Sep 29
Watermark or No Watermark Posted by Laura Iriarte

I’ve been considering adding a watermark to my photography posted online. I want to keep it small and unobtrusive, but to help link my photo’s back to me.

I’ve resisted this for awhile, even though quite a few of my photographer friends are using them, because I feel they look a little tacky. Now I’m beginning to change my tune.

As a photographer specializing in event photography, often my photos are used by others in everything from profile pics to personal or business websites. Generally I am flattered and honored (especially if they ask nicely first) but it’s great to at least be given credit. :)

A watermark, probably lauralovesart.com, on the lower corner would ensure all photos are identified as mine and possibly bring more traffic to my website and business to me. I’m planning to use www.easysector.com’s Batch Photo Watermarker.

I’m going to give it a try. If you have any feedback pro or con, I’d love to hear from you!

Sep 18
Trendy Lime Turns One! Posted by Laura Iriarte

JETLAG ...where fashion meets travel!

September 10, 2010 – It was a night to remember at the JETLAG Celebration produced by Trendy Lime and Michael Nader – celebrating Trendy Lime’s first anniversary!

There was a long line to get in, but it was worth it!

All the beautiful jet-set crowd was out to celebrate at Butterfly Restaurant on the San Francisco wharf!

Chef Robert Lam, owner of Butterfly, provided gourmet appetizers, which sadly I missed out on. DJ Nader and DJ Michelle Musial kept the party dancing through the night with dance beats.

I had a wonderful time taking pics of all the action. Great watching the models go from hair and makeup to the runway! An adorable puppy even made his runway debut!

Models getting ready!

Models getting ready!

The models wowed the crowd as they strutted down the runway in fashions by designers ANYA, RockChiq, and SashaMaksVintage as photographers, including me, flashed away!

A pleasure to run into Leslie Lum of Leslie Lum Marketing as well, and to finally meet Alison Messinger, the woman behind popular fashion blog, Eclectic A La Mode.

It’s always fun to see Liana Burtsava, the driving force behind Trendy Lime and JETLAG. She runs it all effortlessly while looking calm and chic.

Trendy Lime produces upscale events throughout the year. Connect with them on Facebook or their website to be updated on upcoming events.

Next event at Trendy Lime is the “Every Party Matters” Fair Trade Month Kickoff Party, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 8:00 PM (PT) at Temple Club, San Francisco, CA.

Hope to see you there!

To see more pics from the event, please visit my Flickr photostream here.