Wedding albums are making a comeback! My heart sings every time a couple inquires about them. I think that clients are starting to re-discover the lost art of printing images.
What is the difference between a ‘book’ and an ‘album’?
No offense, Shutterfly, but albums are NOT the same as Shutterfly books – not even close. I custom design books through my professional lab and they are the highest quality books I can find. Books are a more affordable, quality choice for portrait sessions, but still finished with real leather or linen covers and thick, flexible paper pages. Click HERE to see a sample.
The most noticeable difference in an album is the thickness and softness of the cover as well as the rigid, thick pages. When you purchase your wedding album, you are making a luxury investment in your family’s history; that’s why I call them Heirloom Albums. I know it sounds corny, but it’s true. This isn’t the kind of album that gets thrown in a box when you move. This is the kind of album you show off to family and friends when they come over. And when you hand it to them, their hands drop and they say, “Whoa! That’s heavy!” My premium wedding album weighs about as much as a newborn (almost 7 pounds). That’s 7 pounds of handmade, quality craftsmanship. And, assuming you care for it according to the handy instructions provided, it will last for generations.
Can we get the same feel at a lower price?
Absolutely. My largest album is 12″ x 12″ and 20 pages is the average thickness. For the bride and groom, I suggest an album no smaller than “10 x 10” and for parents, you could get a duplicate album in an “8 x 8” size. Duplicate albums are 30% off regular price, by the way, so they make excellent gifts! If an album is not in your budget right now, that’s ok! I would be happy to custom make a book for you so that you have something more to show than a USB.
I am happy to bring sample albums to your consultation so you can see and feel for yourself!