Being a Creative Wedding Photographer is a pretty amazing job all round but one of my very favourite parts of it has to be the Album Design.
Having all the digital files from the day on a Flash Drive or DVD is great (and these days it seems like everyone seems to want them) but what do you do with them afterwards? There’s nothing quite like a thoughtfully laid out and beautifully crafted album to re-tell the full story of your romantic/tear-jerking/crazy whirlwind special day, so you can live it over and over again, and make those who weren’t able to come feel like (and wish) they were actually there.
Your Mum, and perhaps your Dad, are quite possibly the only people in the whole world who will gladly sit through 300 or so images on your Flash Drive and share the same enthusiasm for image number 269 as they do for images 1 through 10…the rest of your family (OK maybe not Grandma) and friends will be sneaking off to the loo (if they’re subtle), or running out the door (if they’re not!) by that time. By taking the 60-90 key images which set the scene, highlight all the little details you agonised over, capture the fabulous array of expressions and emotions on display, and immortalise you looking the best you probably ever have, then showcasing them in a beautiful work of hand-held art will leave them wanting more, and that’s never a bad thing!
I’m a bit of a perfectionist with an annoyingly good eye for quality – my husband will vouch for this fact given that EVERYTHING I gravitate to in a shop ends up being the most decadent with the highest price tag! I once fell in love with a headboard from across the store, only to discover on closer inspection the price tag was £14,000 – IN THE SALE…for a headboard!!! Beautiful it was…worth the money it most certainly wasn’t! But every now and then you come across an item of beauty, perfectly crafted from the highest quality materials and its worth every penny. This is what you get with a Queensberry Album and that’s why I include one with my signature NVB Treatment – its what your prized and most cherished images deserve. Queensberry have been going for 40 years now so clearly its not just me who thinks so!
They offer a choice of traditional (Matted Overlay) albums, more contemporary (Flushmount) albums, or for the indecisive amongst us who can’t decide which we are, there is the Duo album which offers the best of both worlds to stunning effect. They also offer a generous choice of gorgeous papers from smooth lustre to decadently textured fine art paper and everything in between so that we can create an album as individual as you are. You can head on over to their website if you’d like to see more images but I’ve included some here of their flagship 14″ x 10″ Duo album in Contemporary White Leather which I have as a sample so my clients can feel the quality for themselves.
I love the creativity that comes with designing an album so much that I’ve started an Album Design Service for clients who, for whatever reason, didn’t have an album created at the time of their wedding, or for those who are unhappy with what they did get. If you’re interested in finding out more then please get in touch and Let’s Chat about the masterpiece we can create for you!