At Christmas, Alex and I had the pleasure of sharing our newlywed bungalow with the gals at Southern Weddings. Bryan graciously came over to shoot the feature, and we treated him to a morning of coffee and chasing chickens.
My favorite part of our little home is our heritage wall. It is what people gravitate towards when they visit, and it is what Alex catches me staring at when we’re sitting on the sofa. It is filled with images from our engagement, rehearsal, wedding and travels. I love the eclectic mix of frames almost as much as the memories they hold.
One of our favorite things to do is to see which shots resonate with friends and family. My best friend Rachel loves the one taken the day after we got engaged. It’s off-centered, out of focus, and full of excitement. Our bud Daniel loves the pair of Polaroids from our honeymoon. When people choose a favorite, Alex and I dive right into the story behind the shot. “My mom took that one with Bryan’s Rolleiflex and had NO CLUE how to focus!” “We asked a guy holding a sign for free hugs to take that Polaroid. He actually made us give him a hug first!”
We love our wall, and we love these images. They represent our first home, our first year of marriage, and the 1,000,000 holes we’ve lovingly drilled into our plaster walls. We are moving to Tennessee next month, and I’m so thankful that we have this sweet season captured in such an incredible way.
As resident ABP Presentation Manager (self-appointed title), I think that I have the best job by far. Bryan takes incredible images. Branden works color magic. Then I get to be the one to print and add the final, beautiful touches before a bride and groom see their wedding images; it is a role that I love.
Our favorite deliveries happen when couples can come to our studio to see their images for the first time. We love the energy and excitement that accompany an in-studio wedding reveal, and the joy we see from our couples is incredibly fulfilling. Our favorite aspect is seeing what stands out to them from their imagery, whether it’s a shot of a grandmother or a hilarious moment on the dance floor. They allow us to share in their wedding day all over again as we drink champagne and celebrate.
These sorts of experiences continue to shape us as a studio as we get to be involved with the small details that mean the most to a couple. It’s a total celebration lovefest over here, and it just never gets old.
Once again, team ABP is happy to announce our offering of custom and unique holiday cards. The hand lettered greetings are designed by our in-house calligrapher and printed on Hahnemuhle fine art paper.
Calligraphy and postage are included, and we are also providing personalized return address stamps with each order.
Contact us if you would like to for us to design a card or if you would like to set up a holiday photo session.
We love how well our holiday cards were received last year, and it seemed to be a natural fit to continue to offer our images with a personal touch.
After designing my own save the date and invitation suite, I was officially bitten by the calligraphy bug and found myself dying to personalize anything on which I could get my hands.
Thankfully, I work with a studio team that encourages my creative endeavors.
As we brainstormed a way to incorporate hand-lettering into my role as ABP stylist, we realized that the offering of save the dates would be a perfect fit. We are presenting personalized cards, printed on our ever-beautiful Hahnemuhle fine art paper, to accompany ABP engagement shoots.
Shown below are a few samples in various styles. I have to say, this project is a personal fave.
Long before I knew any of the A Bryan Photo crew, I read their Found Frames post and was blown away by the concept. As an interior designer and photography enthusiast, this venture is the combination of my favorite crafts.
The idea behind Found Frames is a simple one: find interesting frames, fill them with art, and enjoy them daily in a space. When working with Sally (a former bride and delightful new friend!) on her living room wall, we dialogued about her home’s style and potential content for her frames. We developed a concept that reached beyond simply an ode to her wedding and became a true snapshot of life with her husband, Steven.
In addition to imagery of their wedding, we included photographs of trips the two had taken. Excitedly, I began to scour Etsy for art and decided to include images from Sally and Steven’s parents’ weddings, one of Bryan’s fine art shots from New York, a gold foil Southern saying and a pair of Rifle Paper Company’s trademark cards. The content was then placed in frames found from various estate sales and antique stores.
The final result is a wall full of vibrant memories, fresh art and family heritage. We couldn’t be more excited to share this project, and we love the way it illustrates our passion for preservation.