More Etsy Goodies

I love Etsy. You must know that by now.

Feathered Swarovki Crystal Rhinestone Clutch -- http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5831825

Custom Family Name Frame -- http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6019110

Gemstone Tree Caketopper -- http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5349791

Damask Garter -- http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5110952

Wedding Ring for Husband-to-Be -- http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5371713

SO many more I could have posted ... seriously.

*all photos have been linked back to their original credited owner*


Fabulous Foto Find & More

Some of you may know by now that photographers are a hobby of mine. Not photographY, but photographERS. Long before I was even engaged to Husband I was scouring the internet for fabulous photographers around the globe ... simply because I LOVE looking at beautiful photos. Even better? I LOVE stumbling across up-and-comers.

This hobby has come in handy on more than one occasion, and it serves me well even now with my invitation company (my clients often ask for recomendations on vendors within various price ranges, seeing as I'm usually with them so early in the planning process).

And to be honest --- I'm a photo shoot whore. Some gals love their Manolos, I love me a fab photo. Its a sickness, I know.

Given my penchant for photo shoots, I've had the idea lately of getting one done with my little sister to give to our parents as a Christmas gift (oh, how the memory of years of sisterly-bickering and fighting will melt away in my parents' hearts upon beholding a gorgeous photo of their two darlings!). And who should coincidentally come into my life around this same time? Christina at Francesfoto.

Christina is an up-and-coming Calgary photographer with an amazing eye. Her savvy style is photojournalistic and candid, and she seems to have a talent for capturing raw emotion through her images. I was enthralled by her wedding photos, and am in utter adoration of her baby and child images (so sweet).

Little Sis and I have decided to go ahead with our photo shoot, so I will of course be posting images once I've got some. However, I love passing along great fabulous finds, and thought ya'll should know about this one!

For Calgary brides looking for something fresh in the market -- FrancesFoto currently has reduced fees for the 2008/2009 wedding season; the fee includes an online slide show, digital negatives, engagement session and professional coffee table album to boot.

Love it!

Quick update: I promised to post a few pics of my sister-in-law's fall winery wedding, and here they are!
Summerhill Winery, British Columbia
Husband & I outside the pyramid in which the wine is aged

*top 4 images courtesy of francesfoto*
*remaining images courtesy of Epiphany Designs 2008*