Over the years, I have created over 40 custom books for my clients including wedding albums, parent albums, portrait albums, and guest sign in books. As one of my favorite products to make, here is some information on why books are important, a few details on pricing, how it's done, and a few samples at the very bottom of this page. Additional album designs are available to view online HERE or you can also contact me directly to see samples in person.
While a large canvas print might show great details like a bride’s stunning dress or an epic portrait of the couple at their chosen location, what they don’t really show are the handmade centerpieces, the thoughtful guest favors, the signatures drinks, or the blackmail-worthy dancing photos. All of these little bits and pieces of your story add up to tell all the precious moments of the day — and if they’re not hanging on your walls, where are they? Without an album, they're most likely destined to live on your computer. With my beautiful documentary fine art approach to wedding photography I'm not just creating a single "hero shot," but I am masterfully curating your story with multiple images that reflect your day and all of the work you have put into planning every little detail.
We’re used to everything being shared in real-time, so naturally most people are focused on getting their favorite pictures loaded onto social media to show off to their friends. But if you think about it... where will those memories live in 5 years? How about 15 years? Will you still be using Facebook? Will your computer still read a USB? Not too long ago, we were using floppy disks and dial-up internet, so who knows what the next 25 years will bring? Your memories should be enjoyed as tangible treasures that can never be outdated.
Pricing for all SJP albums includes professional design, digital retouching, printing, and assembly. Designs average 3-5 images per spread (2 pages) with a minimum of 30 pages for a wedding album and 20 pages for a portrait album. With your album design, you have the option for two complimentary rounds of revisions. It is common for people to make a few edits including adding / removing images, adding / removing pages, and additional requests for color adjustments including color, black/white, and sepia. Please note that with the addition of more images to your design you can expect more pages.
Once approved, your custom album will be sent to a professional lab for print and assembly. All albums are handmade in the United States and processing can take up to 6 weeks. Please note, albums approved by November 8th are guaranteed delivery by December 24th. Rush orders including design and delivery may be available for an additional fee.