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Prints & Products That Tell Your Story

Have you ever looked through your parents’ wedding album? There’s something so special about seeing where it all began. Comparing the dress you just bought to the one your mom wore 30 years ago. Or seeing old photos of your uncle with a moustache and your aunt in all her shoulder padded bridesmaid glory. Something about these photos brings it all back. I bet your dad can remember the funniest parts of his best man’s speech. Your mom can almost smell her bouquet again. Prints & albums have a way of recalling those memories that may otherwise be forgotten.

This is true for so many different parts of your life. Your family will never be the same as they are now. Your kids will grow older, and they’ll get haircuts and braces. They’ll grow taller than you and soon your sweet girl won’t fit into her polkadot dress anymore. These are the times to remember.
When I’m taking your photos, I’m thinking about all of these things.

 

The photos I take are meant to live longer than you do,

and if they live on a screen, that won’t happen.

 

Prints & products are an investment.

In your family.

In your love.

In your legacy.

 

ALBUMS

Covered in an array of luxurious European fabrics, this book looks like a million bucks.

Your curated love story in 10 spreads.

Includes:

10 spreads (20 pages) & your names on the cover.
Albums are 10×10.

Options:

Cover – Leather, suede, or linen in your choice of color

The Process:

To begin the process of album design, just send me an email at hello@thislovelylight.com Once we’ve decided on your cover material, I’ll ask for 10-15 of your favorite images from your wedding or session. From there, I’ll add in some of my favorites that help to tell your story. I’ll send you a mockup of your album, you can make one round of changes, and we’ll get it ordered.

Timeline:

The best time to order an album is within 6 months from the time you receive your gallery.

Once we’ve finalized our design, your album should arrive within 4-6 weeks.

PARENT ALBUMS

Just the same as our classic album, but a little bit smaller.

(These are also perfect for portraits sessions.)

4 x 4 | 20 pages | Cover inscription

LAGNIAPPE CANVAS

Stunning matte canvas, reclaimed wood, jute & copper accents.

The Process:

To order a Lagniappe Canvas, just send me an email at hello@thislovelylight.com.

 

 

HERITAGE BOX

This stunning brass and glass box includes 100 of your favorite 5 x 7 prints from your wedding day or session.

Meant to sit on a coffee table or shelf, or as a family heirloom to be passed on for generations to come.

*Please note that there are only 20 fine art prints pictured in the box above.

PRINTS

Prints can be ordered individually through your gallery.

 

 

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Cait – A Rocky River Portrait Session

Earlier this year, Stephen and I bought a new house. It’s in a new neighborhood, outside of the city and the apartment that we had grown to love so very much. Our favorite part of that little apartment was the fact that it was a 3 minute drive to the Rocky River. Stephen loves to fish and we spent so many summer evenings on that lake together. He’d patiently wade the river, and I’d sit nearby with a book in my hand.

When Cait contacted me to schedule a session, she knew exactly where she wanted her photos taken – that same spot near the river where Stephen and I spent so many evenings together.

I love photographing other photographers. Cait recently transitioned her business from portrait work to product photography. We spent one of the last warm evenings of the year together taking photos of her for her brand new website. Am I allowed to say that we nailed it? Because we definitely did.

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Bekah & Andrew – A Rocky River Maternity Session

“In open fields of wild flowers, she breathes the air and flies away.
She thanks her Jesus for the daisies and the roses in no simple language.

Someday she’ll understand the meaning of it all.”

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Faith – A Rocky River Park Maternity Session

Planning was not easy for Faith and I. We had 3 other session dates in the books before weather and schedules finally aligned. But oh my, was it worth the wait.

We shot her maternity photos at one of my all time favorite spots, Rocky River Park. Faith was up for anything. Climb up this hill with me? Sure! Step on that Rock? Yes! Get your feet wet? I can do better than that! (Have I mentioned how much I love it when my clients aren’t scared to try things?)

We ended our session in Lake Erie, and I think Faith looks like a straight up mermaid in that gorgeous white dress! I can’t wait for baby Lailani to get here and see how pretty her mom is.

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A Rocky River Newborn Session

Remember that cute little baby bump I showed you a couple months ago? Well, baby has arrived, and he’s looking cuter than ever.

Sweet dreams, little one.

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Billy – A St. Ignatius Senior Session

Since I started this business, the majority of my time has been spent with couples. Proposals, engagements, and weddings are my bread and butter. But that’s definitely not all I do. This spring, I spent quite a bit of time photographing all kinds of people in all different stages of life, and I kind of fell in love with Senior Portraits. There was a week in May where I had a senior shoot 4 out of 5 nights – and I absolutely loved it.

I remember being a Senior. Packing up my locker. Taking the last of my tests. Turning in my last paper. And saying goodbye to the friends I had known forever. It’s terrifying and exhilarating all at once.

 

That’s where Billy is. Leaving St. Ignatius, working his summer job, all while waiting to start something completely new.

 

We started our session in the Metroparks where Billy works, walked along the Rocky River, and ended up in one of my favorite spots in Cleveland – the Flats. If you look closely, you’ll also see a Cinemagraph from our session!

 

I hope this year brings great things for all of the 2016 Seniors I’ve met. And I also hope it brings the 2017 seniors my way, so we can make some more photo magic together.
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Baby Burt – A Rocky River Maternity Session

My maternity session with Katie & Mike was filled with some perfect sunlight, calm water, and the sweet springtime air. What more could I ask for?

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