You've had the big day– you and your person said "I do" and are ready to start the rest of your lives! It doesn't matter if it was in front of hundreds of people, close friends + family, some folks on Zoom or a judge at City Hall. You two have tied the knot, had an incredible wedding and want to know the best way to remember your day. Sure, online photos are great. But you're looking for something you can hold in your hand. Something you can pass down. An everlasting representation of your day.
Once again, I got you.
Whether you're envisioning something classic and timeless, something bold and colorful, or anything in between, you're guaranteed to fall in love with one of the many options available.
And here's the most amazing thing– your album will be designed and made the old-fashioned way... by a real, living and breathing human! Working closely with my trusted printing lab partners, I'll be making sure every single photo is perfectly edited and thoughtfully situated to tell the story of your special day. No lazy shortcuts or quick fixes here!
There's nothing more rewarding than being able to hold the finished product in my hands, even if it's just for a moment, knowing that soon it'll be on its way to you, for your everlasting viewing pleasure.
Please make sure to read through every step so nothing is missed!
*Blue Lollypop Sprinkles
Asahi Blue Mohair
Asahi Marine Blue
*Blue Taffy Sprinkles
Asahi Turquoise Blue
Asahi Soft Blue
*Grape Ice Spinkles
*Red Velvet Cake
*Bubble Gum Sprinkles
*Pistachio Ice Cream
Asahi Sage Green
*Sour Apple Sprinkles
Asahi Linen Blend
Natural Toasted Marshmellow
Natural Vanilla Bean
*Blue Jelly Bean
Book cloths have a natural finish. Asahi book cloths are made from Japanese woven silks and linens. Canapetta and Natural book clothes are made from cotton/linen. All other book cloths are made from 100% rayon. Colors marked with * are made with a coated book cloth, coated to protect from stains + spills. Sprinkles colors made from 100% rayon and have metallic sparkle. Other colors made from a polycotton blend.
Caramel Latte Light Brown
Cinnamon Spice Red
French Roast Dark Brown
Mocha Medium Brown
Smooth texture, made from real leather.
Beautiful top grain leather with a weathered texture.
Full Grain Leather that retains its natural marks and patina. Made to last generations.
Nubuck Leather with soft suede texture that will develop a rich patina. Made to repel water and stains.
No Moo Blue
Animal free leather with a soft nappa feel, made from earth-friendly materials.
Velvet Black Pearl
Velvet Blue Tropaz
Velvet Emerald Green
Velvet Fire Opal
Velvet Pink Topaz
Velvet Rose Quartz
Velvet Smokey Quartz
Luxurious thick velvet with striated texture made from cotton and rayon blend.
Light Blue Metallic
This is what the text color will be on the front cover design! The colored foils can only be added to a book cloth cover, while leather + velvet covers can have a blind or clear debossing. Copper, Rose Gold and Gold are the most popular choices.
Example: Copper debossing of my logo on Asahi Blue Mohair
This is where we really get to get creative! Below are all of my cover options. You are definitely not limited to the original design. Things can be adjusted, taken out, moved, reworded, etc. For example, you could let me know that you like #4, but you only want you + your partner's names and nothing extra. Or that you like #7, but want both names above the floral image. Maybe you LOVE #6 but only want your initials. Nothing will go into production until you give the final say!
Store your treasured album in an elegant display box for maximum longevity. This beautifully crafted box will keep your album safe for future generations to come.
Once we nail down the exterior design of the album, it's time to edit the inside! Cloud Proofing is an online system that lets you view and make comments on the album digitally through a program called SmartAlbums. After you've completed my form, I'll send an email that will give you access to your password-protected online album that I have created. This is where you'll be able to flip through the pages to see the layout design. If you want to make any adjustments (switching photo placements, replacing a photo with another from your gallery, etc.) you can let me know in the comment box below each page.
This is where you let me know about any changes you want to see happen to this page. All comments need to be made here so that it shows up on my album editing software!
The arrow allows you to flip through each page to see the entire album.
The numbers in the top corners are there so you can reference the photos that are already placed in the album on that page.
