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Christmas gifting SORTED with RapidStudio

Create personalised Christmas gifts this year with RapidStudio’s wide range of photobooks and photo products Christmas in a click! Order online from home Delivered to your door Personalised, treasured, family photo memories Variety of products to choose from, something for everyone from cheap cheap to the spoiler Photobooks, wall canvas, personalised calendars and diaries, coffee mug, keyrings, magnets and more! To me, 2020 has been more about consolidating memories than creating them. With lockdown and the threat of a global pandemic that posed particular threat to the elderly, in March, I found myself holding those in my home a little closer, anxiously worried and on the phone daily to loved ones outside my home and on my computer a lot, scrolling through old family holiday pics and reliving the wonderful memories shared. Like everyone, we’ve missed the family getaways and braai gatherings in 2020, but I’ve really valued consolidating. Nothing like a threat to remind us

6 Types of Photographs to Capture on Your Wedding Day

Wedding album printing usually isn’t the most important thing that the bridal couple needs to consider before their big day. Much more important is hiring a great photographer and making sure you get the right photos. While RapidStudio is here to take care of all your wedding photobook and album printing requirements after your wedding, it is your job to make sure that the perfect moments have been captured. Here are six types of photographs that you will want to make sure your photographer captures during your big day. The Moment You First Appear in the Aisle This is a big moment for any bride. Whether you’re standing next to a parent, behind flower girls or by yourself, be sure to have a photograph of the moment you first appear in the aisle. Groom Bonding With Friends These photos are always special as it highlights the special bond your partner has with his brothers, cousins and lifelong friends. An Aerial Shot Getting the entire wedding party - or even all the guests - in

3 Steps to Creating Your Wedding Album

Congratulations! You’ve made it through your big day, are officially one half of a married couple and are hopefully decompressing after months of planning and preparations for your big day. After the honeymoon and once you’re back at work, the interrogations about the day and honeymoon as well as endless requests for pictures usually start. Whether it’s your friends and family who attended your wedding or curious colleagues who want all the details, you need to make sure you’ve got high-quality wedding pictures to show them. Here are three steps to creating your own wedding album: Collate Your Pictures Before everyone had a camera in their pockets, people had to rely solely on the wedding photographer for photos. Today, things are much different. Some bridal couples have multiple photographers or even put disposable cameras on tables and encourage guests to take their own pictures. Whatever route you followed, your first step is to get all of the pictures in one place. Choose Yo

Cabin-fever-busting ideas

Cabin-fever-busting ideas for social distancing families  Amidst social distancing there are loads of ideas and opportunities to increase connection and celebrate our memories and love for one another. The RapidStudio team has brainstormed and scoured the internet for the best ideas for keeping kids busy and engaged through this time.  Usually when we have family time we're expecting it, summer holidays, trips planned, activities scheduled, friends visiting. It's normal for parents to feel nervous about this unplanned time for kids at home amidst school closures and social distancing recommendations to ‘flatten the curve’ of coronavirus. Principles – Routine and Prioritising Education Firstly, experts recommend acknowledging how stressful the situation is and that that stress is normal. Pause on that for a moment – acknowledge how you’re feeling, that it’s tough, you feel unprepared and uncertain… and when you’ve done that for long enough, let’s work together to

Print Your Own Custom Cards for Easter

Want to create something memorable for Easter this year? Then consider custom cards. Whether you are looking for something unique for friends or family or you want to forge stronger connections with your colleagues and clients, custom cards are a great way to do it. Here are a few benefits of creating custom cards: It’s Thoughtful  It doesn’t take much thought and effort to buy a stock-standard card and Easter eggs from the nearest grocery store. But, planning and printing something that is specially made shows that you wanted to give somebody something special. I t’s Unique Your custom Easter card can’t be replicated by other companies, families or even the Hallmark corporation. It’s Memorable While it doesn’t take days (or even hours) to create a one-of-a-kind Easter card, it is one of the most memorable things you can give someone on a special occasion or holiday such as Easter. People forget gifts and cards that were bought at pharmacies and grocery stores, but not spec

