Since we started offering mini books last fall they have been a huge hit. They're so adorable and affordable, and make gift-giving a breeze. We design the accordion sides, so we figure out what works best for each client and each book. If you have a lot of favorites from your session, it's much easier to fill each panel with an image than to narrow down your favorites. On the other hand, if you just want to showcase a few images from your session, we can fill the extra panels with patterns or other graphics. Of course, the image covers pull everything together and give a preview of what's inside the book.
Mini books are the perfect gift for family since they easily fit into mom's purse or sit on dad's desk. My advice? Get at least two per family so no one has to share.
Let's chat about your mini book design and make gift-giving super simple this year. If you already have mini books from a session, we'd enjoy hearing about your experience in the comments.
I had this post in the queue, and figured today would be the perfect day to post it. It's my birthday, but you get the goodies!
For a couple weeks during the end of September and beginning of October, our church had a series called PLAY. Here was the gist of the series:
Everyone is designed to work hard, but in the name of working harder, achieving more, and getting ahead, we can be tempted to completely squeeze valuable times of rest and recreation out of our lives. Without those times our lives can lack rhythm and leave us less effective. Join us as we learn how to play.
After an incredibly busy summer and September, this series came at the best possible time. Dan and I were inspired and motivated to make time for rest and recreation, and to make it a weekly practice. In the last message of the series, about discovering joy through play, we were told to pursue joy relentlessly. This line really spoke to me through my crazy, scattered brain, and I wanted to post it somewhere I would always see. If you like it, feel free to post it where you'll see it, too.
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Up until now, we haven't shared many of our wares on the blog. You'll find a few scattered around the design section of our website,
but most are displayed as samples in our showroom. That just didn't seem right to me, so I decided to create a little blog feature. I'll occasionally post about our products and recent designs, as well as prints that have been hung in clients' homes (most exciting!).
Let's start with a recent birth announcement that was custom designed for Miss Lila. Her announcement was printed on a thick and shimmery pearl paper. It's too bad these images don't do the pearl paper any justice. As I mentioned in Lila's newborn post, she was wearing a gray dress and bright pink hair bow, so we were able to pull those colors into the design. Along with an adorable script font that Lila's parents chose, the result was incredibly simple yet eye-catching.
Custom cards like Lila's are available in various sizes and papers. Choose from flat, folded, and accordion styles, all accompanied by envelopes. We also offer custom stationery such as wedding collections that include invitations, programs, and anything you dream. Let's get together to create your perfect announcement, greeting card, invitation, or personal stationery piece. We'll figure out the best options to fit your unique style and budget.
Parents Maggie and Ryan live in an area where the homes burst with character. Dan and I always enjoy checking out the homes there, and seeing a grand piano tucked into this family's back room was an extra treat. Newborn Lila didn't see the piano or our cameras as a treat, though. At just a week old, she was very vocal with her opinions.
Lila had the cutest gray dress and pink hair bow, perfect for weaving color into her birth announcements. I think gray is becoming my new favorite color. And she helped us find the most comfortable spots around the house. Her favorite spot, of course, was in the arms of mom and dad.
Meet Lila Ryan...