Little Black Book

Have you ever felt empowered by a self portrait?

I found myself telling clients – “there’s a reason why I became a photographer”  — so I DON’T have any photo’s of myself

I HATED having photo’s taken of me, I avoided it like the black plague.

*Photo Credit: Athena Pelton

TRUTH – I was avoiding myself.

15 years ago I felt lost, going through a dark night of the soul transition.  I no longer knew who I was, where I was going; or how to be strong for my kids.   This is the pivoting point – when I forced myself out of my comfort zone & stepped to the other side of the lens.  As much as I was scared to death to see who I was becoming …… I found the opposite happened.  I looked deep within myself to see I was there, waiting to feel alive.

 

*photo credit Kimberlie May Photography

Embrace your body – Embrace LIFE – Embrace the reality.  Embrace the NOW.

Little Black Book was created to make you feel alive inside the skin that you are in.  No matter where you are in your journey –  Our team of professionals have come together for this special event. 

Santa Sessions {Holidays}

In the town of Osceola, Wisconsin.  There’s a beautiful Holiday workshop space where Santa can hang out with  the cool cool kids who live in this small river town.

Santa will bring a book to read, he may check his naughty and nice list;  this is the perfect time to share your Christmas wish lists or Reserve extra time with Santa so you can build an Elf sized Christmas Sundae.

Santa’s sessions are created with love & some  Christmas magic. This experience will be photographed as it plays out; simple moments with a variety of poses.

After the session,  Each child will be given a small gift, to take home. Santa sure is a busy guy. Reserve your time with a deposit before it’s too late.

SESSION LOCATION:

The Looking Glass
Osceola, WI

Sessions will be hosted inside the antique shop.  A holiday set will be displayed soon.  

Only 2 Session Dates

Saturday December 3
Saturday December 10

**Sessions are scheduled every 15 minutes.
Please arrive slightly early & ready to go.  Late arrivals may forfeit the session or reduced time.
**make it a day of shopping with the kids,  wander the store.  Play a game of treasure hunting.

 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

10 minute Sessions + Build your Own Packages;  Starting at $75.00
{ala’ carte’}
Sundaes with Santa  {bonus time}  Flash Drives, Digital Downloads, Proof Books, Prints, Story Books and so much more!

To reserve your time, please fill in the form below or request a quote to start building your package.  Times fill in fast – we do not hold times / dates without the deposit.

Photo Products

Frequently Asked Questions {FAQ's}

How to I Reserve My Session Date

Sessions are reserved with a $75 deposit
The balance is due prior to gallery / product delivery.

When Will My Photo's be Ready?

You can expect to receive a gallery link within 2 weeks of your session.

Product Delivery is 3 weeks.  We strive to keep our delivery times consistent, these are approximate delivery times, please consider the “rush” of the season.  

How will my Photo's Be Delivered?

We post approx. images in an on-line gallery.  You may view your gallery & pick your favorites from the comforts of your home.  Once your selections have been made, we will walk you through the next steps depending on your package.

We offer affordable ala’ carte options.   Get your images printed!!  That’s when the magic really comes to life – Going Beyond Digitals!

Kuddos for reading this far – the next step is to leave a message with your information.  We will send over a quote so you can start building your custom photo package.

Album Design: one step at a time

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Wedding Album & Book Design
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Every event has a story to tell.  It is written within the images captured from the day.  Pull all your favorites together into a visual storybook.  A one of a kind story that is meant to be held, ogled at; cherished;  memories told and re-told for many years to come.

The Story Design Starts Here:

Use the scroll arrows on the side of each photo below to view the available options

Step One: Cover Selections

Choosing Your Cover

There loads of options when it comes to album design.  Let's break it down into manageable decisions and take it one step at a time  Books & Albums start with a blank slate & a Leather Wrapped Cover

Additional options include:  Printed Cover / Metal & Wood Printed Cover / Inset image prints (keyhole)

Metal: Graphi & Heritage Collections

Give your Cover a Shiny Edge and Industrial Look that will stand the test of time

Crystal Glance: Graphi & Heritage Collection

This Cover is secretly my favorite, simply beautiful for any occasion.  It gives and upscale look to your album. 

Keyhole Cover

Square Cut Out Image (3x3)
Print is inset inside the Leather Cover

Embossed Cover

Up to 2 lines of text
Embossed in the center or lower right corner of the book.
Font Options:  Swirly or Block text

1/4 Print + Leather

Do you have a Favorite Image?
Let's turn it into Cover Art
*Shown:  Printed Cover + Distressed Brown

Parent Books: Graphi Collections

Gift your parents their very own wedding book.
2(6x8) replica books + Printed Cover
4(4x6) replica books + Print Cover

These mini books make a great Thank You Gift!

