Album Design for Weddings

Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted by on May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day!

Busy mom……. we understand you! As business-running, photographer, designer, homeschooling parents ourselves – we know what your days are like.  Over the last decade we’ve watched many of our photographer clients marry, have their first babies, watch children graduate, leave for college….. and have cried with you on the phone through the loss of parents, divorce…..  Real life is sure bittersweet – super highs and super lows. Designing your albums, cards, storyboards, promotional material, processing and retouching your sessions ……....

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NY wedding album design

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

NY wedding album design

This NY wedding album design features a clean, white, negative space style that is classic and elegant.  Interspersed with some full-bleed dramatic photos. The bookbinder was Renaissance, model Soho. Photographer: Danny Weiss Studio Design: Karen – HappyFish Bookbinder: Renaissance Soho graphic design, album and book design, weddings, Renaissance...

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Finao nextONE: hybrid matt+flush

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014

Finao nextONE: hybrid matt+flush

So excited to share with you the latest offering from Finao – the hybrid matt+flush combination album called the Finao nextONE. I’ve been meaning to blog this for a LONG TIME but have been too busy designing to stop but today is that day! Is too good not to share. This is an album that I designed for our own personal enjoyment (this is our own family!) ;D I’m eternally grateful to Finao for the opportunity to explore the workings of this fantastic new album.  I have designed many hybrids before…. the Renaissance Galleria, Leather Craftsmen 8500/7500 and of course the...

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Renaissance – Galleria Design

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013

Renaissance – Galleria Design

I have designed many Renaissance Soho and Fine Art albums… but today I’m excited to share the first Galleria design I’ve worked on – and just ordered today for Danny Weiss Photo in New York.  The Renaissance Galleria album is unique because it is a combination matt + flush album.  This is a similar theory to the Leather Craftsmen Signature 8500 / 7500 line or the Queensberry Duo line, or Finao/Seldex’s Bookbound Art series.  Each company will have their own unique construction and pros-cons to this combo type album of course so please look at their websites if...

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Parent Albums – Keeping the Peace and your Profits

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013

Parent Albums – Keeping the Peace and your Profits

There have been countless questions about parent albums over the years and even more hours spent walking through the strategies and options that I’m surprised I haven’t written it all down to share with you guys on the blog !! Just within the past week I have helped a few photographers on this very subject! Perfect timing. Here are some questions that are on many photographer’s minds – along with some seasoned advice and successful implementation: What size should I do for parent albums VS. the main album? Ideally, you’ll want to have thought about the scale down...

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Example – clean white negative space with panoramic

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013

Example – clean white negative space with panoramic

Here is one of my favorite albums designed for Chelsea Nicole Photography.  This example is a wonderful combination of the clean white negative space style with a couple sweeping panoramics.  As you’ll see, there is great reason for the full bleed panos…. a wedding to remember – a private flight into the mountains for the ultimate in private ceremonies...

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