When a couple gets engaged, their families start pulling out the old black and white wedding photos of their grandparents and opening up their wedding albums to share about their special days, laughing and crying while flipping through the prints and pages.
A few decades from now, when our kids or nieces and nephews are all grown up and ready to get married themselves, we'll retrieve those black and white prints and re-open up the wedding books of our parents to relive those stories we were once told. But then, we'll also pull from our coffee tables or treasured bookshelves our own wedding albums, and we'll find ourselves laughing and crying just as much as our parents did.
Jeff and I believe - without a doubt - that our images look their very best when printed in the pages of a wedding album, not because you can immediately enjoy and share the images with those you love - that is the amazing purpose of web media. Instead, we believe our images look their very best in print because, unlike web media, albums are built to last.
With this generational purpose in mind, we keep our albums strong and classic. All of our albums are built by hand by expert craftsman in Indiana with only the most durable materials available (we've seen them do their work in person - they're unbelievably talented). Plus, they're simple in structure and design, so there's nothing trendy about these books - there's nothing you could do to your album that you will regret in five years (except for maybe Uncle Elliott's dance moves at the reception...).
Our wedding albums come in two different sizes and two different styles. Read on for all of the juicy info about our gorgeous books!
All of our albums are Flushmount albums, which means that your wedding images will be printed directly onto the album pages and can bleed off of the edge of the page and go straight across the center seam with no gap in the middle. The pages are thick and hard, so these are substantial books that are built with the latest in book binding technology.
We offer two different styles of Flushmount albums - the Standard Leather Album and the Artisan Leather Album - and they come in two different sizes - 10x10 or 12x12.
The Standard Leather Album
Our Standard Leather Album is our simplest and most classic option. You get to choose from a variety of colors for your leather cover, and the printing on the inside is on beautiful Lustre paper, which gives your images a crisp, bright, and true-to-life feel. You can choose a 10x10 or 12x12 size for your album (I'm particularly a fan of the 12x12).
Here is a 10x10 covered in 'Sunflower', and a 12x12 shown in 'Tiffany'.
There's so many colorful options for the Standard Leather Album that you'll always be able to find a classic color that will match your wedding and style preferences.
I love the feel of this 12x12 album - the images are stunning in the bigger size! We also keep your designs clean and classic, focusing on the images and the story.
The Artisan Leather Album
The Artisan Leather Album is our fine art option, and it's simply the most breathtaking album we've ever come across! There are a few key differences with this album:
- The muted leathers are truly genuine Italian leathers with a softer, more organic hand feel. You will see subtle imperfections in the leather, which only makes them more beautiful! Their is nothing more authentic than these covers!
- These albums can be built with an image on the front of the cover, which is not available with the Standard Leather.
- The pages are printed on Fuji's stunning Deep Matte photographic paper, a highly sought-after fine art paper in the photography world.
Currently, these are some of the few albums that are being produced with this Deep Matte paper, so they are truly one of a kind! We adore the silky, matted look of the printing - how it features the soft, organic style of our images while remaining true to our timeless sensibilities. This is perfect for weddings that incorporate a sophisticated-yet-romantic feel into the design of their day, and these albums truly feature our medium format film work perfectly!
Here is a 12x12 Artisan Leather Album covered in 'Crema'.
The Parent Album
Our most popular add-on with our photography collections is our parent albums. These are duplicates of the main album - same style of album (Artisan or Standard) with the same design and images on the inside - it's just a smaller book for your parents to have. Our parent albums begin at 8x8, but many of our parents upgrade to a 10x10. We can also do custom designs for parents, so don't hesitate to ask!
Here is an 8x8 Standard Leather Parent Album in 'Chocolate'.
I love that all of our albums come with a soft linen dustcover inside a durable presentation box. That way you can store your album safely, or have it out on your coffee table without damaging it. The linen is simply gorgeous and will compliment any cute decor!
We can produce an album for any of our couples or parents at any time - even if we've already photographed your wedding! Feel free to contact me here if you'd like to order your own!