Behind the lens…

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26Jul

Following my workshop with Lisa O’Dwyer, these are some of the first product images that I took myself. These were taken on a SLR camera, using 35mm film. Yes – you read that right. Film. So this is my first attempt, I hope build on this and get better with practice.

 
Custom designed pocketfold invite for Tom & EmerCustom designed pocketfold invite for Tom & Emer
 
Pocketfold with info cards: reply card, accommodation and directions.Pocketfold with info cards: reply card, accommodation and directions.
 
To finish the pocketfold, we screenprinted a gold-on-gold feather motif.
To finish the pocketfold, we screenprinted a gold-on-gold feather motif.
 
Freehand illustration teamed with playful caption "woot"
Freehand illustration teamed with playful caption “woot”
 
The autumn palette was used sparingly to avoid the invite looking too busy.
The autumn palette was used sparingly to avoid the invite looking too busy.
 

The above photos are of a custom design, autumn themed gold pocketfold invite for Tom & Emer last year. Tom & Emer were getting married in beautiful Graiguenamagh, Co. Kilkenny. They were eager to reflect the autumn woodland in the palette and to create a fun contemporary owl motif.

Emer loved the freehand illustration as soon as she clapped eyes on it. This invite was great fun to work on; often couples will keep their distance from some of the wilder ideas that they really like, because they are afraid of negative feedback from invitees. I have great admiration for Tom and Emer in standing by their original convictions. The result speaks for itself.