If you're looking to replace or add specific photos, you'll use the number associated with each individual picture in your gallery. This prevents any confusion and ensures that we're talking about the same picture. To find each number associated with the photo, just enlarge the photo in your gallery and find it listed right below. The first photo in your gallery is Name+Name_WEDDING-1 and continues consecutively.
Remember, the goal is to tell the story of your day. I want to make sure I put your must-haves in the album, but we don't want each page to be overstuffed. Some photos are important enough to have a page of their own!
This is what I see when you submit your comments! My software will tell me what spread you are referring to and show up directly in my editing program.
Wahoo! Let's make this album! We'll be in contact once the form is filled out so I can triple check the details. Once I give you the final price and you purchase the album (different payment options available), it'll get put into production. Please don't hesitate to let me know if I can answer any questions for you. I look forward to making your album! :)
If an album/albums are included in your package, please fill out the second form below this one!
Vision Art makes their albums with archival ink, allowing it withstand the test of time. Their goal is to create books that folks can pass down through generation after generation. It's an incredibly innovative company that continues to create amazing designs and sturdy materials with incredible quality. They also have one of the best customer service teams I've ever dealt with. If something on my order looks funky or they need to triple check something, they give me a call and/or email me. The folks at Vision Art are people who take deep pride at their job and I'm proud to be a loyal customer. Plus, ONLY photographers can order through them. Anyone who wants to work with them has to apply.
The time it takes before I send off the album to be created depends on our communication. Because I double and triple check details, our back and forth can vary when it comes to timing. When I receive comments on a project in SmartAlbums, I try to make the necessary adjustments within 24 - 48 hours. You'll get an email letting you know the changes were made. Once approved, the album takes 3-4 weeks at Vision Art. Once I receive it, my foal is to get it on your doorstep within a week. Live in the Chicago area? I'd be happy to drop it off or have it be picked up!
YES absolutely! In fact, most of my couples who don't book a package that includes an album end up ordering one after the wedding. That way you have extra time to decide on what your favorite photos are. It's a great way to relive the memory of your wedding day all over again. I've had some clients reach out after years. You can always take your time. However, cost of production goes up every year– so the earlier you order, the more money you'll save!
There's a few of ways they can do this, I'm honestly pretty flexible. If they just want the exact same album you have, then you have the option of ordering two books or your parents can fill out the form telling me they want a duplicate (they can also just send me an email with their home address if that's easier). This way I can send it straight to them without using you as a middleman. With the exception of the original album, all duplicates are 10% off. If they want to design their own album, they will need to 1. fill out my form and 2. have access to your gallery. I'll take it from there! This discount is only applicable if they have the same cover design with the same amount of spreads (they can change the album material, debossing color, and interior design).
Every album is different. I try not to cram too many photos in the book to prevent it from looking like an Instagram feed. While I don't have an exact number in mind, my main goal is to tell the story of your day. Sometimes a photo is powerful enough to take up an entire page, while another might go best with a bunch of others. It all depends on the moment. I often enjoy having quieter moments stand alone and put a lot of dance floor photos next to each other. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have a specific vision!
Of course! I want to make sure you have your must-have moments included in your album. I'll create the initial design to get us started. This means you don't have to get overwhelmed sitting in front your computer choosing each photo! Once you've taken a look, you can let me know if you want to swap and/or add any other photos into the layout via my Cloud Proofing system. Remember, y'all get the final say on how the album looks both inside and out.
At this time I am only accepting payments through Zelle or other direct money orders from banks. If you would like to pay via credit card, an additional $5 fee is added to your purchase.
I can take care of any creative aspect of the design that you don't want to deal with. I'll still need your approval before putting it into production, but I'm more than happy to put together something with colors and designs I think would suit you best.
Unfortunately I can only create albums with my own images. General photographer policy is that we don't handle images taken by another photographer unless given permission specifically. If someone else captured your special day, make sure to reach out to them personally about their album options.
Of course! Albums are not just limited to weddings. If you're looking for an album for guests to sign at your wedding that features your engagement photos, let me know so we can design it accordingly. This might mean leaving lots of blank space on pages for people to write notes or ordering a special paper.
All descriptions of cover materials, images of material colors and sizing references are the property of Vision Art