Wow, we've made it! I've been doing photo art features in this blog series since my "Why?" post in June, and this is the last piece of photo art to share for now!
Just like the photo book, you choose a photo from your session or wedding to be featured with a soft finish for most of the front cover. I know it's difficult, but I can help you choose a favorite! Then, you have your choice of color for the fabric part of the cover that also wraps around the edges of the book. These are the same black, grey, sage, & teal fabric options that you have for your photo books and image boxes, so you can color-coordinate your pieces of photo art if you'd like!
The biggest difference between the albums and photo books is the quality of the pages. While the photo book's pages have pretty amazing quality already, albums step it up a notch with extra thick pages that don't bend at all when you turn the page. Because the pages are thicker and even more sturdy, the album is solid and prominent as it sits on your coffee table or within your bookshelf! Printed on high-quality premium lustre paper, your photos have a slight sheen and their vibrant colors hold true beautifully.
It definitely took me a while to figure out a way to show the sturdiness of the pages WITHOUT making my hand look incredibly awkward, haha! ;)
One of my favorite features of the album is that the two pages of a spread meet in a way that is nearly seamless, so photos can span across the spread! This allows extra special photos to be featured in a big way and those specific memories to be treasured even more easily. I design your albums with some spreads of larger, spanned-across photos and some spreads of smaller, segmented photos, and you can always let me know what you would like adjusted.
Albums come in sizes 6x6", 8x8", 10x10", and 12x12". The 12x12" album is featured here! The biggest albums are offered as "keepsake pieces" for your home, and the 6x6" and 8x8" options are the perfect "connection pieces" to share with family members. If you order an album for yourself, you can even get a smaller duplicate album for parents and grandparents - Then, they have your photos to enjoy, and your design review time is minimized since it's the same design as yours!
I like to include a title page with text, then keep the rest of the album simple so that the focus is on the photos and the memories contained with them. Let me know your preference, and we can do without the title page or add text in more places of the album if desired!
The albums come with 10 spreads, which is equivalent to 20 sides front-and-back, beginning with a left page when viewed. While we can feature a lot of memories within that space, you are welcome to order additional spreads to include more photos! Albums are a wonderful way to both display your favorite memories and to have a lot of web-sized photos to share on social media, since you receive web-sized files for any photos included in a piece of photo art. Lots of photos in your expertly-designed album = lots of photos to share with friends near and far online.
Albums are offered for select sessions, and they are truly perfect to preserve the fleeting moments of a wedding day. A 10x10" album is included in the "Share the Story" wedding collection for that very reason, and I can't wait to put one together for you!
If you'd like to see more of this album in person or have questions about albums, the other photo art that I offer, or anything else, please contact me by email or by filling out the form here! Even if it's just to say hi, you're the reason I do this and I'd love to chat with you.
Have a wonderful week!
In light & love,