[photography] turn your photos into art

printcopia

I love the look of canvas on my walls. And of course an easy DIY project … like wrapping my leftover handmade paper on blank canvas to give or keep as unique wall art. [fyi: I use a staple gun though, instead of mod podge].

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But wait, Printcopia is a new way to turn YOUR photos and snapshots into works of art, with a variety of printing materials and options to choose from including gallery-quality canvas, sleek acrylic, and glorious panoramic printing. You can upload your own images [even from instagram or facebook] directly on their easy to use website; just choose size, image & any custom details.

printcopia canvas prints

printcopia panoramic

printcopia Frames

They also have framing options & designs for wall decals! I can’t decide what to print first ;) Have you tried them yet?

[save the date] wedding film trailer


How great is this video save the date… created by the bride herself!

Luckily they found my vintage cinema wedding invitation tickets [via etsy], which we personalized just for them to complement their film theme.

Vintage Wedding Ann

vintage film wedding ticket

papers shown: metallic beige & coral

[tech style] wedding party app…for the guest photos

Wedding Party

So, yes… the professional photographer should always be the main artist focused on the couples’ very important photos… BUT… what a great idea this app is for the guests! They can capture all those random moments the bride & groom miss during the cocktail, dinner & reception hours. Love it… check out all the benefits too! Have you used it yet??

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> also, a great article via 7×7 on the original concept & creator!

[wedding favor] custom soaps

Oh my… I’m loving this idea of customizing the scent & design for your own soap [to give as a wedding favor or for any special event]. Meow Meow Tweet, an organic soap, body care and soy candle making company, personalized these small half bars for each client with special wrapping that fit the aesthetic and feel of each wedding!

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custom soaps JennMatt

custom soaps

Email meow meow tweet for more information about custom soaps and candles. They can do custom artwork and packaging to fit the details of your special event.
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Plus, check out their shop for lots of gifts & kits!
Of course I can’t help but adore the awesome drawings on all their packaging ;)

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[digital designs] snap up your holiday photo cards

papercake snapfish 2012

It’s that time of year again … unless you’re on the ball & already ordered your holiday cards?! ;)
Upload your photo(s) to any pre-designed christmas/holiday/new year card at snapfish or zazzle … hohoho!

Zazzle Holiday 2012

* UK snapfish store [happy christmas]!
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wedding save the date & thank you digital cards also available!

[design] magazine for your wedding

[a fellow art director brought this fun concept to my attention…and since I love magazine design + custom weddings, I was inspired to share]

Twenty Pages wants to help make your celebration more special, and much more personal. Choose the magazine that best suits your style, upload your content and photos you want to use and the designers will take it from there! super easy & fun! You can use your magazine however you wish; wedding program, invitation, table decoration or inside the welcome bags!

personalized wedding magazine

 

what do you think of this idea? I’m thinking I would love to design a save the date as a subscription card…preparing the guest for the surprise!! fun!

[real outdoor wedding] destinee & seth

Congrats to Destinee & Seth, married October 6, 2012 at Villa Camino Cielo in Santa Barbara, California! *shot by Wendy K Yalom photography

glamour red silver & white

We created various reception stationery pieces for their big day; table & dessert tents, cocktail & dinner menus for frames, escort tents + seating cards for the place settings, along with welcome cards & thank you tags… all customized to match their invitation design. I really enjoy seeing that it all came together beautifully! (with thanks to their inventive event planner, Freida, too).

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*thanks wendy for uploading these stunning photos via two bright lights