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I love stuff

I love stuff. I know it’s bad, but I do. I’ve always been wowed by fancy and awesome packaging and I love shopping a bit too much – although Thomas would argue that I love it A LOT too much (Speaking of the ALOT).

Loving packaging lead me to a career as a graphic designer, which lends itself to my photography business very nicely. I absolutely love doing fancy design projects with my clients’ photos and creating beautiful “stuff” out of them. I am always on the lookout for the best and most innovative products for my clients, and also for me. I pretty much own at least one of each of the products I offer because I simply love them. And I’m not talking samples, I am talking my own personal books, CD cases, mini albums, holiday cards and so much more. There is something so wonderful about being able to hold something and feel it in your hands. The digital age is wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but these are what you bring out to show your family and friends because you can pass them around and have a conversation about it.

My goal in creating these products is to have a continuous thread of design throughout so that it all fits together as a set. You’d know by looking at it that it came from the same session.

One of the newest things I’ve found and will begin offering soon are these adorable accordion mini albums. They really are cute. They are 3×3 and have magnetic closures so you can actually stick it to the fridge. The photos and design are printed on fine art linen paper and it just looks amazing.

I created one with the photos from our wedding and I’m now carrying it around in my purse. I actually keep trying to find people I haven’t shown it to, so I can show them (I know, I’m lame)! Because of my little carrying-it-everywhere-with-me-obsession, I am actually including little frosted slip covers so that the books don’t get dinged up while travelling around the world in purses.

Getting back to creating consistent design, here are some items from Sarah and Ben’s session in July.

New Accordion Mini Albums featuring Ben and Sarah's photos

On a side note, I’d like to thank my wonderful hubby, Thomas, for being my assistant and holding the reflector in just the right position for this shot.

Have a wonderful day,

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