Using our Paper Shop packaging, the new Packaging Accessories: ArtisanEdition, and some details collected from craft stores and our own backyard, we’ve put together an inspiration board for the new year that makes your art even more special. See below for details: 1. 8x10 charcoal box, gift tag, natural ribbon, jewel ribbon from Michael's. 2. Large kraft welcome folder, bookmark, twine and Washi tape from Michael's, leaf sprig spray painted gold. 3. Medium white bag, light gray tissue paper, 4x6 sticker, natural ribbon, twine and button from Michael's. 4. Small white welcome folder, charcoal ribbon, business card from the Magazine Style Marketing Suite, gold and silver lines made with markers in varying thicknesses from Michael's (use a ruler to achieve a straight line), glittery gold and silver dots were cut out of thick scrapbooking paper from Michael's. 5. Small charcoal bag, white tissue paper, square sticker, white ribbon, jewel embellishment from Michael's (from the wedding section). 6. 8x10 kraft box, 4x6 sticker, sparkly ribbon and pearl ribbon from Michael's. 7. Small kraft bag, circle sticker, small pine cone (painted gold), twine from Michael's (paint the end of the twine gold with a marker). 8. 8x10 & 5x7 white boxes, gift tag, gold & gray sparkly ribbon from Michael's. 9. 11x14 charcoal box, bookmark, ribbons from Michael's, sparkly wool ribbon from Michael's, circles cut from thick, sparkly scrapbooking paper from Michael's. TIP: A little goes a long way! Two of three small details on each package is a simple, fun way to really maximize the your presentation. Have questions? Want to show off your packaging inspiration? Let us know on Facebook…
As a lifelong fine artist, I didn’t fall in love with photography until post-college. I was a graphic design major who landed a non-creative position in the industry. Upon searching for a creative outlet, and being the hopeless romantic that I am, I discovered wedding photography and was immediately hooked. I poured everything I had into learning the medium so that I could eventually start my own business, which happened a couple of years later in 2012 — also the year I was married.
I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland, but catering to clients across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. As a child, I never imagined that I would pursue photography. I didn’t even own a DSLR until I was 21! However, I remember the day I decided I wanted to learn the ins and outs of photography. I used my college textbook money to buy my first Canon Rebel from Craigslist. I was jumping up and down with joy and scratching my head at the same time because I knew photography would not be simply a hobby.
I was born and raised in Southern California, and recently moved to Oregon with my husband. We just had our first baby and are so in love! I’ve always had an interest in art and have always wanted to pursue a career in a creative field. I took my first photography class in high school, and fell in love. My parents bought me my first camera for graduation and I decided to get my degree in photography. Toward the end of college, I was blessed with an internship with a wedding photographer where I was able to turn my formal education into a practical business. After lots of shadowing, second shooting, and promoting my work, business started coming in and eventually evolved into what it is today!