Holidays are all about spreading cheer and warm smiles (sometimes in more than one language!). Today Liz Baughier of Elizabeth Jayne Photography shares how she said happy holidays to family and friends: "I had in mind that I would use the something from the Well Said: Holiday Card Collection for our personal cards this year, but when I got the pictures back from our portrait session, I found I wanted to use more than one image. So I decided to modify the template and make it a folded greeting card. I chose Style 2 as the cover, borrowed the holly graphic from Style 6 for the inside left, the snowflake graphic from Style 4 for the inside right, and re-used the hearts graphic on the back. I also used the holly graphic on our return address labels. It was super easy to re-size the graphics and change the colors to match... the hardest part was choosing the pictures I wanted to use!I love that everything coordinates so well together and that it looks so professional and polished. When my mom got hers, she didn't realize it was a custom card until she saw our name in the design on the cover!" Thank you so much for sharing with us Liz! Your $75 gift certificate to the shop is on its way! From the shop: In the excitement of the holidays there's so much to say-- and we know just how you feel. Each of these six, stellar seasonal spreads works fun photography into a cacophony of happy thoughts, regardless the reason for the season. Order today and put the power of whimsical words and wistful wisdom to work for you. PERFECT FOR: • Holiday cards • Two sided postcards • 5x7 folded cards • Event invitations • Marketing materials
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.