I’m a big fan of Brooklyn and its designers, so as a new segment, I want to introduce you to vendors I love from this borough. I think I mentioned before that our wedding is slightly Brooklyn themed, so we’ve been trying to find many of our vendors from here. For my bridesmaids and those helping with the wedding, I’m determined to get only locally designed gifts, so I’ll be posting ones I’ve come across or plan on using – can’t divulge too much in case the ladies check this!
I found Jen Causey of Simply Photo a while back on Etsy, and have been enthralled by her beautiful photographs ever since. She really is the nicest person too…we’ve have some back and forth through emails, and she’s even hand delivered a photo I ordered at the last minute! Anyway, I’ll let her photos do the talking, but I think her postcard sets would make a great addition to any gift set, and her prices are incredibly reasonable, so you can buy PLENTY.
[images from Simply Photo]
I find that photographers blogs are really helpful in getting to know the photographer. Instead of merely presenting a portfolio of images, you get a sense of the person behind the camera…the way they work, their favorite moments of a wedding, etc. Here are some of my favorites:
[image from John & Joseph Photography]
Lena Corwin got it right when she did her wedding…in addition to all the beautiful details, I thought her “impromptu” photo area was genius. For my wedding I’ve been dying to rent a photobooth….the $2000 pricetag nixed that idea pretty quick….but setting up an area at your reception with some gorgeous fabric hung makes a great alternative. Just let your guests be as creative as they want for the best pics. (more pics from Lena’s wedding can be found in MS Weddings from Spring 2006)
[images from Lena Corwin]
If this was still available, I would TOTALLY get it for our groomsmen as a gift….can you imagine how funny the pictures would turn out?
[image from Somethingshidinghere]
After searching high and low for the perfect photographers, we ended up with Annabel and Dorothee of Belathee Photography. Their work is absolutely stunning! They shoot in both black and white, digital and film, so you’re getting the best of all the worlds, and their photography has this ethereal quality while retaining a modern touch, making these photographs instant heirlooms. The albums they create in the end are thankfully free of gaudy leather and gold clasps…clients can opt for multiple colors and sizes of their beautifully simple books.
[images from Belathee Photography]