Monday, September 20, 2010

Tackling those Wedding Photos



I was so excited to get my wedding photos. We had chosen to have a photojournalist in addition to a traditional portrait photographer. She took beautiful, candid black and white photos that perfectly complemented the more "official" shots. When I got the proofs, I looked at them over and over. It was basically a scrapper's nirvana.

But then, when I took them home, something funny happened: I got scared.

I was worried I wouldn't do the photos justice. That the design wouldn't be detailed enough, or classic enough. That jewels would fall off and fabric flowers would unravel.

I was also worried about getting bored--using the same colors over and over in a topical album is really tough for me.

So what did I do? I left those gorgeous photos in a box. Criminal, I know! Especially for a scrapper.

But lately, I've been drawn to these shots. Especially as S and I go through life challenges together, the photos get more and more meaningful. So my solution to the above fears is just taking a small bite.

I do little bitty projects at a time. A layout here, an altered project there. Just to get those photos out of the boxes, and remember that wonderful day--made all the more wonderful now that I've seen what comes after.

I found this printer's tray on sale at A.C.Moore and made a display project:

I used my September Studio Calico kit, and just had a fun time playing! I love the contrast of the blues, greens, and yellows against the black and white photos. It's going to live on top of my Shabbos candlesticks, and I can't wait to put it up.

The next layout was made from the same kit, once I had the photos spread out on the table from the printer's tray:)


The journaling reads: On my wedding day, there was such a mix of emotions--happiness, nervousness, fear of the magnitude of the decision I was making. On this day, there were so many things I didn't know. The struggles we would have to face together, the closeness we'd develop as a result. Today, one and a half years after this photo, I'm so glad I walked down that aisle on December 28. The best decision of my life.

What have you done with your wedding photos? Please feel free to link up projects, I'd love to see what you've done!

27 comments:

  1. Girl, you are so talented! Back 40 is the PERFECT kit for these photos! Everything is so beautiful (especially you on your wedding day!) I haven't scrapped but 3 of my wedding photos, for the same reasons as you. You've inspired me to get them out!

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  2. Wow! Both of these projects are amazing!

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  3. Gorgeous!! Using that kit for your beautiful wedding photos is brilliant!! :)

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  4. What a gorgeous bride you were, wow,that printer tray thing is just utterly beautiful!

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  5. A-mazing! Your hair looks so beautiful! I love the butterflies.

    My wedding was the catalyst for beginning to scrapbook. It took me two years to complete my wedding album! I think you've inspired me to take photos and put them on my blog for my anniversary--- 7 years on Sunday!

    Post more pics, please!

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  6. Great photos! And you certainly did them justice - Just lovely!

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  7. I was a very casual scrapper when I got married, so I don't think I'd share those pages I made. Just a sticker sneeze before I used a digital camera! :)

    I love your wedding pics, and just gorgeous what you did with them!

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  8. These are beautiful, I can't wait to see more.

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  9. Ohh what beautiful photos. Such a pretty girl you are.
    I really love the printers tray.
    Not to many photos of when hubby and I got married over 22yrs ago.
    http://tracystreasures-tracy.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-anniversary.html

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  10. You showcased your wedding photos perfectly!

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  11. Wow!!! Gorgeous!!! You were such a stunning bride, too!!! Beautiful!

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  12. awesome girl and you looked so pretty on your day.

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  13. I've been eyeing those trays, too. I must say that you were a beautiful, happy, beaming bride...just lovely!

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  14. Wow! The photos turned out so beautifully and so did your layout! don't put too much pressure on yourself to make the PERFECT layout - whatever you make will be perfect because YOU made it! :)

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  15. My anniversary is December 28 too! We got married in 2002. I made a wedding album (one of the first albums I made), but I halfway wish I could redo it. It's very basic. I don't know if I have the heart to take it apart though. I might just let it be.

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  16. Oh my. Both are just gorgeous. :)

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  17. Oh wow...what a beautiful bride you were!! And I love the printer's tray...so fabulous. I can't wait to see more!

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  18. So glad to hear the "good news!" Can't wait to be working with you and getting to know you even better. Yippee!

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  19. Great creations! Beautiful pics too! It is all perfect! Well done!

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  20. oh these are beautiful! i love the tray and the journaling on the dark background. beautiful!

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  21. Absolutely beautiful, Keshet! Love the pictures and the projects. :)

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  22. omg girl.. you're gorgeous. i love that tray especially.. heirloom material u know!

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  23. You look so stunning Keshet!! These are such beautiful photos, I'm so glad you shared them. Love what you did with them too, the kit goes so well.

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  24. you and your pages are just perfect!

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  25. This page is so gorgeous. I tried scraplifting it but yours is so much prettier. http://wickysticket.blogspot.com/2010/11/bliss.html

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