Pixsmiths are deighted and proud to be part of a a luxury one-stop-wedding-shop with like-minded and quality, high-end wedding suppliers at The Blue Orchid Wedding Boutique. Our first collaboration photo shoot, took placeat 30 James St – Home of the Titanic and we are thrilled it has been featured on the leading blog, Brides Up North!
It showcases brilliantly how we can all combine to give you a bespoke co-ordinated theme and look to your day and all be prettily photographed for those lasting memories. The inspiration for this shoot first came from Cheryl of Pink Sherbert Design’s gorgeous stationery – the Ava collection – with hues of coral and navy, very contemporary. All the suppliers had great enthusiam for this sheme and each took it on board to bring about the stunning co-ordinated look. We think flowers around a table plan are totally on trend and look amazing. Sue’s cake was equally gorgeous and matched the theme perfectly. Our thanks to 30 James St, home of the titanic, a stunning Liverpool city centre location, for thie hospitality.
I’m sure you will have noticed some changes on the website….yes we have a beautiful new logo to use on our branding of various products. We’ve been procrastinating about getting a new logo for a while. We’d searched through etsy looking at various buiness logo designs we liked and pinned to our pinterest board and kept looking at them….and doing nothing until decided right, new year, time to get this done!
Finding a graphic designer is very much a personal choice – each will have their own style of designs so its important to like their style – just as you would when choosing a photographer. This time around we discovered a wonderful creative designer – Nicole Ross of NLR Creative Designs – an experienced graphic designer who had also studied photography. A warm friendly professional who we felt was on our wavelength – truly believe the timing was right this time as one of her logos really caught our eye.
The logo itself was customised from one we had seen in her portfolio which was One Of A kind (OOAK) which was important to us. The colours and concept drew us in and with just a couple of tweaks for the font and linking in to hearts in the tree, it was perfect for us…and all within the space of a few days too. In fact Nicole was tweaking and sending us revisions as if she was reading our mind, we are so happy with the final result. We were supplied with all sorts of formats and watermarks for our needs. So here it is! We feel it sums up our brand of contemporary, romantic and fun images and hope you see that in our style too 🙂 Now just have to make a list of all the places where the old logo was used to ensure its replaced with our lovely new one. Definitely worth the investment and a smooth process with a quick turnaround time.
Probably not the conventional way to go about choosing a logo but it worked for us! Photography ReSTARt with Jasmine Star on Creative live recently was talking about logos just recently and she suggested shooting your own mood board (not acquired from Pinterest!) of images that caught your attention and that represented your style. This mood board could then be given to a designer to come up with a concept for a logo tailor made to your brand and style. However you go about choosing a logo its important to know how you define your photography style and to choose something that is representative eg, elegant fonts or vintage graphics. Its not something that has to be rushed into – we didn’t! – so take your time and make it right for you.
btw this was the original design that we saw: – the photography name here is a fictitious one just to showcase the style of the logo.
We had so much fun with Beccy and Rob on their pre-wed shoot we knew their wedding would be amazing – and we weren’t wrong!
We started with bridal preps – a thoughtful touch was each bridesmaid doing up a few of Beccy’s buttons on her oh so elegant fitted dress…but left the last few for mum. A lovely ceremony took place at the Wirral Christian Centre, so much joy shared among so many friends and family. There was an audible gasp as Beccy made her entrance, she looked stunning. and even the minister said, “wow that was an entrance”! Someone commented she looked like a blonde Kate Middleton, A bit of a downpour as they were due to exit, we hummed and ahhhed over the confetti shot they really wanted on the steps and finally we got it as the rain subsided..and for those that missed it we did another one at their reception at Brook Meadow. We love confetti shots so was an added bonus to get two! Brook Meadow is a lovely venue, staff very experienced and helpful. Lots of nooks and crannies in the gardens for those special bridal portraits, so glad we had plenty of time before the wedding breakfast. Singing and dancing went on well into the evening and a photo booth to enjoy too. We had a fantastic day with Rob and Beccy and we wish them much happiness now and in the future. They have a full on-line gallery of over 700 pics..here are just a few of those special moments we love to capture. Prints and digital downloads can be made via the client gallery if you wish.
We are super excited to unveil the contents of two boxes that arrived not so long ago. Two beautiful new albums from a professional album company we love to use.
They recently streamlined their album design and ordering process and that along with the modern, contemporary cover options it was a no-brainer. Quality and customer service from our album suppliers are super important to us – we carefully research all our products for you. They are flushmount albums – professionally printed images on hardboard which can be spread across 2 pages to make beautiful panoramic images. Beautiful wrapped in a cloth swag bag and boxed for safekeeping. We love these new albums and are confident that you will love them too. One album is sized 10 x 10 with a plain cover, in a soft, subtly textured synthetic material that is luxurious to the touch, with two deep impressions on the spine side, to create a subtle yet distinctive panel effect.
The second album is A4 sized, bound in luxuriously soft faux leather and features an acrylic panel on the front cover on the reverse of which an image is mounted to create a truly personalised and contemporary album. The album colours are normally black or ivory but other colours are also available from a comprehensive collection of quality materials. Various size options are available – smaller, larger and parent albums – just ask us for details. These gorgeous albums, shout quality and will really showcase your wonderful wedding images or even engagement session images for years and years to come. An album to treasure for you and generations to come.
Anyway enough words lets take a peak inside the boxes…
Have you seen the latest social media buzz of 2012, Pinterest? Its a n online pinboard to organize and share things you love. Now you can find Pixsmiths on Pinterest too. You’ll see the “Pin It” button underneath our blog posts. Click this and you can pin pictures that you love to your own boards.
Its a great concept – a multitude of uses:
As photographers we love it as its more image based than twitter of facebook. Its well known that pictures create inspiration and conversation. Brides you will love it to create mood boards of ideas for your own wedding and gather inspiration from other pinners.
Not just weddings but also travel, – your honeymoon destination, places you’ve been to. Food, that tempts you. Ideas for a home makeover.
You get the picture…. you can create virtual boards for whatever theme you want.
Add comments and likes – get your friends and family’s opinions and suggestions in one easy way.
For example Pixsmiths are looking at some new logos for the website and have made some few suggestions on a logo board so we can get feedback. Soon we’ll have board for venues, shoes, dresses, favour ideas etc
There is a wonderful community spirit amongst the folk of West Kirby. A few months back Pixsmiths, Wirral Wedding Photographers called upon Amy of Slinky Media fame to ask about some portrait pics for our website. Well AJ was fabulous, not only took great photos for us but also did them as a favour and gave us all the files too. So it was a real pleasure to be able to take some couple pics of Amy and Ian, who get married next May on their farmhouse. A little nerve racking at first as Amy is a wonderful photographer herself, we considered it a real honour to be asked to shoot them. Amy had her make-up done that day and in return was taking some christening pics for the MUA – see the love keeps going around! It was a really enjoyable session as they are such a fun loving couple, very at ease in front of the camera as well as behind! We had a little stroll around their favourite walking area just by their home. and also enjoyed Amy’s chocolate cake (very yummy). So glad they now have some good images of themselves – they deserve it. Can’t wait for their wedding next year – it will be very Amy and Ian with lots of family, friends and fun on the farm. There will also be a “rock the frock” or “Trash the Dress” session too – so keep an eye out for that :-). Below some favs from the session.
The VW Beetle is Amy’s pride and joy, she won’t part with it so of course we had to include it in the shoot 😉
Interested in having an engagement or couples shoot, then don’t hesitate to contact us we just adore these sessions.