Monday, December 26, 2016

Our Holiday Cards with minted

We teamed up with minted for our 2016 Holiday cards and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out!! 
We wanted to send out "Merry Christmas" cards but ended up getting a late start (hello December 15th, haha) and decided to make them "Happy Holiday" cards so it could be for Christmas and New Years! 
Does anyone else struggle with what to wear in holiday photos?! This year I didn't at all. As soon as I walked into Gap and spotted this gray polka dot jacket for Ruby I knew it was the one for our cards! I was searching for outfits for my husband and I but not loving anything I found so I decided to forgo the family shot plan and focus on Ruby - after all.. the babe is usually what friends and family want to see anyway, right?? 
HAPPY holiday stamps - perfect addition to the pink theme
the pressed greens luxe letterpress was perfect for our pop of pink photo!!  
I love color. I also love traditional Christmas colors but this year we decide to go a little out of the box. The combination of pink and gray together makes my heart sing. Heart eyes for days!! I was very excited when my husband and I decided to shoot some photos of Ruby in front of the infamous pink wall here in LA. Once we edited our photos and started to narrow down card options from our previous hunt on minted.com

Where did you get your Christmas cards from this year? If you've never ordered from minted I highly suggest you do soon. So many amazing options and incredible quality.  










Thursday, December 1, 2016

How To Prep for Holiday Cards - 3 easy steps!




Curating your perfect Holiday card can be challenging so I've put together my 3 steps to assist you in achieving the card of your dreams! 



How to Prep for Holiday Cards in 3 easy steps - rubymakesthree.com


1. Pick your card first!
Some might think that's a little OCD but it's not. When you go online and look at the vast options of cards you'll quickly be drawn to what you love and what you'd ideally like to send out to your family and friends. My tip is to narrow it down to 3-4 cards you love. This will make your photographer's job a breeze too, since you know what you want!

2. What to wear!?!
Dress in neutrals and have fun mixing patterns. If I had one tip in what to wear it would be - don't match! It's important not to lose anyones personal style when capturing family photos. You can easily mix and match neutral colors, textures and patterns without clashing.

3. Find a neutral backdrop! (or in my case a bright pink wall. lol)
But seriously, the more options you have with a neutral background the more fun you can have with the card design and minted has plenty of options to chose from! I love all of the foils, embossed designs and bright pops of color! Easily something for everyones style.

It's as easy as that! Pick your card design first so you know what  style of photos and backdrops you need and want to make your card pop! You'll most likely enjoy the shoot more now that you have most of the details ironed our prior. Have fun and enjoy capturing these memories!

Now it's time to head over to minted.com and pick your favorite card designs!!