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The Keepsake Box – St Louis MO Photographer

The keepsake box is a unique alternative to the traditional photo album. It has been called the “unbound album”! It is a place to remember, explore and preserve your story. An experience. Your story is not over. One great thing about the keepsake boxes that I offer is the fact that you can keep adding to it! There’s lots of room for more photos! There’s also space for other keepsake items to be added!

When I first found this amazing product it reminded me of my grandmother’s large shoe box of photos that we all loved to sit around and dig through. We’d each grab a pile and then show each other photos that we loved! It was a fun experience. I loved seeing photos of my grandparents in their younger days and photos of my aunts and uncles too! This is the upscale shoe box of photos! One that you can proudly display for everyone to experience!

My own wedding keepsake box is featured further down in the post. I have added the small purse I had at my wedding day and the sash that was on my dress! The keepsake box is great for preserving your wedding day memories! There are many ways to use the custom wooden unbound photo album! Scroll down for lots more pictures and examples!

The first one featured here is the keepsake box that Sarah & Chris Doten ordered for their wedding and reception photos! Their children will certainly enjoy looking at their photos for years to come!

http://www.natashamcguire.comThe size is 9″ x 12″ x 7.25″ deep. The finish is white washed ash. It includes a leather fabric wrap, glass vials, hand made paper and envelopes, fabric wraps and numerous 4″ x 6″ and 5″ x 7″ prints! Their engraving was based on the champagne glasses that they had at their wedding reception. The glasses were a gift from Sarah’s mom. I sent a photo of the glasses to the engraver and wa-la, an exact match! Too cool!

The fabric wraps are the colors of Sarah and Chris’s wedding!

I loved being there as Sarah looked at her new family heirloom!

There are numerous finishes to choose from!

Featured below is the mini-keepsake box shown in oil rubbed walnut. The size is 7.5″ x 7.5″ x 4″ deep. It includes glass vials, fabric wraps and numerous 4″ x 6″ prints. The glass vials are used for anything small you’d like to preserve. They are miniature time capsules! The mini was a great size for Emily and Richie Grabbe’s twin babies’ 7 month old photo session! We got a lot of fabulous photos of their little girl and little boy!

I got to hand deliver this keepsake box to my friend and client and see her look at her babies prints for the first time. The linen prints are really unique! The texture is sort of raw and it gives the photos a slight matte finish. The white edging added to the photos will help with any wear the photos might see over the years. Hopefully they will experience wear from so many people experiencing looking through them!

This is another keepsake box in the 9″ x 12″ size, shown in the black northern ash finish. The engraving was based on my wedding invitation! I worked with my friend Laura at Laura Strong Designs for our custom wedding invites! This keepsake box was a gift to my in-laws! 

Next up is the ultimate keepsake box. The size is 20″ x 20″ x 4.75″ deep. Shown below in a dark walnut finish. We had engraved a sentence from our wedding vows! The flower in the engraving was taken from our wedding invitations. And the same font was used as our invitations as well.

Underneath the secondary lid are three spots for 5″ x 7″ prints and the glass vials.

Included with the ultimate keepsake box are two leather satchels which fits prints or custom designed loose album pages. One fits square prints up to 8″ x 8″ and the other fits panoramic prints sized up to 16″ x 8″! Fabric wraps and a leather wrap for 4″ x 6″ photos also included. Hand made paper with envelopes are included for love letters between the couple on their wedding day or throughout their marriage!

The glass vials hold wedding day items, such as dried bouquet flowers, extra beads from your wedding dress, lace, twine, etc. Anything that shows the details and memories of your wedding day! Or depending on how you are using the keepsake box, things that remind you of your high school senior year or of your family members. If you went on spring break or a vacation to the beach, sand would fit great in one of the vials! I love the mini-time capsule / memory vials!

http://www.natashamcguire.comFeatured below is another mini-keepsake box. This was created for two high school senior girls. Maggie and Jackie are twins who had their photo sessions back to back and included photos of each other together! Their mom said they are always together so, it only makes sense they are photographed together as well! We had a great time and I love the way the keepsake box and linen prints turned out. The linen texture on the prints adds an upscale finish you can only find with a professional photographer!

View of the bottom of the keepsake box and lid.

There is room next to the vials for a class ring, other jewelry or small keepsake items!

Leather wraps are available in brown or black leather. Engagement photos taken of Allie and Steven Nemeth at their favorite park are shown below!

Which one will you fill up with your memories? Contact Natasha for more information and to schedule your photo shoot! Email: or call her at 314-680-8274.

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  • May 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm

    Hally - Hello! I am interested in your keep sake boxes. Do you sell them separate from your photography services? We already had our photos done but want them in something like this now.

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