Welcome to Our New Home!

Hello dear friends. Welcome to the new and improved re:find Joy site! I have been working long and hard to update this site so that it is more useful to you, and hopefully it will prove to be a valuable resource moving forward! I really wanted to take the time to create something that reflected the re:find Joy brand, while also best serving all of you when I may not be available in person. There is so much to see, so I hope you will settle down with a nice cup of tea and take it all in. 


Here's what you can look forward to:

PROPS
You can now create a prop rental wishlist! Instructions for this are on each main prop page. Each item has the ability to "rent item." Once your items are added to the "cart" you can see an estimated total for your wishlist. Placing the discount code RESERVE during checkout will wipe this total, allowing you to send me a rental wishlist! I will look this over, checkout your date, and let you know what items are available to rent.

There is also an added search bar in case you are looking for something specific (i.e. color, cake stand, etc)! In the future, we hope to add other categories! We are starting with four collections: Display, Serve, Hold, and Of the Earth

SPACES
Space can mean so many things, can't it? This is our main portfolio page, showcasing tablescapes, event design, shop and fair displays. When it comes to styling spaces, I have so many joys, and I can't wait to share them with you here! 

DESIGN
In order to showcase all that I do here at re:find Joy, I have now added a design page where you can see branding work I have done! Brands are a strong part of the work that I do, work that ties into spaces that I've created. I love to work with brands in their initial design stages, and then carry that work through to their look books, styled shoots, and other collateral.

RESOURCES
In the resources section you can find our FAQ and Process pages along with wedding vendor referrals, and links to our online features.

ABOUT
We have added a contact form! Some people like them, some people don't...so feel free to use it or email me personally!

SOCIAL MEDIA
At the bottom of every page you'll find little links to our Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages in case you want to see what we're up to!

 

Thank you so much for all of your support over the years, and for helping me build re:find Joy into what it is today. It has been a dream working with all of you and I can't wait to see where we go from here!

with Joy,

Janelle, owner of re:find Joy

Commercial Shoot Sneak Peek

I love love love working on photoshoots! Why? Because they give me a chance to collaborate with other brilliant creatives and see how my props might be used in a different way. Every shoot is a chance to learn and grow and develop my skills and it is exhilarating.

Here is a sneak peek of a collaboration between myself, tru studio, and Pinch Provisions for their Spring Catalog:

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Sometimes a cake stand can hold something other than cake! I can't wait to share the rest of this shoot once the details are finalized and it's a go!

Photoshoot with Estera Style

I realized this week that I haven't shared much in the way of projects I've worked on that aren't wedding related. There are so many facets to what I do at re:find Joy, and I want to share more about other aspects of the business!

On that note, I would love to start by sharing a shoot I assisted on with the talented ladies at Estera Style. This coffee-themed shoot was a perfect backdrop for our brass candlesticks and duck family. It just goes to show that some props have a wider use than you might imagine. Some might not think of brass ducks as glamorous, but I think this shoot will put that thought out of your mind!

Soak up these rich, luxurious images!

 


a day with trustudio

If you've ever met Steve and Anne Truppe, of trustudio, then you know how fiery passionate they are about their work. You also know that if given the chance, they could spend hours expressing their appreciation for their craft, for art, and for others who are like them and are entrenched in what they do. I love when I get to see these two, because their passion is contagious, and usually rekindles whatever fires I have going on at the time. They bring an energy to their work and their environment that is electric. So when I was finally able to hire them to assist me in a branding shoot for my work, I just about squealed.

I wish that I could have made a time lapse video of Anne and Stephen at work, so that I could share the intense process of photography with the whole world. Because it IS intense. I think we were all exhausted by the end of the shoot! Photographers are such an integral part of branding, marketing, events, advertising...I could go on. I would say even more so for trustudio, because they focus on business storytelling and telling your WHY. They are meticulous with every detail, and because of their background in architecture, they have a heightened eye for design, lighting, texture, and composition.

Shooting my work with them was such an electrifying, emotional, involved experience and I feel so grateful to have such talented friends. I can't wait to show you what we've been working on, to reveal the full project to the world. I have such big plans!! There is still so much work to be done, but this has been such a rewarding and fulfilling project so far. A reveal is coming soon, I promise! 

In the meantime, here is a little sneak peek of MY version of my tools of the trade:

On Display: Bohemian

Bohemian displays are always so much fun to work on. While the underlying look is usually similar, the inspiration can come from almost anywhere. I've seen displays based on storybook tales and distant lands, plants or even a simple pattern. Whatever the inspiration, I believe in carrying a variety of props that can blend in with almost any idea.

As each theme is unveiled, you might start to notice that some props fit into multiple categories. I like to choose pieces with a timeless quality, that can be funky or elegant...dressed up, or dressed down! Some items can be the jack or jill-of-all-props, and that's okay!

Below are some of my favorite pieces for eclectic, bohemian displays!