Should You Order a Wedding Album?
This is an easy YES. This is the most important day of your life. You should enjoy your wedding photographs and remember all those amazing moments through a gorgeous, heirloom album – not just on your phone or in a massive online gallery. You shouldn’t need an internet connection to view your wedding photographs. You should be able to grab this gorgeous book whenever you want to relive that amazing day.
There are memories created and conversations started when you have friends and family over and can all pour over the beautiful images together. Trying to show your loved ones these special memories on a tiny cellphone or iPad screen is just not the same. Not having to count on technology, also means that you know with full certainty that these precious memories will be safe forever in a beautiful, printed format for generations to come.
What is crazy to me, is that we are on track to be the most photographed, but least documented generation. I am a firm believer in printed images–just come to my house! I have photos of my family and friends printed and hung on every wall! These images bring me joy on a daily basis, and they are gifts I can pass down to my kids in the future. I still remember years after I moved out, my mom gave me a huge box filled with old photographs, and I spent hours sitting on the floor getting lost in my childhood.
MY TOP 3 REASONS FOR ORDERING A WEDDING ALBUM
It's the perfect coffee table book!
Magazines are great and all, but your friends and family would so much rather ooh and aah over your gorgeous wedding day photos!! Also, no one really wants to sit down and watch a 30 minute slideshow of every single one of your wedding images. Your album will beautifully and artfully display the perfect images to tell the story of your day.
They will last a lifetime
These albums are timeless. They are printed on the highest quality paper and will last for decades if they are well taken care of. You never know when a computer will die, a phone will be lost, or a hard drive will crash–your printed images will not. Your images will be printed on acid-free archival paper, with a pigment ink which produces stunningly rich colors, all bound in genuine leather, velvet, or linen.
They make great gifts
I can't think of a better Thank You gift, than a beautifully designed album to the people who helped you the most on your wedding day. I offer an 8x8 "Parent Album" that is the perfect size for mom to tote around to all her gatherings to show off her son or daughters wedding! Grandparents are also more likely to prefer a physical album over the challenge of figuring out how to access and download digital images. They make great anniversary/birthday gifts too! This is the perfect item to gift your partner for your one year anniversary. Not sure which images are your partner’s favorite? You can actually log in to the online gallery with THEIR email address, and see which ones they’ve favorited already- sneaky, huh?? ;)
WHAT IS THE DESIGN PROCESS LIKE?
Each album is unique to the couple, and I personally design the entire layout to tell the story of your wedding day. I truly believe that I have found THE perfect printer for Big Sur weddings. They just have that magical, all natural gorgeous, yet boho Big Sur vibe. After we discuss what size and cover you want, and the order is received–I will ask you to choose your favorite 50 images that you would like to see possibly included in your album. I will then start designing your album that will tell the perfect story of your day. I will then share the design with you through a program where you can easily leave feedback on images you’d like to swap out and any design requests. I’ll make as many adjustments as needed until it feels just right.
WHAT SIZE IS A WEDDING ALBUM?
I offer 3 different album sizes: 12 x 12, 10 x 10, and 8 x 8 (only as an add-on Parent Album). The Journal Art Books have a soft, leather-wrap cover that envelops pages of beautifully hand-torn, cotton rag fine art prints - front page embossed in gold. A rustic leather strap winds around to finish the look. The Journal cover is unattached to the block of pages. The Art Book is also printed on hand-torn, cotton rag fine art paper and is hardbound in either leather, velvet, or linen. All photographs are printed on gorgeous, thick paper that lays flat, ensuring that the images are displayed without warping and in beautiful color tones. Each album is one-of-a-kind.
WHAT KIND OF TEXT CAN I INCLUDE ON THE ALBUM?
On the front of the album, I often emboss the names of the couple and/or the date. There’s a lot of customization available for the front cover and spine, so we can talk about what feels right for you.
WHAT KIND OF COVERS STYLES ARE THERE?
I offer leather, velvet, and linen covers in various colors.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE UNTIL THE WEDDING ALBUM IS DELIVERED?
Once I get started on the design, it’s usually around 6 weeks until your album is in your hands.
CAN I ORDER MULTIPLE COPIES?
Yes. I actually offer copy albums at a lower rate.
“My grandmother unfortunately passed away one week after our wedding. I cannot put into words how grateful I was to be able to have these wonderful images and memories of her printed in this beautiful album. We actually ended up having a smaller album printed as well to gift to my grandfather.” – Sarah & Tom