Graduation season is approaching and I’ve noticed senior pictures popping up on Facebook lately from family and photographers. Ummm why weren’t graduation pictures this cute when I was graduating? I love seeing the creative and fresh pictures being taken these days. When I graduated (10 years ago now – ahh!) We took our pictures in a studio. We had one with our cap and gown, one with the standard black drape (not sure what the real term is?) and one “casual” picture with a fake backdrop.
Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite that I’ve seen.
Oh and here’s my high school graduation picture. Pre-digital days. Ignore the fold in the picture and the spots.
Can’t believe that was 10 years ago…
Posted by christienoelle on May 3, 2012
When I first met with our wedding photographer Kate Harrison in her office, I not only fell in love with her soft and romantic photography style, I also fell for the beautiful albums she offers. Her pricing is a la carte, and the albums were a bit out of our budget, so I didn’t include one in our package and hoped that maybe down the line we could get one.
Well, shortly after our wedding, my wonderful dad and his girlfriend decided they wanted to get us an album as our wedding gift. YAY!! I was so excited. Once we got our pictures back from Kate, I found myself looking at them constantly, so I knew the album would be well worth the purchase and would be something we’d cherish for years to come.
Kate uses Cypress Albums and they are AMAZING. They are individually handcrafted, photographic prints are flush-mounted to heavy-weight 6-ply pages, library bound style binding, custom presentation boxes are available to store and protect the album, and they are available in over 20 fabrics & ribbons.
I decided to go with the 10×10 (which I think is the perfect size) linen bound album in english linen and included the presentation box with an ivory ribbon. I went with Kate’s simple option where I chose the pictures I wanted included in the album, placed them in a folder in my preferred order, and left the design up to her. While I typically enjoy being more involved in the design process, I’m really glad I went this route and Kate DEFINITELY did not disappoint.
I’d say the hardest part (besides waiting for the album!) was narrowing down my selection to only 55 pictures. There were so many that I loved! I started with a larger folder of my favorites and then chose 55 pictures from there that I felt told the best “story” from the day.
I’ve been having a bit of a stressful week; so the delivery of this bad boy came at such a good time! I seriously couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
For all those brides out there I highly recommend that you get an album if you can. Totally worth it. For all those photographers out there – definitely look into Cypress Albums. I can’t speak on behalf of other photographers, but as a customer, I couldn’t be happier.
I head to India on Friday for the next three and will be trying to keep up with the blog posts as much as possible and plan on sharing some of my adventures along the way! Hope everyone is having a great week!
Posted by christienoelle on May 2, 2012