Monday, December 28, 2009

Tami's New Set

Well, we survived Christmas! I'm not quite sure how. We spent four days and visited with nearly 100 family members on two sides. Whew! Now it's back to business, although the kids are all on break until January 4. Wish me luck :)

We finished this up right before Christmas. It's Tami's new set. I love the rich colors in this one. Tami was super sweet to work with. I'm so excited for her!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend!

I love starting off a Monday with a new post. It makes me feel very on top of things … even if I'm playing major catch up. I can't believe I need to have all of my Christmas presents/goodies organized in 9 days.

I've been working with Kristen, of Kristen Lea Photography, on her new logo and set. It's a very clean, fresh and simple design. I love the purples and the pop of lime! We did her main logo and then a coordinating accent piece that she can include in her blog or use as a watermark. Did you notice the diamonds incorporated into her set? Kind of fun when your name is actually Kristen Diamond :) My pleasure Kristen … you've been a sweetheart to work with!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Jen's Custom Set

I just wrapped up Jen's custom set. She was looking for something with greens, a bit of pink, modern and classy with a bit of whimsy. I know that sounds like a mouthful, but that's what we came up with! We started off with her logo and finished up with this set full of greens, limes, pink and polka dots. We also developed the smaller "jb" to use as a stamp or watermark. It's incorporated as a design element in her set. Great working with you Jen!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Holiday Season …

Someone help me out here. Is it REALLY December tomorrow? Who OK'd that?? I'd like to skip back to Halloween, please. Where did time go? Let's see … quite a few logos, lots of custom marketing sets, holiday cards, custom albums (don't tell my mom and dad!), and Christmas pictures. I still have a LOT to do.

I'm wrapping up a few sets early this week and will be posting lots goodies soon. In the meantime, I thought I'd share my holiday card. It's got a back as well, but there needs to be some surprise, right? What else?? I braved Black Friday shopping. My sister and I actually started at 11pm and finished up about 7am. That was quite an experience. My family seems to be having a very "electronic" Christmas this year. I haven't decided if that's cool or not. What is your family getting for Christmas?

Friday, November 20, 2009

La La La La Lemon

This song has been running through my head ever since I've been working on Mary's set. This used to be one of my FAVORITES when I was a little girl! The Barenaked Ladies have a cooler version, but you can't beat Bert and Ernie … yes … I am a product of the '70s.

Moving on … it was great working with Mary on her new set. We started off by reworking her logo and then added lots of sunshine to her set. I love these bright colors! Lots of goodies in here, including a bookmark that doubles as an offer card. Sure to catch your attention. Good luck Miss Mary!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Leia's Set POPS!

I love the color ruby and I think poppies are such beautiful flowers. Maybe it stems from my childhood love of all things Wizard of Oz. Whatever the case, I love the reds and lights greens in Leia's new custom marketing set.

Every time I do a new set or logo, I catch myself saying, "this is my favorite set yet!". I'm starting to realize it's similar to my relationship with my children … you're ALL my favorites! I love how each set fits with each photographer's personality. So much fun! Good luck Leia … who coincidentally is from the land of Oz :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lovin' Lori's New Set

I'm LOVIN' Lori's new set! We started with her logo … she was looking for something bright, fun and fashionable. Lori has so many great newborn shots. It was fun to coordinate her set while thinking of the little ones and their cute hats! You might recognize the image on her business card (little girl in pink knit hat). Lori won the Amazing Image contest over at the Savvy Photographer with that shot! Congrats Lori … wishing you much success!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Just the Kiddos …

It was a Happy (yet chilly) Halloween!! Off to figure out what to do with a TON of candy. Bless her heart … Lucy asked someone for an apple :) Lots of new previews to come this week!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Teresa's Custom Set

I'm in LOVE with Teresa's new marketing set! She wanted something clean and airy. Her logo has bolder colors. We needed to create something that would work with the softness of newborns and also the popped color of sweet girls in pettiskirts. I've really enjoyed working with her. If you're in the Tampa/Clearwater area, check her out! We also added a few new products … order forms, print care instructions, copyright information and digital negative holders. If you're looking to do a marketing set, these are now available.

Thanks Teresa! I wish you much success!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Holiday Template Sale!

