I was contacted before the photoshoot by the photographer. She had put together a Pinterest board for my shoot!! It was so surreal to see how others thought about my book and quilts.
She also had me fill out a questionaire about my likes and what I was going for. While I love the retro vibe of her board, I felt that my quilts were a little more modern and graphic than retro. Here's the inspiration I sent back.
"I prefer a lot of white with clean line furniture, layered with wood and natural elements for texture, then some vintage pops of color." She nailed it, right??
The book layout was also a blast! I was paired with an awesome designer who knows a thing or 2 about science textbooks. I told her a few things that I wanted and she ran with with.
I'm not easy. I know I can be crazy picky. And she put up with my critiques and changes. When I saw the Table of Contents I almost cried it was so perfect. See that orange bar across the top? I asked for it and she did it for me! (Except way better than what I had asked for)
I do want to say that I'm not trying to hype Stash Books for any other reason than that I think they are great. It truly was a fantastic experience working with them. Every single person was supportive and listened.
And this is the ABSOLUTE BEST PART: Amazon has shipped it! Expected delivery is Jan. 24 - my 30th birthday!!!