Custom Book Design

printing your photographs

There’s something special about holding a photograph in your hands. It connects you physically to a time, a place, and a feeling—an experience that an image on a screen simply can’t replicate.

Of course, digital files are beautiful and certainly have their place. But a print or custom album are tangible heirlooms you’ll pass down for generations, providing a connection to your wedding day that you and your family will cherish for years to come.

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Blue Mohair

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Eggplant

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Graphite

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Indigo

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Linen Blend

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Marine Blue

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Navy

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Sage

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Soft Blue Gold

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Asahi Turquoise Blue

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Atomic Sugar

Book Cloth - Coated

Black Cherry

Book Cloth - Coated

Black Licorice

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Blackberry

Book Cloth - Coated

Jelly Bean

Book Cloth - Coated

Blue Raspberry

Book Cloth - Coated

Blueberry Pie

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Blueberry Streusel

Book Cloth - Coated

Boysenberry

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Canapetta Black

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Canapetta Gray

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Canapetta Burgundy

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Canapetta Red

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Caribbean Punch

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Canapetta Natural

Book Cloth - Coated

Butterscotch

Book Cloth - Coated

Almond Brittle

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Canapetta Tan

Book Cloth - Coated

Candy Apple

Book Cloth - Coated

Candy Foil

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Carrot Cake

Book Cloth - Coated

Chewy Fudge

Book Cloth - Coated

Chocolate Fudge

Book Cloth - Coated

Cranberry Cocktail

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Dragon Fruit

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Elephant Ears

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Huckleberry

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Lemon Drop

Book Cloth - Coated

Limeade

Book Cloth - Coated

Mint Chip

Natural Cannoli - Uncoated

Book Cloth

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Natural Toasted Marshmellow

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Natural Vanilla Bean

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Pink Lemonade

Book Cloth - Coated

Pistachio Icecream

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Pomegranate

Book Cloth - Coated

Praline

Book Cloth - Coated

Pumpkin Pie

Book Cloth - Coated

Red Licorice

Book Cloth - Coated

Red Velvet Cake

Book Cloth - Coated

Rock Candy

Book Cloth - Uncoated

Saltwater Taffy

Book Cloth - Coated

Silver Icing

Book Cloth - Coated

Soda Pop

Book Cloth - Coated

Sugar Plum

Book Cloth - Coated

Vanilla

Book Cloth - Coated

Watermelon

Book Cloth - Coated

White Chocolate

Bonded Leather

Mocha Medium Brown

Bonded Leather

Vanilla Latte

Bonded Leather

French Roast Dark Brown

Bonded Leather

Espresso Black

Bonded Leather

Cinnamon Spice Red

Bonded Leather

Caramel Latte Light Brown

Bonded Leather - Rustic

Almond Butter

Bonded Leather - Rustic

Bomber Jacket

Bonded Leather - Rustic

Granite

Bonded Leather - Rustic

Maple

Bonded Leather - Rustic

Onyx

Bonded Leather - Rustic

Walnut

Full Grain Leather

American Honey

Velvet

Aquamarine

Velvet

Black Pearl

Velvet

Blue Topaz

Velvet

Citrine

Velvet

Emerald Green

Velvet

Fire Opal

Velvet

Jade

Velvet

Pink Topaz

Velvet

Rose Quartz

Velvet

Ruby

Velvet

Sapphire

Velvet

Silver

Velvet

Smokey Quartz

Velvet

Steel
85 85

Debossing & Foil Colors

A stamp (a design) into the surface of an object so that it is indented.

 

Blind

Gold

Rose Gold

Copper

Silver

Gray Matte

Black Matte

Royal Blue

Chocolate Brown

White

Cranberry

Blue Metallic

Purple Metallic

Red Matte

Red Metallic

15 15

Font Sampler

Some of my favorite fonts that work well with debossing but you are also welcome to send me your own font or PDF of your wedding stationary and I can incorporate it into the design.

 

You can write your own text into each of these white boxes to see how your text will look.

May 5 2020
ONE DAY IN JUNE
DAISY & DONALD
Bambi + Faline
Wilma + Fred
Ellie & Carl
George + Jane 01.05.2020
Cosmo + Wanda
Homer & Marge
Bert & Ernie
SALLY & JACK
Bugs and Lola

The Design Process

Step 1 :

Decide if you would prefer the fine art book in either the 10×10” (square) size or the 9×12” (vertical) size.

Step 2 :

You submit your favorite images using your proofing gallery (there is a love heart symbol to select favorites) OR let me do the initial design based off my favorites of the day – curious to know which my favorites are? They are the ones included in the slideshow. If you are having a hard time making a selection, even send me your top 30 must haves and I can take care of the rest of the selection. Once I get the go ahead to start the design, I will design a first draft and upload it online for you to review.

Step 3 :

You view the draft and are welcome to request any design changes. We can go back & forth on the draft 3 times making changes. After 3 rounds of changes there will be an additional fee of $100 per set. (but I’ve never had to charge this as everything always looks great after 1-2 changes).

Step 4 :

Approval –  once all approved, I send you through a final draft to sign off on – you review and sign off on it to say it’s ready for print. Once I get back this back, I order the album.

Step 5 :

The book takes about 2 weeks to make – all hand made by book binders in the USA, it will then be shipped directly to you via UPS. I will update you with the tracking number once it’s on it’s way to you.


TIPS FOR SELECTING IMAGES

My biggest advice is don’t overthink things when it comes to image selection.  Your first instincts are probably right. The photographs you loved most the first time you saw your photos are a good place to start. If you are curious to know which are my favorites of the day – they appear in the highlights folder.

Although it’s important to have an overall sense of narrative, when illustrating the story of your wedding day, don’t feel like you need to include every single event/moment/person. Group photographs are mostly for family history purposes.  You don’t need every single combination we took on the day in the book.  One nice photograph of the whole family–perhaps on each side is all you really need. We like to be able to show who came out and celebrated you two tying the knot.  Years later, you’ll want to know who was there.

How many images to choose?

Around 120-150 is ideal if you are going with the fine art book option so the design does not end up too cluttered.

How do I submit the images?

The best way to select the images is to log in on to your gallery.  Once in your gallery, you can pick your selection by adding each image to your favorites by using the “Favorite” button / love heart symbol icon. Once you have made the final selection, email me saying you are complete and I can login to see your list and start the design.

I’ve submitted my favorites – what’s next?

Once I receive your favorite selection, I will start designing your book. I will do a draft layout to what I think looks good and tells the story of the day. Once this has been completed, I will upload the layout online and send you information to log in and view. Once you have received the login information to view your draft layout online, you will be able to make comments directly onto the website about any changes you would like made. This is the best time to be honest, if you don’t like the page at all, tell me so. Don’t worry I will not be offended if you don’t like it. You can come and go from this website as you please, your comments will be saved until you are ready to submit them. Once you submit your comments, we will then make all the necessary alterations. Re-upload your new layout and let you know so you can add your comments again. You get three opportunities to make changes. After that, each set of changes will cost $100.

Book Approval

Once the book design has been approved by you, I will send you a PDF proof to sign off on. Once that has been completed, I place the order for the book and it will take approximately 2 weeks before it gets shipped to you. If you are having trouble picking out favorites or life is just too busy to sit down to do it – I can always select the images for the book design (you will have the option to make changes obviously) Just let me know if you prefer this option.

Please use the below form to let me know what options you would like to go with.

Submit your book cover choices