Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year



Today is the third anniversary of the http://www.artbyjontoday.com website.  Over these past three years I have tried to find a few fun and informative links on subjects from photography to social media.  This blog site has also served as a place for occasional rants, insights and images.  I'd like to wish all of you a Happy New Year from Kathy and I.  All the best to you in 2013.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Eve




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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Fun at MOA




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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Stopped by Damselfly Photography

Today I photographed a lovely trio of ladies at Tina's studio.  She has a big "party" event going all day and it was fun to help them get started.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lynx Game A Highlight Of The Week



This week had a little bit of everything.  We had our new favorite hand model, Janet Symons over.  She really helped us out "in a pinch".  Also, the opportunity to photograph the Minnesota Lynx was really fun.  Here is a link to my Lynx  gallery.  The navigation arrow is on the right margin of the black area.  Look for the curser to become a "hand".

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Evan Location Images


There is still a small window of opportunity to get your senior pictures completed.  Please contact Kathy to set up an appointment.  952-473-0201

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Senior Pics, Part II - Masen



We had a great time with Kelli and Masen last night

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Helping Coleen today

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Friday, August 31, 2012

A Big Thanks To Big Stone!


J&K Creative! wishes to thank Bruce and his staff at Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Garden for providing us the opportunity to photograph some of our high school seniors this summer.  If you haven't been there you will be amazed at the beautiful landscape of artwork.  Pictured here, our senior model, Kate.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Survived our big event in Milwaukee

Matt and I had a great time this weekend in Milwaukee.  Two big days of having 15,000 runners to photograph.  What a unique experience.  Speaking of unique experiences, Kathy got to ride on the back of her brothers Harley!
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Reach For Ralph at Nicollet Island Pavillion

Last night I had a great time covering the Reach For Ralph event for Hammer Residences of Wayzata.  Once again this year the MC for the event was Rena Sariaganopoulos of Kare 11 TV.  She was dressed as the "Clue game" character, Miss Scarlet.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Parrot Fish


This piece reminded me of all the trips we've taken to the Virgin Islands.  It's been a long time since we have been there.  Hopefully, we may get the chance again in the future. 
For this illustration I combined a swimming pool shot (flipped vertically) and the ceiling of the Bellagio lobby in Vegas.  I created a "fish" brush and applied them directly to the mask of the pool photo.  By varying the sizes of the brush, as well as the opacity I assembled my "school".
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

We had a great time up north this past weekend. What a super birthday, indeed!
















This is Maia.  She is Brian's girlfriend.  We worked on a few images of her out on my sister Deb's dock on Swan Lake Saturday.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Assignment: Emulate An Ad In Vogue

This past week I had the Gillespie Photo Group do a tear sheet from Vogue and try to copy the chosen image as closely as possible.  Members suggested that I "play along" on this one and here is the result.  I was amazed at the beautiful work by all our members.  Thanks, Nichelle for doing a great job modeling for me!
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Doggone Rain

This years St. Paul K-9 graduation, which was courageously held yesterday was a wet one.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

From The Big And Tall Department

Here is one of our sunset photos from Kadani Village.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Chiropractic USA Images

Today we are proofing business portraits for Chiropractic USA in Long Lake.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Working On Senior Portraits



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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Seven Images now on "The Network" website.

This week we had a number of images appear in Paul Fischer's website, "The Network".  We look forward to working with them.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Minnesota Valkyrie Tryouts Held Saturday

It was great to see my Minnesota Valkyrie friends on Saturday.  Tryouts for next season drew over 60 area prospects.  The LFL is looking forward to an expanded season this next spring.  Stay tuned for lots of exciting developments.


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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Get Inspired


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Photographed Nichelle this week.


I had the opportunity to photograph Nichelle, a really talented young model this week.  We had so much fun creating images all over downtown Wayzata.  Thanks so much to Muja Rupam for assisting us! 
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Friday, March 9, 2012

Another From The Vault - Miss America

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Revisiting The Archives

After installing Lightroom 3 and keywording more images than I can count I started looking at some of the projects I've been involved with over the last few years.  This is Dilla, a local musician.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Burl Oaks Wedding Fair

We had a wonderful time participating in the wedding fair at Burl Oaks last night.  It was a great opportunity to network with other wedding professionals as well as meeting new clients.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

See You At The Fair!























Today's wedding fair at Burl Oaks
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Definately missing WPPI this year :(

























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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lindsey In The Studio


Here's a quick shot we did for Lindsey's energy drink photo contest.  You can help her win by clicking her photo and hitting like in Facebook.  Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/photo.php?fbid=316300451749071&set=a.309213945791055.67727.109413275771124&type=1&theater

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Friday, February 10, 2012

"Love Your Look" Event Huge Success

As expected, the turnout for the combined Seidou Salon, J&K Creative! event was amazing.  It was a blast to watch all the action as participants had mini-makeovers and mini photo sessions!  All the free Facebook images will be ready to email by the end of the weekend.  Customer orders have already shipped for Valentine's Day delivery.  Thanks goes out to Janet Symons for letting us expand our party into her State Farm Navarre office space.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

"Love Your Look" event signup has now started.

Do you LOVE your Facebook profile picture? Are you ready for something new? Be our guest at Seidou Salon Spa for an evening of fun, including a free J&K Creative Facebook photo, a mini-makeover, snacks, wine and more. Space is definately limited and filling up extremely fast. Contact the Salon at: 952-417-6872 or the J&K Studio at: 952-473-0201. You may also make arrangements to attend through any of our Facebook pages.

We hope to see you there,
Jon and Kathy Wright
J&K Creative!

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Jocelyn In The Studio

Yesterday, former Minnesota Valkyrie player, Jocelyn came to the studio to work on her portfolio.  As usual, we had a great time and she came away with images that should help her establish her modelling career.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Don't Trust Qwest Centurylink

Dear friends, business associates and all,


Thank you for your patience while we have been unable to connect to the internet. This outage was caused by Qwest Centurylink. When we contacted them about our “loyal customer” rate they took it upon themselves to highjack our ISP (Internet Service Provider). We have been with a great service provider, CPinternet for over 12 years and use them for our ISP and hosting of websites. Qwest Centurylink called them and cancelled our service without clearly asking for our permission so they could take it for themselves. It took us until now to be able to get back online. Two straight days of calls to Qwest (mostly foreign autoresponding symptom analyzers) before a conference call was created with our service provider. At that point, Qwest informed me that the problem must be our modem and sent us off to Best Buy to purchase a new one. Just before installing the new modem (after being gone for the weekend) I turned on our main computer to discover that the current modem must have “fixed” itself. We are now back on the net with CPinternet.  Now we get to take the new one back to Best Buy.

We do most of our business on the internet and this attempt to highjack our ISP was completely unnecessary. They cost us dearly and we certainly will not forget it. If you change any aspect of your service please make it clear to Qwest Centurylink that you will not allow them to change your ISP.

Thanks for your understanding during this outage,

Jon Wright
J&K Creative!

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

This past week we photographed a number of national and local celebs, including O'Neal Hampton from The Biggest Loser.

"Nationally Speaking" event at the Hilton (Mall Of America)

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Sunday, January 1, 2012





Happy New Year to all our friends and relatives.  All of us have been through quite alot this year, I'm certain.  J&K Creative! is ready to move forward to new challenges and opportunities in 2012.  Thanks go out to our loyal clients, who have made our company what it is today.  We will continue to provide the best photo, video and design services possible.  Our commitment to all of you is to always do our very best.

Thanks for your wonderful support,

Jon and Kathy
J&K Creative!

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