Edyta Szyszlo Photography

April 8, 2011

Behind the Scenes of our Tying the Knot in SF Party!

Edyta's News — Edyta @ 12:08 PM

eel and ermine san francisco

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Happy Friday! We had such a good time hosting our little creative shindig at Eel & Ermine last night! Thanks to everyone who came out! The crowd was lively, sweet and super refreshing. I wish we had a 15 minute speed dating cycle to actually look all of our guests in the eye and meet them! But that just means we’ll have to throw another right??? Enjoy Events Co. designed the details & cohosted the event with me, Chewing the Cud designed our invitation flyer, Natalie Bowen Designs provided whoa-factor floral arrangements, Bachman Sparrow handmade our rope bracelet favors, Dynamo Donuts & Spencer-on-the-Go food truck supplied yummy eats! SF creatives, you rock! (more…)

April 6, 2011

Sneak Peek: New Business Cards for…

Edyta's News — Edyta @ 11:35 AM

gold foil business cards edyta cheree berry paper

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

A new me! Well, not necessarily a new me but a rebirth of my photography services is coming soon! This is just a peek of what’s to come with my new portfolio website and blog! Whoot Whoot! BIG THANKS to Asketic SF &  Cheree Berry Paper for making my business cards look and feel like a million bucks! Details: 2×2 inch blush and soft white duplexed paper (super thick maybe #220) with a coral-ish edging, backside warm gray letterpress, front side gold foil stamp goodness of my own signature. YES! What do you think??

April 5, 2011

Gelato Themed Bridal Shower Featured on Ruffled!

Press,San Francisco,Styled Shoots — Edyta @ 12:54 PM

gelato theme bridal shower pastels

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

What a nice little surprise to start my day off! Our delightful gelato themed bridal shower is featured on Ruffled, yay! Such a pleasure working with the ladies of Enjoy Events Co., Eel & ErmineLa Fleuriste, Wiley Valentine, One True Love Vintage, our makeup artist Alifa and lovely models! We wanted to create a springy, colorful and tasty party for the ‘bride-to-be’ and I think our style shoot did just that. From diy tissue flowers, color dipped wooden spoons, custom paper goods, vivid poppy flowers against the clean, white environment of a vintage San Francisco apartment. Big thanks to Brieanne of Chalk + Dot for letting us crash her dining room! Be sure to check out all the yummy images over at Ruffled here! And you may recognize one of these images from Daily Candy’s Wedding Advice from Our Favorite Bloggers article here, hehe! (more…)

March 31, 2011

Girl’s Camera Day Out

Edyta's Real Portraits,Misc — Edyta @ 3:45 AM

kids portraits san francisco

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

On Tuesday, I had a delightful outing with friends! SF kids are on spring break this week so I decided to give these little ladies a basic lesson in photography while they documented our walk with disposable cameras. Super fun and refreshing! We grabbed lunch while they waited for photos to print then we crafted photo accordion albums for life-long keepsakes! Of course, I had to photograph them as they captured life on our sunny day. (more…)

March 30, 2011

Frothy & Flowy Bridal Capelets

frothy flowy bridal capelets

Photos courtesy of Johanna Johnson Garland Cape & Glamour Junkie

It feels like 99.9% of wedding dresses are strapless, am I right? And don’t get me wrong, sometimes a strapless neckline is nice. But I know there are several of you out there that love a fabulously designed dress with sleeves. It’s something different, often more flattering but not the easiest to find. So what’s a gal to do? Loving the look of layers on a wedding day. Romantic, frothy and flowy capelets (also under boleros, shrugs, cover-ups) offer some added coverage with a touch of pretty glam! From couture to handmade, you can’t deny a dreamy accessory! Added bonus? Skip that veil because they add creative texture and movement for your wedding day photos!

March 25, 2011

White & Wood for Home, Parties & Wedding Decor

Things I Love — Edyta @ 4:15 PM

white & wood

Photos from: my Home & Throwing Party Pinterest (top) & Wiley Valentine (bottom)

Obsessed! I just can’t get enough. White and wood everything. It’s clean, sophisticated with rustic and modern charms. You just can’t go wrong! What I love most is the wood’s warm color and texture against a cool-tone white. These opposites do attract to create timeless decor. I’ve never been one to dream of my own party or wedding…but this could certainly be right up my dreamy alley. You must check out the entire wedding shoot, click on the link above.

March 23, 2011

Educating the Bride & Groom: Expert Wedding Advice from Photographers & Custom Stationer

Wedding Advice — Edyta @ 10:54 AM

our labor of love cheree berry

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Spring 2011 – Our Labor of Love & Cheree Berry Paper

Have you read the latest issue of MS Weddings? It’s a good one. Visually stunning as always but what I really love is the expert advice. Seems lately couples and wedding vendors are playing limbo. What to expect, budgets, time management and overall inconsistency only somersaults into a hot mess. Currently, it’s the time of year for major bookings: Save-the-dates, invitations and the photographer. Start off by reading this photo and stationery article. I know hiring a fantastic photographer can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be! Now jots these things down: know why you like their style, know what photo products you must have,  know your minimum & maximum spending budget, know the photographer’s price point, when contacting please include as many details as possible, be open an honest with your budget (many of us are flexible if we think we’ll be a good fit), and most importantly…don’t flake out. Respond in a timely manner, if their services are no longer needed please let them know (short & sweet response). Most photographers book on a 1st come 1st serve basis. They are interviewing you  just as much as you are them. Happy booking!

March 21, 2011

Ready, Set, Action Save the Dates & Invitations

DIY,Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 9:56 AM

spin save the date martha stewart

Photos: Martha Stewart

Lots of ideas I’m loving these days but playful and action based save the dates and invitations are my absolute favorite right now! Whether it inflates, spins, floats or hangs, your guests will be in awe over the whimsical interaction! The spinning one above is actually a diy project with printable pdfs. Click link above. See more ideas… (more…)

March 17, 2011

For Japan With Love

Edyta's News — Edyta @ 9:42 PM


Tomorrow (March 18) I will not be posting a blog post. We are participating in a blogger day of silence to support Japan, raise awareness and to show respect to those who have lost their lives in this disaster. Life changes in a split second, do what you can to help  and be sure to tell your loved ones just how much you love them everyday. For Japan With Love: Donate here.

Thanks to UtterlyEngaged, and Ever Ours for organizing this. Visit their blogs for more information.

Trend of 2011 – Bridesmaids + Tights

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 1:25 PM

bridesmaids tights sequin yellow

Photos courtesy of Once Wed & The Sweetest Occasion

Not reporting on anything new here, however, posting on some of the successful ways bridesmaids are jazzing their dresses up! Let’s be honest ladies, skin insecurities, do I need to go on? I’m loving the look of bridesmaids wearing tights (even brides!). Some parts of the country, summer may not allow but if you can sheer it’s still doable! It’s just nice having another accessory to spruce/play/glam up an overall wardrobe, am I right? See more of my favs… (more…)