A few months ago at the RYP Entrepreneur Expo, I shared a cozy corner with fellow RIT alumnus and friend from student government, Lori Coleman. It’s a funny thing that after nearly 5 years, we both found ourselves married, immersed in the whirlwind of creative energy that is the wedding industry, & greatly influenced by wonderful families and children. Lori had recently joined forces with another local photographer, Erin Perotta, and they were looking to brainstorm a new identity for themselves. I will say this, those two have their act together! We really only went back and forth conceptually a few times before the logo was, well, pretty darn perfect for them. What we ended up with wasn’t that far from the initial sketch, which was intended to capture a bit of each of their personalities ( if you’ve seen Lori’s hair, you know what I’m talking about- this girl’s got curls!).
Lori spent a nice afternoon with me in my studio a few weeks back to snap some photos for a spotlight she did on their new identity & of my work. Gosh, I’m blushing just looking at it again! I love that she came to our home for the shoot. Being in my own environment made it feel more casual, and probably helped avoid a lot of those ‘deer in headlights’ moments (ok, Liam needed a little warming up). And they are darn good at capturing the perfect moments too! Go check out their completely adorable portfolio at lorianderin.com.
My studio buddy. Love him!
Trying to clear out of some cards from past years to help inspire new designs and hopefully increase production. Head over to my sale page to catch some bargain cards – maybe you’ll even snag some of the remaining valentines!
I’ve had a few really fun wedding calligraphy jobs already this month, and a super fun neon pink valentine addressing gig coming up shortly, too. White is probably one of my favorite inks to use, but the cream and coral on those grey string & button envelopes is a pretty sweet combination. Dare I say a new top choice?
One of my favorite wedding invitation ensembles of recent: a Sedona, AZ & vintage lace themed set. This was particularly fun because it was for my very very first childhood friend, and she’s just plain cool! I love the way the red rock turned out on the RSVP, and they were printed on a flecked cardstock, which looks great with the paper bag envelopes. That prickly pear cactus is pretty neat, too.
Getting ready to drop off a handful of client packages this week at Studio180. Such an amazing wedding collaborative of photographers, videographers, and florists. And oh, how I love this peacock color envelope.
Oh, gosh. Has it really been this long since I’ve blogged? Yikes. I’ve had a very busy start to the year, to say the least. I just wrapped up some promotional pieces for a private film screening of Ina May Gaskin’s Birth Story. I have to say, I’m really pretty interested in seeing the film, and it sounds like a lovely event. I was working on these posters with a seriously awesome woman here in Rochester, Colleen Flaherty, who owns her own pregnancy fitness business. Go check out Baby Bump Academy to see what she’s all about & get inspired!
Well look at me. Getting all fancy with my matching coffee, twine, & binder; and my table, specifically cleaned off for my first bridal consultation of the year! wooo weee! I’m excited because my calendar for January and February is quickly filling up with new weddings, and it’s a nice mix of different colors, themes, and responsibilities. I like to alternate between envelope calligraphy jobs and custom invitations to give my hand a break or test out some new design ideas.
This calligraphy piece is heading to the nursery of a cute little girl, of this super awesome bride, and is meant to coordinate with a most beautiful rug from Anthropologie. It’s one of my more colorful pieces to date, and I’m thinking it will look pretty darn magnificent to a child’s eyes!
And finally, the thank you notes that we sent out for Liam’s 1st birthday. That boy makes me melt!
Honestly, I just can’t believe it’s 2013. Really, truly. I spent all new year’s eve thinking about where I was one year ago on that day: at home with michael, my parents & brothers, playing board games, counting minutes & contractions, and walking many laps around our kitchen. Who knew (we did. or at least hoped) that half a day later we would be snuggling our new son, and knowing in that moment that nothing else would ever steal our hearts away from that little boy.
Happy 1st birthday to you, Liam! You have made our hearts so full of joy, our lives so richly blessed, and our house just a little bit cuter.