Edyta Szyszlo Photography

September 21, 2010

Silhouette Art: Papers, Instructions, and Patterns for Making Modern Heirlooms

DIY,Things I Love — Edyta @ 4:09 AM

silhouette art book by vana chupp

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Short week for me here in SF because I fly out to Chicago tomorrow for a super cool wedding at The Wit. But before I go, I had to tell you about this charming little art book/kit! You may recognize the name Vana Chupp in your hunt for the perfect silhouette products (owner of Le Paper Studio and designer of Smitten Sticks!) but not until now will the inner artist and silhouette lover in you come true ;) Honored to be one of the first to chat about Chupp’s new book and kit, here an inside look at Silhouette Art: Papers, Instructions, and Patterns for Making Modern Heirlooms! (more…)

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September 15, 2010

Trend of 2011 – Vintage Popcorn Tin Cans

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 1:24 PM

jolly time popcorn tins vintage

Photo (top): Edyta Szyszlo

I’m totally calling this trend out myself! Taking a break from production, I walked down to my neighborhood corner store and found a little design gem, also known as Jolly Time popcorn cardboard tins! Instantly fell in love with the size and graphics, I bought 3! Now, I’ve done a bit of research and looks like popcorn companies introduced popcorn tins in the 1940s. Um, how fantastic are they??? Of course, I asked the store owner where he purchased the 10oz cans and of course, a food wholesaler. I can’t seem to find today’s version (cardboard tin) for purchase anywhere online. You can find the antiques online through collectors and Ebay but watch out for the hefty price. With our pop culture’s love for typography, decades of 1940 thru 1960s & reusing vintage, I can only imagine weddings will too.  Use them similarly as the tea leaf tins, as flower vases, boxes or simple decor prop elements. If you can find today’s version, they’d make super wedding favors!

Hannah & Chris’s Just Married Session Down Memory Lane

just married session beach

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

As promised, a sneak peek of Hannah & Chris’s just married session! Busy bees planning a wedding and trying to coordinate travel, we decided that instead of an engagement session that a just married session would be just as fabulous! The best part was that it also served as a tour of their favorites spots to hang out growing up. I feel privileged to become invited to share these memories with my couples. Ahhh, the gushies. Alright, enough chat! Follow me to their favorite teen hangout (they both hung out there but didn’t know it!), her father’s labor of love and a popular chit-chat spot for best friends. (more…)

September 14, 2010

Hannah & Chris’s Real Warehouse Gallery Wedding

real wedding warehouse gallery hip

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

What do you get with a Midwestern couple living in LA and owning a music licensing shop called Ghost Town? FUN! What do you get with a Chicagoland childhood, hanging out in the same circle of friends growing up but not knowing it? Sweet Hannah and Chris love. It may have taken years for them to find each other right under their noses but it seems as if they’ve known each other for a lifetime already. This is a doozy of a sneak peek, so much so that their Just Married session will be a separate feature this week! Also, a big thank you to my right-hand photo woman Jessie. Enjoy this Chicago wedding sneak peek story… (more…)

September 13, 2010

New Smitten Sticks Photo Prop Design – Bow Ties!!!

Edyta's News,Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 12:35 PM

bow ties on a stick photo prop

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Here’s the big news!!! A new Smitten Sticks design has become available for purchase TODAY! Bow ties on a stick!!! This is a limited edition design only available for purchase until December 1st 2010! So get them HERE! Don’t miss the trend of 2011!!!

And the second big announcement: last day to order any of our Smitten Stick Kits is December 1st, 2010. Kits will be discontinued after that date so get them while they last!!!

A Sneak Peek of a Sneak Peek – Warehouse Gallery Wedding

Edyta's Real Wedding Photography — Edyta @ 10:39 AM

bride and groom vinyl record

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo

Monday came way too fast didn’t it? My Jman and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend with our favorite home-cooked meals from the past and a special brunch in the warm SF sunshine. I, also, had a fantastic wedding this past weekend…but adding that to the production que because I’ve got a incredibly lovable and hip wedding to show you soon (and their Just Married photo session)!! Be on the look out!

September 8, 2010

Mylinh & Patrick’s Real Engagement at Millennium Park

Chicago,Edyta's Real Love Shoots — Edyta @ 8:39 AM

engagement millennium park

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Hello Wednesday! Hope you’re enjoying this short work week. Today, I have a sneak engagement session straight from the windy city. A little modern city charm at Millennium Park and a lovely couple to compliment it, can’t get any better! Enjoy! (more…)

September 6, 2010

Trend of 2011 – Wallpaper Photo Backdrops

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 10:07 AM

wallpaper backdrop wedding

Photos courtesy of Wallpaper Collective

Happy Labor Day Monday! With the growing wallpaper trend for home decor, it only seems fitting that the trend transcends into weddings too. We’ve seen fabrics used in the lively photo booth setups at weddings. But how about wallpaper? It’s sturdy, on a roll and very vibrant! From animal prints, retro, vintage florals, minimal lines to gold foil, wallpaper allows for more photo play!

September 3, 2010

Trend of 2011 – Opalescent Wedding Colors

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 2:57 PM

opalescent bridesmaid dress bouquet

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

In love! I think opals are pretty, but I’ve never been drawn to them….until now! When the variety of colors come to life in fabric and floral form, I’m all over it! 2011 brides and bridesmaids, your skin will glow in these tones. Now in case you were wondering: o·pal·es·cent [oh-puh-les-uhnt] – adjective – 1) exhibiting a play of colors like that of the opal. 2) having a milky iridescence.

September 1, 2010

Eel & Ermine in SF’s 7×7 Magazine!

Press — Edyta @ 1:01 PM

7x7 magazine san francisco september 2010

Yay to the ‘E’ ladies of Eel and Ermine! They were featured in the newest edition of San Francisco’s September 7×7 Magazine for their hand tailored and crafted clothing. (Btw, 7×7 big change in the bound and paper of the mag – what gives?!). Congrats ladies!! And yes, I took the photos featured on page 86. Ya know, just in case you were wondering ;)

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