The fashion in wedding photography and albums continues to change. Two years ago, the emphasis from most of our customers was on the high quality leather traditional album with what they often termed “real photographs”…in other words, not digital layouts. Now it seems just the opposite. Maybe it’s that fact that the traditional albums have gone up in price and storybook albums have not…or maybe it has just taken time for the latter to really catch on.
We therefore decided that an extra digital album was required to showcase even more the variety of our work and layouts. Our digital layouts cater for all tastes. We ourselves prefer simple clean layouts, with lots of white space. However, the shot below shows how we can include some pages with extra pictures and still have the page layouts work. With busy pages like this, we like to mix colour and monochrome to “separate” the pictures visually.
But an album made up of all pages like this would look very crowded, so we do think it’s important to include some feature pictures at full page size and the example below shows how we can use a background image, text (a reading from the ceremony in this case) and a feature photograph across a full page spread.
This particular album also has “metallic” paper, a rather spectacular looking paper with a metallic glow to it as the light catches the pages.
As for the covers, many of our customers have chosen a simple and modern acrylic sheet over a photographic cover. Our new book shows an alternative option…a full leather cover with a triangular acrylic insert over a photograph of the client’s choice. Having the couple’s names debossed on the leather is another option.
The covers come in a variety of subtle but beautiful colours and it’s a great idea to match in with the theme colour of the wedding, in this case using a burgundy leather to compliment the cerise of the bridesmaids’ dresses and the flowers. Works very well!