Today I am sharing the flat artwork for a premiere we are prepping to order. See up top, is the layout for the outside cover (as if it were open, facing down) so the couple smooching is the front and the floral is the back. The black represents were the silk binding will be when its printed + assembled (fancy pants, right?!)
Enjoy the first couple pages of getting ready/before the ceremony! These lay out across your lap as 24 inches across (the book shut is 12 x 12 inches):
The bride always gets shoe shots. Like a million shoe shots. So when Andy, an avid hunter, had his Nikes stashed in a corner, I was all like: on it.
Then came the ceremony in which L + A kept their composure (they both handled not seeing one another until the ceremony really great, props). So without a first look page, I had another full page (bonus!) to use for spring trees at the Marriott. I was so happy!
I included the group pages to prove they are not the worst thing in the world. We know formals get a bad rep (groomsmen got the ants in the pants, there is a GAME on right now…or Uncle so-so is always an hour late to ALL family functions) and really how many photographers post sneak peeks of formals? Huh? Everyone thinks formals are boring, BUT we got a checklist. We make you sit tight for an hour. We might be the hated photographer, but ten/twenty years from now you will thank us. They are timeless traditional pics that we encourage you to cherish + carve out time for on the wedding day. Thank you Lauren for making sure your family formals were equally as valued as your portraits at the OC – I just loved this about you.
Here is those trees I speak of. You know, the beautiful spring blooms that are very, very short-lived? Photographers have two favorite weeks of the year. The week the apple blossoms are in full swing…and the week (usually September-ish) when the leaves, in certain secret spots of ours, are radiating mustard yellow.
Thanks for coming along on this reminisce of the day with me! I have a handful of premieres going out this summer (what am I talking about, its almost fall) so if you liked seeing samples, give me a shout + I will make sure to blog a couple more.