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 - UncoatedAsahi Blue Mohair
Book Cloth - UncoatedAsahi Eggplant
Book Cloth - UncoatedAsahi Graphite
Book Cloth - UncoatedAsahi Indigo
Book Cloth - UncoatedAsahi Linen Blend
Book Cloth - UncoatedAsahi Marine Blue
Book Cloth - UncoatedAsahi Navy
Book Cloth - UncoatedAsahi Sage
Book Cloth - UncoatedAsahi Soft Blue Gold
Book Cloth - UncoatedAsahi Turquoise Blue
Book Cloth - UncoatedAtomic Sugar
Book Cloth - CoatedBlack Cherry
Book Cloth - CoatedBlack Licorice
Book Cloth - UncoatedBlackberry
Book Cloth - CoatedJelly Bean
Book Cloth - CoatedBlue Raspberry
Book Cloth - CoatedBlueberry Pie
Book Cloth - UncoatedBlueberry Streusel
Book Cloth - CoatedBoysenberry
Book Cloth - UncoatedCanapetta Black
Book Cloth - UncoatedCanapetta Gray
Book Cloth - UncoatedCanapetta Burgundy
Book Cloth - UncoatedCanapetta Red
Book Cloth - UncoatedCaribbean Punch
Book Cloth - UncoatedCanapetta Natural
Book Cloth - CoatedButterscotch
Book Cloth - CoatedAlmond Brittle
Book Cloth - UncoatedCanapetta Tan
Book Cloth - CoatedCandy Apple
Book Cloth - CoatedCandy Foil
Book Cloth - UncoatedCarrot Cake
Book Cloth - CoatedChewy Fudge
Book Cloth - CoatedChocolate Fudge
Book Cloth - CoatedCranberry Cocktail
Book Cloth - UncoatedDragon Fruit
Book Cloth - UncoatedElephant Ears
Book Cloth - UncoatedHuckleberry
Book Cloth - UncoatedLemon Drop
Book Cloth - CoatedLimeade
Book Cloth - CoatedMint Chip
Natural Cannoli - UncoatedBook Cloth
Book Cloth - UncoatedNatural Toasted Marshmellow
Book Cloth - UncoatedNatural Vanilla Bean
Book Cloth - UncoatedPink Lemonade
Book Cloth - CoatedPistachio Icecream
Book Cloth - UncoatedPomegranate
Book Cloth - CoatedPraline
Book Cloth - CoatedPumpkin Pie
Book Cloth - CoatedRed Licorice
Book Cloth - CoatedRed Velvet Cake
Book Cloth - CoatedRock Candy
Book Cloth - UncoatedSaltwater Taffy
Book Cloth - CoatedSilver Icing
Book Cloth - CoatedSoda Pop
Book Cloth - CoatedSugar Plum
Book Cloth - CoatedVanilla
Book Cloth - CoatedWatermelon
Book Cloth - CoatedWhite Chocolate
Bonded LeatherMocha Medium Brown
Bonded LeatherVanilla Latte
Bonded LeatherFrench Roast Dark Brown
Bonded LeatherEspresso Black
Bonded LeatherCinnamon Spice Red
Bonded LeatherCaramel Latte Light Brown
Bonded Leather - RusticAlmond Butter
Bonded Leather - RusticBomber Jacket
Bonded Leather - RusticGranite
Bonded Leather - RusticMaple
Bonded Leather - RusticOnyx
Bonded Leather - RusticWalnut
Full Grain LeatherAmerican Honey
Debossing & Foil Colors
A stamp (a design) into the surface of an object so that it is indented.
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.
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.
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 design choices