Category : Planning Resources

Premium Album Leather Cover Samples

February 11th, 2014 : Planning Resources

We have two incredible companies that we partner with to supply the highest quality premium leather albums.  These companies offer a variety of leather, suede and creative covers the meet your delight whether you want a classic look or something on the funky side (silks and fabric, metallics, deep texture or vegan).  On the inside, they boast thick, lay flat photographic prints mounted with minimal or creased middle seams so the panoramic images we design with lay flawlessly.  The bigger the book the more of a statement your artwork and wedding experience will take!

Cover Choices:

1) Black River Imaging (Leather Covers and Canvas)

2) Finao (Leather Covers and Vegan (Non-Leather) Covers)

* Cover choices subject to change without notice.  Swatches are not exact because of varied monitor calibrations, contact the studio for exact physical samples if needed.  Finao has an iPad app, Finao Designer, ($0.99) to play with different covers if you want to see what your album will look like with cover choice, accents, cutouts and more.  Finao ‘The Nines and Zumanity’ cover choices are upgraded cover choices, separate fees apply).  Turnaround time (after design approval) is 2-3 weeks for Black River Imaging and 4-6 weeks for Finao.

Album Sample Images:

Finao; Love Junky with Single Cutout

Finao; Black Truffle Cover with Rothschild Accent


Finao; Bomber Jacket Cover

Hurricane Cover (Finao; Upgraded Cover)


Premium Album Canvas Cover Samples

February 10th, 2014 : Planning Resources

We are delighted to announce our beautiful canvas cover premium albums now available for your wedding, engagement or other portrait albums!  These are impeccable quality and designed with a panoramic image cover that wraps around the front, spine and back of the album.  The inside lay flat images boasts archival, photographic prints mounted with beautiful color.  Contact us if you’d like to see a sample in our studio!











Wedding Hanger Giveaway and #3 Top Tip For Wedding Planning

October 1st, 2012 : Planning Resources

When Travis emailed me about a giveaway they were offering, I jumped at the opportunity because this is one of our major top 5 tips for photo planning for your wedding.  When we are scheduling your pre-consult a month before your wedding, we send out an email with top tips to aid in us getting fabulous images.  One of those items is to have a classy hangar on hand for us to photograph your dress.  We went years taking stunning images of your most beautiful dress…on a plastic hangar – yuck!  Finally, we said enough and educated our clients on the benefits of this small little detail.

Travis’s company,, offers custom hangers in a variety of colors (cherry wood, maple, white, black, and options for text – bride, maid of honor, etc).  You can easily have the hanger say, ‘bride’ or even add your new name as our last clients did, ‘Mrs. Broussard.’

Did I mention they are offering a GIVEAWAY for a free hanger of your choice?

We’ll make it easy on you to enter:

1) Leave a comment below with your name, email and why you want one (either for yourself or a friend, bridesmaid, etc)
2) Like our Facebook page at
3) The winner will be chosen on Monday, October 15 at 12 NOON via our blog.

Feel free to share with your friends!


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{Artist Series} by Byron Roe Photography: Before + After Texture Examples

June 16th, 2011 : Planning Resources

Continually working on our creativity as artists has allowed us to begin creating these special pieces we are excited to now call our {Artist Series}.  We’ve had a bunch of questions and cheers for our new {Artist Series} images and couldn’t be happier with the response!  {Artist Series} images are a handful (3 -10) selected images of our favorites from your engagement session or wedding day.  These portraits are a great addition to the wall art in your home and are perfect for canvas and metallic prints.  These {artist series} photographs are only available as 11 x 14 images or larger as they’re meant to stand out individually and have select textures to represent the art’s uniqueness.  Each image is retouched individually and customized in photograph editing software.

To show you what we’re up to, below are some before/after images.   Enjoy!

All the best,

B + W
































Portland Gallery Showcase at Champagne Events/Metallic Wall Art Prints

February 15th, 2011 : Planning Resources

We were recently invited to showcase our work at the grand opening of the new space for Champagne Wedding & Event Coordination in the Pearl, downtown Portland, Oregon.  They have this cute, modern new client meeting space and needed some art work to decorate their walls.  The work wall and showcase will include a list of invited vendors and rotate on a monthly basis.  Also, we chose to highlight our new metallic wall art prints mounted on 1 1/2″ black standouts.  The pieces displayed range from 10 x 20, 20 x 20, 16 x 24 and 20 x 30.

Congratulations to Champagne!  And if you’re up in Portland for the month of February and want to check out the gallery or their new space, their address is: 1323 Northwest 16th Avenue, Suite 1002 (click on link for Google Maps).


B + W

Metallic Wall Art Print Samples

Champagne’s New Space

The Benefits of a Wedding Event Coordinator From A Photographer’s Perspective

February 4th, 2011 : Planning Resources

We always breath easy when a wedding couple has chosen to hire an event coordinator.  We kinda jump up and down and do a happy dance.  Why you ask?  Because coordinators rock, they keep the timeline flow fabulously and the hiccups to a minimum (and invisible to the bride).  In essence, they make our jobs easier –  it’s like knowing someone’s got your back.


Mint Event Coordination & Design

Recently, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Mint Event Coordination & Design, and the two lovely ladies, Kerry and Sara, to discuss the flow of photography inside of working with an event coordinator.  Below, they shed great insight to how their services dovetail into making fabulous pictures (among much more).

“Having a talented photographer is one of the best investments a bride can make in capturing the details and emotion of the day. As a client, the last thing you want to do is pull the photographer’s focus away from behind the lens to manage the event timeline. Ideally, you want the professionals that you hire to be able to put full attention into their area of expertise. You’ll be thrilled with the results!”  – Kerry and Sara

Some of the benefits include:

  • Helping design details to encapsulate your story into the wedding day
    (that always creates great pictures and tells your story!)
  • Making sure all the vendors know the timeline/itinerary for the day
    (so we can take photos of details when we need to and it doesn’t overlap with other major wedding day events!)
  • Being the main point of contact for vendors, so the bride can focus on the moment
    (if there’s a concern…let’s say Aunt Jane is missing…we have our on-site problem solver!)
  • Help gather family members for the formal portraits
    (“Kerry, where’s Aunt Jane?” – this helps the photography flow more efficiently and quickly!)
  • If the ceremony and reception locations are the same, coordinators facilitate a FAST flip
    (this helps us photograph the reception atmosphere, experience and details prior to everyone being in the room and ON TIME!)
  • Giving us insider information on the timing of the food to the completion of the portraits
    (if the kitchen is running early, late, on-time and we need to adjust the timeline for any reason)
  • Help couples on budgeting for the big picture and identify important items for their day
    (which helps us create initial dialogue with our couples on what’s important and work within their budget)

Event Coordinators =

  • Less Stress To Planning and Day Of
  • Ability To Be In The Moment
  • Secure A Great Client Experience
  • Ensure Beautiful Details Are Showcased
  • Timeline Reliability

Mint Event Coordination & Design offers several different packages; whether it’s Full Service and all the design/decor is handled, or Day Of, which ensures timeline and vendor seamlessness, you can’t go wrong.

Kerry, Sara – thank you for all that you do!

Plan ON!

B + W