Custom photo announcements: what is your nursery theme?

i already have a couple of announcements that i have made to match my customers nursery, but want just a couple more to design as options. so help me out here you expecting or new moms, what is your favorite nursery theme?

taking the best pictures: turn OFF that flash

so so often, i get emails from customers saying. "here is the info, i am going to try and take a picture tonight." I read that and the photographer in me cringes just a little. "no no no" i think, "don't wait until tonight." because the BEST lighting for photos is natural light, sunlight, but not direct light. and the best time for outdoor photos is before sunset, what we call "the golden hour." your skin tones and all-around lighting and colors will be the best with the light that comes from outside! you can use this light either inside by a large window (sliding door, etc) or going outdoors in what we call "open shade" this can be under a big tree or in the garage with the door open. do not try and take photos in full sun, not only will your child look away and/or squint but you will get un-equal lighting and harsh shadows.

8x10 keepsake prints!

add an 8x10 print of your announcement or invitation for just 6.99 ($3 shipping) in my store (!!! these are the perfect size for framing and they also make great gifts for grandparents or godparents when ordering a baptism invite!!

Also, for the month of February, i am offering a FREE 8x10 print for all orders with quantities of 100 or more!

*minimum purchase price must be met. please note shown as example only, frame is NOT included. offer valid ONLY on

custom wedding invitations

here is a sampling of the sea dreams line.

the economy photo paper option only comes in two sizes (4x6 or 5x7). however, for the delux card stock, we can do gorgeous finishes and custom sizes, email me for a price quote for your quantity.

custom wedding invitations!

here are a sampling of my first designs for weddings. these will cost as low as .54 each (for quantities of 100+ for 4x6 photo) or print on high quality cardstock for as low as 1.33 each! these are just a sampling, i can make your own custom invitation to match the design you have been dreaming of!!

custom photo cards for engagement, anniversary, and more

don't see a design for the celebration you are having?? just ask!

i do not just do birthday invitations or birth announcements. i can make custom cards for any occasion. if you are throwing your best friend a baby shower, a wedding shower or an anniversary party for your parents or your grandma's 90th birthday, i would love to help. when you are ready to order, i would just need to know your theme, colors, etc and i can design the perfect and one-of-a-kind design just for you and your special occasion!!

remembering Ava

a few years ago, when i got "into" photography, i joined flickr. it is basically a photo sharing site, but so much more. through this site, i was able to learn so so much about photography, aperture, composition, shutterspeed.... actions, post-processing, cropping and so much more. however, the best thing i have taken away from my experience on flickr are my "contacts" my friends. these people inspire me daily, laugh with me and cry with me. it is through flickr that I came across sheye. she is a photographer in Australia and is a mom... a mom to 4, one of which is in heaven. today is the 3rd anniversary of the day a tragic accident took the life of her 3 year old daughter ava, aka "super princess." on flickr, is is tradition to post photos in memory of ava on this day of all things pink and mostly pink balloons. being as i am rarely prepared and would honestly be oh so sad to try and take a photo of a pink balloon, i drew one...

here is my tribute to miss Ava.

remembering ava..

please take a moment to read Ava's memorial here

and to learn more about Ava's Rule here