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Heirloom Engagement Album | Karen + Chris

We made this beautiful Heirloom Album of images from Karen and Chris’s Seattle Center engagement session so that they could share the book with guests at their wedding last October. Since we’ll be posting their wedding photographs this week, we thought this would be a perfect prelude. And it’s the best way (besides in-person) to show off our beautiful Heirloom Albums by Cypress Fine Handmade Albums & Boxes. We’re currently offering the “Whistler Book” as our Heirloom Album for weddings and engagements and the “Cypress Album” as our Deluxe Heirloom Album for weddings. We’re also proud to say that all Cypress albums are cruelty-free (no leather here!) and eco-friendly (cotton and wind-power-generated papers), handmade with archival, museum-quality materials for a beautiful book that will last for generations.

Karen and Chris’s Heirloom Album of engagement photographs is sized 8×8″ and made with lay-flat photographic pages, an exclusive vintage linen fabric, custom inset cover-image, and personalized embossing. “Weddy… Set… Go!” was their wedding slogan. How cute is that?

Persimmon Images Wedding Photography Engagement AlbumCypress Whistler BookLay-Flat Cypress AlbumAlbum binding of Cypress Whistler Book by Persimon ImagesFabric-bound album by Cypress Heirloom AlbumsSeattle Heirloom Engagement Album

Here are a few of our favorites from the spreads we designed for their book. Enjoy!

Seattle Center engagement photography at EMPSeattle Experience Music Project engagement photographySpace Needle Seattle engagement photographyArtisitc Seattle engagement photographySunset at the Seattle Center engagement photographsGoofy engagement portraits with the Seattle Space NeedleSunset at the Seattle Center. Engagement photography by Seattle wedding photographers Persimmon Images

Canvases from Erica + Eric’s Rock n’ Roll Wedding

Today I wanted to share a few photos of the 16×24 canvases Eric and Erica ordered from their wedding photographs. Ironically, I received these canvases in the mail the day after I sent off all of our camera gear to Canon Professional Services for a yearly check, so I had to take pictures of them with my little PowerShot Elph. That thing just really can’t compete with the big dSLRs! So, excuse the quality of these photographs. I seriously loved on these canvases though… they were just gorgeous, high-quality, and perfectly assembled. Have a look!

Happy Holidays from Our Album Company!

Check out this lovely video just sent from our album company, Cypress Fine Handmade Albums as their holiday greeting. In it, you can see just how lovingly and painstakingly they make all of their museum-quality albums. Straight down to hand-cutting the pages and mats. We’re so proud to support them and to offer their handcrafted, eco-friendly albums, folios, and boxes in all that we do!

What’s in the Box? | Persimmon Images Client Packages!

I received so much interest in my last packaging post that I’ve been meaning to take some photographs of our client information packets to share for a while now. Well, I finally got around to making one up with time to photograph it before it was put in the mail. Typically, we share these packages with the couples that come to meet us for a consultation at our home. For those who are out of state, we’ll chat a bit by phone email before dropping one in the mail. I looooooove putting these together. They’re so much fun to make!

First, the contents: We include a copy of our quad-fold brochure, with prices and information, a postcard full of FAQs, a second post card with our story, a slideshow of images from recent weddings, several cards from our favorite local wedding colleagues, our card, a thank-you note, and a yummy bit of local chocolate. Then, I package it all up like a pretty little gift.

Wedding Packaging by Persimmon Images Seattle Wedding Photographers

Persimmon Images Wedding Photography Client Packaging

Wedding Packaging by Persimmon Images Seattle Wedding Photographers

Now, because I KNOW you’re going to ask, here’s where I get the goodies! The paper goods (postcards and quad-fold) are from our favorite pro photographic and press lab, ProDPI. Our CDs are LightScribe discs with tin cases from American Digital. We have two types of business cards (not pictured): letterpress cards from Twin Ravens Press and similar square, round-cornered cards from is a GREAT place to get biz cards, especially if you want to go a non-traditional but still affordable route. Our TQ notes were purchased in bulk from Smock press (love them!). The chocolate is from Theo Chocolate (obv), which makes delicious, sustainable, organic chocolate right in our neighborhood. The ribbons and box are from Paper Source, which is a packaging-obsessed person’s crack dealer.

What’s a real bummer is that the boxes are no longer being made. I bought up a BUNCH on clearance after a saw how beautiful they were on the Fat Orange Cat blog. These boxes are AMAZING and I ADORE them and I am so, so sad that I can’t get any more. They were originally priced about $12 per box, and I got them for less than half that… but I’m down to my last few and I have no idea what I’m going to use after they’re gone. I’d like something similar, and not TOO spendy (up to $15 per) and I’m not averse to having something custom-made. Help a sister out?

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