Fotog Friday is back!! I apologize for being so MIA the last few weeks. Between juggling the wedding schedule and then going away for over a week, I've been out of routine, but I'm excited to be back with Fotog Friday! I have a lot of ideas for things to share. For now, videos will be sitting on the back-burner, simply due to the fact that I am in over my head with wediting! This fall/winter, I'll be back with videos and doing some more fun series.
Today I wanted to share all of my favorite vendors I use for different parts of my business. From print products to albums to custom designed stamps, these six vendors give me all the tools I need to offer the BEST products and the BEST experience to my clients.
White House Custom Colour has been my print vendor since I started working professionally. They are fabulous! They work hard to insure you have the BEST prints around, and that what you see on your computer monitor is what you'll get in print. And they are FAST! I get almost everything I order from them well within a week. They add that extra special personal touch by including a lollipop in every order - I love them!
I've been getting all of my prints there since day one, and I won't go anywhere else. They also have adorable boutique packaging you can deliver all of your prints in!
In addition to prints, I also get my press-printed books done at White House. You can read more about my engagement guestbooks HERE!
One of my other FAVORITE things from White House are the standouts - I am obsessed! Standouts are photographic prints mounted to a super lightweight board. It has a finished black edge and comes ready to hang on the wall as is! It's modern and chic and looks amazing hanging on the wall. I encourage my clients to look into getting standouts because they are a great alternative to canvas wraps, and they are so much cheaper!
Cypress makes the most beautiful wedding albums I have ever seen. They are handmade using gorgeous, colorful fabrics, and their attention to detail is unparalleled. My current sample album from Cypress is very old, from my first wedding EVER, so my new sample from Helen and Thomas' wedding is on its way! I'll definitely be posting pictures when I receive it.
I picked Cypress because I felt that their presentation and style really matched my work. My images are full of color and life and I wanted an album presentation that enhanced the photographs that are inside of it. You can see more of my first Cypress album here, but I'll be sure to blog about my NEW sample as soon as it arrives!
Making the switch from CDs to USB drives was the BEST decision EVER, and Flashbay was definitely a HUGE factor in that! They make really awesome custom-branded USB drives in all shapes and sizes, and adorable presentation tins to match! Not only are they much more with the times than CDs and DVDs are, but they look awesome! Flashbay has some of the best customer service around, addressing my every question and concern with help and assistance. They have been MORE than accomodating with my needs and I am so thanfkul for that. I can't recommend them more!
You can see more of my custom flash drives here!
I ADORE SmugMug! I recently made the switch from another web gallery vendor, and I could not be happier! When they announced that they were partnering with WHCC, my print vendor, I was thrilled. No more getting emails to fulfill print orders myself, with SmugMug it's one and done - if someone orders a print or print product, they send the order to White House and it is printed, packaged, and shipped! I love it!
This is a small glimpse into my own SmugMug page!
Oh, how I love Simply Canvas! I adore canvas wraps, and I LOVE when my clients order canvas wraps from their wedding. Canvas wraps are one of the BEST presentations of a beautiful image - it comes ready to hang on the wall, and the image wraps around the sides of the frame. They look AMAZING!
This is already making me excited for my 2nd Annual Christmas Canvas Contest - look out for that right after Thanksgiving!
Zazzle is the BEST! I was introduced to them by my sister - her company uses zazzle to make swag using their logo and branding. You can order ANYTHING from Zazzle and put whatever you want on it! So I've gone a little crazy and made everything from stamps to bags to cards and return address labels. I even designed my own thank you cards for our wedding and printed them through Zazzle!
Zazzle is another one of those companies that I love because they are inexpensive and they are FAST! And they have sales ALL the time!
Thanks for taking a look at my favorite vendors! Leave a comment if you have anything to add or any questions - I'd love to hear from you!
Have a fantastic weekend!