Step Two: Pages + Finishes

Album Pages

The look and feel you want in a custom album.
Images are printed to each page & UV coated.
The pages are rigid but not overly thick; maintaining a compact overall look.

Book Pages

Just above the thickness of a traditional book page, these luxurious pages give a compact over-all book appearance

Thick Album Pages

Thick Pages give a bulky appearance, the pages are thick and stand on their own.  The images printed to each page are UV coated 

Matte Finish

Add the look of vibrant colors with a slightly textured matte finish.

Glossy Finish

Add the look of vibrant colors with shiny/reflective finish.

Step Three: Leather Options

Leather Cover

Do you want your album to have a classic look or bold appearance?
choose from just about every color imaginable.

Leather Colors: any color under the rainbow:  ROYGBV
Traditional Leather Colors:  Black / Charcoal / Saddle (dark brown) / Tan / Cream / White
Use the scroll tabs to view available leathers.

Vintage Leathers

Premium Leathers

Distressed Leathers

Faux Leathers

Investment

No 2 Albums are alike,  meaning these beautifully bound books are custom ordered.  To begin building your personal storybook, please check out these amazing options.
Included in the Pricing Structure:
20 Page Album + Leather Cover
This can hold approximately 60 of your favorite images.  Additional Pages can be added to the design with ala’ carte pricing.  Additional album/book sizes are available to print, please ask questions along the way.

HERITAGE ALBUMS
8×8 Full Leather Cover . . . . $425.00
10×10 Full Leather Cover . . . $475.00

8×8 Print + Leather Cover . . . . $500.00
10×10 Print + Leather Cover . .$550.00

8×8 Keyhole Cover . . . . $450.00
10×10 Keyhole Cover . . .$500.00

5×7 Parent Books (2) . . . $200.00
*replica of the parent book

GRAPHI ALBUMS

8×12 Full Leather Cover . . . $875.00
6×8 Parent Books (2)

8×12 Crystal Cover . . . $950.00
6×8 Parent Books (2)

8×12 Metal Cover . . . $950.00
6×8 Parent Books (2)

Lay-Flat Books

8×8 Leather Book   $175.00
10×10 Leather Book   $245.00
8.5×11 Leather Book   $225.00

Parent Books   $200.00  *size options avail:
(2) 6×6 Printed Cover Replica Books 
                           OR
(2) 5×7 Printed Cover Replica Books

Customize the Cover:
Embossed Cover:  $25.00
1/4 Print + Leather:  $45.00
Key Hole Print: $45.00

Extra Pages can be added @ $25 p.page

 

Lay-Flat Books may appear slightly less extravagant than the thick rigid pages of the album counterparts.
These books hold a simple elegance when bound and filled with your memories.

Are you Ready to Get Started Designing your Album?

Send us a list of your favorite images & we will design the rest,  Once we send over a sample design, you can tweak it & make the final changes before printing.  

If you’re anything like me & have a hard time picking your favorites; or maybe you’re too busy?  No problem.  We will take the lead on this project; keep you posted once the rough draft is completed.

Let’s Get Started
we are here to make this next step easy as 1.2.3 . .

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Getting Starting: Custom Image Books

Your Story Starts Here

Step 1)  Choose your Cover

Cover Options:
Leather Wrap
Key Hole Image + Leather
3/4 Image + Leather
Wood Image
Metal Image
Embossing

Step 2)  Choose your Book Size & Page Style

Book Sizes:  5×7 / 8×8 / 8.5×11 / 10×10

Glossy Pages: add a vibrant look of colors with shiny / reflective finish.

Matte Pages: add deep rich colors with a slightly textured matte finish.

Step 3) Pick your Leather Color

Step 4) Add you favorite Images into a favorites folder.  We will start designing the pages.
Design & Delivery of these custom books can take up to 3 weeks.  We will contact you once it’s ready.

Books are 100% Customizable.  Prices listed are a starting point.
Base pricing includes Cover Choice: (leather / 3/4 print) 
Cover Upgrade Charges: (key hole +$20 / Wood +$45 / Metal +$60)

20 Pages included in the base pricing:  additional pages can be added +$25

Book Sizes:
5×7      $125.00
8×8      $175.00
8.5×11 $225.00
10×10  $245.00

We offer smaller mini books. 
These are great for gifting and carrying in your bag.

