Edyta Szyszlo Photography

August 19, 2009

Whimsical Wedding Hair Accessories from Ban.do

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 3:02 PM

wedding hair accessories bando

Photos courtesy of ban.do

I hope that most of you know the work of the amazing ban.do hair accessory line…but if you don’t…reader meet ban.do, ban.do meet reader!  Fantastic hair accessories for all – especially if you are looking for a non-traditional approach to the wedding veil. She has the best names for each one!

ps – it’s possible that a recent viewing of the SATC movie (stopped counting how many times) inspired me to seek these oh-so romantic pink fluffs above :)

Martha + Etsy = DIY Wedding Crafts Contest!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 2:29 PM

diy wedding crafts

Ummm, I didn’t think it was possible to put my 3 favorite words together – DIY, wedding, crafts?!  Upload and chat about your favorite diy wedding craft here.  You just might when something!

August 17, 2009

Part 3: A Graphic Designer’s Photography Tips on Improving the Appeal of Lifestyle Brands & Products!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 12:57 PM


Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Happy Monday, again!  Wow, time is flying huh?  Time for the 3rd segment of this fantastic guest blogging series from Lisa of Step Brightly called ‘Developing a Visual Vocabulary to Create Brand Consistency for Your Company: Be honest and Be You!’

Hello all! I have had great feedback on this series and hope that you will find this installment just as helpful and inspiring! Today I want to focus on how to create a visual vocabulary for your brand that you, in essence, can pick and choose from to create delightfully impacting and relevant marketing pieces. My goal is to highlight what you, as a client or a creative do-it-yourself entrepreneur, can do to make your brand memorable, beautiful and consistent, which will lead to customer loyalty and success. (more…)

August 14, 2009

Pet Photography Interview at Moderncat!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 12:40 PM

modern pet photography

Photo courtesy of Moderncat

“I’ve always been fascinated by pet photography, marveling at the exquisite photos some photographers can make of subjects who may be less than cooperative. To investigate the topic, I’ve rounded-up several pet photographers who have what I’d call a modern style. I’ll be interviewing each of them in a Q & A series. This first interview is with San Francisco-based photographer Edyta Szyszlo. Edyta is a Moderncat fan and you may have seen photos of her two moderncats Desher, an Abyssinian, and Boris, a Russian Blue, in the Moderncat gallery. Edyta currently focuses on portraits of people and pets, as well as wedding and product photography. Her background in fine art is obvious in the beautiful photos she captures.”

Check me out here, chatting it up about pet photography!!

August 13, 2009

Wedding Day Details Workshop – Paper Source!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 3:45 PM

wedding day details paper source

Photo courtesy of Paper Source

I love workshops, and I love that Paper Source likes hosting them!  Learn new and handmade techniques for your wedding details like table place cards, favors, decor and more while sipping on cocktails and enjoying your friends!  Most locations around the country are hosting this special event.  Check out San Francisco’s Fillmore and Marina locations to sign-up and purchase your tickets.  You receive a discount on items you purchase too!!!!

August 12, 2009

DIY Wedding Decor Templates from Martha Stewart!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 4:43 AM

martha stewart diy templates

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

Oh Martha *sigh*.  Here are some of my favorite DIY templates and clip art for wedding decorations, favors, place cards and menus….totally hearting the Canvas Lace Photo Backdrop!

August 11, 2009

Wedding Dresses under $50!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 11:57 AM

wedding dresses under 50 dollars

Photos courtesy of Forever 21

Have a lured you in?! Over the weekend, I stopped into Forever 21 (yes I know, teeny-bop galore) for a couple basic t-shirts. They’re super cheap! Anyway, I found the most amazing twisted strap, white chiffon maxi dress on the 2nd floor of the downtown San Francisco location….AND I can’t find it online anywhere. But it’s still worth chatting about..it was under $30 and super cute!! Lots of us on budgets these days, even more so if you’re planning a wedding. Think out of the box when shopping for that wedding dress….I’m definitely a believer of style but if I could go on a fabulous honeymoon with the money that I used to purchase my dress, I would! The key to an under $50 wedding dress? Research, explore and don’t look for the word ‘wedding’! Go to the sale racks and enter stores you thought you’d never go to. Keep an open mind and think ‘cocktail dress’. Good luck!

August 10, 2009

Part 2: A Graphic Designer’s Photography Tips on Improving the Appeal of Lifestyle Brands & Products!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 12:14 PM

new stationery photo styling

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Good morning Monday!  Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Excited about today’s guest post from Lisa of Step Brightly - photo and prop styling! My personal fav :)

Hello all! For the second installment of my how to and tips series, I will be focusing on how to prepare for your photo shoot from a graphic designer’s perspective. I have experience art directing and styling photos for Crate and Barrel, Paper Source and other lifestyle brands and have had many great mentors in the process. I am going to highlight a few key steps that are needed to insure your photo shoot is beautiful, successful and most of all on brand. (more…)

August 7, 2009

How To: Create Color Consistency for Inspiration & Work

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 4:43 AM

color generator samples

Courtesy of Creature Comforts

Savior to some and plan fun for others!  First off, I stumbled upon this blog – lovelovelove!  And second, the Color Palette Generator could be your new bff.  A way to turn your favorite photo’s colors into Photoshop’s color swatch talk! So easy, just provide a link to your photo and presto!  Access the generator and learn how to use it here.  Perfect for designers, photographers, bloggers, inspiration seekers (like YOU brides!) and all alike.

DIY Wedding Favors from Martha Stewart!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 4:25 AM

martha stewart diy wedding favors

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

I don’t think there’s ever been a more popular grouping of letters – DIY!  It’s so 2009 (and beyond) isn’t it?  Ha!  Martha Stewart Weddings has it’s on DIY wedding section – here are some of my favorite favor how-tos.  I love these Yarn Favor Boxes too…