Hey look, it’s me and Tracy at the 2012 National Stationery Show Meetup. You might not see Julia’s pretty face next to us, but I promise…she was there in spirit. From the entire WeddingLovely team,  we hope you had a wonderful week and that next week is even better. Cheers!

 

Tracy and Marit

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Today’s interview is with Kristy from Volatile Photography. It’s very rare that a photographer has two awkward moments that are both equally gut wrenching. Thanks for sharing so much with us today Kristy, especially your photos – we love your work!

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1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Kristy Ahumada and I’m a wedding and portrait photographer based in Sonoma County, California. I love being within such close reach to San Francisco, the dramatic coastline and the admired Napa Valley. I’ve been shooting weddings and portraits for almost six years. A lot of my work takes place in the Bay Area, but I‘m also available for travel worldwide, with experience in destination weddings and events. Clients most recognize my candid imagery and attention to detail. The unnoticed moments I capture help them cherish everything about their wedding day, event or life experience. While weddings are my focus, I also love providing artistic portraiture, romantic engagements and intimate maternity photos. No matter what I may be shooting, my heart and soul is always poured into it from start to finish. Currently, I reside in Petaluma with my dog Lewey. When I’m not busy with a camera, you’ll probably find me outdoors enjoying my other passion: Mother Nature.

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Today’s interview features Eleanor of e.m.papers. She offers something quite unique for budget conscious brides – beautifully designed printables. I don’t want to give away the ENTIRE interview, so I’ll let you read on from here…

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Photograph of me (taken on my wedding day!) by Charlie Gesell

1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

The first invite I ever did was a collaboration with my Dad (who is a letterpress printer) for my Aunt’s wedding. This was years ago in the mid-nineties. I enjoyed it a lot, but the web was exploding, and I was seduced away from print design into becoming a digital designer. I had started e.m.papers before I got married, and knew that I wanted to add a line of wedding products, but producing my own wedding stationery was really instructive in the process of developing my line of printable wedding templates.


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Last year, Tracy was a one woman show with WeddingLovely. She went to NYC for the National Stationery Show and held a meetup for a handful of WeddingInviteLove vendors – at the time, that was our only directory. If she only knew what would come in 2012!

Fast forward a year, and our team has tripled. Our vendor directories went from only invitations to photographers, planners, videographers and venues. Our little meetup turned into a full-fledged party with close to 100 RSVPs. But wait, it gets better– not only did Etsy donate their space and money, but we also had an amazing team of some crazy talented wedding industry folks offer up their services to make our shindig THAT much more awesome.

 

A BIG thank you to:

Etsy donated money for food and drinks and also let us use Etsy Labs for our event space. Sara and Julie were so gracious and helpful. We love love love Etsy and are flattered that they were willing to help us out.

5th Avenue Weddings did a fabulous job putting together our event details. I have two words to describe Meena: PLANNING ROCKSTAR. When she called me and said she wanted to do “everything,” I will admit – we were a little nervous. But then we got to Etsy and Meena was already there turning the space into something more beautiful than we ever imagined.

Fairfax Films created the awesome video for us. Jeremy White and Stephen Depp, – you are SO TALENTED. Having a video truly is the icing on the cake, we were all giddy with excitement when Meena told us that Fairfax Films would be there.

Carrie Draghi was our paparazzi for the evening. We’ll see sharing her gorgeous photos soon. She did an amazing job to say the least. No detail was left behind – in fact, she even has photos of things I didn’t even notice.

X Quisite Flowers & Events provided flowers. And more flowers. And more flowers. Seriously – we had SO MANY FLOWERS. They were so lovely and quite honestly, the talk of the party!

There is some major eye candy in your future! Stay tuned, because we’re going to be sharing the Etsy Labs photobooth pictures from Magnolia Photo Booth Co. and photos from the Shindig by Carrie Draghi.

 

 

Are you back for more Ladies of Letterpress? Good, because we have some great stuff to share with you today. I tell you what, this group of ladies is oozing with talent!

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At first, I thought that this card from HawkGerber Ink was a biology lesson. Then, I saw the payoff and laughed. I <3 this card.

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Kaity Fuja of OMG Photography –we shared a wedding of hers that was so awesome we had to share it in not one but two posts! As someone who has already been married and has hundreds of photos on disc, I am feeling very inspired by this post. I hope you are too!

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Okay, so you’ve booked a professional photographer for your wedding day. Maybe you even booked an engagement or bridal session too! You found a photographer whom you absolutely love, and you can’t wait to show off your new wedding pictures! So what do you do? Do you buy the digital files, upload them to Facebook and then forget about them? Do you buy a few prints and send them off to mom and dad and grandma and grandpa? Or do you really make them a part of your home? Maybe you want to make them a part of your home decor, but you don’t know how. If that’s the case, then today is your lucky day! In this post I’m going to give you some neat ideas about ways you can show off your favorite family photos.

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