Wedding Topic: Albums
As a little girl I was always enthralled with my grandparent’s photo collections. It was like a treasure hunt that only special people were allowed to go on any time we were allowed to look through their albums. Understandably, the albums and loose prints were generally stashed just out of reach of us kids- some closely guarded and completely removed altogether. The photographs were precious pieces of their story that were often the single remaining copies of such-and-such print or Great-Grandma’s wedding photo. The risk of a real-life stray popsicle drip, muddy fingerprints, or color crayon fiasco meant that it was a special (usually supervised) occasion when we got to take a look into such a box. We were lucky enough to have multiple 8mm films that were recorded as well, but that’s a story for another time.
Sharing your story is important. Prints and albums are a big part of sharing your story. Weddings, families, a particular travel adventure… Sharing your story means something different to everyone. Some people want to tell the whole world; enter the internet- blogs, websites, social media. While some folks prefer to keep a little to themselves- enter the ‘treasure hunt’ scenario above. No matter which way you lean, I believe it is about more than simply passing around prints and images. It’s about leaving a legacy, it’s the ability to write and present your own story, to choose the format on which it’s shared. The pieces that are shared today will ultimately lay the groundwork for the story that is told tomorrow (little tear!) and show the future world little pieces of who you are. These photographs contain little bits and pieces that you may not even know are important today. Some day your granddaughter may pick up your wedding album and disappear into the pages giggling, gasping, and oh-my-goshing through each photo- those bridesmaid dresses, though?! Grandma- your hair! You yourself will turn back to your photographs one day- noticing a particular favorite tie your father always wore, your mother’s hair and the many changes it (and she, and you) experienced along the way. The bracelet that your grandmother wore, your mother wore, you wore, and are about to pass on to your daughter. It’s about existing in printed photographs today so that you can reflect and reminisce in the future. So that your family has a tangible memory of you.
It’s a special day to me when a client says- ‘We choose you as our photographer.’ Talk about a privilege. So, the albums. Wrapping all of these warm, snuggly, tear-inducing memories together into one gorgeous presentation. It’s about the real moments and the styled pretty details. This is why every wedding collection we offer includes these gorgeous heirloom albums. They are special- supple bonded real leather, archival heavyweight photographic pages- like a real story book, personal- with hand debossing of your names, and of course all the little details and big moments of your day that were captured in your stunning photographs. I thrive off of keeping things simple, beautiful, and timeless. I love sophisticated bold style and design of a product that causes you to appreciate it when you touch it. I’m extremely picky about the products that we offer because I believe the quality of the product is what ultimately represents the depth of the images. In a world of choices, this is why we offer these albums to our clients. Their quality and craftsmanship are second-to-none. Here is how we choose to present the stories we get to help tell…
Parent albums – duplicates of the Bride and Groom’s album.
Traditional binding techniques, thick pages, and fully wrapped leather covers.
One of our most popular cover choices.
Debossing- permanently imprinted leather covers that will last. Not ‘printed’ or ’embossed’.
Our two most popular cover and size choices. The parent books offer a very nice size album as a gift-
images are decent size while the album size itself is not overwhelming as a gift.
See them in person at our studio. Please call or email to schedule a viewing. Our studio is open by appointment.