Friday, July 31, 2009

Layout of the Week

Happy Friday, everyone! It's a beautiful sunny day in Cincinnati, which makes me very happy indeed :)

The photography on this week's layout is brought to you by Neysa Ruhl. I just love her style. The full bleed on all four sides of this spread is the perfect way to showcase these amazing getting ready images. I especially love the ruby red shoes and how nicely they matched the bride's sweatshirt. That's magic.

photography by Neysa Ruhl

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Birth Announcements

It's no secret that I have a passion for album design. But here is something you may not know - I also love love LOVE to design cards. Invitations, birth announcements, Christmas cards, you name it. I recently designed these birth announcement postcards for a friend's sister:


Isn't Grant adorable?! Designing this card was so much fun! I plan to write another post later featuring some other cards. Consider this a sneak preview :) If you would like more information on my card pricing, shoot me an email -

Friday, July 24, 2009


Two posts in one day! And you thought I didn't care :) I was just working on an album for Brooke Schwab, and came across this sweet shot:

photography by Brooke Schwab

Doesn't that just melt your heart? can you NOT be a romantic when you have this job?? You can see more pictures from this wedding here.

Layout of the Week and "Playing Dead"

Yikes, I haven't posted since last Friday's layout of the week. Sorry about that! This week's layout is actually a cover design for a coffee table style album. Sometimes these are my favorite part of the book. Aren't these pretty colors?

photography by Dede Edwards

And as a special treat, and an apology for not posting in a week, here is a video of the new trick Brent taught Walter. He's pretty cute :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Layout of the Week

I'm wishing for a tropical vacation this week. Probably because I was working on a destination wedding album that took place in Playa del Carmen. Such a beautiful place! Sometimes I dream of relocating KruBooks to an island like this...

photography by Brooke Schwab

Have a happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spotlight on GauperPhoto

One of my favorite studios to work with happen to be two of my favorite people. I went to college with Holly - she has an incredible eye for design, and is a wiz at photoshop. I have always been in awe of her really. Then she married this amazing photographer, Ryan. Together they make an awesome team. So much fun!

Last Valentine's day, Holly and Ryan made a visit to Cincinnati and did a little photo shoot with us. We had such a great time! I love all the shots - it's hard to pick just a few to feature.

photography by GauperPhoto

I'm in a wedding in August for another one of my good college friends. Stephanie and her fiance are wildly entertaining, not to mention insanely good looking :) Ryan and Holly will be the photographers for the wedding, and I am so excited to see them in action. Here are a couple of shots from their engagement shoot with Hup and Steph.

photography by GauperPhoto

I'm sure you'll see some wedding pictures in a couple months. With this couple, and these photographers, I know they will be amazing!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Layout of the Week

After a two week absence, layout of the week is back! This layout is from the same album as the candy display I showed yesterday. Simplicity, elegance, stunning photography. I love it.

photography by Brooke Schwab

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Eye Candy

I'm working on an album now for a beautiful Texas wedding. Brooke Schwab was the photographer, and she did an awesome job. I just came across these fun shots from the reception. Don't you love candy displays? These bright images make me positivity giddy. As I've said, I'm such a sucker for detail shots (no pun intended).

photography by Brooke Schwab

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July in Greenville

Brent and I traveled to Greenville, SC for 4th of July. We had a wonderful visit! I always love time with Brent's family. On the way home, we picked up our new vizsla mix, Walter. All and all, it was a great trip!

Pressley and Lyla in downtown Greenville:

4th of July barbecue - how festive!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Then There Were Three

Exciting news for the Kruithof family...we got a dog! We adopted Walter from a shelter in TN. He is such a good dog, and we are having so much fun with him. More to come on our weekend in Greenville...