Wedding albums and prints FAQs
Wedding albums, to me, are not an afterthought. They are the single most important heirloom you will have from your wedding day, or family photo shoot. Because after all, photos are meant to be printed. Digital files are great for sharing online, so that those who could not attend your wedding or event can feel as though they are a part of the celebration. However, digital files just sit on your computer, year after year. Technology changes quickly, and only having your images in digital form does not ensure that you will have them for your children and grandchildren to enjoy. In addition to albums I offer archival prints and gallery wraps. Below are some questions I am frequently asked. If you have any others, please feel free to get in touch!
My top three reasons to get a wedding album:
1. Photos are meant to be printed, not kept on a computer. Aside from looking beautiful, albums are a safeguard from your photos getting misplaced.
2. The flush-mount albums I offer are meant to last generations. Photos from a low-budget site face, warp and wrinkle.
3. When else will you get a high-quality heirloom album like this? Your wedding images may be some of the most important in your life. There’s no better time.
How does the design process work?
I believe in making the process of creating an album as easy as possible for you. Weddings are tiring, and you are probably going to want to pass off additional responsibilities to anyone willing to help! Initially, I hand-select the photos that I think best tell the story of your day. This helps me to design and create the best first layout possible. Next, I send the online proof to you, uploaded to an album site, where you can look through it and mark any images that you would like to swap out.
How many images are in my album?
Wedding albums have approximately 65-75 images. Family and portrait shoots have around 30-40. You can add additional images if you wish.
What are the different types of albums you offer?
I offer several types of albums including flush-mount with very thick, glossy pages, fine art albums with thick matte pages, and a unique leather-wrap album shown above. There many cover materials to choose from in various colors and vegan as well as leather covers. Your images are printed directly onto the pages of your album.
How long does it take?
From the time you order your album until you have it in your hands will usually take about 2 months.
Can’t I just create my own book?
Albums are an investment, but they have huge importance and value. A well created album will last decades, while a book ordered from a budget or make-your-own site may deteriorate within a matter of months. Although you will be spending less to start with, you may end up with a book that will not last for subsequent generations to enjoy. The albums I offer are hand-bound, with the images printed on either fine art or archival photo paper which is mounted onto thick board. They are extremely durable and the difference in quality is striking. As a graphic designer, I also have years of experience with layout and creating modern and clean designs to best tell your story. I always encourage people to look at them in person, because you can’t understand their beauty until you can touch and see them up close!
What’s a memory album?
Memory albums are a super cool way to keep all of the most important things from your wedding in one place. They include up to 25 hand-written guest notes which I digitize and design straight into your album, plus your typed or hand-written vows. This can be added to any album. So basically it is an upgraded album.
Do you offer other printed products?
Yes! I put a lot of care into choosing the products that I offer. I offer photo print collections, gallery wraps, mounted prints and gift prints.
Ready to talk albums? Contact me here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org