When I decided to make the shift to tangible, heirloom products and away from digital media for 2015, it was really important to me to choose an album-maker who is dedicated to the craft of quality bookmaking. I have high standards for the products I offer, and since albums are by far my favorite, they had to be perfect. I want every single one of my clients to have these on their shelves and coffee tables, and hand them down to their grandchildren – and because of that, they have to be extremely high quality, durable, and timeless.
When I first opened the package of test prints they sent me, I was floored. I’m so used to seeing my photographs on a computer screen that I had almost forgotten how jawdropping a high-quality professionally printed photograph can be. But it was even more than that – the silver halide Fuji paper this company uses draws out the rich, smooth tones of the photograph, giving it a depth and beauty you just can’t get from Costco, Walmart, or Shutterfly.
So basically, they had me at hello.
I ordered my first (of many, I’m sure) studio sample so my clients can experience it firsthand, and I was even more wowed when it arrived. Hand-bound in the style of traditional bookmaking, the sleek flush-mount pages are crafted for stability and durability. The album pages are luxuriously thick, and each album holds 10-25 spreads (20-50 single-sided pages). Your photographs are printed on professional-grade, high-quality silver halide Fuji lustre paper, and it is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s.
Every one of our albums has a 4×4 photograph cameo inserted into the cover of your book for a gorgeous, personalized presentation. We offer these albums in 12×12, 10×10, and 8×8 sizes. The linen covers come in 8 different colors to coordinate with your home and photographs and personal style.
Thick, durable pages, silver halide paper, and simple, clean designs make these albums such a beautiful investment. This is the kind of product that will be around for generations.
Handbound. HANDBOUND! Did you even know anything was made by hand anymore??
So yeah, I’m just a little excited about this new album line. And you can bet I’m practicing what I preach – our yearly album this year will be one of these. I can’t wait!
Emily Lapish is a lifestyle photographer in Chattanooga, TN specializing in all things family-related. She spends her time
fending off wild animals raising three boys with her husband, and enjoys long walks through Target while cradling a hazelnut latte.
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