You still have time to get those holiday templates for your clients! Now through October 31, all holiday templates are available for $30 … regularly $60 … AWESOME deal! Please email if interested (

Simple Holiday Season

Classy Christmas

May Your Days Be Merry

Friday, October 16, 2009

If you were a MadiMoo, you'd have ALL of this too!

Yes … it's the October collection. Four two-sided cards, four storyboards and two 20-page albums. Enjoy! Interested? Email me:

Lots of exciting custom work to show you next week. A few logos, Kym's rocking new senior set and Teresa's bright, yet subtle new marketing kit.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eras Photography Custom Set

This week I'll be unveiling a few of the custom marketing sets I've been working on. This one belongs to Amanda of Eras Photography. Amanda came to me with her logo and a feel for where she wanted to go. I love how the soft browns and purples compliment each other in this design. Hooray Amanda! So happy for you :)

In other major news … tomorrow marks the 19th anniversary of my first date with my husband. Isn't it romantic that we both remember?? I'm also sneaking out Friday afternoon with my kids. We're heading to the pumpkin patch and going apple picking. This will be the first time in nearly 12 years that I won't have to take a diaper bag. That is a very. big. deal!

Also, if you signed up for the holiday drawing (won by Melinda), I promised I'd send the card you commented on. I've got these ready to go. I feel like I'm stalking my own blog b/c I had to try to figure out how to email each and every one of you. If you've got your blog marked to private or have no other contact info, I apologize … I can't send. If you want to email me, that would be most helpful!

More to come …

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Watch Them Grow!

Whew! By the time I design this card, post over at PinkInk Studios and in my Etsy shop, tweet and blog about it, I can't feel my arm! Great new card … watch them grow through the years! Can't type anymore … working on logos and marketing kits and seriously … if I can't move my arm, I can't make dinner … hmmm!! Go check it out!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Unplugged …

It wasn't for an entire day, but it was MOST of the day and it was GREAT! Yesterday I was able to sneak out and accompany Sam on his Pre-K field trip. We were supposed to "pumpkin patch it", but it rained buckets and we ended up playing in a gym, hitting the library and swimming. Who knew Sam liked basketball so much? It felt wonderful just to give him my undivided attention. With four kids running around and a business in my home, it's not easy to do.

My phone died and I had no access to email. For someone who stays up into all hours of the night and gets up even earlier to keep up, this was a welcome break. I've got lots of marketing kits and special projects and feel refreshed and ready to jump right back in. Here I go!!

PS - Phone is fixed, thanks to my super SMART husband :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

"I Need Templates"

That's what Melinda said and that's exactly what she'll be receiving! Congrats to Melinda of Melinda Tuttle Photography. By random number generator lucky number 13 was the winner. She receives two sets of the holiday templates.

Thank you for all of the comments! Everyone else who made a note of their favorite will receive their favorite template as well. See … everyone wins! It is obvious I have four kids??

I'll get those emailed this week. Hopefully everyone has a link to their email on their blog! Or if you've checked back, feel free to email me at

Have a great week! I'm finishing up lots of custom marketing sets and will have beautiful previews to post. The MadiMoo and LittleLu October pretties are coming out with TWO awesome albums. Hooray!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Branching Out and a New Giveaway!

MadiLu Designs continues to grow, constantly looking for fresh ideas and new opportunities. You'll find us as a new advertiser on The Savvy Photographer. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner, this is a great site for inspiration and ideas. In fact, I was so excited to see that one of my clients recently won one of the photography contests. (More on that to come as soon as we wrap up her awesome logo and marketing kit)

What else … I submitted my first photo over at I Heart Faces. Check out Baby Jack below. What a cutie! This is a big step because I do not consider myself a photographer but so wanted to share this image. The MadiMoo and LittleLu Clubs continue to grow. October's albums are sure to rock … can't wait to send those out :) MadiLu Designs is also participating in MCP Actions workshop. Confused on how templates work? Take Jodie's online workshop and you'll realize how easy it is … plus you get a TON of rockin' cards and storyboards.

I just saw that there are only 91 days until Christmas. How crazy is that?? Let's do a fun giveaway. Leave a comment on this post about the holiday templates. Which one is your favorite? They each have a letter. I'd love to see what you like the best. Check them out here.

Random drawing for a winner will be held the evening of October 4, 2009. What do you get? One lucky winner will receive TWO sets of the holiday templates. Woo-hoo! Easy enough … just enter :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

i heart faces : blue

I spent yesterday with this guy. Meet Jack. He is the youngest son of my friend, Kristy. Kristy and I have been friends since we were three. My house was her house. Her Barbies were my Barbies. I'm sure at some point I even tried to give her my little sister … she didn't take me up on that.

