I have been married now almost 3 years. But I only just got around to making an album with my honeymoon photos. Sound like a familiar story? Well, if you have a disk of your wedding photos or from a special trip sitting in your desk drawer and would like a special book or album made, please be in touch! I LOVE bookmaking, and have designed books for clients with photos that aren’t always those that I took.
I want to share this album because the style is definitely on the more rustic side, something I don’t show a lot of in my studio. But I enjoy working with all kinds of styles! Dan and I went on a road trip honeymoon out West. We flew to Denver and drove up to Boulder and then into Wyoming to Jackson Hole where we rented a breathtaking house for 5 days. From there we continued west into Idaho and then finally Oregon. I got to don some of my old crunchy numbers for lots of hiking (spot the Mountain Man version of me??…). By the end of the trip I was able to sport a slightly more glamorous version of myself sipping wine amidst the Willamette Valley vineyards (where we stayed in a funky farm B&B milking goats… back to the granola..). Our last day was spent in Portland which left us knowing we would need to come back again for just that city alone.
For the record, all these photos were taken with only my iPhone (I left my nice camera behind in the hotel room – not exactly the smartest move but we left the morning after with 4 hours of not what I would call sleep…!). It’s amazing what you can do with so little…? The images bring back so many memories, and I am thankful that we have the technology we do on our smartphones! The album itself is made by KISS albums, a company out of New York that makes my linen books and colorful leather albums. This is from their Tuscan line which features distressed leathers and a matte finish paper. The pages are super thick – this is one heavy book and I have to say I like bragging with it out on the coffee table : ) Next up is Calvin’s 1st year book for which I plan to try Loktah’s beautiful press books with a funky yarn-like cover… (and yes, it has been some time since that milestone was passed…!).