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Wedding Monogram Aisle Runner

Monogrammed aisle runners immediately grab guests’ attention when arriving at your ceremony by adding so much glamour and style to the wedding aisle. They say the magic is all in the details – and this is a gorgeous detail every diva should incorporate into her special day!
   This summer I had the pleasure of working with a beautiful couple, Latrice and Matthew, on this fabulous hand drawn aisle runner.  The monogram incorporated luscious red and a fresh pop of coral.  I absolutely love how it turned out and hope it added a little extra magic to their perfect day. Thanks so much and congratulations to Latrice & Matthew!

Vacation Photos

I just came home from a relaxing family vacation to Isle of Palms, South Carolina.  When I wasn’t playing in the ocean or soaking up the sun, I was seeking out spots to take photos. I’d like to start this post off with a laugh, so here you go – our family photo:

Unfortunately a lot of photos that have me in them come out like this, but when I’m behind the lens a little magic happens. The kids take direction, and I’m able to capture some special moments. Here’s a few of my favorite photos from our trip:






And it wouldn’t be a vacation post without a few beach photos. Ahh…..




Oh and getting that family photo? Never really happened. Here’s another one, and I kind of like it. It shows who we really are. Which to me, is what a family vacation is all about.


Family Photo Session

I spent a wonderful afternoon with an adorable family this week. It was such a joy to photograph their baby  – he’s quite the little model at 8 months old! Here are some of my favorites from our session.
A big Thanks to Julie & Mark for inviting me to capture your special family moments! 










Baby Shower Invitation

I’m really excited to show this fabulous Baby Shower Invitation! It was custom designed for my sister-in-law, who is expecting a little princess baby girl in August.
Her nursery d├ęcor is based around the CoCaLo Jacana collection. I illustrated a diva caricature of the mom to be in her fabulous nursery. I think everything about this invitation from the illustrations to the typography and pearlized shimmer cardstock are just divine!
     It was a pleasure to create this customized invitation for Mary. Thank you so much! I look forward to celebrating with you at your Baby Shower!





Photography is now available

I’m so excited to announce that Design Design is expanding to now offer photography! It has been a dream of mine to diversify the business by offering photography services in addition to invitation/announcement stationery design, and I’m happy to be making it a reality.
One of the greatest things about obtaining my BFA in Graphic Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art is that they encourage crossing mediums. In addition to design, I was able to study drawing, painting, fibers, and photography. At that time, the photography was black & white film that I developed myself in the dark room. I loved the experience and found it very creative and rewarding.
During the past ten years that I have worked as a Graphic Designer, I have worked with several photographers, styled and art directed hundreds of photo shoots, and edited countless photos for print and web. Editing has ranged from minor cosmetic to major changes – like totally changing a room! Now it’s my turn to get behind the len…