I was very humbled and honored to have the opportunity to share my love of albums and printed work with the readers of Design Aglow blog during Design Aglow's IPS week 2017. For those of you who do not know, Design Aglow is a fantastic resource for photographers regarding educations, templates, and workflow products. As well, they offer product resources for albums and frames as well.
Having an opportunity to share my love of printed products and why they mean so much to me was super exciting! While I know that the information is geared more to fellow photographers, I wanted to share it here as well because I hope that it gives you the client an insight into why the Brooke Price Photography brand is making such a large move to phase away from digitals as the focus.
Because your story is amazing, how you view it should be too! I believe that you deserve to have all this awesome in your world because as my clients, you've already given me so much awesome in mine!
Original article HERE on the Design Aglow blog.
Some of my absolute favorite things in this world are our wedding albums. Selected especially for the BPP brand, we have a curated collection of heirloom albums that are sure to shine for years in your home.
Nothing quite compares to the beauty of holding your images in print. We'd love to show you one of our gorgeous albums in person!
Contact us today to set an appointment! And if you can't quite make it to us in person, feel free to enjoy the video below!
What if.... your story started before the ring and the dress? What would it look like if you brought a shared love and respect of years of being there for one another to your engagement session? The kind of unconditional strength and belief in one another that comes from making a home, raising babies, supporting dreams. What would it look like if your engagement session was just one more promise?
It would probably look a whole lot like these two amazing humans.
Because nothing makes you more comfortable with someone than already knowing every facet of a life with them. And guess what? It's pretty awesome to get a couple of hours away from those precious growing babies to snuggle up with your hottie. Just ask Alexis. :)
To say I'm looking forward to the wedding of these two this Fall is an understatement. I can't wait to celebrate with them and their family!
A comprehensive guide to engagement sessions and why they're so valuable.
Everyone thinks of the wedding photography, but a valuable aspect of the celebration to the wedding is the engagement season leading up to your special day. Today's blog post is just a few reasons on why an engagement session is a brilliant idea for you!
YOU'LL BE USING THOSE PHOTOS
Believe it or not, you'll probably be using those engagement photos over and over again before the big day arrives. Our clients love sending out photo-laced Save The Date cards or using their images for their wedding website. Other clients actually incorporate engagement images into their wedding invitation suite! We've also created wedding sign-in albums for clients with engagement photos in them. And even large canvases for signing. Some of our clients even choose to display their engagement photos in frames either in the venue greeting guests arriving to the wedding, or on the reception tables as part of their table designs. However you choose to dress up your wedding stationary, we're almost sure you'll find multiple uses for these fun, casual photographs.
YOU GET COMFORTABLE WITH THE CAMERA
When your big day arrives, some couples may be nervous about being in front of the lens. Having an engagement session beforehand is a great way for us to get to know each other and practice working together. Our portfolio is filled with couples like you, who are enjoying their time together. Relaxed with one another. Part of that confidence and natural interaction you see is from being comfortable in front of the camera. Your engagement session allows you both to familiarize yourself with how we work to get you those amazing "all the feels" images you've come to expect from BPP. You'll feel more confident for your wedding photos, and know exactly what to expect when working with us on your wedding day.
YOU GET TO EXPRESS YOURSELF
In your engagement session, anything goes! We highly encourage every kind of self-expression, including fashion taste, favorite colors, hobbies, special locations, and anything else that's unique to you as a couple. Sometimes couples choose locations where the proposal took place, others a favorite bar or outdoor spot. We encourage you to incorporate props, pets, hobbies, or anything else that's special to you! We love getting creative and having clients bring their own creative ideas into their engagement session.
THE BEGINNING OF YOUR STORY, CAPTURED
In your unique story of "YOU", the engagement chapter is just as important as the wedding day itself. It's the promise. The point where you said to one another, "I choose you." We think that deserves to be shown as much joy and attention as the rest of your major life events! In the chapters of your life together, this is Chapter One. Your engagement photos are another valuable narrative for your future family. Besides announcing your upcoming wedding, your photos will be among some of the first that decorate your walls turning your house into a home and being daily reminders of the love you share. And we think that's pretty special.
