Monday, December 13, 2010

Beth and Carl

I am thrilled to share an album I recently designed for my newest photographer client, Julie Wilhite. Julie, being the incredibly talented artist she is, captured so many gorgeous shots of Beth and Carl's special day. It was nearly impossible to keep the album at 24 pages!

I love when a photographer's style fits perfectly with my design style, their work inspires my creativity, and, hallelujah, they are looking for some album help too. It's absolutely meant to be. I can't wait to team up with Julie on more artistic collaborations!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Allison and Jeff

This multi-colored wedding set a fun and youthful tone for the day. The bride is stunning and obviously enjoying her big day! Every wedding is marked with its own unique vibe - some are somber, some are romantic, some are anxious anticipation, some are intimate - this one was clearly a celebration!

photography by Brooke Schwab

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Meredith and Matt

A beautiful Wildflower Center wedding in Austin, TX. The colors, the nature, the pretty Tiffany blue bridesmaid dresses...I love it all! Congratulations, Meredith and Matt!

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photography by Brooke Schwab

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Baby Shower Album

I was thrilled when one of my newest photographer clients, Liesl Diesel, asked if I could design this baby shower album. First of all, it's always fun to mix it up with something non-wedding. Second of all, this baby shower was to-die-for! I caught one glimpse at the facebook album and was already swooning. Everything Liesl captures is beautiful - I could stare at the gorgeous images on her site all day! I was thrilled to find out there would be an opportunity to work together. It doesn't hurt to have a lovely venue and stunning parents-to-be as well.

photography by Liesl Diesel

Monday, November 8, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards

Can you believe it's that joyous season again? I'm a little behind this time around (I released my 2009 holiday cards on October 16th!), but I'm in the Christmas spirit now! Time to start thinking about sending those warm holiday greetings!

I simplified my offerings this year and just kept my very favorites. I also included a new baby birth announcement/holiday card. Check out my shop to see all the fun options! Here's a sampling of what you'll find...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Julissa and Trey

After our big move three weeks ago, I am finally back in the swing of things! I am so happy to be back to work designing albums and drooling over wedding images. This album was actually completed before we left, but I am just now feeling caught up enough to blog. I loved looking through Julissa and Trey's wedding (photography by Brooke Schwab). It was an all-out glamorous event. Check out the beading on that dress! Of course, you've got to include the guys having fun and showing off their crazy socks. Even in a fancy wedding, boys will be boys!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

KruBooks News

I can't believe I haven't announced this on my KruBooks blog yet, but we have some relocation news! My husband was offered a 20 month assignment in Grand Cayman, and we decided to seize the moment and go for it! When are we moving? MONDAY! We've known about the move for about six months, and I've already contacted my current clients to let them know, but silly me - I forgot to post it on my blog!

Anyway, I love the nature of KruBooks because it really can go anywhere. Since the business is so much file transfer (photographers send me images, I send back finished layouts), it's easy to do from wherever. If someone orders a design, print, and bind album, I will still be able to order from my printing suppliers and have the book shipped to the client. Hopefully you won't even notice much of a change! I am so excited for this new adventure, but want to assure you that I will still be very much on top of things here at KruBooks. You can't get rid of me that easily :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Reduced Albums Prices!

I've just reduced pricing for all bound wedding albums! Prices are lowered on Flush Mount and Coffee Table Albums. Just in time for the holidays! Stop by my site to check out the new pricing (pricing tab is on the right side of the bottom).

I'm also offering some new size options for the Flush Mount albums. Horizontal albums are quickly growing in popularity and becoming a trendy alternative to the standard square sizes. I now have pricing for 9x12 and 11x14 albums on my site. If you are interested in another size, let me know and I'll send you custom pricing. Other common horizontal sizes are 7x10, 8x10 or 10x14.

Happy album ordering!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Lauren and Blair

I'm loving this soft and sweet look. Lauren and Blair are absolutely adorable. Designing their album was such a pleasure. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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photography by Brooke Schwab

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rachel and Chris

This was a very special album for me since it is the first one for my newest clients, Paperlily Photography. Paperlily is based in Atlanta and their work is absolutely amazing! I was so thrilled when they said they were looking for someone to help with album design. When I first saw their site, I just sat and drooled over all the beauty. Let's just say photographers Brooke and Christy know what they are doing :)

This album is a real wedding that will be used as a studio sample. I'm sure they'll book a million weddings after showcasing this one!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

I love this time of year. There's the sweetest mix of embracing the end of summer and just starting to feel hints of fall. Absolute perfection. We celebrated the Labor Day holiday with enthusiasm - the fun including a good old fashioned church festival and family tailgating party.

The tailgating rules? Wear a team shirt and eat lots of junk food. Can't beat that.

Here's the day's menu:

1. Hamburgers and Dogs @ The Blue (sort of) 2000 Toyota Corolla
2. Birthday Cake @ The Tan 2005 Hyundai Elantra
3. Chicken Wings @ gold Toyota Matrix
4. Cheese Quesadillas @ Red Kia Sportage
5. Skyline Chili Dip @ MawMaw's Mazda remix
6. Nachos and Cheese @ Isuzu Rodeo
7. SHAAAAASTA @ The Wonderful White Van
8. Cowboy Beans and Deviled Eggs @ The Navy Mom's Vehicle
9. Mac and cheese --@ The Old Buick
10. Walking Tacos @ Dark Blue VW Beater
12. Cracker-Jacks @ the Blue Dodge Van
13. Cookies @ White Chevy Cavalier

That Bongey family sure does know how to have fun.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Audra and Paul

Well la de da. One year and four months into this blog and I'm finally reaching my 100th post. Good thing I just completed an album worthy of this milestone!

Audra and Paul - June 26, 2010

photography by Brooke Schwab

Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer Staycation

Brent and I had some vacation days to burn, so we decided to enjoy the last few days of summer with a little "staycation." It was great - plenty of pool time, eating out, and relaxing with friends and family. We took a day trip back to Madison, IN (where we celebrated our October birthdays last year) to visit the shops and wineries. And we even pulled off our first yard sale. It was a wonderful, happy week, but now it's back to work! Only 3 weeks till our Myrtle Beach vacation with Brent's family!

The Downtowner in Madison, IN

Blue Bell ice cream

Organizing and tagging for the yard sale. Of course this task required wine.

Our nephews, Jack and Noah. I can't get enough of these boys!