In April, Kristy lost her mom, Jane, to ovarian cancer. I am sad for my friend … Every. Single. Day. A small part of moving forward is finding great ways to remember or honor her mother. Yesterday we participated in a 5K Run/1 Mile Walk to benefit ovarian cancer research. I shouldn't say we … TeamJane had over 75 people there who love and support their family. We were the largest group there! We identified ourselves w/blue TeamJane shirts. I'd love to show the back of the shirt, but this is my I Heart Faces entry :) Everywhere you looked was a sea of blue. I snapped this of Baby Jack (b/c I have Big Jack). He might be too young to remember his grandma, but I know his mom will do as much as humanly possible to share her story so Jack will know how special she was.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

MadiMoo Savings!

Special pricing for the MadiMoo Club … only $50 for yearly membership. Savings good through 9/25/09. Enjoy a collection of cards, storyboards and albums. Fresh ideas for your clients. Here's a sneak peek at what the other members received in September. Remember, when you join, you get all templates up to date. Membership runs June 1 through May 31 each year. Please email me for more information:

*Senior image courtesy of Portrait Gallery.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nine Nine Oh Nine

What a fun day! Just thought I'd share 9 random things with you. Some are business related, some personal and some just interesting.

1. Today is one of my best friend's wedding anniversary. Wouldn't you like to say you were celebrating 9 years on 9/9/09? Kristy is an awesome friend. We've known each other since we were three. In April, she lost her mother to ovarian cancer. I still cry about it. I cry for my friend and I've realized how fast life goes by. We're running for TeamJane on September 27 in St. Louis. It's a 5K run … I'm not prepared, but I know I can do it … for Kristy, for Jane and for my aunt, another person lost to ovarian cancer.

2. I enjoy reading blogs when I have time. I met Jodie at a NILMDTS meeting. She's such a nice person and I love her writing. It's so real. Check out Fresh Art Photography here. Jodie and Kim are doing amazing things with newborn and family shoots.

3. I LOVE doing custom design work. I'm currently working on custom marketing sets. I enjoy working with each photographer to show their style. Basically everyone has the same job, but the styles and possibilities to express what they are doing are endless. Super fun. I'll be post samples soon so you can see what we've come up with!

4. I had to include a picture with the post. We had family pics when we were on vacation in August. Pam and Lance of Oh Look! Photography were so much fun to work with. Showing off one of our crazy bunch! Thank you Pam :) My mom secretly wanted all of us to wear white and khaki and my sister and I wouldn't participate. Sorry … we don't dress like that in real life. It's beautiful for some … it's just not "us".

5. Many of you commented on or purchased the album I made to celebrate Ava Rosemeyer's birthday. A donation is being made to Paradise Kids in Ava's name. It's not too late to scoop one up if you're interested. If you held a tea party that day, this is the PERFECT album to display those images. One mom emailed me how much she loved it when she was finished putting in her daughter's images. Hooray!!

6. I've been on the Pink Ink design team for almost 7 months. If you're looking for great marketing templates, album pages, overlays, textures and more, head over to Pink Ink. We've kicked off September with new products and posts. Join the forum … it's free and always a great place to get advice. Hats off to Holly for all of her hard work. If you're a senior in St. Louis, check out her work … magnificent!

7. Today I took Sam and Lucy for their "well" check-ups. Always nice to go to the doctor when you aren't sick. We dropped off a ton of books. It's great to have something to read when you're waiting with kids in a 10x10 room. The books are part of Eliza's Library. Eliza is our friend in Utah. Her mom has got to be one of the best mom's ever. Please read more about Eliza's Library and if you have extra new or gently used books, they've LOVE to have them.

8. I have a NINE year old son, Jackson. He is the sweetest. kid. ever. His teacher emailed me the other day how much she enjoyed having him in class. It doesn't take much to persuade me, but that definitely called for an ice cream celebration!