Spiral Bound Image Books:
5×7 (25 Prints)   $75.00
*additional prints +$5.25ea

4×6 (25 Prints) $65.00
*additional prints +$4.25

Mini book

Magnetic Accordion Mini Book

magnetic closure books.  Printing on front & back with accordion pages.
Wallet Size 2×3 holds up to 14 images  (2) Books $55.00

Square size 3×3 holds up to 10 images.  (2) Books $55.00

Brochure size 6×9 holds 3-7 images  (1) Book $65.00

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Winter Wedding Tips, Tricks & Inspiration

Choosing your wedding date is no joke! The pressure is on to secure the “perfect” venue on your desired date.  Good Luck.  Wedding Trends very each decade.  In the past spring dates in June were all the rage.  Our recent trends show Fall is the most popular wedding season.   As we gain traction into a new decade, I’m noticing the trend where More and more couples are moving to a winter wedding concept the reasons why:

Winter Dates may offer Better Rates:

Once you decide the winter wedding is your season, you may have a better chance at securing your dream venue.  Winter dates are no as desirable, and most venues offer discounts and deals in the off-season.  

Early Sunsets:

With the earlier winter sunsets, it leaves us light chasers with less available light to play with.  When choosing your winter wonderland, look inside; that’s where the party will be; in the event the weather is on the chilly side.  How accessible is this venue if the weather is in-climate?  How much natural light / ambient light will be available during the day and evening hours?  Can your photographer work in dark candlelight conditions?  Minor details when planning a winter event.

Bonus Decor:

There are a lot of venues that decorate their locations for the holidays. Depending on what date you choose, you may get to incorporate their decor into your winter wedding theme.  Holiday lights, garland and snowflake designs will embellish your winter wedding, the bonus:  you don’t have to shell out the cash to decorate! 

Wedding Flower Selection:

A winter wedding may come with a few trade-off’s in the flower department.  Flower varieties may not be available during the winter months, or may cost more to have shipped in.  Contact your local florist, they can help guide you through this planning step. 
Our Favorite local Florist:  Wildwood Flowers

Less Weather related worries:

While Mother Nature can throw a few curve balls anytime of the year, there are some factors that come into play during the winter months.  There is always a chance of snow in the forecast, but on the bright side; a winter wedding will not have the heat and humidity.  Another thought is your ceremony will most likely take place indoors; no need to stress about sudden changes to the ceremony location.  If you choose to have a winter ceremony outside, if it does snow; I’ll hold tight to that thought: there is something magical about standing inside a snow globe, wouldn’t you agree? 

There are perks and disadvantages to hosting a winter wedding. 

If you are not easily bothered by weather, and willing to think outside the box then picking that winter date may be a good fit for you.

About the Author
Rebecca is a Midwest based photographer; with Award winning images in Wedding Photography. She has 10+ years experience, hundreds of memories from each event, along with a few published articles in the photography field. She enjoys sharing insights with clients and fellow blog followers. As a photographer, her use of natural light and technical ease allows her to create memorable, unique and beautiful photo’s for all her clients.

Still feeling clueless?  We would love to help you along the way.  Don’t be shy, ask us a question.  

We would love to hear from you, drop us a message

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Christmas Mini Sessions – “Inside the Box”

[Inside the Box]

Holiday Edition

One Box + Holiday Props = unlimited idea’s
Toss in some Photoshop Magic for the full effect.

Build your Package & Choose your Lay-out.
4 square, 9 square, bakers dozen – anything goes.  Delivered in time for the Holidays.
Use our props or bring your own Decorations for the box to personalize it even more!

 

Mark Your Calendar

White Box Mini Dates are open for the month of:  November – December

Reserve Session with Deposit

Scheduled November – December.  Weeknights @5:00 / Weekends upon request.

*White Box Sessions will take place at the Looking Glass Store, a curiosity shop located in Osceola WI  {Thank you Gwen for hosting the shenanigans}.

Session Details

Collections Starting at $175.00

20 Minutes inside the box + Props
Build your Package with ala’ carte’ options to choose from:
Square Prints / Digital Downloads / Metal Square Prints / Xmas Card / Ornaments & more!

 

Choose Your Layout Design

Layout Designs:
[4 Square ]   /  [ 9 Square ]  /  [12 Square]
Bakers Dozen
5×7 – [3 Square Design]

*Custom artwork outside of photographers edits – may be subject to hourly billing. 

Ala Carte Ordering

8×8 Print: $32.00
10×10 Print: $40.00
[25] 5×5 Cards: $45.00
10×10 Metal Print: $50.00
Digital Download: $75.00
Metal Ornaments: $40.00

Collections

Hip to Be Square Collections:

Asquared Collection  $175.00
[1] Design {photographers choice}
[1] 8×8 Print

Bsquared Collection $235.00
[2] Designs {photographers choice}
[1] 10×10 Metal Print

Csquared Collection  $250.00
[3] Designs{u-pick design squares / photographers choice}
[25] Christmas Cards {5×5 square}
[1] 10×10 Metal Print
Digital Image Download + Print Release

WBox Session + Ala’ Carte ordering  $99.00