The perfect reminder of your wedding day

Do you remember being a kid and finding that box of old family photos? The ones where your mum and dad are babies and your grandparents are young. The ones that make you laugh and make you feel a real connection to the people you love. This is why photos mean so much and why creating an album of the photos that mean the most to you is something you will never regret doing.

Maybe it’s because of my Graphic Design background but I love a beautiful album. I love the touch of the paper, the solid feel of the book, the way the story of a wedding day can be told through each page. An album is always ready to be picked off the shelf, browsed through and shared.

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There is a beauty and realness to a photograph that is printed. Displayed in your home a simple print becomes a point of interest, something that is always there and can be looked at every time you wander past it. Its a permanent reminder that can’t fade. Similarly a printed album becomes part of your family history, something to share and look at whenever the mood takes you. You may only look at it a handful of times, but there is something so special about turning those pages and having those memories flood back.

I offer a selection of gorgeous hand-bound albums, which are a perfect reminder of your wedding day. Each album is a bespoke design and all albums are designed to be contemporary yet timeless. Beautiful in both style and quality…your first family heirloom.

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Choosing the photos for your album

This is where it might seem like the most daunting task in the world. You have a USB filled with hundreds of amazing images, covering all aspects of your wedding day from the smallest detail to show stopping portraits. What do you pick for the album? Where do you start with your wedding photography? Which ones to put in and which ones to leave out? Your wedding album should reflect the day and tell the story of your day from start to finish. You want have a mix of the natural, candid images, the portraits, the details and the group shots. Its also important to make sure the album looks right and flows well, part of this is the balance of image types. Too many or too few of each type of image and the album just won’t work. I love to create some pace by mixing busy montage style layouts with gorgeous stopper pages with just one image.

This is where the album design becomes a team effort. I like to work with you to make sure the album that is designed and created is just perfect. The starting point is to choose approximately 40-50 must-have images. These should cover the range of the day, some from the prep time, some from the ceremony, some from the reception, speeches and guest photos and finally a few from the first dance and evening. I like to get choices which include people (after all, the you know the guests at your wedding much better than I do) and I will then choose some of the detail shots to add. It’s so important when choosing images that you choose the ones you completely love. Don’t feel obliged to add in particular people or lots of groups if you don’t want them. This is your album and it has to be something you want to look at for the rest of your lives. So, take the time out from your day, just the two of you, get a cup of tea and sit down and look through the photos.  From putting on the dress, to toasts with the bridal party, saying ‘I do’, the just married portrait shots, your friends and loved ones, the party and all the fun bits! Your beautiful story belongs in a beautiful book.

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What happens after we have chosen our favourite photos?

Once you have given me your must-have images I get to work designing the layouts. You get to view the designs online, any make any changes you would like on each page. I include one lot of amendments so if you wish any images to be changed or you want to tweak the design a little that’s fine. After all, it’s your album and you have to be completely happy before it goes to be printed and bound. I want you to have a luxurious memory of your day as I believe the quality is second to none and that’s worth an investment.

 

Make it personal…

  • A choice of sizes; 6×6, 8×8, 10×10, 12×12.
  • Archive paper with a lightly textured fine art matt finish.
  • A selection of beautiful tactile leather covers in a range of colours, as well as stylish vibrant linens and beautiful raw silk.
  • Your cover debossed, etched, or foiled with your names and date of wedding.

Albums can be purchased either as part of your wedding package or separately. You may also wish to come back and after your wedding to choose your album. Duplicate copies are available.

Please note that due to my work load during wedding season, albums are designed from October through to March.

There is no time limit on getting your album. Whether it’s six months or two years after the wedding I’m happy to help you create the most wonderful everlasting investment.

 


 

 

If you want to get a selection of professional prints or your favourite image framed I can help. I work with top UK print labs to provide the most beautiful printed images in a range of papers and finishes. From small gift prints, through to large statement frames let me know what you would like to do with your photos and I can help make it happen.

Get in touch to get my full print product brochure.

 


I’d love to hear more about your wedding plans so do drop me a line at [email protected] call me on 07879 455932 or fill out the online form here.