Albums

Albums to Last a Lifetime

How Does It Work?

Rather than make a catch-all for every photo, these books tell a more artistic, carefully curated story. The average album has anywhere from 35-45 images strategically laid out to best highlight the most magical parts of the day. This process is semi-collaborative. After you pick your size, cover options, and top 15 favorite images, I custom design every page myself to put your favorites into context. I’ll send you proofs of the page designs, and after your approval or edit feedback I send the images to a wonderful company that hand makes the best bindings, highest page quality, and most lasting covers out there. Albums take a few weeks for me to design and at least three weeks to be manufactured and shipped, so you should receive yours within about two months of submitting your order.

What Do I Get?

All albums include 10 custom-designed spreads (20 pages) on flush-mount hard paper that lays flat, with a seamless gutter. All books come standard with a cover image inset with up to two lines of embossed text directly beneath. And finally, they all come with a leather presentation box for safe keeping. Each book has it’s own features:

The leather book:

  • Slightly thicker UV coated pages with black cores.
  • 7 top grain leather colors to choose from.
  • Option to upgrade to many beautiful premium leather types.
  • Option to add embossed text on the spine.
  • Option to upgrade to a custom graphic with your initials INSTEAD OF the standard image and text. This graphic can be stamped with metallic foil.

The silk book:

  • 12 color options to choose from.
  • Option to include metallic foil in the embossed text.
  • Option to upgrade presentation box to be covered in the same material as the book.
  • Option to upgrade to a custom graphic with your initials INSTEAD OF the standard image and text. This graphic can be stamped with metallic foil.

The linen book:

  • 11 different color options to choose from.
  • Option to upgrade presentation box to be covered in the same material as the book.
  • Option to upgrade to a custom graphic with your initials INSTEAD OF the standard image and text. This graphic can be stamped with metallic foil.

The photowrap book:

  • Instead of an image inset with embossed text beneath, this book is wrapped, front and back, with an image of your choosing.
  • Text can be included in the image.
  • The largest size for this book is 10×10, it does not come in 12×12.

 

What Will It Cost Me?

Silk book with matching presentation box

8×8

  • Photowrap: $350
  • Linen: $480
  • Leather: $580
  • Silk: $580

10×10

  • Photowrap: $500
  • Linen: $650
  • Leather: $750
  • Silk: $750

12×12

  • Linen: $850
  • Leather: $950
  • Silk: $950

Extras

  • Upgrade from Top Grain or Faux leather to Premium, Lamb, or Calf leather: $45
  • Matching fabric presentation box (Linen and Silk only): $150
  • Spine embossing (Leather only): $30
  • Extra spread (max of 10 extra): $30 each
  • Custom cover graphic with initials: $125

Price does not include tax.

The Design Details

Flush mount pages

Flush Mount Pages

Flush-mount pages have almost invisible gutters, allowing spreads to lie flat without large gaps or creases instead of bending toward the seam. The seam of these books are designed to never fray or fade. This functionality allows me to place images that span both pages, rather than being confined to designing each side separately. Hard pages resist bending and creasing to stand the test of time. Leather albums have a cut page instead of a folding page with a seam, giving a very small gap between the pages rather than a continuous, attached spread.

Cover embossing

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Check out the custom embossing that comes standard on the Linen, Leather, and Silk books! You have up to two lines. Usually people put their names and the date. You can also put the same text on the spine for that extra finishing touch for an additional $30 (Leather album only). On the Silk albums, you have the option of black, gold, or silver foil added to the embossing to make it really pop!

Image Insets

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Here’s an example of an image inset on a Leather album (this shot is cropped; the full album is square!). Image insets come standard and are included in the price of Silk, Leather, and Linen albums. Pick your favorite image as a preview of the beauty of your special day!

Samples and Resources

Each image in the sample album is a “spread,” meaning it spans two pages with a minimal seam down the middle. The seam location isn’t indicated in these images, but I do have it in my design process and am careful not to put anything to intricate directly over it.

See Sample Album Proofs and Layouts

See Album Cover Color Swatches (PDF)

See Custom Graphic Options (PDF)

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