Breastfeeding Awareness Week

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration held from August 1st through the 7th in more than 120 countries around the world.  The first awareness celebration took place in 1991.  Nutrients in breast milk are easily digestible compared to formula.  Breast milk will reduce the risk of chronic diseases.  In addition, mothers lower their chances of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and anaemia.

Linsey VanAernem is a mother who takes breastfeeding very seriously.  She believes, “It is the Only Way.”  More women are steering toward the natural route when entering motherhood.  Linsey is a great example of a mother one should take notes from as she believes in the most natural ways of parenting.

 

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BBT Style Bridal Accessory Campaign Summer 2014

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Thanks to the hit TV show “Downton Abbey”, wedding headbands are the new “must-have” bridal accessory for today’s bride. Headbands may be relatively new in the bridal world, but they are making a huge impact.  More and more brides are choosing wedding headbands over more traditional wedding headpieces like veils, tiaras or combs. A bridal headband, as whimsical as it is romantic, can create a modern, elegant or glitzy look. They are also the perfect fashion-forward accent for more contemporary brides who may prefer traditional bridal gowns like sheaths and vintage dresses. What’s even more perfect about these wedding headbands is that they are compatible with nearly any hairstyle – from hair worn long and loose to short hairstyles and updos. A glitzy headband will be a beautiful finishing touch to your wedding look, and if you want to go “boho chic”, then adding a head band across your forehead will do just the trick!

A bride-to-be should look for a wedding headband that enhances her overall look. From simple to elaborate, there is a wedding headband for every style of bride! Check out these amazing and elegant Bridal Head Bands designed by BBT Style and head on over to their Etsy page for more information.
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BBT Style has been busy, out and about, and featured on:
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Worn by Miss North Dakota USA 2013
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Brand Ambassador Samantha Johnson – Chicago Redstars Professional Soccer Player
Seen worn by Jessica Alba’s daughter
Displayed at the GBK’s 2012 MTV Movie Awards gift lounge
Twitter – Natalie Gilmore of Fanny Pak, RaeLynn, and others

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BBT Style has been busy, out and about, and featured on:
Worn by several contestants on NBC’s The Voice – Season 5 & 6
ND Living – November cover and article
Worn by Nia Peeples in the movie Dark Desire
Worn by Miss North Dakota USA 2013
Worn by Amber Carrington – Season 4 NBC The Voice
Worn by Miss Maine USA 2013
Brand Ambassador Samantha Johnson – Chicago Redstars Professional Soccer Player
Seen worn by Jessica Alba’s daughter
Displayed at the GBK’s 2012 MTV Movie Awards gift lounge
Twitter – Natalie Gilmore of Fanny Pak, RaeLynn, and others

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Etsy Shop: FlowerCouture- Gatsby Collection

CMMS Studio traveled back to the Roaring 1920′s with Etsy’s shop, FlowerCouture.  Our team built two sets that resembled a Gatsby atmosphere.  We brought models in from the South Carolina Pageant circuit (including Miss Teen South Carolina- Brook Sill and Miss Junior Teen United States- Savanna Brown), models from Model Mayhem, and even our MUA took part as a model in this incredible experience!  FlowerCouture’s owner, Lynn Brown thought the photos were, “Stunning!”  Knowing that we fulfilled and exceeded our client’s expectations makes our profession and passion for photography worth while.

 

Find these FAB headbands on Flower Couture‘s Etsy page>
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FlowerCouture

Photography by CMMS Studio (Custom Multimedia Solutions)
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#Gatsby dress by Tanya-Marie Design

Models: Miranda Hodges, Ashley Lauren Pendergist, Kelehear Dickerson, Savanna Rae Brown (Miss Junior Teen United States), Blythe Neal, Brook Sill (Miss Teen SC USA)

MUA: Andrea Flowers

Miranda Hodges wearing Etsy Flower Couture Headband for a Gatsby Promotion. Photography by CMMS Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC

Ashley Lauren Pendergist wearing Etsy Flower Couture Headband for a Gatsby Promotion. Photography by CMMS Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC

Blythe Neal wearing Etsy Flower Couture Headband for a Gatsby Promotion. Photography by CMMS Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC Kelehear Dickerson wearing Etsy Flower Couture Headband for a Gatsby Promotion. Photography by CMMS Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC Miranda Hodges wearing Etsy Flower Couture Headband for a Gatsby Promotion. Photography by CMMS Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC Savanna Rae Brown, Miss Junior Teen United States, wearing Etsy Flower Couture Headband for a Gatsby Promotion. Photography by CMMS Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC Ashley Lauren Pendergist wearing Etsy Flower Couture Headband for a Gatsby Promotion. Photography by CMMS Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC

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Production Manager/Creative Director: Brenda Lerner
Photographer/Creative Director/Graphic Artist: Meganpixels Parker
Graphic Artist: Amanda “Dazzling” Welch
Videographer/Lighting/Gaffer/ : Art Barrera
Lighting/Gaffer: Keith Bardwell

Wedding Dress Secrets

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How do some brides pull it off with their wedding dresses? Where do they shop for fantastic dresses that do not come with the prices of Balenciaga wedding frocks? If you are getting married this year, the thought might not cross your mind, but it pays to know what to do in advance.

