Hey Gang! Okay I know it's been a bit quiet 'round these parts lately. Believe me it's not because I've been kicking it on my favorite couch watching Sopranos and drinking gin, although that does sound pretty awesome. No, it's partly because since wedding season ended I haven't had a lot of new work to show--but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. With what? Well...
Like making my awesome new portfolio!
What else? Well, ordering products for clients, like my new proof books!
This is Katie and Manny's 8x10 hardcover book.
And this is Sarah and Nate's Soft Cover Proof Book
Real books--not spiral bound magazines. They feel great in your hand and are an awesome way to have a hard copy of all your pictures in one beautiful book. Yay!
What else? Well...making friends with Photoshop!! Well, sorta. One of the big changes here at LP is that I'm switching to a new lab and moving away from Pictage. For me, Pictage was a great way to help me get started as they take care of everything for you. And I mean everything: They make your proofbooks, they fulfill orders and print, and the thing that I liked the most was that they had album design software, which meant that I didn't have to screw around with Photoshop. And while Pictage is a great company, and many established photographers use them, I recently decided that I needed to move away from them. I feel like I've really gotten the hang of almost every service that Pictage offers (ie, print fulfillment, proof book automation, etc...) except for album design. As I've mentioned before I have a pretty rocky relationship with Photoshop (it tends to make me cry using only it's words), but I decided that if I'm going to make this work, we're going to have to set aside our differences and learn to get along. My first challenge: to design stationary for my new Baby and Maternity Service, Over the Moon Imagery (Blog coming soon!). You remember Theo, right?
I also just finished a new album for Sarah and Nate, which I designed completely freehand in Photoshop, and I don't think it's too shabby if I do say so myself. Once we get their design finalized I'll be sure to post it up here as well!
Other than all this fun card/book business it's been a lot of behind the scenes biznezz. I've been trying to set up an engagement session gallery for my website, been corresponding with some really awesome vendors with whom I worked last summer (that's a whole separate post!), and busily chatting away with clients about their wedding plans. I'm getting super excited for what's to come in 2010--and even though it's been a bit quiet around here, I have such hugely high hopes and expecations for this year. I know it's going to be awesome.
So, in the meantime, I have a favor to ask of you dear readers, fans, friends, family or whatever the heck you are that brought you here: Blogging material. I needs it. Give it to me. What do you want me to write about? What do you want to know about me, my business, my process? Any pictures you want to see more of? Or do you want me to just shut up and go away now?
Until next time...muahaha!