Speed Dial with Jeff & Kelly Mindell
Favorite thing to blog about, Kelly? Even though they are the hardest to shoot, I’m always the most excited about our balloon projects!
Favorite thing to photograph, Jeff? People, outdoors. Nothing like that natural California light!
Most challenging post, Kelly? Our donut balloons. We were loosing light, the wind was SO gusty and they are one-sided balloons, so they HAD to be facing the right way. We changed locations twice, I think I punched something and Jeff screamed. So basically it went super smoothly.
Favorite shoot, Jeff? When we drove down to Orange County to fill that tiny vintage convertible with balloons for AutoTrader. It was so quirky and yet, so on brand for us. and I was beyond excited about those final photos!
Most challenging shoot, Jeff? Anything and everything involving balloons. I hate shooting with balloons.
Favorite iPhone photo hack?
Most embarrassing moment
Jeff: Accidental reply all. Hands down.
Kelly: Ditto. I accidentally sent an email to every member and client of my ad network once about a payment discrepancy. It was sent to so many people that it had its own hashtag and Reddit thread.
Thing That Drives You Wild About Your Partner
Jeff: Her dance skills.
Kelly: I really like when people have weird quirks, so I’m really into Jeff’s weird name talent.
Thing That Drives You Mad
Jeff: She NEVER picks up after herself.
Kelly: He’s ALWAYS on his phone!
Jeff: Jeans, boots, fitted crewneck sweater/sweatshirt, jacket
Kelly: Patterned pants, button down, blazer, colorful heels and some flair!
Jeff: Palm Springs
Jeff: Divey Mexican restaurant and home early for a few episodes of one of our shows on Netflix
Kelly: Ordering in pizza and TV binging!
Kelly: Game night!
Jeff: I really hate going out at night. I’m more of a meet-for-coffee type of guy.
Jeff: A hike
Kelly: My drive to work, blasting music and car-dancing like my life depends on it.
Jeff: I could live off the house margarita at El Coyote, our favorite Mexican restaurant in LA. My liver on the other hand…
Kelly: I actually don’t really drink!
Jeff: Teen Mom on MTV. Kelly got me addicted. Now I’m way too invested in these people’s lives that I don’t actually know and find myself spouting off parenting advice at my TV.
Kelly: Teen Mom! P.S. Getting Jeff addicted to Teen Mom is my greatest life accomplishment to date.
Jeff: VEEP and Curb Your Enthusiasm
Kelly: Empire, House of Cards and Friends
Kelly: Still a Martha fan!
You Tube Channel
Jeff: I don’t really follow YouTube to be honest.
Kelly: Tricia Miranda for the choreography!
Jeff: Eva Longoria
Kelly: Jimmy Fallon
Jeff: I love to be taken care of (home-cooked dinner, when I’m sick, etc.).
Kelly: Weird quirks (told you!)
Kelly: Clothes or Stationery (paper addict, alert!)
Jeff: Again with the cleaning up. Just put your dishes in the dishwasher!
Kelly: People that stand on the wrong side of the escalator!
Jeff: Austin Powers
Kelly: Mean Girls, duh.
Jeff: Zac Brown Band’s ‘Chicken Fried’. Or anything Sinatra
Kelly: Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson
Way to Sweat
Jeff: An LA hike
Jeff: Chris Brown
Kelly: The Empire Soundtrack OR Beyoncé
Jeff: Jason Derulo. Or really anything with a beat.
Kelly: Anything with a good beat!
Quickest Way to Get You to Dance
Jeff: A DJ, dance floor, and very loud speakers.
Kelly: Literally put a song anywhere and I’ll dance. Including Trader Joe’s.
Quickest Way to Get You to Laugh
Jeff: Show me any clip of SNL cast members losing it on air and I will die. Every time.
Kelly: Any episode of Friends
Favorite Thing to Gift
Jeff: A getaway
Kelly: Something they want but would never buy/do themselves.
Favorite Gift You’ve Ever Received
Jeff: She got me the most insanely-beautiful art print from a gallery we were passing through in Palm Springs one weekend. She went back and bought it for my birthday.
Kelly: Pharell’s book, “Happy” on our first anniversary, to keep for our future kids bookshelf. The song was a part of our first dance and it was so sweet!
Baking or Cooking
Kelly: Baking (LOL Jeff, when have you ever baked?)
Jeff: I don’t really cook so, chicken? I can cook a chicken really well.
Kelly: Sweet potato casserole grilled cheese
Salty or Sweet
Sand or Snow
Dream Dinner Guests
Jeff: Larry David, Jeremy Piven, Barack Obama.
Kelly: All of the NBC men (Jimmy, Willie, Brian, Tom), Kristen Bell, Sandra Bullock and Nicki Minaj
Jeff: Filet mignon, sweet potatoes and chocolate cake.
Kelly: Jersey pizza and Jake’s Palm Springs‘ chocolate cake.
Jeff: Picking up a camera way back when.
Kelly: Moving to LA after high school. The school out here ended up not being a great fit, but I never would have fell in love with the city otherwise.
Jeff’s Next Adventure?
Kelly’s Next Adventure?
Becoming a mom!
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