2013-08-15

Fine Art Wedding Album

latest demo album, I'm always adding new wedding albums.. however this one I was particularly interested in creating.
 
 
The cover is slate Macrosuede with a photo under a thick acrylic cover.  Acrylic covers are very popular and I'm a big fan of the Macrosuede and it's nice soft texture.
 
 
However for me this album was all about the paper.  It's a Matte Fine Art Paper that provides a very elegant surface for your wedding photos.  It looks superb, obviously you can't tell by a digital image on a screen... you need to see it for real, in print.

 
The paper provides black and white photos with an excellent dynamic range which ensures details are not lost in shadow or blown out in bright areas.

 
It also means colours are vibrant, rich and coupled with the Matte surface don't reflect a sheen as can sometimes be seen on Lustre and especially Gloss / Metallic papers.
 
The Matte Fine Art Paper may not be for everyone though that choice is for you to make.  I just want you to be able to choose the album that you want and make it perfect for you.

2013-08-13

More Wedding Albums and parent albums

 
A small selection of wedding albums, 14x10 main album with cameo cover in silver leather.
 
 
Lustre photographic paper

 
The parent albums are just excellent and very popular

 
I do like the little QC quality control stickers the makers place in the sleeve

 
Two, ribboned, 6x6 parent albums and the main 14x10 album


 
Other parent album options are available: Black, Grey and Oat.

 
real photos on rigid pages of the parent album

 

2013-08-11

A little pre wedding shoot photo fun

 
The pre-wedding photo session is more than just a photo shoot.  It's the chance for the couple to view the latest presentation options including new albums that were not available when they booked me.
We also confirm the schedule and group photos.  It's important to ensure only one schedule exists.  A couple of venues this year have their own schedule, which can cause problems or at the very least make things seem rushed. 
 
It's your wedding, make sure your plans and schedule are their plans and schedule.  

 
OK, so we've talked about groups, schedules and you've chosen your album, now it's a good time to take a few photos and maybe try something a little different.

 
Nothing too faked, just you two being relaxed and together.

 
Though it can be a good time to play with some new kit.  Which is what I did above.  We'd talked about a set photo they'd like on their wedding day.. it's a big panoramic possibly for the last double page in their album and would require some flash lighting, so now was a good time to setup a little remote lighting shot.

 
I really prefer natural light and like the washed out retro style of an overexposed image in to strong sunlight, however balancing it with some off camera flash helps retain detail.

 
By the end of the little photo session everyone is relaxed, they realise I'm the easy going un-stressed photographer they hoped I was and not a photo ogre or diva or prone to artistic tantrums. 
 
So the pre-wedding photo session is done, you've decided your group photos, I'm aware of the schedule, we're all good to go. 
 
 

2013-08-02

New mini-album, perfect for baby photos

Very elegant 6x6 mini-album in oatmeal linen with a golden ribbon.  Presented in a matching linen case the album has 10 pages for 5x3.5" photos under raised photo mounts. 

It's a high quality album, made by a premier album supplier, in which to showcase your photographs.