Beth Shedd | Photography & Graphics

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It’s that time again…Senior High School Yearbook Ads!

If you’re the parent of a high school senior, you probably know about the long-standing tradition of creating a yearbook memory page for your student. It’s a wonderful way to pay tribute to your senior, and it’s also a wonderful way for the yearbook to offset some of its production expenses!

If you are planning to design the ad yourself, BRAVO…I salute you! But if you are filled with terror at the prospect, then I have the perfect solution for you….ME! I love designing yearbook pages, and I have created over 200 of them in the past 3 years!

The process is simple – you select the message and photos that you’d like to use, and I’ll do all the rest. If you’d like a little more control, you can choose the colors, fonts and embellishments, too.  Whatever works for you, works for me! My job is to create a unique and valued tribute for your child to be remembered by in their yearbook. I’ve designed ads for Wellesley High School, Dana Hall, Belmont Hill, Rivers, Beaver and Milton, and I look forward to designing one for you! Some yearbooks have deadlines in early December and some in January and February, but whatever your deadline, I would love to help.  Here’s what some of my past clients have had to say…

“Beth is a gifted designer whose creativity & patience make her a dream to work with.  She exceeded expectations with our yearbook ad.  Looking forward to working with her again in the future.”  Maura G, Wellesley, MA

“I’m clueless when it comes to designing anything on the computer.  A friend told me about Beth. What a gift.  Beth not only helped design my “parent page” for my son’s senior yearbook, she helped create his graduation party invitation.  Both were fabulous.  The best part however was working with Beth.  She is a perfectionist; professional, creative, quick and most of all a joy to work with.”  Liz G, Wellesley, MA

“Beth is a dream to work with–she is creative, efficient, impressive, professional and truly saved me a ton of time during this very busy senior year. When I contacted Beth about the senior yearbook piece, I was desperate–the due date was near, and although I had selected my daughter’s photos and some captions for the yearbook, there was no way I was going to be able to put these together in any dignified way. I contacted Beth and within hours–HOURS–I had the most gorgeous photo spread for the yearbook. Beth, thank you for your talents and for your time! I feel so lucky to have found you!”  R. Elwy, Wellesley, MA

Please take a look at my website and be in touch! I’d love to hear from you…

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Yearbook Ads & Invitiations

greenwood-liz-inviteb“I’m clueless when it comes to designing anything on the computer.  A friend told me about Beth. What a gift.  Beth not only helped design my “parent page” for my son’s senior yearbook, she helped create his graduation party invitation.  Both were fabulous.  The best part however was working with Beth.  She is a perfectionist; professional, creative, quick and most of all a joy to work with.”  Liz G, Wellesley, MA

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Graduation Photo Collage

Sentimental fool that I am, for four years I’ve been saving screenshots of my daughter’s college snapchats. “Crazy? Yes!” (and a bit “stalker-ish” I admit)…but what fun it was to review all 800 of them the month before she graduated. My goal in collecting these “moments” was to be able to present her (at graduation) with a memento of her 4 years of “Miami Life” that no one else could…and I did!

I created a 210 photo collage template in Apple’s ” Pages” and proceeded to import the best of the 800 snaps. Once designed, I converted it to a jpeg file and had it printed at Staples on a 3×4′ grommeted banner. Creating a clear image from a 220MB file sounds like it would be so easy, but it was actually a challenge to upload a file that large into the Staples design system. It took us a couple ‘throwaways’ to get it just right, but the customer service at the Staples Printing Department was excellent – they stuck with me until it was just perfect.

So, now my daughter has a snapshot of 210 college “moments in time”, and I couldn’t be happier to have created it for her.

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Photo-Graphic on Metal

Sue Ellen - You Are My Sunshine

“Beth has once again surpassed my expectations. I just had an idea and a so-so photo which she managed to dress up by helping me address lousy backdrop. I wanted it in center of a canvas surrounded by song lyrics! I couldn’t be happier! Thanks again, Beth..”

Sue Ellen M., Wellesley, MA. ~ January 2015

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Photo Collage Pillows!

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16×16″ Photo Pillows are a wonderful way to decorate a room and celebrate life events. I created these pillows for 11 high school friends to remember their years of friendship.

“Beth’s creativity and hard work is unmatched.  It was so much fun to collaborate with her!!!  I could not have been more thrilled with how adorable the end product was.  She is the best and most creative designer that I’ve worked with.  They were the most memorable graduation gifts for my daughter and her friends…. When the moms saw them they wanted to keep them for themselves!!!!”

Carol B, Wellesley, MA. ~ June 2015

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WHS Senior Graduation Gift Idea!

WHS Class 2016 - Pillow Closeup

If you’ve been looking for a totally unique gift for your WHS 2016 graduate, look no further!!!

Just in time for graduation gift-giving, this fabulous pillow is perfect for your graduate’s dorm or bedroom. This one of a kind gift features over 50 words and phrases that are unique to the Wellesley High School Senior Class of 2016. Pillows are all cotton and zippered for easy cleaning. Order deadline is April 28.

Available with black or white backing, $60. Optional “autograph version” includes white backing and an ink-resistant cardboard liner and fabric pen, $75.

WHS Class 2016 - Pillow Closeup Backs

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New for Celebrations … Word and Photo Canvases!

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Perfect for marking significant and sentimental life events, photOptimist’s “Word Canvases” are truly one of a kind.  Each one is individually designed, making it the perfect gift for graduates, teams, coaches, new babies, weddings, anniversaries, “significant” birthdays, family reunions, housewarmings, family rooms, mudrooms, vacation homes … anytime you want to mark a special milestone. All you supply is the photo and do some brainstorming with Beth, and voilà you have an exceptionally unique gift – for yourself or someone you want to delight! Canvases are 8×12″ or can be made to your specifications.

Contact Beth to create one now!

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