Album Design Process in Detail

Your wedding album is a one-of-a-kind family heirloom. 

Whether it's 10, 25 or 50 years from now, this is the book you'll sit down with when you want to relive every moment and see the family and friends that celebrated with you.

When designing your album I want to present you with the most complete, beautiful and artistic vision of your wedding day.  Every album design is unique. Albums feature classic styling that puts the focus on your very best images.

Your album can include anywhere from 30 to 80 pages.  The larger your album, the more photos are included. 

In addition to your personal album, copies of your album make fantastic gifts for family and friends.

The Books

Heirloom Series Albums
Handmade luxury- simply the best.

Classic Series Albums
Beautiful fabrics and first class workmanship- a great value.

Album Design Process

Creating your perfect wedding album takes a little time and work. To get things started, you’ll go through and select your favorite images, then I’ll take those selections and create a custom album design layout. If going through ALL of your images sounds a little daunting, don’t worry- I’ve created Album Selection Worksheets that will help you get organized and choose the right photos from throughout your day.

We can either start working on your design right away or we can wait a bit. To best fit your needs and priorities (and because I have more time for album design in the colder months of the year), I’ve created two design schedule options- Express and Regular. Both options have advantages and both have a special bonus discount that’s only available with that design schedule.

Express

  • Faster turnaround
    In order to get your book to you as soon as possible, we get started right away and work with shorter deadlines - selections and revisions are due quickly.

  • Special bonus discount:
    40% off additional COPIES

Regular

  • A more relaxed approach
    Design takes place during "off season" (January - March). Because we’re not in as much of a rush, deadlines are longer and you get a discount if you want a larger album.

  • Special bonus discount:
    30% off additional PAGES

For a more detailed, step-by-step guide to both the album design process and the Express vs Regular design schedule please click here.

Getting Started

Here’s what to do next:

  1. Decide if you would prefer the Express or Regular design schedule

  2. Download and fill out your Album Selection Worksheet (available below)

  3. Email me your completed worksheet and design schedule preference

That’s it! After I receive this I’ll confirm your choices with you and you’ll be a big step closer to having your dream wedding album in your hands. If you have questions don’t hesitate to get in touch. I can’t wait for you to have your album!

Both Express and Regular have their advantages. Do you want your album as soon as possible? Can you stick to the Express deadlines or would you rather take your time? Would you rather have a discount on more copies (great gifts!) or would you prefer to save on additional spreads to make a larger book? It’s up to you. Whichever you choose, in order to receive the special bonus discount, you’ll need to follow these deadline guidelines:

Express vs Regular - Details

Express

  • Album Selection Worksheet due 10 days after complete photo set received

  • First draft of your design sent to you within 10 days of receipt of your Album Selection Worksheet

  • Revision comments due within 3 days

  • Album ships within 6 weeks of draft finalized*

Regular

  • Album Selection Worksheet due January 1

  • First draft of your design sent to you during “off season” (January - March)

  • Revision comments due within 1 week

  • Album ships within 8 weeks of draft finalized*

*Rush option available- album ships within 3 weeks of draft finalized ($150 lab fee)

If you miss a deadline that’s okay- I’ll send you a reminder. If you’re on the Express track you can either pick up where you left off or we’ll bump you over to the Regular schedule. If you’re already on the Regular schedule your album will be on “pause” until you’re ready to resume.

Album Selection Worksheets

Looking at 600-1000+ images and trying to decide which favorites you want in your album can be daunting. To help you get organized and determine which photos should go in your album I’ve created Album Selection Worksheets. These worksheets break down your wedding day into several parts and help you choose the right number of photos to represent each part of the day.

Deciding which images you want to include will also help you figure out how large your album should be. Albums can include anywhere from 30 to 80 pages. The more images you include, the larger your album.

Download Album Selection Worksheets
(available in Excel and PDF format)

Getting Started

If you’ve read this far you’re now an album design expert and ready to get started! Here’s what to do next:

  1. Decide if you would prefer the Express or Regular design schedule

  2. Download and fill out your Album Selection Worksheet

  3. Email me your completed worksheet and design schedule preference

That’s it! After I receive this I’ll get to work and you’ll be a big step closer to having an amazing wedding album in your hands to enjoy for years and years to come.

If you have questions don’t hesitate to get in touch. I can’t wait for you to have your album!