customers with unique and whimsical stationery, greeting cards, invitations and more. From simple beginnings, our product line and services have grown immensely. As we move forward, we continue to embrace and build upon the significance and sentiment of the hand-written note and the importance of social graces. We value etiquette, great design, philanthropy, a good laugh and lasting relationships and try to incorporate these pillars in all we do. We aim to provide our customers with fresh products and excellent customer service. And in doing so, we strive to reach our ultimate goal of sharing whimsy and joy with our neighbors both near and far.
- We are committed to using environmentally conscious studio practices and minimizing our impact on the environment. We take pride in reusing or recycling almost everything in our workspace and employing eco-friendly techniques. As we move forward, we will continue to seek out the latest in environmentally friendly innovations relevant to our business.
- Most of our paper goods are printed on recycled or FSC Certified papers with eco-friendly printing techniques from local printing companies.
- Our protective card sleeves are 100% biodegradeable.
- Our card boxes are 100% recyclable.
- Products are purchased from and made in the USA, locally if possible.
For Laura, our founder and creative director, it all started with a thank-you note... or rather, hundreds of them. The importance of written correspondence was instilled by her mother from the beginning. She would diligently write and rewrite each note until they were perfect... the perfect hand-written font, the perfect layout, the perfect message. Today, this sticks with her as she strives to insert these basic elements of font, layout and meaningful message into her designs with fresh new twists and refined illustration. For more about Laura, you can follow her on our BLOG, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST.
SARA TERWELP PHOTOGRAPHY | QUINCY, ILLINOIS:
Sara Terwelp is a photographer specializing in newborn, maternity, children, family & senior photography. Sara loves to capture your life in an artistic way. She aims to make every photo shoot comfortable, easy and fun... while capturing natural expressions and emotions.
She and her husband live in Quincy, Illinois and have three daughters. They enjoy time with friends, travel, skiing and being outdoors.
BETH HEALY PHOTOGRAPHY | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS:
As a third generation artist, I am fortunate to carry on a passion that has been in my family for decades. Having a father who was a photographer and a mother who was a teacher, I knew from an early age that art would always be a part of my life. After graduating college in 2007, I went into business as a wedding photographer with my father, while also teaching art in Chicago public schools.
What an experience wedding photography has been! Working with my father has taught me to love what I do. With his 30 plus years of photography experience, he has trained and guided me to this point in my profession. I am thrilled that my teaching and photography experience has led me to open my own family and baby photography business.
My goal in working with my clients is to skillfully capture expressions and moments in a baby’s face or in a family’s interactions. It is important to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during our session so that those moments feel natural. I use lighting, posing, and framing to suit the environment we are working in.
Photographing in homes and on locations creates an exciting challenge to make each environment my studio. I enjoy the balance of planning for photo sessions, while still having to use my creative and technical skills for situations out of my control. That’s when the best moments happen!
From newborns to adults, I love meeting new families, working in new spaces, and creating art. I look forward to getting to know you and your family!
CONTACT BETH: firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.707.9349