9. Christmas is coming … yikes … I know! Lots of fun holiday templates available. Designs are shown here. What better way to end my Nine Nine Oh Nine post than with a deal? Choose any three templates for … you guessed it … nine dollars. You can email me the letters of the design you like and I'll happily send your direction. Woo hoo! (valid through 9/19/09)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ooh La La …

Vanessa and I just wrapped up a gorgeous marketing set for her studio, Ooh La La Photography. She wanted something to match her logo … something beautiful, something shabby, yet chic. Does this not make you say, "Ooh La La"?? Pleasure working with you, Vanessa. Hoping great things come to you and your photography business.

(Funny story … I have another Vanessa whom I think the world of. This is for Vanessa from the States. Both lovely women … must be the fabulous name!)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Random Bits …

Just a little post to say that we've returned from our family vacation and I'm in the process of getting caught up with everything. It was very, very hard to come home. I believe I'm a beach girl at heart. I also didn't realize how much I needed a vacation. It was wonderful to be able to spend time with the kids and my family, just sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun. My mom also taught me to play Canasta which was a lot of fun once I got the hang of it! We also had beach pics taken … so excited to see those. I rented a wide angle lens and realized I'm much more comfortable with my prime. Besides, I get better exercise. I also noticed that my children rarely look when I take their picture. I may be the queen of the walking away shots.

What's in store for MadiLu Designs? I'm working on new products, don't forget to order your holiday cards, remember that August is a special month for Ava Rosemeyer and you can purchase her Superprincess album with all proceeds going to charity. It's wonderful to see how many lives she's touched. Thank you to all who have participated. There have even been some who have been generous enough to buy for others … I love working with such thoughtful people.

I've got new marketing sets in the works and am working on custom sets. How I love custom marketing sets! I enjoy showing off the unique style of each and every photographer I work with.

I'm finishing up a new website for MadiLu … hoping to make the products more visible and simplify the ordering process. I'll share as soon as that is up. I think that's it … better go start making sure the backpacks are organized for tomorrow … wishing summer would never end.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

For the Superprincess …

It's funny how life will take you on unexpected journeys. I'm a full-time designer, but about a year ago I was involved in a photography workshop that instantly changed me at the core. I was fortunate enough to participate in a workshop taught by Sheye Rosemeyer. Sheye's an amazing, actually more than amazing, natural light photographer. Her keen eye, subtle images and style of processing warm my heart. When her children are adults, they're going to be able to look back and have a wonderful collection of images that truly tell their life's story. How lucky are they?

If you visit Sheye's blog, you're going to read about her Superprincess … Miss Ava. Be prepared to shed many tears. I think everyone who participated in Sheye's workshops feels a personal connection to both Sheye and Ava.

This month (August 22) marks Ava's birthday. To honor the Superprincess, I've created a 5x5 album … all girly … all things pink … perfect for images of your princess. All proceeds from this album will be donated to Paradise Kids in Ava's memory. The album sells for $10 (US) and is made up of 10 pages, fitting WHCC specs. If interested, please send payment to Paypal:

Thank you for celebrating Ava's beautiful journey. Thank you Sheye … for everything.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Christmas Collection

MadiLu Designs Christmas Collections are here! Lots to look at … here are the details:

Any single template available for $6
One set for $25 (5 cards)
Purchase all 3 sets for $60 (total of 15 cards)
Mix and match – any 5 for $25

If you don't want to deal with editing the template, you may email me your image, logo and text. I can place your logo or website on the back of the card if you choose to do so. I will provide you with a proof. Once approved, you'll get the flattened file that you can upload to your lab. The charge for this is $10 per card.

I will also do custom card design (2 sides) for $15. If you want me to handle printing, ordering and shipping, please email me for more information.

All cards are designed for WHCC specs and include both front and back.

Please email me if you are interested:
This will also be on my blog. If you are a MadiMoo or LittleLu member, you'll get an additional 15% off.

Simple Holiday Season

Classy Christmas

May Your Days Be Merry

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas in July at Pink Ink

Check out the Pink Ink Studios Christmas in July Sale this weekend! Several designers are offering their holiday products at 50% off. Other designers have additional items on sale. My Senior Starter Kit and NEW Marketing Kit are also half-off until Monday.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Getting Seniors on Board

I've worked with Sheila for several years. We started off with her logo and branding many moons ago and I'm now the digital artist for her senior and wedding pics. She shoots … I edit and retouch.This year we're trying something different for the senior market. If you're interested in tapping into the senior market, drop me an email and we'll come up with something to grab their attention. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Keep Her in Your Hearts and Prayers

I've got lots of new stuff to show, but instead would like to spread the word to pray for Kate. I don't know her family, but have come across many links asking for prayers. She's a beautiful little girl, same age as my Sam.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Custom Set for Catherine

Here is a new logo and custom marketing kit designed especially for Catherine. Her logo offers a lot of branding opportunities … she can use it as is and also as the "C" alone if she chooses. We also came up with a version of the C with scrolls that makes a great blog signature. You can check out how she uses this on her blog.

