Heirloom Event AlbumEvery event includes a really lovely professional quality 8x8 photo album...
Included Heirloom Event Album Features:
- Archival Professional Quality Book
- 8 x 8 Album with Beautiful Kodak Luster Paper
- 20 – 30 Flush Mounted Pages that Open Flat
- Durable Pages as Thick as a Dime (more like a board book)
- Cover Wrapped with Genuine Italian Leather or Canvas Image
- Image Layout is Expertly Arranged
- UV Coating That Protects Much Longer Than any Scrapbook or Homemade Photobook
I know, I pretty much have the greatest job ever. I get to show up at lovely casual events, parties, reunions, anniversaries, and witness some of the best moments in life. I get to wander around and take pictures of people celebrating and catching up and being truly happy. There are no forced smiles — just people genuinely connecting and embracing and loving each other and being fully present in the moment. Events range from serene relaxed gatherings to elaborate affairs with tents and music and drinks. Each experience is so different and beautiful in it’s uniqueness.
Sometimes people simply want me to take a whole slew of group pictures, families gather rarely and they want pictures of cousins and grandkids and siblings, and they want these pictures taken at better quality than a cell phone. Other hosts want only candids, and I get to wander around like a fly on the wall. Most often, it is a mixture of both, a couple of large or small group shots and lots of people being themselves, whether that is sincere or silly or in love.
My style is very casual, natural, and yet still capturing real beauty. I don’t use a flash because nothing is ever as natural with a flash (and it often halts a beautiful moment IRL). In my photos, people usually aren’t perfectly posed, not everyone is looking at the camera, often the background / foreground isn’t exactly perfect because life (when it is done right) isn’t exactly perfect. True beauty isn’t always in technical perfection but in the connection seen while people are relaxed and truly themselves, whether that means that they are embracing or doing shots or snuggling a baby or having a heart-felt conversation with someone they love.
The event featured below was SO FUN. I didn’t know a single person but instantly knew that this was going to be a good time. The couple was in love and funny and adorable– surrounded by a fantastic support network. The parents were excited for them and their friends were seriously a good time, not to mention a lovely night, beautiful yard, perfect music, and flowing drinks. This sort of album would take 2 hours of me at a party. I’m sure the party got even more fun after I left and I most certainly can be hired to stay for as long as necessary but often an hour or 2 is enough to get the feel of the event.
After an event, I sort and edit all of the pictures and then make page spreads for the 8x8 hardcover heirloom album (that is what you are looking at below). The complete album is included in the booking fee and something cherished for a very very long time. I absolutely love the album because it is compact, doesn’t take up wall space, and is a wonderful reminder of the happiest times. If you’d like to purchase the digital and printing rights to the individual pictures, there is an additional charge paid after the event.