An Ivory Album With A Companion

From time to time, there are the emails that bring a huge smile to my face. The ones that I flag so that I can read again later because they make me feel like what I’m doing is worth it and appreciated.

This is one of those emails. I received it from a client after she received her album in the mail……

Laura – I’m in love (all over again!). It was so awesome going through the album – I just loved the flow of everything – the colors, the layout of the pictures. My husband saw it and he loved it too – and he is a very tough customer. We both thought the essence of the day was perfectly and beautifully captured in our album. We are just thrilled. I can’t wait for my mother in law to see them, and I can’t wait to show all of my friends and family!!!

Thank you so much for everything. I’m so excited, I’m going to tell the world about you.

Needless to say, that email made my day, more than my day.

Lynn found me on the internet and wasn’t sure about the whole ordering process. She liked her photographs but wasn’t thrilled about them. She wasn’t sure she would end up with an album she loved. This is something that I see quite a bit. It can be terribly overwhelming to receive hundreds of images from a photographer. There are often multiple images from one scene and it can be hard to pick a favorite to print let alone a number of favorites for an album.

This is the part of the process that I love. Sifting through images to choose which ones to place large on a page or in a sequence to show a moment. This is the story telling part of design that is what I like to think of as, my specialty. I think not having an emotional attachment to the images I’m looking at is what makes all the difference in the world. I can see past and through the moment and pick what just works best.

Lynn was a client who had beautiful images that just flowed into an album. I loved the color and the butterflies, the dancing, the joy. It was a beautiful album to design. I’m thrilled that she loves it as much as she does. She asked not only for my opinion on the images and flow of the book but on the cover material as well. For her book I felt that a lighter leather would be the way to go. In the end she chose an ivory leather with gold stamping for the text. It was the perfect combination for her wedding album.

This is another stunning Leather Craftsmen album. I can’t say enough about their books. Their quality is amazing and I’m never disappointed. How many companies can you say that about?? Lynn not only ordered a main album but she ordered a companion album for her mother-in-law. This is something that LC offers that is a must purchase if you have a parent or anyone for that matter who wants a book. They’re called a Companion Album and they’re basically a mini version of the main book. They are incredibly reasonable and offered with the purchase of a 10×10 album or larger. I think almost every client that purchased a main album over the last few months has purchased a Companion album or two as well. They come in six faux leather color choices but you can upgrade to any cover material LC offers.

Lynn, it was truly a pleasure to design your album. Thank you for trusting me with your business. Your photographs were beautiful and you were an absolute joy to work with. I hope you and your family enjoy your albums for years to come!

Here are some photo’s of both the main album and the Companion.

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