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::a dress to remember::

It’s been such a solid week of editing, working on new project ideas, finishing up unpacking, starting a new job, and lots of other craziness that I almost forgot to blog something special! At the beginning of the summer I posted about sharon’s dress.  When Sharon got married last year, she wore the very same dress her mother wore in 1968.  Sharon had it updated and added a few finishing touches but it still had the same elegance and delicate beauty as when her Mom wore it.

For the project, Sharon and I met for a brief photoshoot. We took a few pictures of her in the dress, I took a few detail shots of the dress, and then I went to work, scanning in the photograph of her parents from their wedding day, editing the pictures from our shoot, and scanning and touching up a journal entry Sharon received from her mother that talked about the dress. I combined all of these elements into one large piece that Sharon had printed and will hang in her home and is also giving as a gift to her mother.

If you have any ideas for some digital collage work, please contact me.  All of the pieces I do are a combined effort with you to ensure your memories are displayed exactly as you want them.  I’m willing to do an entire book (like the one I did for my Grandparents which I’ll be sharing with you in another post), a collection of pieces, or just one piece you can share like I did for Sharon. Old letters, documents, photographs, or even raw materials (think a lace handkerchief of your great great grandmothers) can be combined to create these unique pieces.

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::intro to a dress to remember::

After seeing my work with my family history collages and book ideas, S contacted me a few weeks ago about doing a project to highlight and remember an important part of her wedding day.  She wore her Mother’s wedding dress and wanted to showcase the meaning this held for her as a bride.  I asked S what ‘materials’ we could work with and we have three elements I’m going to combine into a large family history piece for her- an old photograph of her Mother on her wedding day in the dress (1968), a journal entry her Mother hand wrote about the dress for her, and then this morning S and I went out a did a  mini photo shoot of her in the dress so we can combine a photograph or two of her! Here’s a few pieces to give you and idea of what I am going to be putting together for S…

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