Great to work with you Catherine!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Drumroll Please …

Hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy 4th with friends and family!! Ours was a WET one.

Thanks to everyone who left a comment! Since my children were beat and unavailable to participate, I used Randon Number Generator for this one. The lucky winners are …

New Member of the MadiMoo Club
I've enjoyed working with Brandi on the design of her new blog. Great things to come!!

New Member of the LittleLu Club
OMG … so happy for you Trish! We've participated in Sheye's workshops together and have kept in touch through a photography forum. Such a sweetheart w/3 gorgeous kiddos!

If you entered, but did not win, I am offereing the MadiMoo from now (good grief it's 5:30am Monday) through Tuesday, July7 for only $50 (regularly $125). You receive a total of 4 monthly wall, 4 monthly card/announcement and 2 quarterly book designs. Here's a peek at what's in store for July … please email me if interested - kimdrury at gmail dot com

I think that's all for now … check back soon for more tips, templates and other fun goodies!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Independence Celebration - All Kinds of Goodies!

I love this time of summer! The weather is finally hot (OK maybe a little too hot!). It's a great time to celebrate with family and friends, swim, enjoy popsicles with the kids and be outside. It's also a reminder to be thankful for our freedom and independence.

I'm starting a HUGE contest. Once again, it's very easy to enter.

PRIZE #1 - Membership to the LittleLu Club. This is a free membership that runs from June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010. You'll receive 2 wall templates, 2 announcement/card templates each month. You'll also receive quarterly albums (20 pages). If you want to enter to win this membership, please leave a comment on this post.

PRIZE #2 - Membership to the MadiMoo Club. This is the BIG one. It's the same format as the LittleLu, but you receive FOUR wall templates each month and FOUR announcement/card templates. You receive TWO quarterly albums. It's valued at $125, but worth so much more. Tons of fun stuff to show your clients!! If you'd like to win this membership, please leave a comment on my blog and on your blog (nothing huge, just a small shout out!) Please leave a link to your blog, because I enjoy seeing what you do too!

Drawing will be held Sunday, July 5. Please comment before 7:00pm CST.

BONUS - If you don't win either of the membership drawings, you'll be eligible to purchase either membership at a discounted rate as long as you leave a comment. Check the winner's posting on Monday for details.

FREEBIE - Enjoy the template for the above image.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Holiday Sneak Preview

The rest are coming … just wanted to share one with you on this 100° day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Marketing Set

Just added this one to the collection of marketing sets. I was inspired by a logo I was working on for a beautiful photographer … such a great person. I'll be blogging about her logo soon! We headed a different direction with her logo, but the colors from this one sparked an idea and it turned into this kit.

Like the others, you may choose eight files for $100. Two-sided pieces count as one file. There is more than what is shown here, including 5x7 marketing cards, bookmarks, senior rep cards, poster and more.

I snapped these images at Easter. That Claire might be too cute for her own good! Love her :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Christmas is Coming …

Lots of ideas in the works for the 2009 holiday season! MadiLu Designs is putting the final touches on what should help SIMPLIFY your card ordering process. If you prefer individual templates, great! We've got something for you. If you'd rather not mess with the templates at all and want to send us your images … that's in the works as well! If you want the completed order to show up at your studio or your client's doorstep, that can also happen.

Club members will receive discounted pricing on holiday orders in addition to the fun storyboards, cards and albums they're already receiving … we'll keep you updated!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Kristy's Custom Set

Just wanted to share a custom marketing set that I designed for Kristy Milton Photography. After designing the logo, I started off with a two-sided business card, letterhead, envelope, and packaging sticker to give her a good supply of "the basics". I created a little brighter card that will work great for senior reps. Her info sheet is a great piece to have for miscellaneous notes, price sheets and even to handwrite a personal note to clients. Last but not least, I designed a gift certificate and a 5x7 marketing card.

