Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sneak Peek: Derek & Katie got married!

After taking Derek & Katie's engagement photos last October, I couldn't believe it was already time for their wedding! They were married at the beautiful Water Street Inn in Stillwater, MN. It may have been rainy, but there were amazing opportunities for photos inside the inn and Katie and Derek even braved the outdoors - before it had dried out! Their ceremony was emotional and, adorably, Katie couldn't stop telling everyone she was married afterward.

Katie & Derek - your ceremony and reception were beautiful! Thank you for letting Paul & I be a part of your day. I hope you're having a great time in Vegas!


Katie



Derek & Katie



Derek & Katie



The Ceremony



The Reception


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Friday, May 14, 2010

Sitting on the Hard Drive

Ah, the good ol' days... does anyone remember back in the day? (which, coincidentally, was a Wednesday -thank you Dane Cook) Back when there were these weird canisters and you had to put them inside your camera? And the back of your camera was empty...and you couldn't even see your pictures right away! You had to drop the film off at the store and go back later to pick up prints. Wow, that was a long time ago...

Now everyone has a digital camera. In some ways, it's great. But where do our photos end up now? Precious memories, locked away on a hard drive. Seriously, how often do you print photos? And of the ones you print, how many do you proudly display for your visitors' (and your own) pleasure? I walk through my house and I can't believe how many of my walls are empty. We finally ordered a special one from our last cruise and I can't help but stare at it whenever I'm in the room. What were we thinking, leaving that wall "blank"??

There are so many options! You can get regular old 4x6 prints...great for looking at & sharing, not so great for displaying. I love big prints. Big, beautiful, leave-you-breathless. Even an 8x10 looks great framed on the wall - with or without a mat. (I apologize for the quality of these snapshots!)



Framed no mat




Frame with mat


My print lab, Bay Photo, also offers some really cool options. One is MetalPrints - a print that is actually printed directly on metal! Not only do they look really neat, you can also put them outside because they're weatherproof.



Metal Print 1




Metal Print 2


Now, the SPECIAL print we got...also from Bay Photo, but a ThinWrap. This photo is printed on canvas (which is also offered rolled or on a regular wooden frame) and wrapped around a thin frame. We have it on mounting blocks so it stands out a bit from the wall. I love it!



Thin Wrap 1




Thin Wrap 2


So really...I urge you to print your pictures. Put them up on the wall. Print them at home. Take them to Target or Walgreens. Whatever it takes - show off your memories!

P.S. I also strongly suggest you become a fan of - I mean like - K. Krasin Photography on Facebook!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Photography helps people

Last time I posted, I talked about The Littlest Heroes Project. Although this photography organization is one that I am a part of now, there are a few other great ones that I would love to be a part of in the future. The short list...
  • Wish Upon A Wedding provides weddings across the US for individuals facing life-threatening illness. (Not just photography, but tons of services)
  • Operation: Love ReUnited (TM) offers special sessions with a patriotic edge during their enlistment, focusing on deployments–before and more importantly, after, at their reunion when the deployment has terminated and the soldier is safely home–usually in an airport. (This one hits a little close to home!)
  • Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is an organization I'd love to be a part of, but I'm not sure that I could do it. The NILMDTS mission statement is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the gift of professional portraiture. With a network of more than 7,000 volunteer photographers in the United States and 25 countries, NILMDTS is hugely successful and helps aid parents' healing and honor their child.
And there you have it - learn more at each organization's website & consider donating to their great causes!