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New business cards

Since debuting my new logo (designed by Brooke of Claremont Road and Curious and Company) a few months ago, I’ve been handing people outdated business cards. I just hadn’t had a chance to get new ones made up!

I had initially wanted to get letterpress cards, but have you checked out the price of letterpress lately? With my logo, which is hand-drawn, I’d need to get custom places made and that is expensive. I’d rather put my cash into gear at this point. 😉 Instead, I purchased some custom rubber stamps from

They turned out great! The handle on the biggest stamp is cool, but if I could do it over again, I wouldn’t pay the extra $3 for it. I tend to hold the stamps by their edges anyway.

Fortunately, I already had a light green ink pad. The only other thing I needed to buy were the cards themselves. I decided on thick, 220-weight Crane Lettra for the cards, and purchased them from a local letterpress shop, Igloo Letterpress, so I wouldn’t have to buy a full pack of paper. You can’t really tell from the photo below, but they’re so lovely to hold! I was a little worried that the thickness of the paper would cause the ink to bleed, but it actually takes the ink very well.

Next time you see me, don’t hesitate to ask for my card. I’ll hand one over gladly!

Making up these cards is a part of the work I’ve been putting in lately to get my packaging squared away so I can deliver my brides their wedding images in style. I’ll show you the rest before I send out my first wedding of the season.

Jenna Cole - This makes me want to buy more stamps! I have one tiny one. Although I’ll always have someone print up my cards because I would stress about stamping them straight. Did you think that the stamps were applied straight on the wood? The one I ordered is a bit crooked and it makes me crazy when I stamp it and my wig is tilting to one side. I think I’ll use next time if you liked them.July 8, 2010 – 1:18 pm

Lisa - I thought mine were pretty straight. I haven’t been stressing too much about making sure they’re exactly straight on the cards, though. I take a little time to line them up and then just plunk ’em down. :)July 8, 2010 – 2:09 pm

Loving life

I’m super busy today, but I just wanted to stop in to bring you a teaser pic from my first wedding of the season. I had weddings to shoot three weekends out of four this month, but next month is a lot slower, so expect more blog posts soon!

P.S. If you’re anxious for more photo goodness, check out Lisa Rice Photography on Facebook. I tend to upload there first.

Carlee - Love it! Can’t wait to see the rest!July 6, 2010 – 6:53 am

Baby Audrey | Family | Newborn

Really struggling with the words for this post …

Because if I started talking about how much I love babies, especially little baby girls like Audrey …
And what it’s like to see her daddy hold her and rock her …
I would have a hard time NOT badgering my husband when I get home tonight.
I admit it. I have the baby fever. BAD. And my darling Lin (who loves babies as much as I do, don’t mistake), then has to put up with me whining about how much I want one, in spite of knowing that now is just not the right time for us.

But that doesn’t stop me from wishing …

And dreaming …

And cooing …

And just generally longing for one. *sigh*

For more coo-worthy baby goodness, check out Audrey’s slide show here!

melinda (lamb) - So adorable Lisa! Love the new family glow!June 17, 2010 – 10:39 am

Kristin ~ Bien Living Design - I seriously need to STOP looking at pictures of babies!! Adorable!June 17, 2010 – 10:43 am

Mary Cyrus - I’m right there with ya’. I so shouldn’t have a kid for 5+ years, but god, I’m jonesing to make one. Adorable photos. :)June 18, 2010 – 1:05 am

Lizzie + Casey | Love

What can I say about Lizzie and Casey?

They’re just so clearly crazy about each other, and I have a little guess why …
They’re always making each other laugh! Right after I took the photo above, Casey licked Lizzie’s nose!

It was so fun to spend a couple hours with them in Sawyer Park on the river in Cincinnati, listening to the story about how they met (online, when they were still in high school), reconnected much later and fell in love.

I think it’s the joy in the children’s faces as they’re running past that makes me love this picture so much. Definitely a fave!

The picture below could probably fool you, but it was hard to get them to be serious about anything! I even pulled out the trick I learned at Jesh de Rox’s Wedding and Portrait Photographers International conference session on the Beloved movement* — an imagination exercise that made me cry when he demonstrated it — and all I could get out of these two was the giggles.

It’s just who they are.

Want more Lizzie + Casey? Check out their slideshow here.

And check back next spring to see their wedding! They’re my first 2011 couple!

*I’ve been subtly incorporating some of the elements of Beloved into my engagement sessions since I heard Jesh talk about it at WPPI, but have yet to do an entire session in that style. Read more about the Beloved movement here, and see examples of Beloved sessions here. If you’re interested in capturing your love this way, please contact me!

Emily + Kurt | Love | Oxford, Oh.

They’re here! Take a look at Emily and Kurt’s engagement photos. The lighting was perfect, and the couple had some killer smiles.

I love the green of Ohio springs. It’s been so nice to be able to shoot outside without a heavy jacket.

Our original plan had been to shoot at an airplane hangar because Kurt is a pilot and they met when Emily was a flight attendant. But you know what? I’m not disappointed one bit.

This is pure bliss.

To see Emily + Kurt’s slideshow, click here.

January Newbanks - Very sweet, Lisa. Lovely job :).June 2, 2010 – 4:04 pm

Nicole - Great session – I especially love the last one.June 2, 2010 – 8:44 pm

Nicole - Great session. I especially like the last one.June 2, 2010 – 8:45 pm

amanda bunner - Emily! I accidently ran across these looking at someone else’s pics. These turned out great. You look amazing!June 12, 2010 – 2:58 pm

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