It's going to look AMAZING with Kristy's images! Good luck Kristy!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

And the Winner is …

Hooray! Shana Cawley … Check out the cute pics on her blog. Looks like a gorgeous area to take pics.

I'm pretty excited that all of you took the time to comment on my blog … really, it means a lot! As a mom of four, I feel that I'm constantly thinking of what's "fair" and "who gets the most attention/bedtime stories/snacks" … I'm sure you understand. Such is life.

So here's the deal … you looked, you commented, you're great! I'd love to send each and every one of you a full set, but understandably I can't pull it off … maybe someday … when I'm famous :) I'm a bargain shopper and I like a good deal when I see one. If any of you who commented are interested in a marketing set (remember this includes 8 files of your choice, two-sides still counts as one file) I will make these available through Saturday, June 13 for HALF-OFF … yes ladies … $50 for the set. You choose the one you like the best. They're very user-friendly and changing to your color scheme isn't a big deal. I'm always available to answer questions if needed.

Just email me if you're interested and we'll go from here. The sooner the better … heading to the big city of Minneapolis for the weekend … no kids in tow!! I'll be riding on the "tour bus" (aka in-law's motorcoach) … give me a shout out if you see me!

**Don't forget to sign up to be a LittleLu or MadiMoo! Great templates each month … make your life a little easier!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Feeling a little Cheeky …

So, I occasionally take pics and couldn't resist … somehow it's just not as attractive when you're 34, right??

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a FREE MARKETING SET! Drawing tomorrow night by Random Number Generator or by Sam, the very fair 4-year-old. The marketing sets have everything you need to get your business up and rolling or just to make things more consistent. Remember … branding is important. You want to make a lasting, professional impression.

Check out the MadiLu Design Clubs … the LittleLu and MadiMoo. You'll receive a monthly selection of templates. Great to have something new to show your clients without having to think about it or search for it! Very cost-effective (like giving up Starbucks once a month) and customizable so you can have different looks for different client styles.

Will post winner tomorrow evening … check back!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Building the Blog Love … BIG Giveaway!

I've been fortunate to meet so many great photographers through various forums and blogs. To celebrate the kick off of the MadiLu Membership Clubs … it's time for a BIG Giveaway! I have three Marketing Sets on my blog that I love. It's too easy … just leave me a comment and tell me which one you love and why. You'll get eight different pieces in the kit ($100 value). You can choose what best fits your studio needs.

I'll announce the winner on Wednesday night (June 10th). Don't forget … club memberships are rolling! Sign up now to get the goods for your senior and wedding sessions!! First book release is July!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Just for Fun … June's Sneak Peek!

See the details below on how to join … this is what's in store for June!

*Sample senior and wedding images provided by Portrait Gallery.

And a sampling of July's book release …

Remember … join the club!
**Note to self: fix links in my blog header so they actually work! Maybe later … when I'm not cross-eyed from posting so much!

Introducing … Little Lu and MadiMoo!

Finally … the BIG scoop!

Who's ready to spend more time behind the camera and a little less behind the computer? If you said, "ME", MadiLu has something in store for you!

Sign up for a yearly membership today! You have two options … the smaller package, LittleLu and the larger, MadiMoo. You might get a chuckle knowing these are named after my girls and you might even LOL if you knew how far from the truth these descriptions actually are :)

Anyway, check out the details. I think you'll find something you like and the best part is that it keeps coming … every month. You'll continuously have fresh, new ideas to present to clients. Yes, you may be able to do these yourself, but wouldn't you rather spend more time in sessions and selling your images?

Ready to join? Hurry before the intro pricing expires!
Drop me an email and I'll get you set up!

The fine print (just in case you don't feel like clicking on the images):
*Membership Year runs June 1 - May 31. When you become a member, you will receive all materials up to date for the current year. Products released by the 10th of each month. Photobooks are released in January, April, July, October.Designs are exclusive to MadiLu members only. Templates willnot be released for resale on other sites until the end of each membership year. You may use these products to sell to your clients, but you may not resell templates as your own. All files are layered .psd files, customizable for your use.


Just for you … from MadiLu!
4 x 5.5 template – fits WHCC specs.
Download here.

**Sample image provided by Portrait Gallery.
Remember, even though this is a freebie, please don't resell the template only as your own.

Custom Logos and Marketing Sets

MadiLu Designs offers custom logo design. The price of a custom logo is $125 and includes three initial concepts and revisions. Once finished, you will be given a .psd, .jpeg and .png file.

