P52: Beach Babe

Week 26

Last week we celebrated the 4th birthday of our baby girl ♥ Totally in her element here, she’s our Beach Babe!

AdoramaPix Review – Photobook

Part of being a business owner is testing out product before I offer it for my clients. It’s important for me to know the quality of an item before I put it in for hands. It’s something I’ve taken great pride in when offering top-notch high quality photo products for you!

I recently put in my first order through AdoramaPix. I’ve ordered camera gear and equipment through their camera store, so I knew their customer service and timeliness was great.

Without a prepared template for this book, I uploaded my photos and depended entirely on what AdoramaPix had to offer. They have several templates for many occasions, holidays, and events. Or you can start completely from scratch, which is what I did. I love a blank page! From photo upload to design, I would say I spend approximately 20 minutes (including my little love notes to my babies!) designing the entire thing. Cover, front to back. Very simple. The tools in the ordering system make design effortless and very fast!

Something important to remember when ordering photobooks is paper quality. Most print labs offer their books printed on several types of press print paper. Not photo paper. It is a much different quality and thickness. Press print is made for things like cards, or announcements. You know, things with printed text! Photo paper is made specifically for high quality photo prints. I didn’t expect it, but Adorama’s photobooks are printed on quality photo paper. The pages are thick and durable, and will last a lifetime of thumbing through memories.

The book I ordered is 8×12 in size, cover printed in Lustre. Which is a tiny bit metallic, which isn’t my taste but it works well with the images I used for the front and back covers.The pages are printed cover to cover, so there are no blank pages to separate the pages from the covers. I do prefer the blank page between cover & pages though. I’m not sure if that’s an option to add on?!

Overall, I really like the lay flat photobooks from AdoramaPix! They’re great quality books, available at very reasonable prices and best of all, they’re available for consumers all over! This lab isn’t restricted to professional photographers only. To all my clients, you will see AdoramaPix added to my list of preferred print labs for your purchased digital files!

If you’re quick, you can take advantage of the special they have going on now and get your photo book printed! Go for it!

Use coupon code PX8810 before July 2nd and get your 14pg 8×8 photobook for $9.99!

P52: Shutter Clique

Week 25

Once a month a group of local photographers meet up for something called The Shutter Clique. If you’re in Bakersfield or close by, look it up and join in :) I don’t always get to make the meet ups, but it is a ton of fun when I do. Great people, chit chat and it’s mostly photography related.

I met a few new people and mostly chatted with everyone, but I did get a few snaps in. I loved this one of Devin Riane and Chris Vindiola! They were great for braving the water for us all while take direction from the 30+ photogs shouting their way!

P52: Summertime

Week 24

Breaking my self-imposed rules for Project 52 this week and not converting to black and white! I couldn’t do it, as much as I tried, summer is full of fun colors and my hippie chick looks great in blue! Recovering from the sickies, we’re just getting into full swing of summer in our house! Hope you’re all enjoying yours♥

Katie | Senior Session

Oh how I loved this session! Last month Katie & her mom invited me up to Tehachapi for a beautiful session in the hills. Gorgeous surroundings with their handsome bay mustang, Kodi. Katie graduated High School last month and is preparing her future for college!

Katie, you have a wonderful sweet personality and a mom who very obviously loves you to pieces! I wish you much success in your college career! Thank you both for having me photograph this exciting time in your lives!