Today instead of just showcasing my wedding photography, I thought I would show you my other talent as well – graphic design! Most often my design talents get put to work after the wedding day by creating the couple’s first family heirloom album from their gorgeous wedding images, but sometimes my couples want a little more. They want a cohesive design look to their day and hire me to create their printed pieces for them as well.
Megan and Matt hired me to be their wedding photographer early on in their planning process. When we first met, we started talking about their wedding day and what they had envisioned for their overall look. I had happened to have brought along a couple samples of wedding invitations that I had done for previous couples and mentioned that this was something we could do for them as well. I suggested that by having me take care of all their printed pieces their wedding day would essentially be “branded” and have a cohesive look from the announcements, to the programs and guest book, plus carried through to their album. They loved the idea! So after giving me the color palette and a little bit of guidance for the overall aesthetic, I went to work creating a custom logo, gathering paper samples, and laying out the different printed pieces for their approval. When I first presented the initial ideas to them they were blown away with how well I matched the design to their personality. Megan even stated in the email: “We LOVED all of the things on the board that you have come up with. Seems to fit us well! Even Matt said last night ‘Man, we haven’t even worked with her a lot and it seems like she knows us so well’ ” I love getting to know my couples, it’s one of the best parts of my job!
We continued on with the design, coming up with a modern layered invitation that was professional printed on high quality linen card stock which gave them a nice rich feel. Since there were multiple pieces, we decided to gather them all together using a belly band made out of brown vellum and accented with a piece of twine. A nice mix of modern and rustic all in one! Then to top it all off, the invitations were mailed in a metallic orange envelope with a wrap around address label. Megan and Matt were so thrilled with the final product that we kept on designing! By the end I had created a trifold program for their ceremony, well wishes cards for their guests to fill out, thank you tags for the favors and a folded custom thank you card for the couple to send out after their big day. We even carried the design theme through their guestbook and wedding album.
Below you can see the printed pieces that I created specially for Megan and Matt’s wedding. You can also view some of the spreads from their wedding album. Each and every wedding album that I create is one of a kind – no two are ever the same! So if you are in the market for a wedding photographer and want to take your wedding design to the next level, let’s chat! Let me create something unique for you!
Want to see more images from Megan and Matt’s wedding day? Check out their gallery on my Facebook page!
Thank you so much to Megan and Matt for not only allowing me to capture your wedding day in images but to also create these beautiful printed pieces as well. They are still one of my favorite things I have ever created and show them off to everyone I can 🙂