Again, another amazing couple who decided to have a destination bash in FL with me! I adored this couple. Their friends were utterly amazing.
When I think of what a celebration needs to be a great time, I always think of a group of people who truly celebrate the couple and their day. Like, celebrate as if it is a professional sport or their job.
Everyone you encountered on the day had something amazing to say about Jimmy or Taylor, or Jimmy + Taylor together as a couple. They commented about how genuine and wonderful they are as individuals and then about how they perfectly compliment one another.
By far, their first look has been my favorite thus far. The sheer raw emotion shown makes you catch your breath.
This couple. Their people. This is why I love what I do.
The entire feel of the wedding was light and casual. The girls hair styles were a sophisticated mismatch of bohemian up do's. The ladies of Destiny & Light did a fantastic job on the hair and makeup for each of the girls, and I know they felt special and beautiful. The fellas were looking dapper in tailored gray suits with pops of mint to compliment the breezy (oh so perfect for Florida) bridesmaids dresses. Jana of, Floral Artistry of Sanibel, and her team worked their magic in the florals. The bride's bouquet was lush with white and lilac roses, gorgeous greenery, and these perfect little pops of coral/peach in the surprise add of hypericum berries. The bridemaids' bouquets were lilacs, hints of blue, and lush greenery. Jimmy was the only one to receive a boutonniere for the day, and I loved that it complemented Taylors bouquet with peach roses that brought out the color surprise in her bouquet. Everything worked together and was reminiscent of a Southwest Florida sunset.
The staff of The Hyatt Regency were above and beyond, and just reminded me why this location is one of my favorites in the area, and we have many! The pastry chef made a gorgeous and understated cake for the pair, that was gluten free ( for the bride) and delicious! The group ended the night with some of the most heartfelt speeches I've ever been privileged to at a wedding, and lots and lots of dancing!
Unlike some weddings, Jimmy and Taylor didn't focus on a million little details, they focused on the people around them. They prioritized, good food, a good time, and making sure that everyone who came to their destination wedding felt loved. As much as the guests celebrated Jimmy and Taylor, they were celebrated themselves. For their love, support, and unending friendship.
Where do I even begin with this amazing couple? The two of them embody laughter and warmth. So many amazing little quirks appear in their destination wedding that was held at La Playa resort in Naples, FL.
Tiny pineapples in the bouquet and boutonnière. Sunglasses for All! For the guests. The mismatched but perfectly coordinated dresses of the bridesmaids, and of course, Floyd. Floyd the 3ft inflatable flamingo who became the unofficial wedding mascot.
The decadent Key Lime Pie cake (are you kidding me! so amazing!)
I adored this destination wedding for the fun and joy that the entire group brought to it and for Floyd, because having a flamingo at your wedding is pretty awesome.
This post is so photo heavy for the photographer picks, please click on each photo to see it larger.
For anyone who knows me, they know 1. I like to march to the beat of my own drum, and 2. My wardrobe is monochromatic, Black is my favorite color to wear. At all times. Always.
This featured album was probably best described by Karen over at the studio, as I was showing her the client order. "That's you, in an album. It's the BPP album."
She was on to something.
The Touch Album is sleek, it is sexy (neither of those words I use to describe myself), and it comes only in BLACK. But this isn't some hum drum album.
Touch is dressed in pure sophistication. Edgy with it's glam embossing. Have you seen the svelte manicure of matte black with glossy black tips? The textures create the visual interest.
That is Touch.
The soft matte material of the cover base, creates this warm inviting, "have a feel" surface. Think of that gorgeously embossed element as her jewelry. Everything working in sync.
Touch also has a sexy little secret, go ahead, open her, take a peek.....
See that? That's a gorgeously monogrammed cover page. Front and back. Just for you.
While I of course love Touch as a wedding album, wouldn't she be quite the minx as a boudoir album?
What do you think?