Getting Lovesick

Getting Lovesick

This Sunday I will be down in Pioneer Square for the Seattle Lovesick indie wedding expo, chatting with people who aren’t married yet in hopes that they remember me a year from now! I’ve got a shiny new aluminum sign, a shiny new deluxe flush sample in metallic silver leather and red, a new Seldex Gallery sample in, uh,  metallic gunmetal buckram. I guess everyone knows my weakness for metal now?  At least the new boudoir sample...

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Happy Holidays! A year in review

Happy Holidays! A year in review

It’s been an amazing year!  I will be closing the office (except for currently in-process projects) until January 5th. I shipped my last holiday order yesterday (the 21st) and I need to lie down for about a week and wean myself back off caffeine. I wanted to do one of those maps where you color in every state/province/country you (or in this case, my albums) have been too, but they’re just too big. I definitely would like to...

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cover options for a classic ivory matted album

cover options for a classic ivory matted album

  A quick guide to cover options for the traditional matted album in white-on-white combinations: Edge gilding comes in gold and silver:   For the design of the cover itself: Albums with a cover inset are a $25 upgrade. Designs using lines, like Embossed and Vertical Lines, cannot be used with the silk, patterned faux leather, or gramercy leather options. Ivory and White tone cover materials:    ...

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Picking your pictures: how to edit your photo collection down to album size. (aka how to get from 1200 photos to 100)

Picking your pictures: how to edit your photo collection down to album size. (aka how to get from 1200 photos to 100)

I learned this method from my mentor, Seattle photographer Janet Klinger, when I was working in her studio. This is easiest to do with a stack of printed proofs, but sadly getting that nice box of 4×6 and 5×5 prints seems to have fallen out of fashion. You can do this digitally with folders, or if you are handy with a program like Lightroom or Bridge, with star ratings+the view filter. I’m going to demonstrate with prints just...

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Video! Cute red hot flush album for Sarah Hoppes Photography

Video! Cute red hot flush album for Sarah Hoppes Photography

Among the many things that are awesome about the photographers I design for, besides getting to work with their fabulous pictures, is the pictures they take of the finished albums. Or in this case, the video! (video is on my “to learn” list, but I expect to get there in maybe 2014 at this rate.) So check out this great 8×8 skinny flush wedding album in Red Hot vegan leather, with a cover inset and silver imprinting, from...

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Comparing the flush albums

Comparing the flush albums

Here are three 20 page, albums in deluxe flush, chunky basic flush, and skinny basic flush:   From left to right, a 20 page 10×8 deluxe flush in “Ludicrous” patterned black leather with a horizontal stripe of “Sunday Shoes” white patent leather, a 20 page 9×6 chunky basic flush album in “Cristal” silk with black pages, and a 20 page 9×6 skinny basic flush album in “Candyland” red...

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