5 mins with… Renee Blake

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If you’ve been in the wedding game for a while, this lovely lady needs little introduction. 

We believe that successful album design is achieved through careful selection of imagery and the use of white space. Designing albums for some of the world’s most admired photographers, Renee applies this method to each and every album that she is a part of producing, and we just adore her clean and polished style.

So without further ado, we’re thrilled to chat with design maven, Renee Blake, of Renee Blake Design.
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Album Cover Inspiration

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We love seeing what album cover combinations you + your clients are choosing, so we thought we’d round up a few of our favourites to share with you…

red leather + black foil

We couldn’t think of a more perfect cover choice for this wedding *so rock n’ roll!*, from Susie Yang Photography.

Red leather black foil album Lone Pine Albums Lara & Susie

chestnut leather + deboss

Olguin Photography #nailedit with this bold custom type, debossed on our ‘chestnut’ leather.

Olguin Photography Lone Pine Albums Chestnut Leather deboss

azure fabric + gold foil

Sweet lord, Julia Rau Photography, we’re obsessed with this cover choice… the perfect contrast to those burnt orange and red tones in your images.

Blue and gold foil album by Lone Pine Albums Julia Rau Photography

cream leather + copper foil

Our classic serif font, copper foiled on cream is a sophisticated combination – so well suited for this beauty by our friends over at Figtree Pictures.

Cream leather copper foil album Lone Pine Albums Figtree Pictures

So there you have it folks! We hope this has given you a little inspiration, but remember, we’re always on hand to help, so get in touch if you need a little guidance.

We’d love to know, which one is your fave? Let us know in the comment area above!

5 mins with… Leo Farrell

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Here at LONEPINE, we’re lucky enough to produce albums for some of the best photographers in the industry. Over the coming months, we’ll be checking in with some of our faves, to showcase their beautiful work.

Meet Melbourne-based photographer Leo Farrell, whose candid, documentary style photography continually captivates us…

Leo Farrell Photography

1. How did you get into photography?

Inspired by my younger sister as a teen who was bringing home darkroom prints from her school photography class. I was instantly curious, and went on to shoot and work in my own makeshift darkrooms, as a passionate hobby for years. Finally, at the age of 30 I enrolled in a part-time night course while working a full-time day job, and transitioned into a photographic career.

2. What do you love about shooting weddings?

Having the privilege to document two people’s celebration of their relationship and commitment to it in front of their closest family and friends. Photographically, I love the creative freedom my clients give me to capture their day. I love using light to create drama and mood in the images, and to tell a story with the photos that will become tactile reminders of their day for them and future generations of their families.

Leo Farrell Photography
Lone Pine Album by Leo Farrell Photography

Mel + Ben’s 10″x10″ wedding album with ‘Bluemoon’ leather cover and deboss
Photography by Leo Farrell | Album design by Renee Blake

3. What is your favourite part of a wedding day?

Straight after the ceremony when the couple are being congratulated by close family with full hearts and emotions.
Seeing a bride and groom cut loose on the dance floor with friends and family towards the end of the evening always brings a smile to my face too.

4. What keeps you inspired?

Always looking for light and chasing the next great moment to capture.

5. What do you love about designing wedding albums?

Designing albums is not my strength, so I use the amazing Renee Blake to design them for me.

Leo Farrell Photography
Leo Farrell Photography Lone Pine Album

Angela + Matt’s 10″x10″ wedding album with ‘Bluemoon’ leather cover and deboss
Photography by Leo Farrell | Album design by Renee Blake

6. What do you love about LONEPINE albums?

Knowing my work is being printed and presented in the best possible way for my clients.

7. Any advice you would give to a photographer starting out?

Take lots of photos. Learn to understand light and how to recognise it and use it creatively in your photography.

Leo Farrell Photography Lone Pine Album
Leo Farrell Photography Lone Pine Album

Tina + Al’s 10″x10″ wedding album with ‘Bluemoon’ leather cover and custom deboss designed by the couple
Photography by Leo Farrell | Album design by Renee Blake

8. Where can we find you?