Custom Handcrafted Heirloom Albums
Nearly every bride and groom I’ve had the pleasure to work with have a tremendous appreciation for a professional album and they are absolutely delighted with the beauty and craftsmanship of their custom wedding album. However, in today’s world of online do-it-yourself here are two common questions I’ve been asked:
1. There are lots of websites where I can create an album – why wouldn’t I make my own?
Yes, there a definitely a wide range of companies and websites out there where you can create your own album.
As a professional wedding photographer, I work directly with a high end album manufacturer who only works with professional photographers. My album manufacturer prides itself on having the most comprehensive collection of rich leathers, colors, and designs than any other album company.
Additionally, my team of professional graphic designers does all the album layouts ensuring a beautiful and one-of-a-kind art piece.
Finally, after spending the past 6 months to a year planning your wedding and then getting all settled into married life after the wedding, it’s difficult to find time to sit down and create an album. Or maybe simple procrastination kicks in and before you know it you’re celebrating your one or two year anniversary and you still don’t have an album to show off to friends and family. My team and I will compose your custom handcrafted wedding album and have it your hands soon after your wedding.
Every aspect of your wedding album will be professionally designed from layout to production. It will be a work of art you will want to show off to all of your friends and family and it will be a treasured family heirloom you will be able to pass on to future generations.
2. Why do I want an album? I just want a disc of the digital images.
Digital images are great for making prints, canvases and thank you cards. However, are images on your laptop or computer the only way you want to be able to view and share your wedding photos? After the reception music fades, friends and family go home and the dress gets put away all that is left of a beautiful wedding day are the memories and the photographs. One of our custom albums will preserve your cherished day for many many years to come.
I think one of my album designers put it best when she was describing the importance and investment of a quality album -
“It’s not about what we did to make it the best. It’s really about what it will MEAN to a couple in the future. A wedding album is the first heirloom created for a new family. Next to the wedding rings, it’s the one thing of true significance in an emerging relationship. It will, and should, be passed to future generations. It will be saved in a fire. It might not be looked at every day, or even very often, but it will always be there. A couple might look back and laugh at the hair styles, dress styles and suits, but they will never forget how they felt on that one day. And when their 50th anniversary rolls around, their album should look as good as the day it was delivered. A great photographer and quality album don’t cost a lot, but they are priceless, and they are worth every dollar spent.”