It’s been a while since I’ve blogged my albums.  Lately, I’ve been happy to have so many beautiful albums being ordered by my clients.  Below is a variety of sizes, shapes and cover options but all of them are amazing and I know my clients will treasure them for many years.  Digital images are great to have but being able to enjoy their most favorite photographs from the wedding day in a high end, heirloom quality book is a totally different experience that I highly recommend.


The top two and bottom two are leather covers.  The light gray book in the middle is a linen cover.


I always recommend a full spread or two to be incorporated into the design.


The books lay completely flat with a very thin split.


Spine and cover embossing is an option that I think looks really nice. ALBUMS-4

Linen books can also be embossed on the cover.  ALBUMS-5ALBUMS-6Linen books have slightly thinner pages than the leather album but are the same beautiful print quality.

ALBUMS-7 This book has a navy top grain leather with cover embossing. ALBUMS-8 ALBUMS-9ALBUMS-10 ALBUMS-11 Here’s another full spread in a 12×12 leather album. ALBUMS-12


I hope this was helpful to some of my brides and grooms who aren’t able to view these books in person.


I love it when my couples decide to add an album to their wedding collection.  After all, it’s going to be the wedding album that’s looked at for generations to come and passed down as a family heirloom.  It’s a very important part of family history.

Because my clients have shown a lot of interest in albums lately, I figured I’d dedicate a blog post to showing just a few of the options to choose from.  I work closely with each of my couples to help them choose the perfect images and cover options so that their album is completely unique.

This blog post contains 4 different albums.  Three of them are the traditional flush mount album.  There are also a few images of the portrait book which has the same beautiful print quality but the album has a fabric cover and a thinner, white substrate between the pages.  These are great for parent books.

Many of my clients live out of town so this is the next best thing to seeing and holding the albums in person.  Enjoy!

All three of these albums are 10×10 with varying page numbers.  Album sizes range from  4×6 to 12×17 and are available in square or rectangle.

Flush mount albums lay completely flat when open.  Albums can be designed to each clients specifications.  Cover cameo photos and embossing is available.  Cover embossing and spine embossing is offered in 4 different fonts.  I prefer a simple layout with large images to help tell the story of the day.  Flush mount albums have a very thin “gutter”.  The gutter is a tiny cut along the crease at the center of the book.  This keeps the  paper from being folded and it helps to minimize any discoloration of the photographic paper over time.  Flush mount albums have a thick, black substrate giving the pages a very stiff, substantial feel when turning the pages.  This next image shows the portrait book.  It is covered in your choice of linen covers.  The book on top is the portrait book and the book on the bottom is in identical design and page number to the flush mount book.  You can see the difference in thickness of the two books here. The portrait book has thinner pages with a white substrate between the prints.  It is not as thick as the pages in the flush mount album but they are sturdy and do not bend.  The book also lays completely flat when open. One of my favorite parts is choosing the cover material.  I offer a wide variety of leathers, ranging from top grain leather, premium leather, lamb or calf skin.  There are also several great faux leather choices as well.  



Album | Guest Book

From time to time, I like to share some of the products that I offer to my couples.  The latest is a recent guest book for Jennifer & Wade’s upcoming wedding.  These lay flat press printed books are great for guest books and parent albums.

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Album | Flush Mount

Since about half of my wedding clients book me from out of town or without actually meeting in person (Kerrie and Daniel being one of those), I like to be able to display some of the products I offer here on my blog.  The items I’m showing you today are my flush mount albums.  I have two different examples here but there are many different leather and cover options so each couple can design their perfect album.

All of my wedding collections include a disk with high resolution images which is a great thing to have.  However, I cannot stress enough how important I think it is for each couple to invest in an actual wedding album.  It’s something that can be passed down from generation to generation and will be a keepsake that will be cherished for many years.  A nice album with your favorite images will never go out of style.


The first one I’d like to share is Kerrie and Daniel’s album which is a 10×10 58 page black leather album.


**On a side note, Kerrie is the owner of The White Magnolia which is one of the best places around to find an amazing wedding dress!   She’s not only a client but has turned out to be a good friend and will help any bride find the perfect dress for her big day.  If you don’t have a dress yet, go see her! 😀

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Album | Guest Book

Since so  many of my clients are out of town and we don’t actually meet in person until after they’ve booked, I thought it would be a good idea to have images of the albums and books I offer.  I’ll be updating this category often so make sure to check back from time to time for new images.

This next book I’m sharing is my guest book.  These are a great way to show off the pictures from your engagement session but it allows your wedding guests to sign in and  leave nice messages that you’ll be able to cherish for many years.

You can opt to do a photo cover or something plain with your favorite color.  This particular book has a photo cover and a linen spine and back cover.
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