Posted on April 24, 2012
I was so pleased to see Bailey & Brian’s green autumn wedding featured on Borrowed and Bleu today! I just loved all the perfectly planned details, gorgeous flowers by Branch Design Studio, rustic touches and green galore. Bailey’s lace gown and the emerald bridesmaid dresses were so elegant, and she collaborated with MOD Events to incorporate some unexpected touches. Her polka dot shoes were awesome (and the wedge heel helped her traverse the lawn without sinking). The groom’s wooden wedding band is so unusual (Bailey found it on Etsy), and his groomsmen were a hoot to shoot in the purple grass and on the dance floor. Founders Hall is a lovely venue!
Check out the feature, and poke around Erika’s blog for more inspirational ideas.
Posted on April 19, 2012
After spending many months researching album options, I have chosen a wonderful vendor to create heirloom photo albums of your weddings and portrait sessions. Red Tree Albums is based in Kentucky, and they have all the photos printed at one of my favorite labs, ProDPI. The print quality is unsurpassed, and the quality of these handmade albums is top-notch. Best of all, the cover choices are beautiful — luxurious leathers, sumptuous silks, lovely linens. (Trust me, I’ve seen some albums where the options were too reminiscent of 80s wallpaper to stand the test of time.)
After I design your album and upload the approved layout, ProDPI creates full spread prints, in this case, 12×24 inches. The lab ships the images to Red Tree, where they mount and trim the prints, bind the pages and create the covers. Enhancements include debossed names on the leather and suede covers and cameo cutouts (a favorite image in a window) on the fabric albums. The pages are seamless, so there is no gutter to interrupt the wow factor of your storybook. Check out Red Tree’s blog for other gorgeous examples of ways to customize your wedding story with cover choices, cameos and various fonts of debossing.
I created my sample album as a 12×12 book. This one has 24 spreads since I shot a poolside barbeque and the rehearsal dinner before the wedding. Options for parent albums include custom books in smaller sizes or their mini albums. At 5×5 inches, the well-priced minis are the perfect brag book for toting everywhere and sharing. Same fantastic quality in a smaller package.
Even though my wedding photography packages include the disc of hundreds of full-resolution images (which I encourage you to print and display), I truly believe everyone should invest in an album so you can appreciate your photos and share the story in a more personal way than on a monitor or smart phone. You’ll enjoy it now, and your children will love it later! If it is not in the budget during wedding planning, take a tip from my savvy brides and plan on my creating one as a wonderful first anniversary gift.
Contact Jen to discuss your wedding photography needs and check out these beautiful albums.
Posted on April 8, 2012
Another fun Charleston engagement session soaking up the splendor of spring! Kyle and Kameryn are obviously adorable, so the average Joe with a camera phone would have no issues snapping a photo worth keeping. Thankfully, they chose me to wander around with, and they were up for anything. Scaling rusty staircases, splashing about, sharing a playground with kids, sure! Anyone else get glimpses of Kate Hudson? Looking forward to their September wedding at Old Wide Awake Plantation. Congratulations you two!
Check out more engagement sessions, and take a look at some of my wedding photography. I am always looking for more fun couples to photograph. Contact Jen to arrange a time to discuss your wedding plans.