Shop Months Ahead

Planning for the wedding covers hundreds of details for a one-day affair. If you can afford a wedding planner to do the worrying that would be great but if you opt to do the footwork yourselves, be realistic about diving the chores with your groom so you can focus on shopping for a wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and your trousseau.

In your excitement, you might make the mistake of hundreds of brides before you. The common mistake brides make is taking too much time deciding on their wedding dresses. Ordering a wedding dress should have a margin for alterations and several fittings before it is finally ready for pick up, which in most cases is about three weeks before the wedding. Bridal shops require that you make an order at least six months before the wedding; this may seem to be too well in advance, which is correct.

In six months time, you start shopping around. When you find one that stands out from the rack of wedding dresses and discover it does not fit, there is time to make extensive alterations. If you find a dress that’s perfect but you want pearls to be added on the bodice, then that’s another time-consuming refurbishing.

Another thing, if you are planning a summer wedding get your order before the summer boom. Bridal shops are up to their neck with alterations by this time and you won’t find a shop willing to take on a rush order for wedding dresses. Unless you have a perfect figure and can fit the regular sizes and you immediately find something gorgeous, there should be no problem. But don’t bet on this.

The Custom Look Without the Expense

You might have set your sights on Oscar de la Renta wedding dresses, which are unfortunately beyond your budget. If you look around, you can find a similar style from a Tanya-Marie Bridal collection, Mari Lee collection, Jai Bridals, Alfred Sung, and Collector – for the fraction of the price of ritzy designer labels. You might be surprised at the extensive selections, the fabulous fabrics, and designs and best of all, the price for a stunning wedding dress and you can rent your wedding dress!

Advantage of One-Stop Shopping

Bridal shops have bridal packages and give away lots of discounts if you buy your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride’s dress, wedding invitations and wedding cake from them. This saves you time and the stress of dealing with different shops. The bridal shop specialist assigned to you also works closely with you and gives you updates on your wedding stuff. These are a hundred dollars

Ordering Online

Ordering wedding dresses online is a convenience. But be very accurate with your measurements before clicking away. Ask a professional seamstress take your measurement first. Doing the measurement yourself may not be a good idea; mistakes are costly and the dress may need extensive work for a single mistake.

If the bridal shop is within your locality or just an hour’s drive away, visit the shop and try on the wedding gowns and dresses that suit your body shape and skin coloring. This eliminates future problems about fit. Now you know some of the secrets when shopping for your wedding dress.

 

- Written by Egypt Eve

 

 


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Grace’s Modeling Experience

We first met Grace last autumn at the Loris Bog-Off Pageant.  She was a vivacious young lady who loved being in front of the camera.  Her mother referred to her personality as the “Christie Brinkley” of her time.  Grace performed a wonderful dance routine and won “Best Overall Performance” at the Loris Bog-Off Pageant, along with winning her division.

She later came by the studio interested in our “Modeling Experience“.  The photos represent her Graceful, vibrant charisma.

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Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials 2013

5. Oreo Whisper Fight

4. Viva Young – 2013 Taco Bell Game Day Commercial

3. Doritos – Fashionista Daddy — Crash the Super Bowl 2013 Finalist

2. The Clydesdales: “Brotherhood”

1. Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial “Farmer”

Beautiful Beach Weddings

Myrtle Beach is a beautiful location for a Beach Wedding.  The sand beaches are clean and expansive. The weather is mild and of course the ocean is magnificent. Romance amidst a tropical setting brings many couples to this lovely area.

There are countless options for entertainment before and after the wedding ceremony and a wide variety of accommodations are available.

CMMS Studio has been at the forefront of Beach Wedding photography since 2006. It has been our privilege to capture every detail of this special day for many couples. On your big day, we will be with you before, during and after your ceremony to ensure that we capture every precious memory. We understand that every moment from the individual portraits and group photographs, to the first dance, bouquet toss, champagne toast and cake cutting is extremely important and priceless to you. With us, you will not have to worry or wonder if your special day is being captured the way it deserves. You will have no need to stress – with us you can rest assured that you will receive the best.

Our goal is to make your beautiful memories everlasting. We go one step further and make them epic.

As you view the following sample of photos from various beach weddings, please notice that colors are vibrant, there are no shadows (where they don’t belong!) and the creativity takes you a big step out of the ordinary. Lighting specialists accompany our team of photographers. We have all been trained by the best in the world and have the latest equipment and technology. Also, please note that you will be viewing some examples of “infra-red” photography.

Please enjoy. We are passionate about our work! As we tell our couples, “You can hire talent. However, you can only FIND passion.”

