Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I've been away for the past little while because our little bundle of joy Jesse decided to show up 10 days early.
I'm adjusting to Mommy-hood and hoping to have somewhat regular posts here in the nearer future to keep things interesting.
I also have one last session that I need to finish up editing and then I can post a sneak peek of that.
But in the meantime, here's a photo of Jesse the newest member of our family :)

Til next time, C.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Custom Albums: Part II

I recently received another couple of custom album orders.....I love these so much and get so excited when I see them.
The first one I'd like to show is another 7x9 softcover and could be used either as a keepsake album or Guest Sign in Book as mentioned in THIS post.
A few of the photos on the inside, note this was designed leaving the "back" of every page blank in case it does end up being used as a sign in book.

Another layout...I personally LOVE the full page photos
 And now on to the highlight of this first custom designed wedding album.
Della & Jamie haven't seen this yet so it'll be a very minimal sneak peek....I'm quite happy with the results.
This is the 9x12 padded leather album (hardcover)
This is where my "custom" designing really came was a lot of work and I really don't know if future albums will be "as" elaborate
I feel like this page layout tells the story of when they were getting ready before the ceremony
Another fav from the album
And last but not least......lets have some bubbly in the car :)

So that's just an idea of my product line.
I have narrowed down one more supplier for a 10x9 option and 14x12 option but basically look the same as above just a size difference and also a Linen hardcover option rather than just leather (It's really nice) However this supplier does cost a little more but in some cases will definitely be what my brides (and grooms) will be looking for.
All feedback is welcome! 
Til next time, C.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Baby: Adrianna - Part 2

Found another photo from baby Adrianna's newborn session that I just LOVED & wanted to share....
Til next time, C

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thank You Cards: Part II

Last year I posted about THESE Thank You cards
Here's a couple of designs I'm working on for my clients Della & Jamie
Another sample

And no, these are not the ones that will be sent out to family & friends. 
I'll show that one later :)
Til next time, C

Friday, September 11, 2009

Freebie: Hoops & Yoyo

I LOVE Hoops & Yoyo!!!
If I ever send Ecards, they're usually a Hoops & Yoyo card.
Well today here's a freebie!!!
They have a page on their website that is all FREE Hoops & Yoyo downloads....yay!
From Calendars to Gift Tags for the upcoming Christmas season...yeah I can officially start you countdown.
To get all the freebies click HERE!
Have an AWESOME weekend everyone :)
Til next time, C

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Baby: Adrianna

You probably remember THIS maternity shoot a few weeks ago.
Well Joanne & Darryl have since welcomed BEAUTIFUL Adrianne into the world since then.
Last Sunday I had the pleasure & adventures of trying to photograph her.
I say adventures because she was an 8 day newborn who can be very unpredictable.
This particular Sunday morning she really wanted to feed which took a lot of Mommy's time...and when she wasn't feeding she was completely bright eyed and wiggly.
Luckily I was able to catch this pose of her. Love her bright eyes!
 After a few more feedings, a diaper change, and some hugs and snuggles she settled long enough to grab this shot.
 This one is my fav fo' sho!!!!     :)
 Congratulations Mommy & Daddy, you have a beautiful baby girl who's lucky to have parents like you.
Til next time, C

Friday, September 4, 2009

Feature Friday: Logo-Licious

I met Tasha via cyber space. We started emailing one day this past winter just to chat photography :)
We have since become Facebook friends and now I'm featuring some of Tasha's work here today.
Because not only is she an awesome photographer, she's also quite the graphic designer.
She started doing some logo's "just for fun" but there appears to be more feedback then she bargained for :)
Here's a snippet of her work
She can do more than just "photography" logos...this is just where her passion began.
Logos start at $25
Pricing going up depending on the amount of custom work you require.
Check out the Facebook album HERE to view more logos and a better view
Even if you're not in the market for a logo...give her some Facebook love!!
Til next time, C

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Custom Albums

I love photobooks, which is why I offer custom albums as part of my a la carte selection.
And is also why I include albums in my wedding packages.
They're such a beautiful keepsake to showcase those special moments.
This summer I designed a couple "paperback" albums as a complimentary item to a few engagement sessions that I did.
I did this for a number of reasons;
1. I wanted to see how the paperback version compared to the leather hardcover version
2. If it looked decent I would add this "cheaper" option to my album selection.
3. Since they're complimentary the client wasn't out any money if they were unhappy with the product.
Last week I received my first of a few album orders that I did....
Remember this is a softcover album.
I took a few quick photos of on my kitchen cupboard in poor lighting. 
But at least you'll get the idea.....
First the cover
This is the "basic black" option
Other choices include no photo (solid blank cover) or the whole cover being the photo only
Side view....the albums are 10 pages
Extra pages can be added for an additional fee.
Also note you're not limited to "1" photo per page though I do prefer a "simple" look
I like when things are nice & clean...too much going on takes away from the photo

A sample of one of the layouts. 
I could have put a photo on EACH page but in this case I decided not too.
The main reason being, the new fad with engagement shoots these days is to have a "sign in" book designed using your engagement photos which you use at your wedding as the guest book.
In lieu of a traditional guest book or the signing of the matted photo to later frame.
So I left every 2nd page blank in case these future brides do happen to choose these complimentary albums as their sign in book.
The left page guests would sign while admiring the beautiful couple on the right :)
And then of course, some shameless self promotion at the end :)
Also note the albums are available in 2 sizes.....this one is the smaller of the two the 7x9
The other size is 9x12 (which is standard with the wedding packages)
I personally think the 7x9 option is a great choice as a "parent album"
I'll post photos of my other albums as the orders arrive :)
Til next time, C

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Beginnings Issue

Did you check your inbox? 
Did you receive the newsletter?
Any & all feedback would be appreciated :)

As expected a lot of the newsletters were delivered to JUNK MAIL :(
So double check that folder if you're looking for yours. Otherwise try this link to sign up (I haven't tested it so if it doesn't work I apologize)
Til next time, C

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