15. david & kimi b ~ ohana photography on July 1, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    you should be in jail for kickin so much A$$$$$$!!!! we love you guys!!! so deserved and it’s about time someone took the time to submit your pure excellence!!

  16. Jo on July 1, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    This totally rocks. What amazing photos- as usual- and how cool to be published in this mag. Way to go!

  17. Critsey on July 1, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Congrats Mel and Sean!! Your work is amazing!

  18. K. Crafton on July 1, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Rockin!!! …..so excited for you two!!!! Beautiful job!!!!
    and many more exclamation points!!!!!!! =)

  19. jennay on July 2, 2008 at 8:15 am

    oh my word!!!! you’re gonna be famous!!! i’m gonna go out and buy that and have you sign it! YEAH!! :o)

  20. mel on July 2, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Thanks Holly! :o) Amanda and Jennay – thanks girls! Miss you both! Hey Mary! We appreciate it! David and Kimi – haha that’s exactly it – someone else had to do it because we’ve had no time! I think we need a publicist! ;o) Jo and Critsey – thank you! Kate – you are a funny one :o) Thanks!

  21. brandie on July 2, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    If you don’t mind me asking, what type of camera and lense do you use? Your pictures are so crisp and sharp. I’m looking into buying a new lense. Thanks.

  22. mel on July 2, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Hey Brandie – don’t mind at all! We use Canon 30s, 40s, and 5s and a variety of lenses as well. My primary lenses are the 24-70L and the 10-22. Sean uses the 10-22 almost exlusively and will occassionally pick up a 50mm or a tilt-shift.

  23. Jeremy on July 2, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    insane! very very cool guys…I’
    m proud.

  24. brandie on July 3, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Thanks for the info. Mel. I have a 20D Canon. This gives me something to think about.

  25. mel on July 3, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Hey Jeremy! Thanks so much. :o) Brandie – we shot with 20s for a long time and I would say that I don’t really see a difference in the image quality between a 20, 30, or 5 honestly. The lenses are what matters and the right kind of post processing is equally important. I would look into good glass long before I would look into buying a new camera. Hope that helps!

  26. Tiffany Izatt on July 3, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    That is truly awesome!! Good job you guys, it looks awesome!

  27. jess on July 3, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    congrats! the images are amazing. :)

  28. Rachael Earl on July 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Oh my gosh! I pick up InStyle Weddings from time to time and just got this issue. This was the best wedding in there (I didn’t realize it was yours)! Great job you guys!

  29. Shannon on July 7, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Congrats guys! It’s absolutely beautiful.

  30. Jeff Rodgers on July 8, 2008 at 10:58 am


  31. mel on July 8, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Thanks you so much you guys! As always, your response is humbling and overwhelming. :) We appreciate you all!

  32. Jen VanSuydam on November 16, 2008 at 12:22 am

    You guys are awesome. I’m so inspired. What an amazing wedding… I can’t get over how unique and special some of those details are. It makes me want to re-do my wedding, and that was only two months ago, haha.

  33. Sean on August 21, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks Jen :)

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