I am also happy to provide you with a custom marketing kit. Please inquire for pricing.

**If you are a participant in Sheye Rosemeyer's workshops, please let me know. Discounts on custom logos with marketing kits are provided.

How to Contact MadiLu Designs

Have a question? Feel free to contact me:

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About MadiLu Designs

I am a graphic designer with over 12 years experience in the design and printing industry. I've worked closely with photography studios for the last four years. My goal is to provide photography studios with easy to use, fresh, simple templates that will give them more time behind the camera, capturing beautiful images.

I sell my templates at PinkInk Studios and Etsy. You can also join my LittleLu or MadiMoo clubs and get monthly templates and albums.

I freelance on a full-time basis. I'm also a mom of four … two boys, two girls and their dad is the greatest guy I know. Things are usually crazy-busy, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I count my blessings each and every day.

I also have a really cool bio Amy Kant wrote if you want to know "long version".

Where in the World is MadiLu Designs?

You've found MadiLu Designs, but you'd like to see more …

Find other cards, templates, marketing kits and albums in my store at PinkInk Studios. Similar products are available in my Etsy shop. If you're looking for the BIG marketing kits, you'll find those on Etsy. Both places are free to join and are worth checking out!

Remember, what you see at Etsy and PinkInk aren't available with the LittleLu or MadiMoo memberships and vice versa. If you're looking for individual templates, check out Etsy or PinkInk. If you want the monthly collection of templates and albums, drop me an email and I'll sign you up for the club.

I design corporate work, including newsletters, corporate identity packages, catalogs, billboards, ads, direct mail, print management and more. You can find me here. I also do custom wedding invitations, programs, menus, seating charts and custom wedding monograms.

In addition to this work, I also retouch photos on a daily basis. If you're in a bind and need help editing a session, please let me know. This includes NILMDTS photographers as well. I volunteer as an approved digital retouch artist for the organization.

Have questions or comments? Please contact me at:

Friday, May 29, 2009

Exclusive MadiLu News!

I've been mulling over how and where to sell my products. I currently sell on this site, at PinkInk and in my Etsy store. It's a lot to keep track of when you add in all of the custom work I do, not to mention the "regular" work load I have for retouching and corporate clients.

I will continue to sell the products through Etsy and PinkInk, but MadiLu is coming out with an exclusive membership club. One yearly subscription will get you several new products each month. These products will not be available on PinkInk or Etsy. They are exclusive for MadiLu members only. It's a great way to update your own products each month, including wall templates, cards, announcements, and photo books. If you're interested, drop me an email ( and I'll make sure to contact you once I have the details in place.

Watch for details! It's COMING!!

As always, I'm still available for custom work. Don't forget to check out my premade logos … they're on sale for $40! If you're just starting out and trying to watch costs, it's a great way to get your feet off the ground. I'll be adding more :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Premade Logo SALE!!

Time to do a little spring cleaning and I'm happy to announce a PREMADE LOGO SALE! All premade logos are now available for $40.00. Name and color changes only. Please email me if interested.

Monday, April 27, 2009

MadiLu Designs Updates

Yes … it's been FOREVER. I've been cranking out tons of work for my Etsy store and have also joined the design team at PinkInk Studios. I'll still be posting updates here and this is a great place to contact me if you need custom work.

Here are a few logos I've worked on. I'm also including a few wedding monograms I've done. I think I'll build a whole collection of those!

There are some really great photographers and/or suppliers here … check them out :)
Mama and Me
Hannah's Tutus
Georgie Watson Photography
Hadley Scott Photography

Monday, January 26, 2009

Marketing Set #3

The look of this set works great with color or black and white images. You can use the bright colors shown and emphasize the red or switch it up to more earthy tones … it's up to you! Visit my Etsy site to purchase this set. Not a member? Drop me an email and we can discuss.

*Quick note: The premade logo that is shown on this set is no longer available.

Marketing Set #2

Love, love, love this one! The colors are customizable. You can achieve a lot with this set … muted colors, bright colors, black and white … works well with color or black and white images too.

The full version of this marketing kit is available in my Etsy shop. A mini version of the kit is available at PinkInk.

Like the logo? This was a premade logo that is no longer available for purchase. If you need help with a logo, please ask and I'd love to come up with something to match your style.