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Havana Part IV

VENDORS: photos : REBECCA BORG of REBECCA BORG PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  styling & floral design DEBBIE HEMINGWAY || models: CARLA GUIARDINU REYES and JAVIER GALLESTEY  ||  hair and makeup : JOYCE CONNOR  ||  film scans: RICHARD PHOTO LAB  || Dress Grace Loves Lace dress – Valentina Dress || workshop leaders: Debbie HemingwayJeannemarie Photography, Matthew Ree Photography || Ring: TRUMPET & HORN || CONTRIBUTORS: Style Me Pretty | Burnett’s Boards || Decor: Silk and Willow | Creative Candles | Renaissance Albums

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VENDORS: photos : REBECCA BORG of REBECCA BORG PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  styling & floral design DEBBIE HEMINGWAY || models: CARLA GUIARDINU REYES and JAVIER GALLESTEY  ||  hair and makeup : JOYCE CONNOR  ||  film scans: RICHARD PHOTO LAB  || Dress Grace Loves Lace dress – Valentina Dress || workshop leaders: Debbie HemingwayJeannemarie Photography, Matthew Ree Photography || Ring: TRUMPET & HORN || CONTRIBUTORS: Style Me Pretty | Burnett’s Boards || Decor: Silk and Willow | Creative Candles | Renaissance Albums

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Lilac wedding in Naperville Illinois

VENDORS: photos : REBECCA BORG of REBECCA BORG PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  floral design SHAMROCK GARDEN FLORIST ||  hair : Allison Schnase || make up: Kailey Rakosnik || DressesEssence of Australia
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VENDORS: photos : REBECCA BORG of REBECCA BORG PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  floral design SHAMROCK GARDEN FLORIST ||  hair : Allison Schnase || make up: Kailey Rakosnik || DressesEssence of Australia
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Havana Cuba part III

VENDORS: photos : REBECCA BORG of REBECCA BORG PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  styling & floral design DEBBIE HEMINGWAY || models: CARLA GUIARDINU REYESand JAVIER GALLESTEY  ||  hair and makeup : JOYCE CONNOR  ||  film scans: RICHARD PHOTO LAB  || Dress Grace Loves Lace dress – Arlo, cape – Roberta || workshop leaders: Debbie HemingwayJeannemarie Photography, Matthew Ree Photography || Ring: TRUMPET & HORN || CONTRIBUTORS: Style Me Pretty | Burnett’s Boards || Decor: Silk and Willow | Creative Candles | Renaissance Albums

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VENDORS: photos : REBECCA BORG of REBECCA BORG PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  styling & floral design DEBBIE HEMINGWAY || models: CARLA GUIARDINU REYESand JAVIER GALLESTEY  ||  hair and makeup : JOYCE CONNOR  ||  film scans: RICHARD PHOTO LAB  || Dress Grace Loves Lace dress – Arlo, cape – Roberta || workshop leaders: Debbie HemingwayJeannemarie Photography, Matthew Ree Photography || Ring: TRUMPET & HORN || CONTRIBUTORS: Style Me Pretty | Burnett’s Boards || Decor: Silk and Willow | Creative Candles | Renaissance Albums

 

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Havana Cuba Part II

VENDORS: photos : REBECCA ANNE of REBECCA ANNE PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  styling & floral design DEBBIE HEMINGWAY || models: CARLA GUIARDINU REYESand JAVIER GALLESTEY  ||  hair and makeup : JOYCE CONNOR || DressesGrace Loves Lace  Francesca in blush|| workshop leaders: Debbie HemingwayJeannemarie Photography, Matthew Ree Photography || CONTRIBUTORS: Style Me Pretty | Burnett’s Boards || Decor: Silk and Willow | Creative Candles | Renaissance Albums

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VENDORS: photos : REBECCA ANNE of REBECCA ANNE PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  styling & floral design DEBBIE HEMINGWAY || models: CARLA GUIARDINU REYESand JAVIER GALLESTEY  ||  hair and makeup : JOYCE CONNOR || DressesGrace Loves Lace  Francesca in blush|| workshop leaders: Debbie HemingwayJeannemarie Photography, Matthew Ree Photography || CONTRIBUTORS: Style Me Pretty | Burnett’s Boards || Decor: Silk and Willow | Creative Candles | Renaissance Albums

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Engagement Session in Havana Cuba

photo : REBECCA BORG of REBECCA ANNE PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  styling & floral design : DESIGNS BY HEMINGWAY  ||  hair/makeup JOYCE CONNOR  ||  dress LULUS  ||  suit HUGO BOSS

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photo : REBECCA BORG of REBECCA ANNE PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  styling & floral design : DESIGNS BY HEMINGWAY  ||  hair/makeup JOYCE CONNOR  ||  dress LULUS  ||  suit HUGO BOSS

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Havana Cuba

Havana is a city that is alive. It is alive in so many ways. Every where you turn there are people. They are talking at their front doors to their neighbors, they are playing soccer in the street, they are walking home from picking up groceries, they are dancing, singing, laughing, loving. That time-warp you may have heard of, yep, it’s no joke. The facade of the grand old hotels, homes, churches, and businesses truly a sight to be seen. The beauty of European style grand architecture is predominant but the Caribbean flare is real. The ceilings are high, the doors are grand, the detail is exquisite, and the colors are vibrant, just like the island.