How to Plan a Fun Easter Family Photo Shoot

Whether your goal is custom card printing or a family photo book, a fun Easter family photo shoot is the best way to get unique, fun and memorable pictures of your family. Your family photo shoot doesn’t - and shouldn’t - be full of rigid, awkward poses and stiff smiles. Try out any of these four fun ideas for unforgettable family photos. Include Bunnies Candid or posed photos of your family with actual bunnies are a great way to bring the spirit of Easter to your photos. Where you get the bunnies from are up to you... Perhaps a friend on a farm has a few bunnies or your local pet store would be willing for you to take them? Or, maybe you would even consider adopting a bunny or two for your family this Easter? Bunny Ears on Pets, Kids and Adults If you have a dog in the family, creating your own bunny ears for your dog to wear is a good way to get your pet to be a part of the family photo shoot. Kids and adults could also wear bunny ears and you could even draw whiskers on you

Inspirational Valentine's Day Gifts for Last-Minute Shoppers

The 14th of February is not far away now... Have you bought that memorable gift for your special someone yet? If not, do you know what you’re getting? No? Well, don’t worry! Here are some beautiful ideas that will be sure to capture their heart – and you can have them just in time! These personalised printed gifts are the perfect way to send a unique message of love. Create a Beautiful Photobook You’ve probably collected many memories of your relationship so far. Why not compile them into a gorgeous photobook, complete with messages, love-themed decorations and design elements? You can create your design online, and we will print your book in the format of your choice. Get a Selection of Beautiful Full-Colour Prints Maybe you want something simpler, yet bolder? You could print selected photographs in beautiful large prints that you can either frame or place in a special photo album. Create Amazing Wall Art Take your romantic photo prints several notches up by creating canva

5 Great and Original Ways to Say "I Love You"

With a new round of birthdays coming up in the New Year, not to mention Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might find yourself at a loss for ideas as to what to buy those special people in your life. They already have all they need and you already got them all the toys, electronics and clothes they wanted at Christmas. What to do? Personalised, printed gifts can never go amiss. You can create a unique gift special to that particular person, and it is guaranteed to be unlike anything else they already have. Look at these five beautiful options. Photobooks Why not create a memento of a person’s life or your relationship with them or even of your entire family? All you have to do is gather all the photographs you want and compile them into a one-of-a-kind photobook. You can do the design online, and we will then print the book in the design and type of your choice. This makes a beautiful keepsake, especially for the more sentimental amongst your friends and family. Calenda

5 Simple and Beautiful Ways to Capture the Memories of Your Summer Holidays

So, the summer holidays have come and gone again, leaving you only with memories. The great news is that the memories you have now saved in the form of photographs don’t have to be forgotten on your camera or smartphone. You can turn them into beautiful decorations and conversation starters. And, by doing so you will not only never forget the precious moments, but you will also have a reminder of what you have to look forward to on the next holiday! Try these five great custom photo printing ideas to preserve and display your memories. Home Décor You can take your favourite photographs and print them on large canvas spreads or canvas sets or even framed posters. These can then be hung in whichever part of your house you choose. Both as beautiful decor items and special, personal memories, these photographs will make the perfect conversation starter when guests come over. Photobooks Take all your holiday photos and compile them into a dedicated, beautifully laid out photobook tha

Bring Your Summer Adventures Home with Custom Home Décor

You’ve probably made many great, new memories over the course of the past festive Christmas and New Year season. Wherever you’ve been on your summer holiday, you’ve probably collected a variety of photographs showing you and your loved ones enjoying your festive break. The question is, what are you going to do with those memories? Well, why not bring your summer adventure home and immortalise them on personalised home decor, to not only make a reminder of the wonderful time you had, but also add an attractive interior design element? Here are 3 personalised home décor ideas to try. Canvas Prints You could select your favourite or most striking images and print them on a large canvas spread to hang up in the lounge or entrance hall. It could be the magnificent pride of lions you finally managed to see in the Kruger Park after hours of driving around. Or, it could be the whole family captured in various poses of excitement (perhaps terror?) as they ziplined over the Oribi gorge. Wh