Hello blog readers!
You know how I am always encouraging you to print your photographs, get them up on your walls and console tables and get albums made.. well, I thought I would show you what an album looks like. I have been meaning to do it for a while now and am finally getting around to it.
Your family session includes an album. These are hand made, one of a kind, gorgeous albums… family heirlooms and something I think you will look through over and over again. As much as I love sliding through photos on my phone, there is nothing quite like flipping through a real album. I design the layout of all the albums, I like them to tell a story of our time together and I take a lot of time planning it out just right. Some might say borderline obsessive compulsive and this is why I have not been able to outsource this, even though there are so many people who just design albums!
One of my clients asked if they get an input in the layouts and the photos selected. Well… the short answer is not really. I want it to be one big, fat, amazing, massive surprise. And did I mention I am a bit of a control freak? It’s about the story people!
Oh, my albums are made by the fabulous people at Madera Books. Go check them out.
Here are the layouts for Baby Drew’s album. I just love how it turned out. Just like with my photography, I like to keep things simple. Simple is not simple to achieve but in photographs keeping it simple really showcases relationships, and in albums it showcases the story. I am one of those people who is wary of too much show. If the first thing you notice in a family photograph is an outfit or location and not the people.. then boo! If the first thing you notice in an album is that is is too fussy.. then super boo. The story is the detail. The relationship is the detail. If you capture that, you don’t need the frills.
Anyway.. back to the layouts.. here they are. Also, please excuse the above photos. I am not a product photographer. But I am going to be a great one by the end of the year (personal mission).
Can’t wait to design your album!