27 October 2009
14 October 2009
As I've mentioned before, one of the greatest parts of my job is getting photos back from our clients. We LOVE to see where these items end up! I was delighted to return to the office last week and find an email waiting for me from one of our favorite brides from last Summer, Jessica. She and her fiance Felix were married last July at The Crescent Beach Club in Bayville, New York.
A note about Jessica's dress. Her mother has worked with the lovely Nicole Miller for over 15 years, so naturally she knew which designer she was heading to when she got engaged. The gown was custom made for her by Nicole (who was also a wedding guest) and will be a part of her 2010 Bridal Collection. How cool is that? All photos below courtesy of Duet Photography.
12 October 2009
I know that many of you want to be able to edit your photos from your weddings to do the same exact thing with. I started thinking about the most cost-effective way for people to do this last night and realized you can really get very professional results for free these days.
Step #1: Download a 30 day free trial of Photoshop on the adobe website, and install it
Step #2: Download groups of "actions" (the wondrous filtering and lighting techniques that make all those photos you swoon over look so amazing) via Pioneer Woman Photography
Step #3 : install the actions and have a ball...
Here are a few results I got this morning. Sorry, I didn't have any wedding related images on hand so you'll have to bear with me ...
You can see many of the orginals below. I like both, but for variety when you're putting a book together I love these actions!
11 October 2009
Up until yesterday I was pretty sure that travel writer would be my dream job. Now, I'm not so sure. Man Shops Globe on The Sundance Channel follows Keith Johnson, a buyer for Anthropologie, as he travels the world looking for unique pieces. If you're as big a fan of the store as I am, tune in!!
08 October 2009
For now, the office is open for business as usual though my brain is still on African time. I was up at 4am and will be shocked if I'm awake past 8 tonight. A new collection of invitations will be unveiled next month with proceeds going towards a couple of NGO's we were lucky enough to find along the way. We'll also be starting a new collaboration with the women of the Masai tribe in Kenya and Tanzania, and will be selling jewelry pieces that they hand craft for weddings. That should be up and running around the holidays.