Classic cars pass you at every street, horses ride on the cobblestone roads of Old Havana. And did I mention the people? I was only there less than a week but I fell in love with the people. They are some of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met. Their joy and love is genuine. They have a zest for life that I haven’t seen since I was a very young girl. I’m a little old fashioned at times and there was something magical about seeing all the people outside, living life, and not stuck in their own small cyber-world.

While in Cuba attending a workshop, I was able to get to know some of the most extraordinary people, from our make up artist and the other workshop attendees, to our mentors, the models, our taxi driver, tour guide, and producer. They were all phenomenal and I think back on my time there with so much love. They each had an impact on me and will always be remembered with so much fondness. I cannot say enough good things about this place. ¡Viva Cuba libre!

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VENDORS: photos : BECCA BORG of REBECCA BORG PHOTOGRAPHY  ||  styling & floral design DEBBIE HEMINGWAY || models: CARLA GUIARDINU REYES and JAVIER GALLESTEY  ||  hair and makeup : JOYCE CONNOR  ||  film scans: RICHARD PHOTO LAB  || DressesGrace Loves Lace | Claire Pettibone | Rime ArodakyGrace Loves Lace|| workshop leaders: Debbie HemingwayJeannemarie Photography, Matthew Ree Photography || Ring: TRUMPET & HORN || CALLIGRAPHY: Ally Gambol Carmela Corsivo || CONTRIBUTORS: Style Me Pretty | Burnett’s Boards || Decor: Silk and Willow | Creative Candles | Renaissance Albums

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Wedding Albums | Finao

I’m so excited to do this post. I absolutely love wedding albums and am so proud of the company that we do our wedding albums with, Finao. I’m a little nostalgic about wedding albums. When I was a little girl I used to love looking at pictures of my parents when they were younger. My favorite album to peruse? Their wedding album. My dad had such an awesome 1970’s mustache and shaggy hair, my mom made her dress with my grandma. They were so happy and young and cool. I loved flipping through that book a minimum of once a year. I even kidnapped the book a few years ago to scan pictures of it for them in case something ever happened. I couldn’t imagine living without those images! They are priceless. There was something so magical to me about stepping back in time and seeing these two people that I love so much on their wedding day, the day it kind of all started for me. I hear lots of people say that in the digital age of photography they rarely print their pictures any more. Most wedding photographers would probably agree with me if they said that it breaks our hearts to hear that a couple never printed any pictures from their wedding. I’m so excited to show off some of these pictures from my new samples with Finao Albums. It’s the perfect way to ensure high quality images of your wedding day memories.

Our packages are easily customizable and you can add a 12×12 or 11×14 album for something stately and larger. Our 10×10 size is also very popular. For an upgrade you can really up the “wow” factor with a flip style book printed in 20×8. The picture shown below is the album printed in 12×12, probably my most popular size that people request. This album includes 30 pages in the album package, and comes in brown or black leather. There are lots of album upgrades available, more pages, two tone leather books, like the one shown in the picture with CU29 and Firefly on the spine, cover imprinting with your names and wedding date, and lots more cover materials and designs to choose from.

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Here is an awesome addition to any wedding package, the Deluxe Guest Book that is included with an engagement session add-on. It comes with pictures from your engagement session and you have the choice of using it as a sign in book at your wedding reception or as an engagement album to keep for yourselves. This book is 10 x 10 and also has tons of choices for covers. One upgrade to consider is a 4×4″ picture window on the cover. This book includes 20 pages. This is a flush mount book that also can have pictures spread across the spine. I love these albums because they are a fun and unique way to remember your engagement and remember your wedding day at the same time. The guests love flipping through the pages too and looking at your engagement pictures as they sign in at the reception in a yearbook style fashion.
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The 10 x 10 or 8×12 album is also very popular. The album shown here is in the size 8×12. It includes 30 pages also in the album package. It also has lots of cover upgrades available. More pages, two tones, or a picture window on the cover to name a few.

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It is some important to me that my clients have a tangible memory of their wedding day. That’s why I love these albums, I’ve spent so much time finding the right company that I trust. They are made right here in the USA. I want them to have these albums to share with their families and friends and maybe even their future children or grandchildren will flip through their books wondering what it would have been like to be there that day and an album will allow them to see your love story play out before their eyes. If you decide that an album is something important to you and you’d like to talk about adding it to your package, before or after your wedding we can easily create something beautiful together.

Check out just one testimonial from a couple after they received their album.

“We just received our wedding album and I have to tell you – my expectations were very high and the album has completely exceeded any expectation I could have ever set.  It is beautiful.  We couldn’t be happier!
You and Jason did a flawless job with the photography, as you can tell it was impossible for me to narrow down my favorites because every photo was amazing.
Thank you a million times over, your hard work is greatly appreciated!
John and Melissa”

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