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Custom designed photo guestbook | Products

One of the benefits of having an engagement session is you have the opportunity to get a photo guestbook.  Instead of a boring guestbook that you might never look at again, this guestbook features images from your engagement session with space around the images for your wedding guests to sign and write notes.  A bonus is you get to show off your great images from the engagement session.  We’ve been offering photo guestbooks but just got a new sample in from WHCC and are excited to show it off.

These books are all custom designed for each couple.  The standard book is a 10×10 with 20 pages, we can always add additional pages if you’d like. The book features hinged pages that lay flat making it easy for your guests to sign the book.  Our sample features an image wrap cover, but you can also have a leather or fabric cover if you prefer.  Another option is adding little questions or prompts to the book.  You can ask your guests for marriage advice, names for your first child, or their favorite memory they have of you.  The possibilities are endless.  I’ve thrown in a few images of Katie & Kevin’s actually guestbook.  They decided to go with a charcoal grey leather cover with silver foiling on the cover.


Here is a few images from Katie & Kevin’s actually guestbook.  The design is very similar on the inside, just a few tweaks here and there.  The major difference is the leather cover with their names on the cover.  Katie wanted a really timeless neutral look for the cover.  I think no matter what, whether you choose the image wrap cover or a leather cover you can’t go wrong.

Prue 52 Weeks 1-4 | Personal Portraits

We have been taking photos of Prue everyday for the past 2 years.  This is January was the start of the 3rd year we will have a photo of Prue everyday.  Drew is the one who is in charge of this project.  I occasionally help out and take the photos, but it is mostly Drew.  He is the one that selects the photo for the day and edits most of them.

You can find past years photos on Drew & Prue’s flickr accounts.  The first year we create a calendar using all of the images (each month was the images from the past year).  You can see those here.

This year I created 2 videos using animoto, they were posted on the blog.  You can find them here.

Drew has decided to upload the photos to his flickr account as a week’s worth of images.  He usually uploads them on Sundays (I think that is the correct date, though I don’t know for sure).  He mentioned to me that it would be cool to pick one fave image each week and blog it.  Here are the images from the first 4 weeks.

Week 1

Week 2Week 3Week 4

Why we edit photos | Before & After

We did some headshots for our good friend Jess, who is going to be getting back into acting after taking a short hiatus. She is an amazing, gorgeous & funny person who we are so happy to have in our lives. She lives in NYC so we don’t get to see her as often as we’d like, but when we do get to hang out you know it’s going to be a good time for sure.

I’ll write more when I do a full post with her images, I just thought these would make a great before & after showing how we tweak our images in post production. Your goal is to always start with an amazing image, but even great images can benefit from a little tweaking. We use Lightroom to do most of our editing & then when needed we will take an image into Photoshop.

Before

After

What I did: I brightened the image just a tad, warmed it up, cleaned up a few minor blemishes, did a minor tweak to her eyes (brightening them a bit), did a little skin smoothing & added the lipgloss that wore off during the shoot.  As you can see both images look like Jess, we don’t tweak them in a way so they look fake we just give them a little oomph.

For the photographers out there: If you haven’t tried out lightroom yet, we strongly suggest you do. It makes managing & editing a large number of images much easier. I won’t get on my soapbox and start preaching, just trust me, check it out if you haven’t already!