Basic Invite


We have exciting news here at Heart & Rae Photography!  We have partnered with Basic Invite to bring you an exclusive discount.  We are now offering 20% off site wide and free shipping to all our special clients at  Use the code in the picture below.

First, we must say, the quality of Basic Invite is gorgeous and we couldn't be more thrilled!  Check out our new raised gold foil thank you cards, stickers and stationary from Basic Invite. 

Basic Invite offers a variety of products from wedding invitations, wedding programs, menu cards, place cards, bridal shower cards, wedding enclosure cards, colored envelopes, pocket envelopes, save the date cards, thank you cards, stickers, holiday cards, birthday and graduation invitations, stationary, notecards and business cards.  As well as fun printables like wedding signs, table numbers, games and hashtag signs.

It’s also a one stop shop for any baby shower theme.  From invitations, to thank you cards, favor labels and even party games, they have everything you need to plan a perfect shower.  Check out some of these adorable designs: Baby Shower Invites for Twins, Baby Shower Love You to the Moon and Back Invites, Baby Shower Airplane Invites.

Basic Invite has a lot of unique features that sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company.  Here are a few of the stand out featured we found when navigating the website and placing an order:

User Friendly:  The website is easy to navigate and search for specific items.  One of our favorite features is that if you see a design you like, but wish to change the colors, fonts or even add more text, you can do that and completely customize it to your style. 

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that has almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. 

Foil - Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold with flat or raised foil.  And they are beautiful!

Custom Samples - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that gives you the ability to order a printed sample of your actual invitation to see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you place the final order.  One of our favorites is the velvet paper, it’s so smooth to the touch.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - You can choose from over 40 different envelope colors so your invitation will stand out even before it is opened. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so they can be quickly and securely closed.

Address Capturing Service - Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows you to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request your friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in your account and can then be selected during the design process. They offer recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.

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Evan contacted us to photograph his proposal to his girlfriend, Sam. And you could say she definitely was surprised! We decide to do the proposal at The Rodin Museum because it had a special meaning to Sam and her family. Say tuned for the engagement session! 



Michael contacted us to document his proposal to his girlfriend, Kayla.  It was such a wonderful experience planning the special event behind the scenes.  From finding the perfect location to coordinating the secret surprise photo shoot!  Michael and Kayla are a dream to work with and we are so happy to have had the honor to be a part of this memory!



Jamie and Rick were the winners of our Instagram contest in collaboration with Cake Life Bake ShopPapertini Floral and Event DesignGarces Events and Garces Group.  They won an amazing giveaway that included an engagement shoot by us, a cake tasting with Cake Life, a gorgeous bridal bouquet by Papertini and dinner for two at a Garces restaurant.  Jamie and Rick are big foodies, with Jamie running her blog Philly Food Adventures where she writes about navigating the Philadelphia ethnic food scene.  If you want to treat yourself, take one of her Philadelphia's Chinatown tours!  So naturally, we ran with a food theme and did pictures at one their favorite restaurants, Kensington Quarters.  Jamie is also a kick ass cancer survivor.  She shares some of her experience on her blog so we had to go to this amazing Amberella conquer mural.  Lastly, we hit Cake Life's bright and welcoming storefront location for their cake tasting.  Their cakes are works of art and the taste of everything is fresh with the perfect amount of rich sweetness. I mean, Beyonce got her birthday cake there.....just saying. :)

Thank you so much to all the incredible vendors we worked with to make this possible!