It's no secret that Cincinnati is chock-full of creatives and entrepreneurs. Not a day goes by where I don't stumble upon another local crafting up something amazing. But you know what you don't stumble upon regularly? A double-dose of artsy awesomeness. I'm not talking about just any old power couple, but rather a creative power couple bringing their very best to the Cincy scene.
Adam and Keli Spanier are the husband-and-wife duo behind Adam & Keli Photography, as well as the masterminds of Colette Paperie. Ten years ago, Keli left her corporate job to pursue card making full time, and Adam has been a photographer for more than a decade. That's a heck of a lot of years pursuing the creative dream!
Colette Paperie may sound like the name of a sweet greeting card company, but it's nothing of the sort. Keli creates hilarious cards that bring major personality to the page. (We're talking cards that mention cat puke on the front cover here, which is one of their top sellers, by the way). Her creations are colorful, witty, and absolutely nothing like your usual ho-hum trip through the card aisle.
As if creating belly-laugh inducing cards wasn't enough, Keli and Adam also run a full-fledged photography business. We've got some real overachievers on our hands, folks. We're talking weddings, newborn photos, family sessions, and senior portraits. You name it, they shoot it. To top it all off, they've got a whole gallery of Cincinnati prints for sale.
If you're looking for a photo sesh, all you have to do is book them. If you're hoping to snag some cards, Colette Paperie products are sold in over 200 stores nationwide (including Urban Outfitters).
If shopping in the actual world, away from the snuggly safety of your couch is just too much (let's be honest, this is all of us sometimes), you're in luck; you can also purchase cards online.
These two lovebirds both flew the corporate coop to pursue their passions, and that, my friends, is the best kind of love story. But don't take my word for it — go check out their work in the gallery above.
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