Color Story Blue. February 2017

I joined the Color Story Collaboration project back in June 2015 with the color blue, and I fell in love. Like most projects I started, I only lasted a few months. Back in December though, Meghan Hassold, who started the project in the first place, decided it was time to jump back in. February was fun, but it felt difficult to remain motivated to shoot when the outside temps dipped below freezing. Here is the winter version of blue. Enjoy!

-Jess 02 2017 blue

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{{.Memory Boxes. January 2016.}}

Memory boxes are my sentimental go to gift.

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of a little box full of trinkets and pictures. I have saved many sentimental trinkets and pictures over the years. I love going through them every now and then and seeing all the little pieces that have made up my life so far. This last holiday season, I was going through all the prints that I’ve ordered through the years for various projects, and for scrap books that I haven’t made yet. I realized that I had a lot of extra pictures that were just sitting in boxes on a shelf, so for Christmas I gave a few people ‘memory boxes’.

Memory boxes are little cigar, shoe, or other small boxes that I personalize and fill with pictures, and sometimes trinkets for family, friends, and clients. They can be as simple as a shoebox covered in tissue paper or wrapping paper, and filled with little 2×3” card stock prints. They can be as intricate as a hinged and clasped wooden cigar with prints from my printing company, and some other small trinkets.

One of these was for a VIP client, we’ve done 4 shoots together this year, and hers was the first one I made. I printed 27 of my favorite images from our sessions this year, hand wrote the date, location, and a small caption about who/what/why/etc was in the photo on the back. Her box was a small shoebox with a top covered in silver wrapping paper, and a bottom covered in teal tissue paper.

The other was for a dear friend of mine who had one hell of an ending to the year last year. Her house had a fire, and nothing was salvageable. For hers, I gathered old snapshots from the last 15 years of our friendship, and printed a few new ones from our ladies day at the beach. I also added some sand from the beach in a little bottle I found at the craft store, and some scrapbook post cards, as well as a small framed picture of her & her hubby during their first dance as a married couple. All this went into a hinged cigar box that I painted and personalized for her.

If you’d like to chat about a memory box today, please e-mail jess@truelifepics.com or call Jess at (774)482-0339 today to schedule a consultation. We can discuss box and photograph options, and create a one of a kind heirloom to pass down for generations.

Memory Shoebox

Memory Shoebox – Printed Photographs – Client Gifts – True Life Photography of MA – This simple memory box is made from a shoebox and contains (27) 2×3″ card stock prints.

memory box - greenwood

Memory Cigar Box – Printed Photographs – Client Gifts – True Life Photography of MA – This wooden memory box is made of a hinged cigar box, over 80 prints, and has a handful of trinkets in it.

 

To see more, visit: http://www.truelifepics.com/MadebyJess/Memory-Boxes/