Using Photographs in Custom-Designed Work

Guest post by Terran Bayer, Owner of Westway Studio Graphic Design & Photography

As more and more people want to stand out and make a statement of individuality, custom designs for wedding invitations, save-the-dates, thank-you notes, and birth announcements are becoming more popular. One of my favorite ways to design a completely personalized, one-of-a-kind product is to use your professional photographs.

First, I’d like to share my wedding invitation with you. I custom-designed it rather than picking a design out of a book; we wanted something that no other couple on earth had. We decided on a non-traditional design that reflected our laid-back yet modern style. I used our wedding colors and favorite engagement photograph (from our session with Joann) on the invitation because I felt it added an extra-personal touch.

Birth announcements are another great item to have custom-designed. I know, I know, including a photo of the new baby isn’t anything new… But having an announcement designed specifically for your little bundle of love is. With an increase in unusual baby names, it’s not surprising that an increased number of parents also want their baby’s birth announcement to tell the world their baby is unlike any other! For the birth announcement below, Savannah’s parents sent me their favorite photo of their little girl and I was able to create a one-of-a-kind design for them.

The creative ways you can integrate your professional photographs into your save-the-dates, invitations, thank-you cards, and birth announcements truly are endless. Please visit Westway Studio for more custom design examples and to get more information on having a piece created just for you.