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    xo
    Tennile

I ordered this gorgeous book as a studio sample, and thought I’d take a moment to share it, along with some info about my albums.

Covers
A lot of traditional wedding albums tend to have leather covers — I offer these too; they’re beautiful and there is a great range of colors and textures to choose from. I also do vegan-leather, or café leather books. My personal favorites, however, are the fabric covers. The sea of possibilities is vast, the color options know no bounds, and the creative embossing choices are limitless. With most of these fabric covers, I know that my clients who have vegan or vegetarian values will be very happy knowing that their heirloom book honors their lifestyle choices, as well as their special day. And, values aside, the fabric books are just really, really unique and pretty!

Embossing
For this album, I went with a shimmery gold cover, I chose a blind emboss, and let the iridescence of the fabric do the work of illuminating the text. Embossing can be done in so many different colors or foils. This cover features the font that I use for my logo. Almost any text or design (that I can create) can be embossed on these covers, so they are quite customizable. I think the gold is perfect for showcasing Erica and Terry’s wedding; her Louboutins are gold and sparkly, and a lot of the photos have golden tones. The couple ordered their album in white leather, with gold embossing — it too is gorgeous.

Layout and Design
I generally believe that less is more. This book has 30 pages (not all pages are shown below), and although more spreads can be added, I tend to find albums with hundreds of pages a bit overwhelming. I like to create my pages and spreads with simplicity and flow in mind. My goal is to highlight the most exceptional images that really tell your story. As you can see, the 30 page book is still very substantive.

You’ll notice that some of the images cover the midline of the book. I love this feature — the pages are folded at the center instead of cut, therefore there is no gap at the bind, and no image loss on spreads. For some designs, I think the center-cut is okay, and I do from time to time order albums with clean cut centers, however, I truly do love the folded books.

The most important thing is:
Don’t let your jpgs grow up to be jpgs! Albums are forever.

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xo

Tennile

Congratulations on your engagement, darlings!

Now, let’s make some magic.

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Wedding coverage begins at $2400 USD.

Please contact me for information about my wedding packages, and to discuss the details of your big day!

I’m so excited to meet you, lovers.

 xo

Tennile

*Also accepting bookings for 2017

Wow! It’s been three years since I first started sharing my work and life on this blog. In honor of firsts, in celebration of new adventures, and for the love of jumping in before you know how cold the water is, I thought I’d go ahead and share some images from the first wedding I ever photographed.

Before this wedding, I’d only shot academic events, and portrait sessions. I liked the idea of photographing beautiful things, and documenting special moments between people, but I had never worked as a second shooter, or associate photographer at a wedding, and had no experience at all shooting weddings. In fact, I hadn’t even attended very many as a guest!

This beautiful couple, Twinkle and Utkarsh, looked at my very limited portfolio and made the decision to take a chance. I didn’t know them; they weren’t friends of mine who trusted me and were doing me a favor. They were just a lovely couple who found my (old) website, liked my work, and decided to hire me to document their day.

I could not be more thankful that they did! I learned so much from this wedding. Looking at these photos, I see a lot of things I would do differently now, stylistically, and technically, but what really surprises me is how much I still love the photos. Despite the many ways in which my work has evolved, my reasons for shooting weddings, and my artistic vision are still the same at the core — honest story-telling and capturing life’s most beautiful moments — and I can’t tell you how comforting that is. It makes me feel like I’m still in the right place.

So, happy birthday, blog! You are such a gem.

Thank you again, Twinkle and Utkarsh.

xo

Tennile

Sarah and Will had their big day in Mexico, and made it official by tying the knot in Chicago this July. It was super moving to see them read their vows in such an intimate setting (personal, self-written wedding vows are the best). I also had a ton of fun chasing the two of them around Millennium Park; being rule-breakers, and getting in trouble from security was so worth it!

Best of wishes on your future together, Sarah and Will.

xo

Tennile

Florist – Pollen
Hair and Makeup – Emily Wolf 
Dress – Nha Khanh, Rent the Runway
Hair piece – BHLDN
Sarah’s wedding band – Erin Gallagher
Engagement ring, and Will’s wedding band – Bryn Mawr Jewelry
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