How exciting! Your wedding albums will be your first family heirlooms together! You probably have started creating memories together a while ago. Possibly your first photo together was a selfie, and you did it because you wanted to encapsulate the feeling of that moment. You wanted to look back in life and relive it over and over again. Or it marked the transition for your forever ever after. Your wedding album is that very thing. Is the looking back and reliving it a million times. And with the passing of the years, you will reminiscing the people that were there with you, to celebrate, to cry, to laugh together. Wedding Albums are the masterpiece that celebrate your union, holding moments so treasured to you. It will be passed down thru generations, the same way as you will one day hold your parents wedding album when they are no longer living. In reality, wedding albums are a gift to your loved ones more than to yourselves. Its a reminder of the feelings, the joy, the beauty, the promise. Because we truly believe on this, we have researched and tested many companies that produce professional wedding albums and finally decided on a small company in Europe. They have outstanding product quality and attention to detail. Perfect for a photo album that need to last thru generations.
Here is the process of how a wedding album comes to life:
- The Photographs
This is probably the most important part while producing wedding albums. You must start with quality images. Wedding photographs that are well exposed, sharp and lit properly. It sounds kind of obvious but let me assure you it is not for the untrained eye. Some photographers may place a bride (in a white gown) on a very bright light and risk loosing all the details of the wedding gown with blown highlights. Surprising this is a very common mistake among untrained wedding photographers. So when you are looking to hire the best wedding photographer you must pay special attention to albums and notice if the bride’s dress display the lace, bids and all details properly. If you are in the budget, I recommend that you don’t focus on acquiring products but investing on a great experienced wedding photographer. An experienced photographer knows how to work fast and all types of lighting scenarios. You can always invest on a wedding album after the wedding but you can’t have your pictures retaken. Unfortunately!
2. The Album Design
As much as it’s tempting to including a million photos in your album, we recommend that you select images with storytelling, rich in details, emotions and the feeling of the day. Keeping the album clean and with large images. This is the best design option for quality albums. Alice has a bachelor degree in fine arts and has done graphic design as well. So all of our wedding albums are designed in house and discussed directly with the you about preferences, favorite photos etc. We offer standard in all of our collections custom designed albums starting with 75 images in 40 pages. This is the bare minimum we ever designed with and tells the story nicely. It won’t be any pushy sales after the wedding, but you can certainly upgrade the number of images or pages. Since our couples love their wedding photos so much, most clients do!
3. The Presentation
Because this is your first family heirloom together, all bridal and parents albums come with a gorgeous delivery box. The box is made of wood and it features the same cover material as your album. This not only will create a very luxurious experience but also will protect your wedding albums.
All of our wedding photo albums are printed on Fuji Professional Photographic paper and receives a UV luster spray layer for protection against fading. Always thinking on ever lasting products that will look good for years to come.
Every single album is hand made, printed and glue on a foam board material, making for thicker and resistant pages. Each photo spread is layout so it goes from edge to edge and it is known as flush mount albums. By having each design layed out across in one piece it also allows for continuous design, with no brake on the fold.
4. Option of Products
Our Bridal Albums are offered as 10×10 & 12×12, always delivered in the matching box. Other shapes can also be requested upon an upgrade fee.
Parents albums are offered as a replica of the main album, printed with the exact same design and same quality, offered as 8×8 and also features the matching box.
All of our albums offer a wide selection of cover materials.
Simple Cover means no image on the cover. The material cover are wrapped around the album in front and back, the album interior is features the same quality.
Premium Cover means an image on the front cover with the cover material on the binding and back of the album.
10×10 or 12×12 Premium Cover Acrylic over a Metallic Photo
12×12 Premium Cover Photo Inlay, features an image in a square in the center of the cover, a bit more discreet but very luxurious.
5. Cover Materials
With nearly 100 materials to choose from, our albums are covered on high quality green materials that have been tested and proven to withstand the time.