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: kimdrury@bloomsdale.net.

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

13 comments:

jessica said...

Oh I love it, Kim! It's beautiful and perfect and what a sweet tribute to Sheye and her sweet Ava.

Trish said...

Kim, you truly are such a wonderful person with a big heart.
This is such a great idea to donate your talent in Ava’s memory.

amandanbo said...

beautiful designs, kim! certainly fit for a super princess! such a sweet tribute...you are such a wonderful lady!
~amanda

Jodie Greck Photography said...

How lovley of you Kim...

Im sure this album will touch many heart and also help a great cause.. Its soo wonderful to see people using their talents for a good cause..

xox

Steph said...

It's precious Kim...love it!

-brittany- said...

love these template! Upon purchasing this template, what print lab would you recommend to print this album. I am a pro-photographer in the states.

dkdrury said...

I'd recommend WHCC 5x5 hinged book if you are in the states.

Thanks for the comments ladies. I'm so happy to do this!

mrs shortcake said...

It looks lovely! However, it also looks like Sarah Q's "fancy" studio marketing graphic: http://sarahqdesign.com/?cat=4 ?

dkdrury said...

Thank you for your reply. That does look like the same graphic. However, I downloaded it from a site that allowed commercial usage of their artwork. I'm hoping they didn't "borrow" it from somewhere they shouldn't have. I always read licenses and comply with terms as I hope people have the same respect for my work.

mrs shortcake said...

Just wanted to make sure :) You do lovely work!

mrs shortcake said...

@dkdrury: I just wanted to clarify: I didn't mean to slander your work or malign the purpose of this album in any way. Your work is lovely, the cause is thoughtful, I just wanted to make you aware that someone else had the same graphics - I assumed that you had them first, and wanted to let you know. I've received some hate mail from your readers over this and wanted to clear the air. :(

dkdrury said...

Allow me to explain how I've handled this situation. I contacted Sheye to make sure she knew that this was an original album for her Superprincess. All things good. I contacted Sarah Q, out of respect, to let her know that there was a possibility that someone had used her design element without her permission … not ME, but someone was making it available. For the record, Sarah Q is awesome.

This is where we can all share a smile. Sarah and I have concluded that we share the same fabulous taste. Most likely we got the graphic from the same source. Neither one of us created it, but worked it into our designs as the license allowed.

Sarah had already seen the Superprincess album and never even noticed the said graphic :)

I truly respect all feedback and hope everyone is reminded that this is simply for a very sweet girl. Please read her mom's blog today and celebrate Saturday with a pink cupcake or special pink treat.

Dreaming Tree Photography said...

Oh, I love, love, love this album! You are such a sweetie!What a great cause! May little Ava forever reign in all hearts!