Photo Cards, VIP & More (Oh My!)

img_2566_squareI am beyond excited to officially announce that, not only do we have a little bundle of joy on the way (due in January), but I also have a series of Handmade Photo Cards & Press Cards on the way along with a few other fun ideas!

From a young age, I found that I loved to write! My Mom got me into writing to “PenPals” back in the good ol’ days of snail mail, and I found that I loved sending cards, letters, notes and stickers (LOTS of stickers…can you say Lisa Frank much??). I think at one point I had something like 15 pen pals! While my pen pal days may be over, I still love to write whether it be on cards to friends and family, journaling or blogging. So in this mish-mash of passions, I thought it’d be really fun to do a combination of two of my loves – photos + writing = Photo Cards (ta-da!!).

To start off, I’ll be offering Press Printed cards with an Autumn “Give Thanks” theme featuring some scripture that is near to my heart. Here’s a sneak peak of a few of them:

 

I’m also in the process of creating Handmade Photo Cards which will consist of metallic prints (I am in LOVE the metallic paper!) mounted onto cards with a hand stamped logo. Take a look:

My goal is to have these ready to roll for the holidays, so stay tuned!

On another exciting news front, be on the look out for a new Facebook Group VIP page that will feature sales, deals, giveaways, announcements and more! I think this will be the most effective way to communicate with you all when it comes to updates on my photo-crafting and design work since there are less limitations on FB via private groups. This way you can also receive instant notifications when I’ve got something new and exciting to share instead of having to scroll through the endless newsfeed to see updates.

And finally for the “And More” part of the post…I’ve recently gotten a lead on some professional grade indoor lighting equipment that I’m hoping to obtain in the near future. Who knows where that will lead!! I’ll keep you all posted!

In the meantime, stay warm and cozy, and enjoy this beautiful Fall weather!

With love,

Laura

Laura D Crawford Photography & Design GREY-01

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#Blizzard2016 + Sale!

It’s finally here…SNOW!!!
*cue White Christmas “SNOW” song*

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I am LOVING this weather!!! It reminds me of being a kid, livin’ it up in the good ol’ Garrett County winters – making forts and mazes, jumping off the roof into three feet of snow, building a magnificent ‘jump’ and getting so much air on the snow tube that we could actually make the landing on our feet, snow ball battles, hot cocoa and soooo many laughs (there were probably some tears in there when we got smacked in the face with an ice ball…but I’m choosing to focus on the happy memories)!

So needless to say, I am all kinds of giddy this weekend at the prospect of 2+ feet during this blizzard! Not only does it mean snowball fights, snow angels and snowmen, but it also means more time for me to work on developing my business plans, and getting myself out there. Woohoo!

That being said, I’ve decided it’s time for a S-A-L-E! See below for all the details, but basically, if you’re looking for some fun, photography-type artwork, or you just had photos taken and want some large prints, now’s the time to act! Please feel free to contact me with any questions (crawfordphotodesign@gmail.com).

And last but not least – make the most of this snow storm! Get out there and have some serious FUN like never before. And hey – trudging through 2+ feet of snow is great exercise (and subsequently a good way to stick to those new years resolutions). So get out there and LIVE IT UP!!! 🙂

Your snow-lovin’ photographer friend,
Laura

 

Blizzard Blowout 16x20s

 

Waiting for the Opportune Moment

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The wait is over…

I’ve been eyeing up this gorgeous little tree, placed oh-so-perfectly in the middle of a farmer’s field, for several months just waiting for the opportune moment. And it finally came!

I spied this beauty a few months back on my way home from dropping my husband off at work. I was instantly (a little) jealous that he got to see this view everyday on his commute. I wondered what this little tree would look when it adorned it’s fall colors. So I waited, and watched: every chance I got to drive down to Cockeysville, I’d purposefully go by this field to see if the time had come.

And finally, one damp, cool afternoon, it arrived! I soaked it all in and enjoyed every second – thirty minutes, a couple soaked shoes, and a few chilly fingers later, I hiked back to my car triumphantly! Not only did I get some great shots of this scene which I had been picturing in my head for weeks, but I also managed to capture a few other delicious tid-bits of the dew-laden leaves. Success.

And now the best part: I get to share them with the world so you can enjoy them too!

You can now find these, and other, fine art prints available at my store!
Just go to my Fine Art Gallery, and you can purchase digital downloads or prints.

Happy Fall! Soak it in before the snow flies 🙂