Thursday, October 31, 2013

Product Review: Fisheye and Macro lenses for your mobile phone

Whoever invented deal sites such as Groupon, Wagjag, Living Social or Teambuy is a genius. You can always find something interesting and valuable when browsing through deals. One of the things I bought on Teambuy is this set of mini fisheye and macro lenses for phones. They're such fun accessories especially because mobile anything is becoming so popular nowadays. Here are some sample macro shots of my engagement ring. 

Pretty cool huh? I took this photo using my iPhone 5 and the picture quality is pretty amazing. Combine it with super cool photo editing apps such as Piclab or Rhonna Designs and you're definitely ready to Instagram fun photos like these:
Either that or Arianne's just super cute! Haha :)

So watch out for those deals and get something cool!

I wanna be a crafty mommy!

It's been such a crazy ten weeks since Arianne was born. We even managed to squeeze in four weddings and a bunch of engagements in between. The last month and a half has been a blur of trying to keep up with editing, doing daily chores and taking care of Arianne. If that's not enough, I've challenged myself to take a picture of Arianne everyday so we'll have a compilation of her daily pictures for her 1st birthday. Crazy huh? 

I told myself, how hard could it be? They are phone pictures anyway. I also want to do a photoshoot of her at least once a month using a real camera. Let's see how well we can keep up. Thank you, Canada for a full year maternity leave! I'm certainly enjoying my time off with my beautiful baby. 
Even with all these photo projects, I still feel like I'm not doing enough. I'd love to be like one of those moms who do all sorts of crafty stuff for their kids. Instagram is such an inspiring avenue of super creative and talented individuals I'd like to emulate. I just wish I actually have the time and energy to do some of what these amazing individuals inspire me to do. 

I'd like to take some time introducing you to some of these awesome people I'm following on Instagram or on the web.

Samantha Lee is a Malaysia-based mother of two who became popular through her amazing edible food art. She started making these creative plates as a way to get her daughter to eat independently following the arrival of her new baby. 

If you want to see more of her work, follow her on Instagram--@leesamantha or visit her website

Next to Adele Enersen, I am greatly inspired by the creativity of this mother of three. Queenie Liao is a freelance artist based in California whose compilation of over 100 creative photos of her son Wengenn during his naps has caught the attention of many worldwide. More samples of her work can be found at 

Awesome huh? I'd like to something similar with Arianne but she's such a light sleeper I'm afraid, she'll be too awake before I even finish setting up props and photo supplies. It's such a shame when for me, to be able to cook lunch and dinner in between taking care of Arianne is an achievement! Haha! That's why I get so excited when I get to finish these mini/editing break projects like these crochet baby shoes which I'm sure she outgrew in like a day!

Or these leg warmers I made for her today. 

It's super easy. I'm not a pro knitter at all so being able to so this in less than three hours is great. I even drew myself a little pattern to guide me with the heart for the kneecaps! I will share the pattern with you but my knitting language is very poor and it might be too difficult to follow! Haha!

Oh well. Tomorrow is another day. Let's see if I find time to create something brilliant! Everyday is an opportunity to create amazing things! (Or so I'd like to tell myself!) 

Have a good day! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Products and Branding

I can't believe it's almost November! It's been a busy two months for us with a few weddings and engagements in tow. Just as the leaves of fall start to change colours, lots of changes are happening at Adrian and Jana Photography as well. We're so excited to announce a whole new roster of products we are offering as of 2014. We have been striving to find the best company to order our products from and we've finally found it after a couple of years of searching. We fell in love with this company when we attended the WPPI in New York in 2011. At the time, they were not offering their services yet to Canadian businesses  so we were quite disappointed. This year, they have opened their doors to Canada and we are ecstatic. Never mind the high import fees and shipping. These products are totally worth it. You have to see it to believe it. Here are some pictures of our sample album. 
One of the first things we love about this company is the acrylic cover option. Of course, leather cover is classy and custom covers add such personality to each album but the acrylic and metal cover options are superb. 
The pictures are printed on high quality Fuji Pearl paper with beautiful fine linen texture. 

 Of course, the lay flat option is perfect for panoramic pictures. 

Here's a collage of some of our favourite features of the album.  
We can offer this book in thin or thick pages. 

 Another new feature for our 2014 packages are custom USBs. DVDs are now a thing of the past with newer computers having less and less DVD drives. Plus the personalized aspect of these USBs is an added bonus. 

This is printed right onto the wood. 

Summary of our new products! If you want to see them in person, just give us a shout!

Thanks August Empress for the cool background!