Every 6 months or so, I’m going to try to post one of Mack’s wedding album designs. Not only is a good way to show off how his already-spectacular skill continues to improve, but I like to remind our brides and readers of our philosophy on album design.
Our Number One goal in album design is that the book reflects the spirit and the personality of the couple whose wedding it showcases. In that spirit, not a single album design is alike. Mack builds each of them as a custom piece of art, drawing on the experiences we’ve had while getting to know the couple to make creative decisions. Some brides choose to send us a list of the pictures they’d like to be included in the album, while others (like Tiffany, whose album I’m sharing today) choose to just let Mack have complete creative control.
Our albums are physically created by GraphiStudio, a company out of Italy with US headquarters in Michigan. I absolutely adore the customer service I get with this company. I could go with any number of other companies and still get a lovely product, probably for less moo-lah. But the hand-made gorgeousness from GraphiStudio, along with phone calls from service reps who know my name, is priceless to us.
You’ll also notice that this is the final design of an album for a wedding we shot at the end of May. THIS May. As in, less than two months ago. We don’t mess around. Our clients get their wedding images within 6-8 weeks of the event, and as soon as they give us direction on the album, we put their book on our To Do list. Tiffany & Mark had their album “must haves” back to us within a few days of receiving the disc, so their album should be in-hand in about another month… which I know makes Tiffany pretty excited.
Ok, ok… enough talk. Let’s check out this pretty album!
Mack incorporated the couple’s custom logo into their cover. The image will be encased in a thick lucite cover with a leather backing. (You can see pictures of the actual product by clicking here).
Each spread will be laid out seamlessly across two pages. The books are perfect bound, so none of the image is lost in the middle binding.
While we were both working, Mack hollered over his shoulder at me, “Hey, I’m giving their cakes a full spread, ok?” We might have a love affair going with wedding cakes…
Tiffany mentioned that she specifically loved the next image, so we used it as a full spread. These pages make a really great statement, I think.
Thanks, Mr. & Mrs. Hesselberg, for letting us share your album design with the world! You’ve been such a pleasure to work with over these last 9 months… we’re almost sad that our part is over! Feel free to call us for anniversary portraits (or dinner) anytime.
P.S. — Tiffany & Mark received their canvas wrap yesterday, and sent me a cell phone picture of it hanging in their home. I love things like this so much!