Introducing Photo Slabs + a Giveaway

I am delighted to tell you about a project that has been in the works over the past year — a new and original way to showcase photos — Photo Slabs!

My husband Leland and I, along with an entire team of creatives, have collaborated on different products to make truly unique and dramatic pieces of art for your home.  What we came up with was three distinct product lines to satisfy varying styles and budgets, all printing your images on slabs of wood or metal.  The results are beautiful.


 

The Original Maple Slab is what started it all. Made from finger jointed and face glued strips of Pacific Coast Maple, this is a substantial and premium product. The nature of the wood and construction give the Original Maple Slab variations in color and grain which show through in the final printed image.


 

In an effort to provide a lighter, more economical, but no-less-special option we introduced the Light Birch Slab. Made from a veneered Baltic Birch face mounted to a strong wood frame, this product displays superior craftsmanship and gives and equally substantial appearance. The birch wood face provides a very light and even-toned surface to image.


 

The Elements Slab is stunning! It provides a modern, industrial twist to the original concept. We begin with anodized aluminum with a brushed finish, which is then fabricated to give the look of a thick slab of metal. It’s light as a feather and impervious to humidity. The metallic brilliance of the surface catches light and gives your image a sense of depth and shimmer.


We are so elated about the launch of this new venture, and I’m excited to tell you about how you could win one customized with your photo, for FREE…

Through March 20, 2015, simply ‘like’ the Photo Slabs Facebook page and comment on the contest FB post, and you’re in the running for a free 16×20 Light Birch Photo Slab. (1) winner will be chosen at random. The official rules can be found here.

Photo Slabs Types

All Photo Slabs products are lovingly created by a small team of craftspeople.  You’re supporting small business, fostering growth for products made in the U.S.A. and receiving a unique work of art to share your fondest memories and experiences with those you love! I hope you’ll check it out!

www.photoslabs.com

 

Now Booking Valentine Minis!

We are so excited to have our Valentine Mini Sessions hosted by Robyn B this year! Located in downtown Franklin, NC, Robyn B is a fabulous children’s boutique that will set the perfect stage for your child’s Valentine photo session. We can’t wait to see you there! Details above. Or click here to book now!

Happy New Year from Rik-see Photography

2013 Rik-see Photography Thank You
As we wrap up 2013, we’d like to extend our thanks for another wonderful year of business. Thank you for trusting me with capturing memories of your children and families. I am incredibly grateful to work for you.

We have some amazing plans in store for 2014. From our family to yours, Happy New Year! See you soon.

6 must-have accessories for your new camera

Must Have Camera Accessories
So you got a new DSLR for Christmas? Sweet! I’ve rounded up a few items that are must-have accessories in my book. Here are my recommendations…

  1. A low light lens :: If you bought your camera in a kit, chances are it came with a lens. This is fine for generic photo-taking, but if you really want to be able to control the depth of field (the blurriness of the background) and take photos in low-light situations (without flash), you’re going to need something different. Start with a 50mm f/1.8 (1.4 or 1.2) and buy the best quality you can afford.
  2. A dust blower :: Take care of that new gear, and keep the dust out! This handy little gadget makes the job quick and easy. Plus it looks like a rocket. That’s cool.
  3. Extra memory cards :: After one vacation you’ll realize that you don’t want to be downloading your images to your computer every night. I’m not sure you can have too many of these.
  4. A shwanky camera bag :: Now that you’ve got the camera, you’ll want to take it with you everywhere! Don’t catch yourself without your equipment just because it wasn’t convenient to carry. And there’s nothing more chic than a Kelly Moore camera bag. Good luck picking just one.
  5. Extra batteries :: You’ll thank me later.
  6. A Pez dispenser :: If you have kids, this is awesome.  Just snip the bottom of the pez dispenser and it’ll slide right into your camera’s hot shoe. Stock up on all your kids favorite characters and you’ll have no problem getting them to look toward the camera.

ENJOY!

 

Merry Christmas from Rik-see Photography

Merry Christmas from Rik-see Photography

Wishing you and yours a merry little Christmas!

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16

Quick + Simple DIY Christmas Card Holder

Quick + Simple Christmas Card Display
Here is a quick and easy way that you can use to display all of the beautiful Christmas cards that you receive, simply by using one of your kitchen cabinets.

What you’ll need:

  • Ribbon
  • Clothes pins (I used the mini ones, but regular ones would work as well)

Wrap the ribbon around the door height-wise, and tie a bow or knot on the back. Close the door and attach the clothes pins. Seriously, so simple.  I love getting family updates and seeing everyone’s growing families on their Christmas cards. This year, we’ve received some pretty creative ones, and I love having them as a conversation piece in my kitchen.

Have any other fun ideas for displaying Christmas cards? Comment below!