“In twenty years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.”
All too often I hear clients say, “we just want the disk of images” and we will make our own album. I will promise you this, that album will never get made. And if it does… it will be nothing like having a professionally printed, hand crafted, album from your photographer. A wedding album becomes a family heirloom, a piece of art that tells the story of your wedding day and will be reflected upon for many anniversaries to come. Sure, I like to read books on my ipad, but it will never replace the feel, the smell or the value of a printed book. Wedding images are no different, they deserve better then sitting in a folder on your PC. Below is a montage of Laura & Richard’s hand crafted cypress album. It is a true representation of their wedding day in the highlands, right down to the ribbon on the presentation box, which is the ribbon from her wedding day! The pewter silk is a classic, one of my favorites for sure! As a photographer, having my work presented in such a manor is very rewarding, I am sure my face was beaming with pride as I opened this album. It took my images and turned them into a piece of art…. okay, okay, I will stop gushing now.
With so many options out there for wedding albums, a photographer can’t possibly own enough sample books to give you a true feel for what options are available. So, I thought it would be a good idea to photograph REAL client albums and share them online for everyone to see. By doing so, maybe people will find a little inspiration for their own albums. Pictured below is Laura’s 8×8 Willow parent album, it has a Pewter Silk cover and simple silver text. An elegant choice, it just so happens to be one of my favorite.