Today I wanted to take some time to highlight my newer product line that I am proud to be carrying – wedding albums from Graphistudio! Graphistudio is one of the oldest and most prestigious wedding album manufacturers in the world, with their founding in 1982 in Italy. Even today, the albums are still made at their headquarters in Italy, but they have grown to have offices all over the world. I’m going to highlight three albums for you to get a sense of the variety, customizability and craftsmanship of their albums.
First up with have Amanda + Dan’s album. All of my Graphistudio albums come with an incorporated, protective Design Box that keeps the album safe from damage, dust and light. The exterior features a black Touch material (a luxurious soft finish) with printed names and wedding date. The box interior features silver linen, as well as a yellow satin ribbon (with yellow and gray being Amanda + Dan’s wedding colors, the choices were fitting.) The album itself features one of the highlights of Graphi’s custom options – a silver metal cover with printed image, fitting perfectly with a beautiful infrared image from Amanda + Dan’s wedding day. The album is bound with a supple bright yellow leather, again echoing Amanda + Dan’s wedding colors. The interior pages are a beautiful photo paper with protective coating, ensuring decades of enjoyment by family and friends.
Next I would like to highlight Anna + Brandon’s album. Their wedding took place in downtown Minneapolis at the Dayblock Event Center, with portraits taken at and behind the Mill City Museum and Mill Ruins area of Minneapolis, so it seemed fitting to customize their Design Box (as well as the album binding) with Graphi’s Maple option in a color that reflected the rustic, worn wood of the old structures of the area. Contrasting the Maple’s worn wood feel was Graphi’s Crystal cover – emulating the feeling of the glass throughout the city. The Maple and Crystal were paired with a green linen Design Box interior (to contrast the blue of the wedding color) as well as the blue ribbon to coordinate with the groom’s tie and blue wedding color. The photos were printed on Graphi’s metallic photo paper.
Finally, the last album I will be highlighting today is Katie + Bob’s album. Their wedding took place at the Cottage Vineyard and Winery in Menomonie WI. The Design Box features a beautiful Pearl Linen exterior and elegant script font. The interior is a contrasting burlap-style linen. The two paired together really highlight the rustic elegance of Katie + Bob’s day. The satin ribbon is a bright orange which was in the palette of the wedding colors of warm reds, oranges and pinks. The album itself features another highlight of Graphistudio’s – the soft, supple, velvety Sequoia distressed leather. Note that the engraved text on the cover is actually cut directly out of the leather material to give the dimensional quality of debossed text. And images are printed on beautiful satin photo paper with satin coating.
I’ve got these and other album samples as well to view, so please don’t hesitate to call and coordinate a time to meet at my studio so I can show you these amazing albums!
Being that my one of my first photography loves was landscape photography, I was always looking forward to the day that someone wanted me to photograph their portraits in the beautiful scenery of the MN Landscape Arboretum. My dream was realized last fall with Sam + Bryan’s engagement photos! The biggest challenge of that location is being able to narrow down the areas you want to work in, as there are acres upon acres of spectacular settings. We ended up spending a couple of hours, and I could have easily spent a couple more, except for the fact that Sam + Bryan had reached their modeling limit for the day! lol
Sam + Bryan – I wish you a lifetime of happiness, smiles, laughter and love together. Best of luck on your big day!
Today I’d like to highlight something that I’ve been doing for awhile now but haven’t talked about too much on my website. I offer something special to my clients that is really fun and unique – infrared photography. What is that, you say? Infrared is a special type of photography, taken with a special camera that is altered to be sensitive to only the infrared wavelengths of light. In layman’s terms, it means that the images you see are altered color-wise. When you are using infrared photography in natural scenes with a lot of greenery – in grass, plants and trees – the green shows up as white, giving it a dreamy, storybook, otherworldly feeling. The way I process them is to turn them into black and white photos, but the white grass, plants and trees really makes them pop out and feel unique and special. My clients gasp at the sight of them – they are amazing! Once we turn them into a canvas, metal print or framed art, they are truly a sight to behold! I am including a few examples of some favorites of mine from the 2014 wedding and engagement season.
If you would like to work together with me in a natural setting for your wedding or engagement photos, I would love to take some infrared photos of you!
Minneapolis Wedding and Portrait Photographer Carina Photographics
Joanna Carina and Carina Photographics are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carina Photographics specializes in wedding photography, engagement and couples portrait photography, as well as senior and graduate portrait photography. Coverage area includes the entire Twin Cities of Minnesota including Minneapolis, St Paul, Stillwater, and Minnetonka. If you would like to speak with Joanna about working together for your wedding or portraits, please give Joanna a call at 612 220 8227 or email her at email@example.com.