preppy wedding invitation styled shoot

preppy monogram wedding invitation styled shootI styled this wedding invitation photograph with locally picked berries to compliment the orange ink as well as the organic texture of the paper.  I used this image for a small self-authored feature on Between Designs.

Invitation design by TGK.

mums wedding invitation styled shoot

mums pocket wedding invitation styled photography shootSimply styled with ribbon and a coordinating postage stamp, this clutch wedding invitation stands out against a weathered wood background.  I used this image for a small self-authored feature on Between Designs.

Invitation design by TGK.

pinstripe wedding invitation styled shoot

pinstripe wedding invitation styled photography shootWith limited resources, I got crafty shooting on an alley staircase in order to give this wedding invitation an urban feel with understated elegance.  I pulled in tall floral stalks for color and texture in a simple hand-painted vase (originally made for my own wedding).  This image was used for a small self-authored feature on Between Designs.

Invitation design by TGK.

chalkboard wedding invitation design

hand-drawn chalkboard wedding invitation designI was thrilled to take on this project for The Green Kangaroo because the chalkboard trend has been sweeping couples off their feet — almost more than the mason jar craze!  To set this design apart from competitors’ invitations, I went for an entirely hand-drawn romantic feel, while keeping it relatively simple.

hand-drawn chalkboard wedding invitation designI carried out the design concept through various other items in the suite, including: response + accessory cards, save the dates, and day of items such as place cards, table cards, and programs.

Designed using Adobe Illustrator CS5, Photoshop, and InDesign.  Photo styled and shot by me; originally used for a small self-authored feature on Between Designs blog.

chevron wedding invitation styled shoot

chevron wedding invitation styled photography shootThis simple image features a handcrafted pinwheel by a friend alongside one of The Green Kangaroo’s trendiest invitations, the Chevron clutch.  The background is a canvas I painted and added shelves to as a display for a bridal show.  This image was first used in a small self-authored post on Between Designs; it was soon added to the company’s website as the first image seen on the landing page.

Invitation design by TGK.

color theory + photostyling

material and color photostylingwedding invitation material and color photostylingwedding invitation material and color photostylingwedding invitation material and color photostylingwedding invitation material and color photostylingThese color boards were an idea of mine to help convey wedding invitation materials + color choices to brides.  Using various papers, inks, ribbons, and crystals, I created and photographed boards on a weekly basis to provide color inspiration on Between Designs and promote the brand across Pinterest.

merry birds holiday card

merry birds photo holiday card stationery designHand illustrated birds and an artistic floral design adorn this cheerful holiday card.  I designed this double-sided card for The Green Kangaroo’s holiday collection to appeal to customers looking for a subtle, yet festive style suitable for a combined seasonal photo engagement announcement, save the date, or even birth announcement.  I created this card in three color options.

Designed using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.  Photograph by Sarah Der.

geometric holiday card

geometric photo holiday card stationery designPops of color in a delightful geometric pattern send warm wishes for a modern holiday.  I designed this double-sided card for The Green Kangaroo’s holiday collection to appeal to customers looking for a subtle, yet festive style suitable for a combined seasonal photo engagement announcement, save the date, or even birth announcement.  Originally designed in three color options.

Designed using Adobe InDesign.  Photograph by Sarah Der.

twiggy hand-drawn holiday card

twiggy hand-illustrated photo holiday card stationery designHappy hand-drawn holidays!  This card features hand lettering and original illustrations.  I designed this festively drawn card for The Green Kangaroo’s holiday collection to appeal to customers looking for a subtle style suitable for a combined seasonal photo engagement announcement, save the date, or even birth announcement.  I varied the look with three color choices.

Designed using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

coordinating holiday card designs

elegance holiday photo cardpinstripe holiday card stationery designpinstripe holiday card stationery designcolorblock photo holiday card stationery designembrace holiday card stationery designlace holiday card stationery designThese holiday card designs were all derived from pre-existing wedding invitations.  My task was to take five of The Green Kangaroo’s most popular designs and create coordinating holiday photo cards to add to their already established collection.  Each card was presented in three color options, some including backside print designs.

Designed using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.  Photo credits: Rebecca Ames and Sarah Der.