Monday, March 22, 2010

Tara and Adam :: Engagement Guestbook Album

I LOVED LOVED LOVED this session! I met up with Tara and Adam last fall at New Town in St. Charles for some engagement photos, and just love these two :). They were so laid back and easy to work with... just what I love in an engagement session :). Here are a few of my favorites:

New Town has such a variety of architecture and scenery to photograph, but I was especially drawn to the farm area on the outskirts of town.

Love these next two. Tara, you are gorgeous!

I did an engagement guestbook album for Tara and Adam, and I was thrilled with the way it turned out. When clients choose to do an engagement guestbook, I always get a little giddy because engagement photos + signatures = a great coffee table book and conversation piece that can be enjoyed for years after the wedding is over.

The outside of the book has a photo cover from edge to edge, making even the cover a customized piece.

The spine is also customizable with names and wedding date.

The pages are cut down the middle, which allows the spread to lay flat. Definitely convenient for guests as they sign the pages.

One of my favorite spreads :). All the spreads have extra white space for your guests to use as a guestbook.

To see a slideshow of their complete album, click here.


landlocked bride said...

Yum! The light is so dreamy! Love the shots in the field!

That album looks great, too - is it a WHCC album? Looks like the same pages Kate's wedding guestbook.

Laura said...

Hi Lisa,

Wonderful work you do! I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing the beautiful work you have created.

Question. What program do you use to create the engagement books? And where do you get them printed, if you don't mind my asking.

Liz @ McFargan: A Midwestern Matrimony said...

Adam and Tara, I was so happily surprised when your shining faces came across my google reader! What beautiful images to capture such an exciting time in your lives!!

Von DeVore said...

Engagement Guestbooks are one of my favorites too!!! Beautiful images.

Lisa Hessel said...

Yes, Brit, you're correct... I did a WHCC album and I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!

Laura, all my books are custom designed and I use either Photoshop or InDesign (whatever I'm loving more at the moment :)).