The first step in the layout process is for you to make the initial image selection to decide what photos you want to include in the album. The best way to let me know what images you want to include is to log into your online wedding gallery and mark the images as favourites. This is done by hovering over the images in the gallery and pressing the “heart” button on the bottom left of the image. Once you’ve completed your selection just drop me an email to let me when you’ve finished, I can then use your favourited images to start on the album design.
The base album contains 24 pages / 12 spreads. A spread is classified as pair of facing pages i.e. the left- and right-hand pages in a book. The image below shows a spread . . .
As a guide allocate 3 to 4 images per spread for the layout. With 12 spreads in the base album this therefore equates to between 36 to 48 images to select. The number of images on a spread varies with the flow of the day, orientation of the images etc.
Further spreads can be added to the album with each spread allowing a further 3 to 4 images. The cost of each additional spread is £10. The maximum number of spreads is 44. If you require more than 44 spreads then the paper thickness can be switched from the 800g standard thickness to a thinner 400g paper which allows up to 60 spreads to be used.
From the initial selection a first album layout is then generated. Once this is completed a proof of the layout will be sent to you for approval. At this stage the design isn’t fixed so you can make further layout changes such as rearranging the photos, adding, removing or replacing images. We can repeat this process until you are satisfied with the layout.
Once the internals of the book are completed we then need to finalise the outside of the album. By default the album cover is Italian Tuscany leather. For those that prefer not to have leather there is also an option for a vegetarian / vegan friendly microfiber cover.
There is also an opinion to have up to 2 rows of embossed cover stamping text (with up to 20 characters per row). You can put any text in this space. The normal layout is to have your names on the first row. Then if you also wish to add a second row of text this can be used for the date, the venue or some other details about the day. Each row of stamping costs £25. An example of the embossed cover stamping is shown in the image below.
Once the design has been finalised and approved by yourselves it will then be sent to the book manufacturer for printing and binding. The final book should then be with you within 4 to 6 weeks. Please note that for orders around the festive period final approval must be completed by November 15th for your order to arrive in time for Christmas.
If you wish to order extra albums, such as for presents for parents, then these can also be purchased. Each additional album costs 75% of the first album.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. The following form can be used to submit your wedding album options.