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Engagement Ring – Wedding Band

The holiday season is filled with wonder and joy. Many couples choose to add romance by becoming engaged during the Christmas season. Whether a public or private Christmas proposal is chosen, this special moment will always be a treasured holiday memory.

January and February are CMMS Studio’s busiest months for our newly engaged couples to come to our studio to discuss their Photography and Video needs and to choose a date for their wedding.

We would like to share a few of our beautiful photographs of engagement and wedding rings and thought you may enjoy the history of how the tradition of engagement rings and wedding bands began and evolved through the centuries.

The purpose of the rings is to signify a partnership and to symbolize a relationship having a complete circle with no breaks and no end. This symbolism spans many centuries and many cultures beginning in ancient Egypt. Leaves and stems were woven into circles to signify never-ending and immortal love. The fourth finger on the left hand was believed to contain a vein that was directly connected to the heart and became the “ring” finger.

Roman betrothal rings were made of iron, which signified strength and endurance. The Romans were the first to engrave their rings. The rings were awarded as a symbol of ownership. Roman men “claimed” their woman with the ring.

Arab and Asian cultures used “Puzzle” rings as wedding bands. These rings served the dual purpose of the marriage announcement and to enforce the fidelity vow. Once removed from the finger, the ring would collapse and only the husband could put it together as each ring was unique.

Europeans began to use rings to show affection and promising love in the 17th century. These rings were known as “Posey” rings and symbolized a pledge of eternal togetherness.

In America, during Colonial times, jewelry was prohibited. Americans were frugal and deemed jewelry an unnecessary extravagance. Thimbles were given as an engagement token and the top cut off to fit the finger for the wedding band.

It is clear that the giving of a ring in honor of a union, betrothal, and marriage has been going on since ancient times, and although it may not always have been as glamorous and romantic as it is today, it was still a way of exchanging a contract of betrothal or marriage.

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CMMS Studio Advises Creative Professionals – Make New Year’s Resolutions – 2013

Happy New Year

CMMS Studio recommends setting resolutions for the New Year that increase productivity in a creative work environment. During times when artists experience a creative slump, they dig out by making an exerted effort at least once a day to babble, dance, sketch something original, think out loud to strengthen creativity, inspire motivation, and expand their imagination.

 

CMMS Studio offers some tips that have helped them in 2012.

Power OFF technology devices.

Every Monday for two hours the professionals at CMMS Studio, come together for an uninterrupted meeting to exchange creative ideas. They constantly improve their techniques with up-to-date technologies that are implemented in their photography, videography, advertising, and graphic design business workflow. Consequently CMMS Studio has become a technology-driven business whose team are “glued” to either their computers or cameras all day which shortens the time they verbally communicate with one another. A breakthrough was made during one of their weekly meetings when they all took part in an informal Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment to measure their various personality types. This served as a “team-building exercise” which, as a result has made each team member aware of their various traits and personality characteristics and use them in ways that help address and cope with situations in a more positive and effective manner. Due to the sharing of ideas amongst the staff and their constant awareness of current technologies they are experiencing an increase in productivity and profit.

Live the opposite.

Whether a person fits the personality type of an obsessive compulsive or a messy compulsive, it is good to reverse the normal flow. Graphic designers have the stereotype of being extremely orderly with a feng shui practice because of the invisible x and y grid they live every day. They need to let go of feng shui and loosen up to some “messy” shui. Changing the routine up every day by allowing dishes, laundry or other household items to just exist without order helps. Painters, especially men, get the bad wrap of living too “free” with their chaotic piles. Devoting some time in the week to make sense of those piles and organize them as if they were a Pinterest board is a good excersise. They recommend evoking creativity by changing up the flow of the predictive sense. Use smart and easy feng shui tips to create vibrant energy in the office. “Feng shui is all about great energy, and it is needed when it comes to productivity and business success”, says Megan Parker. At CMMS Studio Feng shui is practiced by following these 10 practical tips found at: http://www.workhappynow.com/about/

Give Your Desktop a Facelift.

There are times when a person subconsciously meditates on a mundane desktop background. Everyone does this at one time or another. Imaginations can be rejuvenated by finding a colorful image that goes to another time or place. Computer monitors can be set to change scenes every so often with full-spectrum images that can be rotated every 30 minutes. Exposing the eyes to different hues serves as therapy and is essential in working through the creative process. Remember the world is not simply black and white. It is filled with an array of colors and images that stimulate the psyche.

Speak with kindness to everyone

A person can look in front of a mirror daily and verbally compliment him or herself and thank God for their gift of creativity. The art realm is full of criticism – whether constructive or destructive. The use of creative friction is always helpful to see different sides of the same triangle. Even when creative disagreements arise with someone, always speak with kindness and gratitude. Ask them about their lives instead of always being all business. This doesn’t mean a person needs to pry into another’s personal matters; it just shows an interest in who they are as people. This allows the artistic energy to flow without “ruffling any feathers.”