Episode 3: Jim Hynes

Jim Hynes is one of the pre-eminent “session” trumpet players in New York.

If you visit his website, jimhynestrumpet.com you’ll hear his dynamic performance on the Theme Song for NBC Sunday Night Football.  He also played the lead trumpet on the TV themes for CBS This Morning, NBC Golf, Golf Central, Masterpiece Theater, and the CBS Evening News.  He is currently the lead trumpet player for “Beautiful, The Carole King Musical.”

I’m incredibly lucky to have Jim as the indispensable leader of our Best Kept Secret horn section for the last twenty years. Check him out on our most recent video at dougwintersmusic.com/video

(L) JimPaul & Paul Simon.

 

 

(R) Jim with producer                                     David Foster & our                                   mutual friend,                                             Chris Botti.

Episode 2: Melani Lust

Minute by minute w/ Melani:
00:19 Moving from San Diego to Manhattan to study dance with the Alvin Ailey Theatre.
Making money working as a model…dressing as a sneaker for a “toy convention,”
05:53 A short discussion of “the casting couch” for young models, actors and dancers.
07:45 Working at Sotheby’s, Authenticating artwork, and hand-delivering a $10,000,000 Mondrian to a penthouse on Park Ave.
11:30 Learning photography by shooting 2-dimensional paintings as well as 3-dimensional sculpture “in the basement of the ancient sculpture in Naples.”
12:45 Learning Latin, French, German and Dutch to transcribe art manuscripts.
13:58 Henri Cartier-Bresson and “The Decisive Moment.”
16:40 Becoming as a full-time wedding photographer.
19:50 Backing up her “flash cards” onto Hard Drives. Sending 20-50 “sneak-peak” pictures to family members before “less than flattering” photos appear on Facebook.
27:30 Process of developing “the perfect timeline” with each bride & groom, their families, and bridal party,
29:00 Arriving at 1:00pm for a 9:00pm reception
31:00 Why “Make-Up Artists” are always running late.
33:40 Shooting bridal couples during emotionally “unfortunate” toasts.
36:00 Learning how brides like to be photographed from their Facebook Wedding Page.
Tricks to get the bride and groom to laugh.
38:13 Tips for Brides: “It’s really important to know that something will go wrong on your wedding day, but the wedding is just about…love; and your connection.”

 

 

 

 

 

Episode. 1: Maura Bohan

My first episode features a delightful discussion with my friend Maura Bohan, of Maura Bohan Events.

Maura is a “Day-Of” Coordinator. The first thing we discuss is what exactly what “Day-Of” entails. She begins by explaining why the number of invited guests is the most important element in planning a wedding, and how different venues can comfortably hold a 300 person wedding, with others being more appropriate for a 70 person party.

The conversation is lively, and extremely informative, as I hope each episode will be.

Most importantly, I want this be your home for all things regarding planning your own perfect wedding.

Enjoy!