2009 custom holiday cards series 4: pattern


Check out the last in our series of custom holiday card designs for 2009: bold, geometric black patterns paired with an accent color to add a bright pop to your holidays!

Missed the other sets?

Thank you, emilie inc. designer Christina, for your very hard work on these!

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Each 5x7 card is printed on matte card stock and includes a white envelope. The designs below are customized with your favorite photo(s) as well as your names and the year. Cards are sold in sets of 25 for $60 for flat or $70 for folded designs.

Please place your order before December 5th to ensure delivery before Christmas.

Starting Monday, emilie inc wedding and portrait clients may place their holiday card orders (including portraits from my Pink Initiative tour that include a card credit). Email me the design you would like, the image number(s) from your Pictage gallery, the quantity of cards to order and your shipping address. I will email you an invoice which you may pay via PayPal or personal check.

Starting Monday, November 9th, photographers may purchase each set of cards as layered PSD files to further customize and offer to your own clients over at emilieink.com!

* Luke, Ben and Sophia in Maine


Susan Whiting gets it. Last year when I arrived at her house to photograph her three children, she had an itinerary of activities to tackle while I snapped away. It was December then, and we bundled up to decorate a tree outside with peanut butter and birdseed. Inside, we made a gingerbread house, jammed out in the basement, and played the piano. You know, everyday stuff. A slice of life.

So I was excited to return to Susan's home this fall for another activity-based portrait session. This time centered around gardening, tending to the family's new chickens and the change of seasons. It was casual and simple, and Susan left me to interact with the children and capture their true spirit without hovering. This doesn't work for every family, mind you, but two of Susan's three children aren't the biggest fan of the camera, so my blending in for a no-pressure session is what works best.

Great to see you all, and thanks for supporting Pink Initiative!

* cousins in Hollis, NH


This is the fifth fall I have photographed Hollis, and now her little brother Owen and cousins Sienna and Quinn. I grew up with Devon and her brother Cameron and look forward to seeing them each fall to catch up on the year that has passed and capture their little ones' growth. We met in Hollis, New Hampshire for a shared session to raise money for Pink Initiative.

Below are four images from the four previous years of photographing Hollis and Owen.

And here are the little cuties now!

The cousins.

Cousin Sienna, giving me her "serious face."

With sister Quinn, perched on pumpkins.

2009 custom holiday cards series 3: flourish


Our third week of custom emilie ink holiday cards feature sophisticated flourishes including folded and flat variations. Love these! Next week we'll reveal the final set and then the cards will be available to order! Photographers, you can get in on these amazing designs, too. Sets will be available for purchase as layered PSD files to further customize for your own clients!

Missed the other sets?

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published: Pictage Inspiration book


Serving more than 8,000 professional photographers nationwide, Pictage is the photographer's complete, one-stop partner for online viewing, selling, and printing professional images. I have been a member since 2003, posting all of the weddings and portraits I photograph online with Pictage for easy browsing, sharing and ordering (and, oh yea, that little side matchmaking perk! If you didn't know, I met my husband J through Pictage! He was an early Pictage employee and my account rep for several years before we met in person nearly four years ago at the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International- WPPI- in Las Vegas). It is a great honor to be included in Pictage's just-released Inspiration book featuring 20 of their top photographers from around the country.

To my surprise there was an unfortunate design error. One of my favorite horizontal images was split into two small verticals and separated in the layout. Oh, well. I think I'll volunteer to be their photo editor on their second edition! Still very excited to have been included!

The original images:

1. Kate and her father en route to St. Brendan's Chapel in Biddeford Pool, Maine.

2. This was one of my favorite early images taken just after I moved to Maine. Love the blue glow at dusk, the extension cord snaking out the window, the shutters, the cocktail chairs still positioned where guests toasted not long before. Classic seaside Maine in Biddeford Pool.

3. This moment still tugs at my heart to view. Beloved bride Alisa's sweet father sobbed his way down the aisle and when giving away his little girl at the Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

* Baby Troy


Just after Troy was born, I received a Facebook message from high school friend, Brendan, wanting to surprise his wife with a portrait session for her birthday. How sweet! I paired the trip to my hometown of Hollis, New Hampshire, where Brendan still lives, with another session to raise money for Pink Initiative. Check out Brendan's beautiful son Troy, now 6 months, and wife Jennifer. Doesn't this adorable peanut make you want to have a family immediately?!

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