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Name: Leann
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


As promised, I present to you pictures of the new ZookBook, as well as the StoryBook album and CoffeeTable album!

In the pictures, the thin album laying flat on the chair is the CoffeeTable album. It's an art book with thin, flexible printed pages. The brown book standing on end with the cute little picture inset into the cover is the new ZookBook, and the small book standing on end in the front is the StoryBook album.

White Wedding Albums

ZookBook Album

Both the StoryBook and the ZookBook have thick pages, and both are leather bound. The sample albums just have to be seen to be believed, but you'll be at the bridal show to see them, right?

Check out the layout of the ZookBook album by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bridal Show Special!

This is exciting!

I'm going to be setting up a booth at the Bridal Expo here in Marion this weekend, and as a bonus I'm offering a special for brides who book their weddings between now and February 28th.

Normally I charge $700 for a DVD of high resolution images from your wedding, but if you book the LifeSpring package for your 2007 wedding between now and midnight on February 28, I'll add the DVD for free!

So book your wedding now to take advantage of this deal!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Pure Fashion 2007

Yesterday I braved 13 degree weather to go to Fort Wayne to hang out with my PureFashion friends and do headshots of the models. Even though I break out in a rash at even the merest thought of cold temperatures, I had such fun with everyone that it was totally worth the drive up!

Here's a little slideshow of the young ladies:

It was a lot of fun to hang out with everyone for the afternoon, and be involved in PureFashion!

For those who are involved in PureFashion and would like to view all the images one by one instead of flying by in the slideshow, please visit and click on the link for the PureFashion gallery -- you'll need the password from Cindy!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Zook Book has arrived!

Oh my goodness everyone!

The FedEx driver brought the most wonderful thing ever today -- a gorgeous 12x12 ZookBook from ZookBinders bound in camel colored glove leather. It has a the beautiful thick hard pages that lay completely flat when the book is open, and the images flow all the way from one edge of the page to the other.

I'll post some pictures of it tomorrow, because honestly this is the best book ever! Priced at $3000 they're so incredibly luxurious, I want everyone to see the sample because it just takes your breath away!

The ZookBook will be on display on February 3 at the bridal show here in Marion at the Meshingomesia Country Club if you'd like to drop by and say 'Hi'.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The new LifeSpring Trailer

Just for something fun to give everyone a little something to enjoy, I present the LifeSpring Trailer, featuring weddings I was privileged to participate in capturing and engagement sessions I got to share in 2006!

I'll be making a few copies of this slideshow to share with my favorite vendors, so if you're a LifeSpring 2007 bride and you have ideas for special images you'd like included in the next trailer, please let me know and we can have fun making and then sharing those images with people all the way from here to around the globe!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Keep your eyes peeled!

Today I delivered my new advertisement to the Chronicle-Tribune -- it will be featured in the Bridal Supplement section of the paper, and distributed to brides throughout this year.

So without further ado, here's the new ad!

Bridal Show

I think the black/white looks rather chic, don't you?

Leann Wrightsman Indy bride photographer

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

And now for something fun!

Last night, I got out what just may be every little girl's dream dress-up outfit (a beautiful pearl-encrusted wedding dress and veil), and spent a little time photographing my daughter Emily.

Dress up Photo Session

Fun kids portraits

I'm going to be ordering a big print of this image for my livingroom wall that's for sure!

Audience Participation!

So yesterday I told you about the new albums we'll be offering this year.

Well, up to this point we've been calling the two album styles that we offer "Coffee Table" albums and "StoryBook" albums, and that's pretty "vanilla", right? (Not that there's anything wrong with vanilla as a flavor of course!)

All righty then -- Let's come up with something new and exciting to call the four album options that will be available in 2007!

This is what the album styles are for 2007:

  • Coffee Table style album (priced between $500 and $700)

  • New: Art Book style album (nicer than the Coffee Table albums) Really slick! These will be priced between $600 and $800

  • Story Book flush mount album (priced between $600 and $1500)

  • New: High end flush mount album (with more leather binding options/colors gilded pages) Maximum luxury! These will be priced from $1500 to $3000

Audience Participation:

Submit your ideas for descriptive album names -- that will give your fellow clients a feel for what each album style is like. Drop me an email at Contest ends at midnight on 1/31/07

The winning participant will receive one free hour photo session worth $125

Monday, January 15, 2007

New for 2007

2007 is already off to a good start, and I'm excited to announce that we'll be unveiling some new products in our album line soon!

The first is a new style of Art Book Album, and the second is a Flush mount album bound in buttery soft glove leather in a wide array of colors.

I know my couples will absolutely love these new albums, and I'm excited to be able to introduce these wonderful and unique products to you.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Ryan and Michelle's Wedding Album

I invite everyone to come and see Ryan and Michelle's wedding album by clicking here.

Frequent blog readers might remember Michelle and Ryan as the couple who jumped in the fountain at their engagement session!

I got such a kick out of the two of you, and hope to see you again sometime soon!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Emily and Ian at Three

Emily and Ian turned three recently, and to commemorate the occasion, we had a fun photo session in the LifeSpring Studio!

Indianapolis childrens portraits

I may be biased, but I think they're about the cutest three year old twins in the world!

Leann Wrightsman, LifeSpring Photography, kids photographer

Monday, January 01, 2007

Jenna and Andrew's Wedding Album!

I can't think of a better way to start 2007 than with this preview of Jenna and Andrew's wedding album!

I've designed this album specially for Jenna and Andrew as something that when it's printed and bound, they'll be able to keep on their living room table, and pass on to future generations -- I hope you all enjoy it!

Happy New Year!

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of my clients a Happy New Year!

2006 was a wonderful year at LifeSpring photography, and each and every one of you made this year memorable for me.

This past year saw the unveiling of the LifeSpring photography website and blog, and more recently the new version of the website allowing portrait clients and wedding clients more information and galleries for their viewing pleasure.

In 2006, I offered two types of album, the Coffee Table album with magazine style pages, and the StoryBook album with it's leather cover and thick luxurious pages. In 2007 I'll be adding another option -- an album that combines the best of the two, and adds beautiful Italian craftsmanship to the package for an incredible album that will remain a family heirloom for generations. Stay tuned for more about this fabulous new high end album style!

2007 will also be bringing something new for my portrait clients, in the way of new locations, new studio options, and dramatic lighting. Best of all, I'll be introducing special albums (a lot like wedding albums) to showcase your portrait session!

Here's to making 2007 the best year ever!