I was contacted a short while back by Sharon, a bride in need of a wedding album. I knew I was going to enjoy her project from the get go. She said that she had stumbled across my website and loved the Premier album and the “Catilin & Chris” design specifically. She liked how with just a few of the best images from the day, the story of the event was told.
These are the kinds of calls I love. Where I not only have the pleasure of designing an album for a couple, but I’m allowed to be part of the editing process as well. When I can pick and choose the photographs that I think are the strongest to tell the story. Sharon definitely had a point of view about her images and I could tell she had some design background under her belt, so once the initial layout was presented, we worked together to fine tune the design.
One thing that she requested and I think is absolutely brilliant is she gave me a wedding photo of her parents and her husbands parents and asked to have them included in her album. I placed them together on the last page of the book with a beautiful photograph of the just married couple. I think it’s such a sweet gesture and wonderful way to remember and honor their parents.
The album design was completed a few weeks ago and we were both thrilled with the result. When the actual album arrived I was excited to flip through the pages and couldn’t wait for Sharon and Matt to have it in their hands. The book was shipped last week and she sent me the sweetest email thanking me for my services. The truth is, Sharon, I can’t thank YOU enough for being such a pleasure to work with.
I just have to take a minute to talk about the Premier album itself. There are so many things I love about it. It’s by far my favorite album. The book is hand crafted and truly an elegant work of art. People sometimes ask and are concerned with how the book is when opened. I’ve included a photograph so you can see that it lays completely flat. This is such a nice feature especially when you have one image running across the middle of the book.
Other elements to this book that set it apart from the rest are the quality of binding, the leather choices and the slipcover. (I include a slipcover with all of my Premier albums. It does nothing but add to the presentation. It helps not only preserve the book for the future but allows you to place it on a bookshelf in a manner that elevates it’s appearance. A must have!)
On a side note, I’m in the research/production phase of a new album that I’m hoping to launch in 2009. It’s the Premier album taken to another level. I’m so excited about it and am keeping my fingers crossed that everything I’m envisioning can happen.
More to come on that later!