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New Years Day 2015, I was contacted by a wonderful woman named Tracy about creating a custom wedding invitations for her wedding. Her and her fiance were getting married in September at the Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ, overlooking Manhattan. We had the normal exchanges of e-mails, but after she realized I created more than invitations and maps, she decided to customize her whole wedding! I designed invitations, wedding maps, luggage tags, stickers, even their "Just Married" sign, if it was on paper I designed it! She even had me design custom lunch boxes for the children attending the wedding! I’ve had some really amazing clients over the years, but Tracy and Van are definitely at the top. She was so fun to work with and always open to ideas. We woulds text each other anytime we thought of something cool, and through our correspondence I saw how sweet and considerate Tracy really is. She is always thinking of her friends and family and it was truly apparent on their wedding day. Her husband, Van, is really a lucky man, and I could tell the way she spoke of him that he really loved her. They are sooooo cute!  I am really proud of the small part I played in helping them celebrate their special day! It was an honor.

Since then we have worked on a couple of other projects including a map of her and Van’s travel on their yacht, Sunday Morning, and more recently a Christmas card. I had so much fun working on all of it, but sometimes I’d catch myself daydreaming of past travels and had to snap out of it! I truly love my career and the people I have met along the way. During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, I am so happy and thankful for people like Tracy and Van. She was my first client of 2015 and the catalyst for my most successful year ever! I look forward to working with her in the future, but more importantly I feel like I made a friend. I can't wait for the day when our families meet and I can give her a hug.

Thank you to Brandon Remler for the wonderful photographs!

New York City Harvest Moon
Liberty House Wedding New Jersey

An Engagement Story


After designing hundreds and hundreds of maps and invitations over the years I have seen my work used used in many fun and unique ways, but this was a definite first. It ranks up there with one of the coolest things I was apart of. A few months ago, I was contacted by a sweet woman looking to help her soon to be son-in-law propose to his long time girlfriend. He wanted a vintage style map outlining all of their firsts as a couple in the city that they love, Manhattan. His plan, and may I say an awesome one, was to hang my framed custom map, printed on lush paper, in the famed bookstore, Argosy. Don't worry, he got the owners permission! He and his girlfriend would casually stop in, like they normally would, to browse some of the cool vintage books, maps, and artwork this shop is known for, except this time it would be different. One of the maps would stand out amongst the other art pieces in the shop. There he would get down on one knee and propose to the love of his life in front of a map highlighting their firsts together. He would hire a professional photographer to capture the moment. Sounds like a great plan huh? Well I am happy to report that he pulled it off and she said "yes!". How could she say anything but? I am so happy to be a little part of their history and honored  that I was entrusted to capture their past. Here's to their future and I'll always be here to create anther piece for all the firsts to come. Check out the lovely photo's they sent me of the day!

The happy couple!

The happy couple!