day eighteen. if you don’t use it you lose it?

I’m not quite sure how this blog title relates to the post, it pretty much has nothing to do with this blog post at all but I’m going to throw it out there anyway….

So, I’ve gone on about how important photography is especially on your wedding day. Why you should find the right photographer, why engagement sessions are important, and why I think your wedding photographer should be with you all day.

Now is the fun part.

What do you do with all those beautiful photos after your wedding? If you don’t do anythinggggg else, please order an album from your photographer. I work with Renaissance Albums, they are handcrafted in New York and guaranteed for a lifetime. There are no words to explain the feeling of holding this beautiful book in your hands when it is all done. Did I mention these books are drop dead gorgeous? Plus, it’s your story, your favorite photos, put together in an artistic design in one of the most beautiful albums you could ever imagine for you to share with your kids and grandkids. Does it get better than that? Personally, I can’t think of anything more fantastic 🙂

Invariably, your photographer will also offer sever other options and ways to help you print your photographs – gallery wraps, framed prints etc….

Most photographers include digital negatives in their wedding packages and I wanted to share with you two of my favorite DIY (photo inspired) projects I have found.

This photo transfer project from A Beautiful Mess looks awesome, and it’s really simple to do! Basically you get a laser copy of your photo and use a gel medium to transfer it to canvas. You can find the whole tutorial here. This is a more artistic spin on the canvas prints that you can order from your photographer. It also gives you a little artistic freedom, which is always fun.

This first time I tried this one, I got too excited to see the results and tried to rub off the paper after four hours. Seriously, let it sit over night, don’t even look at it….

Also, after putting down the photo in step three, I would take a credit card and smooth out the paper, make sure there aren’t any bubbles or ridges. Then leave it alone. All night.


This next one I have not tried yet, but it is on my list to try out for sure!

I found this idea on Apartment Therapy, they featured a printing tool from PosteRazor, a free down-loadable program that dissects raster images into pieces that can be printed out on your home printer and then reassembled for an awesome, gallery worthy piece of art on your wall. This could be an amazing, high impact piece that could literally transform a room.

If you take any of these projects on I would love to see how they turn out!!! Do you have any favorite DIY photo projects. I would love to know about them, leave a link in the comments and share : )





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