Erin is a talented, fun + super sweet woman from Cincinnati with a great eye for design. She does custom monograms and stationary work. Erin also has a growing set of very reasonably priced standard monograms. Erin was nice enough to answer some questions so you can get to know her better! Enjoy...
How did you get started?
My own wedding! I had such an incredible time designing my stationery for my own wedding (and so many compliments from my guests), that I wanted to continue being involved in the wedding planning process. I love that I get to “be a guest” at many other beautiful events.
In five words or less, describe your style
Classic, yet modern
In three words or less describe your personality
Fiery, loyal, and funny
What inspires you?
My husband and my mom are a huge part of what inspires me. My mom's motto of "never give up" resonates in my head daily. It keeps me moving, even when I am frustrated. My husband and daughter are curious, entertaining people, and I always feel more creative around them.
Where is your favorite location to find inspiration?
My grandfather is in textiles, and I have to say that I love looking at fabric.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love how much the people behind my favorite blogs and companies care about their clients. I have a deep-seated conviction that the caring and personal involvement is what makes their writing, products and services remarkable.
If you could have lunch with anyone who would it be?
My grandmother - I miss her dearly, and would love to sit down and enjoy her spaghetti and meatballs with her.
If you had three wishes what would they be?
Take care of everything for my family, go to Italy, and be a fantastic photographer!
If you had to pick a theme song, what would it be?
I think this is an even harder question then what is your favorite movie. Music has been a part of my life since I started playing the violin at age 3. My theme song has definitely changed over time. I think it would be different in each stage of my life! Right now, I would have to say All You Need is Love by the Beatles.
Skyline Chili or Gold Star Chili?
Without a doubt, Skyline
Erin included some of her favorite work below. Be sure to check out her blog + website for even more great design.
So excited to share this vendor feature with y'all today! The brilliant team at Loft3 photography took a few minutes to answer a some questions and share their favorite photos from recent shoots with us.
Interview + photos below (how cool is the last pic? I mean really...)
1. How did you get started in photography?
Melanie: In high school I had an amazing art teacher, Ben Price. He saw in me more than I saw in myself. He made me promise I’d pursue photo and teach one day. Tweleve years later, from heaven, he’s guided me to teaching art to kindergarteners and owning our own photography business!
Adam: In high school I saw a Richard Avedon exhibit. I was hooked.
2. In five words or less describe your photographic style.
Melanie: Traditional Funk
Adam: BOOM BOOM POW
3. In three words or less describe your personality.
Melanie: Colorful. Crazy. Open minded.
Adam: Chill. Creative. Unique.
4. What inspires you?
Melanie: Color. My husband. And watching anyone do anything they love.
Adam: White space…music…other artists.
5. Favorite location for e-pics? Weddings? Receptions?
Melanie: Anywhere that has texture, color and natural light.
Adam: I don’t really have a favorite…I like to switch it up.
6. What do you love most about what you do?
Melanie: Regardless of the shoot, we are sharing in some of the happiest moments in peoples lives! Also, we are our own bosses and we don’t have to split the checks. (except with the government!)
Adam: It doesn’t feel like I’m working.
7. If you could photograph anyone who would It be?
Melanie: This question is ridiculously hard. How about any famous, beautiful girl with unlimited wardrobe and makeup!
Adam: The Rat Pack
8. Three wishes, what would they be?
Melanie: 1. Money doesn’t exist. 2. Turn all the negativity in the world into positivity! 3. Meet both of my grandpas.
Adam: 1. For my Chihuahua lilo to live as long as I do. 2. Cure for cancer 3. To have the power to make anyone do whatever I want. Muauauahaha.
9. Your theme song?
Melanie: ‘Three Little Birds” Bob Marley
Adam: Peter Bjorn & John – nothing to worry about
10. Skyline or Goldstar?
Melanie: Goldstar, duh. We’re tight with the owners. Lol (they are one of our clients)
Stephanie and Luke's wedding at Ault park was one of my favorites last summer. It was a quick engagement with not a lot of frills and fuss. They just wanted to be married and have a great party. That it definitely was! They are an amazingly gorgeous couple, and I can't help but think of them everytime I hear Jason Mraz sing "I'm Yours". Wishing you as much happiness in the second year as the first!
my first photobooth shots of the night with Reagan from StudioZ films, April from Bluebird Photography and Erin of Lucky Me! Can you tell we were still trying to figure it all out in the first photo?
Later I had to drag in Matt + Dan from Lifetime Films. Love working with these guys. So much fun.
Towards the end of the evening, I finally connected with one of my favorite flower gurus, Katie Elfers. She provided the flowers for the event and sent everyone home with some beautiful creations. I mean, how cute is she? Love you Katie.
Happy 2nd anniversary!!!!
Check out Lindsey + Phil's client page for more amazing photography by Sutography.
Happy anniversary Heather + Michael!
I've yet to meet the groom-to-be, Theo (he's in D.C.) but I have to say - they are one good looking couple. Love these images taken by White Photography at the Robinson family home in Indian Hill. For more from their session take a look at the White Photography blog.