You may be wondering how our wedding albums process works so I’d like to run through what happens from after the wedding to your final album being delivered to your door. We custom design every album tailored to your requirements. I’ll be showing some images from an album I’ve worked on so you’ll get to see my current design flow.
Design & Build The Wedding Album
After I’ve created your final set of photos I’ll go through them one last time to edit them down into what I think is the absolute perfect set of photos from the day. These are the photos I think will look great in the album and that will give a balanced account of what happened on your wedding day. Usually there will be around 150 photos I use as my main set to work from when creating the album. I like to keep my designs clean and simple, and usually a 20 page album will have around 60 photos and a 30 page album will have around 80 and the 40 page album will have around 110 photos.
Your album will have either 20, 30 or 40 pages included. Before starting to design your album I’ll check with you to see if you’d like me to keep exactly to the number of pages included in your package, or whether you’d like me to design more so you have some to choose from. Sometimes couples see the extra pages and upgrade so they can have them all, but if you want to make some changes and get the page count back to what’s included in your package the way I do this is pretty simple too.
I use a program called album proofer by fundy software for you to view and proof your album pages. As you look through the album you can enter any comments into the box to let me know if you would like to keep the page or disregard it.
As well as deleting pages, you may want to change some of the photos to ones you’d prefer instead, and this can be done using the comment box as well. The first revision of your proof is vital you communicate all the changes you want so I can get to work refining your album so it’s just the way you want it. Most times, only a few changes are needed and the album can be signed off and ordered after the first revision. There is no limit to the changes you can make in this revision.
Once the changes are complete I’ll upload the revised album for you to proof. It should now look like your perfect wedding album. If you do a second revision of your proof this is also included in your package price and you can make these changes in the comment box just as before. I make the changes and re-upload the album for you to proof again.
The two revisions of your proof are included in your package price, you can still make changes to your album but further revisions are charged at £25 per revision. In most cases there is never a need for a third revision.
When it comes to creating your album, winter weddings can be completed in a few days, but for high season weddings (August and July) it may take a little longer. The first design can be ready within a few weeks of your wedding and when you get back to me with your first revision of feedback I can give you an estimate when your album might be ready, given the number of changes you have requested. Typical turnaround time is 6 weeks from the album being approved as we source our album materials direct from the states.
Reveal™ albums have slip-in matted pages that allow you to use your own prints. Available in a variety of leathers, non-leathers, and a guestbook style page option.
Reveals come in 2 sizes (holding 4×6 or 5×7 prints) and 3 page capacities (5, 10 or 15 leaves, thats 10, 20 or 30 pages). Outer album dimensions are approximately 6½x8½ for 4×6 prints and 7½x9½ for 5×7 prints.