Wednesday, November 25, 2009


This week I finished my 100th KruBook album! And not only did I cross off number 100, but 101 and 102 too! What an exciting milestone! Thanks to everyone who helped me get here. I couldn't love any job more!

Here's a couple spreads from lucky # 100...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dog Park

Last weekend we went to the dog park with our good friends Mary and Brad and their dog Garfunkle. We had such a good time! Walter was pretty scared of the water, but loved playing with the other dogs. Here's a video of Brent and Walter playing fetch. Walter skids to a stop just before he goes off the dock. Funny dog.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Photographers are Fun

Over three years of album design has brought me to this conclusion - photographers are fun. They are imaginative and resourceful. They see art in everyday things, and they aren't afraid to be a little crazy. I'm inspired every day.

I'm loving these details shots with the vintage phone. Kudos to Mark Ketcham of Envision Video and Photography.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Baby Baptism Album

I recently completed a baby christening album for a sweet family in Houston. The pictures are beautiful, and the ceremony/celebration looks awesome! What a handsome little boy! This was a fun project for me since it's a little different from the wedded norm here at KruBooks - and who doesn't love looking at pictures of cute babies? I think baby baptism books are a great idea. Perfect for grandparents, and a lot more fun to share than a regular photo album. Here's a couple of the layouts from Eduardo's big day.

photography by Brooke Schwab

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cupcake Baby Shower

This weekend I co-hosted a baby shower for one of my closest friends. We decided to have it at Sugar Cupcakery, which really is the perfect shower venue. The party room was sophisticated and classy, and the cupcakes were, of course, amazing! You can read more about Sugar on my sister's blog.

The invitation I designed for the shower set the scene for Sugar's modern and fun decor.

The party room:

The adorable mini-cupcakes!

There was a great outside patio area right off the party room. We got lucky with the most beautiful November weather. We decided to put the food outside, along with the food tags I designed to match our invitation.

The co-hosts with the guest of honor:

Congratulations on your baby boy, Elizabeth! We can't wait to meet him!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rave Review

One of my extremely talented photographers, Brooke Schwab, just wrote a Vendor Review on KruBooks. You can check out the review for yourself on her blog. Here's a little of what she had to say:

"If you are a bride who has received your wedding album you have likely worked with Katie at KruBooks. She is my album designer who has been amazing this year in designing all of my wedding albums. Her work shows her passion for her job, plus, she is amazing to work with."

Thanks for the kind words, Brooke! The feeling is definitely mutual :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Baby

This weekend my newest nephew decided to make a surprise arrival - on Halloween! Joelle was scheduled for her c-section on Nov 3, but this little guy just couldn't wait to join the fun. Brent and I are bummed we couldn't be there for the big day, but we are so thankful to get these pictures from the rest of the family. Welcome Kru William Turner!

Kru was an incredible 10 pounds, 14 ounces! Here he is with the proud parents:

And his two precious sisters:

Congratulations, Joelle and David! We can't wait to meet you, Kru!