Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Official Announcement

I could not love how Kane's birth announcement turned out more!  This was the first time that I took the photo myself, which had me a little nervous because newborns are not easy to photograph.  Firstly, they must be asleep.  Because they have crazy eyes, and hands moving all over the place with no purpose.  And then their skin tone can be so hard to get right in editing.  Sometimes they are purple, or red, or yellow if jaundice is involved.  So, I'm super proud of myself for the photo alone.

And then the template!  I had waaaay too much fun playing around on Shutterfly's website.  Initially, I had wanted to do a multiple photo template, but after sorting through different images, I found myself drawn to the simplicity and cleanness of a single photo more.  And then the foil is always the perfect touch to finish off any of their cards!  You can find the specific design I used here.  After personalizing the announcement, I added our return address to the envelope to make life easier on me.  Love that option as well!

I simply love how it came together.  I added a little silver glitter washi tape to the back of the envelopes which tied in the silver foil perfectly.  I wish I could have sent an announcement to literally everyone I know, but unfortunately I can only lick so many envelopes!  And because it's always hard to choose just one photo, here's a few that I still love but that didn't make the cut!

I received product in exchange for this post, 
but all photos of the adorable baby and witty banter are my own!


  1. Eeee!! These turned out beautifully!! I usually like multiple pictures too but for babies the single focus is perfection. S-t-i-l-l narrowing down a layout myself, its hard when theres so many great ones on Shutterfly!

  2. He is just so precious! The birth announcements are perfect!

  3. Love it, SUPER great photo!! The simple and clean look is just right. Plus Kane's super-hero arms/'stance' makes it extra perfect. ;)
    It's crazy how much he's already changed..!!

  4. Oh Laura, your announcement is so beautiful. Congratulations! If you lived closer, I would hire you to take portraits of our family. You are so talented.

  5. I love the announcements and his name. So cute!!!!

  6. I loved getting one in the mail and hung it proudly!! Sweet baby Kane!

  7. The announcement is beautiful and the photo is perfect! You did a great job.


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