Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yum!


Making this illustration of a wedding cake (inspired by martha) made me crave sugar! I think I'll have to go try out that new peanut butter & chocolate cupcake recipe that I have been wanting to try...

Why not commission me to make an illustration of your wedding cake? It's a fun way to remember what just might have been one of the sweetest parts of your day.

Friday, September 10, 2010

All About My Illustrations

You may have noticed that my new website has a section called Illustrations. I started making these pieces for my own wedding. I was inspired by seeing other weddings where the bride and groom displayed their parents' and grandparents' wedding photos. I think it is such a sweet way to recognize the people you love. But I wanted to add a modern twist.

Here is the one that I made of my mother's parents, as well as the original image that inspired it:


(You can see more on my new website!)


Here is what some of them look like framed. The color image is based of my husband's parents' wedding photograph, and the black and white one is, of course, of my Grandpa Sam and Grandma Gertie:


We displayed them at our wedding with some little signs said the names of each couple and their wedding date. That's me and my new husband in the center:

 
Aren't the flowers in on the table gorgeous? Our flowers were done by Jackie Just of Just Bloomed. She is amazingly talented and a fantastic person.

I also made a 4" x 6" framed illustration for each and every one of my wedding guests! They doubled as seating cards and favors.


Below is a photograph of two of our awesome (and adorable) guests with the piece that I made for them. I've been informed that my illustration is currently displayed in their family room. Love it!


There are so many other possibilities - save the dates, seating cards, an illustrated program, one large illustration that your guests can sign in lieu of a traditional guest book, or a giant image of you and your husband to display above the dessert table at your reception!

If you are interested in commissioning me to create and illustration for you, please send me the photograph(s) that you would like me to use as inspiration for the illustration. We'll talk print size, framing and other ideas.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Brand New Website!

My brand new website is up and running! Yay! Click here to see all the photography* goodness:



*Well, to be clear, there is a lot of photography goodness. But there is also something else...A section of the site is dedicated to my photography-inspired illustrations. Go click around and I will tell you more about them in a bit!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Storm King Art Center


To celebrate Labor Day and the beginning of fall, my husband, sister and I decided to take a day trip to Storm King. I've lived in New York for almost 10 years, and I can't believe that it took me this long to get up there! It is such a beautiful sculpture garden. We hiked around the grounds and had a picnic by the lake.

Wouldn't this be a fantastic location for an engagement shoot?