Tuesday, January 18, 2011
My New Photo Backdrops & Our Wedding Stationery
Boy have I been busy, in a very good way. There hasn't been much time to relax or even take a deep breath lately, but – trust me – I am not complaining. I absolutely LOVE everything that is happening right now: my business is growing, I am working with amazing clients and I am teaching two classes that I adore. So, all in all, things couldn't get better.
Over the weekend, I worked on a few wedding stationery suites and ran some errands for my tiny but quickly growing studio. My number one goal for the weekend was to build an easy, affordable, professional and efficient photo backdrop for both my portfolio pieces and quick photo shoots for the blog. After doing some online research, I decided to head to the local fabric store. Let me tell you, that place was CROWDED on a Sunday afternoon. I bought two yards of textured fabric, one gray and one off white/tan, and then pulled them around basic white foam core. It didn't take much time, was incredibly cost effective and I am pretty happy with the end result. Now, all I have to do is figure out the best time of day to shoot with daylight in my apartment. I guess it doesn't help that it has been so gloomy in Chicago lately.
With the new backdrops, I finally did a quick photo shoot of our wedding stationery from last summer. I really love how the letterpressed monogram turned out. Rohner Letterpress printed the invitation suite and did an impeccable job. Our wedding identity color-scheme consisted of a golden sunflower yellow and a deep, almost gray, navy blue. For the overall invitation design, both Reid and I (and our parents) wanted something that felt traditional and classic, but also whimsical and modern. We achieved that through both the wording and the fonts we used (Filosofia and Aphrodite). Since we got married in the Smoky Mountains, it was very important to us that our colors, fonts and the entire design for the wedding reflected our location and the vibe of relaxed, mountain culture. I hope you enjoy the stationery as much as I do. I still get giddy looking at it, and wish I could relive that day all the time.
I will be photographing a bunch of old work in the next week or so, so I am sure you will see much, much more.