Storytelling is a key part of photography. The main thing, actually! Many of my sessions have so much variety, how can the clients possibly narrow down to 3-5 images? What if they can’t part with 20-30? Albums are the best way to tell a photographic story with a series of images laid out beautifully in a book.
My favorite way to tell my clients’ and my own artistic stories is with the amazing Press Printed Albums by Bay Photo. The quality and luxury of an album is a stellar statement by itself. But all the senses are involved from the texture and sheen of the cover, with rigid or flexible pages full of color and vibrancy; it all comes together for a truly beautiful presentation.
I typically choose a hard cover, either padded or flat, and thick pages for my family or wedding albums. I can choose either thick or thin rigid pages, as well. The thicker ones for a more traditional or quality feel where each page has a core with images bonded to each side. For a more contemporary look, the new thin pages have two images bonded back to back with no core. Still rigid but slimmer and more contemporary.
For a senior album or baby album [or perhaps a parent’s album from a wedding], I will often choose a hard cover with flexible Lay Flat pages, giving it a sleek size but with flexible and durable pages.
One of the best features, I think, is the ability to create a photo cover which makes it very personal, BUT, the treatment options are fabulous. My favorite, for sure, is to use metallic photo paper for the image cover with a SATIN laminate! I don’t know who came up with this unique combo, but it is so dimensional and gorgeous. (and resists fingerprints!) It is totally gorgeous!
Of course, the other option is to choose from the many fabrics and textured surfaces. I recently did a wedding with a western motif with lots of barnwood and the bride chose the Tooled Western Saddle and Dark Haflinnen combo with a matching Folio for her jumpdrive with all the digitals. What a lovely combination, worthy of a visible place in her home! see more info on Pacific Albums -- my fav for weddings! (see pictures at bottom of page).
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