My calligraphy journey began over 20 years ago when I was 12 years old. My parents enrolled me in a calligraphy class at our local college and a new world was opened to me. After my first class, I was hooked! I’ve always enjoyed writing, so this new avenue was right up my alley. Through the years, I have expanded my repertoire of fonts and utensils (pointed pen, broad edge and brush lettering). I’ve been trained by master penman and always strive for excellence in my work. My specialty is custom wedding invitations and the pieces that go along with that, but I also enjoy doing baby announcements, monograms, and stationery (more detailed info at the bottom of the page). I truly enjoy designing special and one of a kind pieces for my clients!
The main fonts that I offer:
This elegant font is my own version of two of my favorite fonts. I like to say that I’ve taken the best of both fonts and merged them together into a lovely marriage. Spencerian-Copperplate is written with a special pointed pen that is dipped into an ink well.
Italic is a traditional font written with a broad edge pen.
Flourished Italic is a more embellished version of Italic (see the writing in the center of the wedding programs in the two pictures below). It is a combination font that is written with a broad edged pen then flourished with a pointed pen.
Uncial is a more modern font that is written with a broad edge pen.
Brush Lettering is a fun and whimsical font that is written with brush pens.
Information About Wedding Calligraphy—
If you are interested in custom wedding invitations and the pieces that go along with that, the method for this is to write one master copy, from which the rest of the invitations, etc… are printed at a professional printer. I work exclusively with a local printer who custom-makes the invitations, reception cards, R.S.V.P cards, wedding programs, stationery, etc… Clients are able to customize their selections. There are a multitude of papers from which to choose, and clients may also of choose the shape and size of the individual pieces on which the calligraphy will be printed. I oversee everything with the printer and will email proofs to clients for approval before the final printing. If clients choose, I will write a return address (in the font to match their invitation) to be printed on the back of each outer wedding invitation envelope so that it will match the wedding invitation calligraphy font. I have chosen to only specialize in the printed pieces of wedding calligraphy and do not offer calligraphy envelope addressing for the wedding guest list at this time, but I can refer you to other calligrapher friends who do address envelopes for weddings. If you would like to make an appointment to see my portfolio in person, get pricing and discuss more details please contact me.
Information About General Calligraphy—
My specialty is wedding calligraphy, monograms, stationery and baby announcements, so I have chosen to not take other odd jobs such as calligraphy for poems, etc… I do offer the occasional calligraphy for envelopes if it is a very small number (such as, for a special birthday card or something of that nature), but I do not offer wedding envelope calligraphy other than the calligraphy for the return address that would be printed on the back flap of the wedding outer envelopes.