What's black and white and red (or read) all over (and over, and over)? It's Shana and Chris' signature album from their beautiful Bangor Maine Wedding this past August (see slideshow here and blog entry here).
Shana and Chris hadn't initially planned on an album, but the week before their wedding, smartly upgraded their package to include one. And then once they saw their images, they further upgraded, expanding the size to a 12 x 12 and adding a metal cover (yeah, for real- a metal cover- how cool is that). The result is a serious stunner, and they thought so too. Here is what they wrote to me upon receipt:
Hey Sam, we just got our hands on our beautiful album! It is so much much beautiful than I ever imagined possible. You are such a talented person! I cannot believe how stunning the metal album cover came out, and how thick and sturdy the pages are. Not to mention how excited I was just unwrapping the elaborate wrapping, haha (I do adore great wrapping). We are absolutely in love and cannot wait to share our album with all of our family and friends. Thank you so much for capturing our day so perfectly. Our album is such an amazing way to remember our day and what an amazing year 2010 truly was. Happy New Year to you and Kyle!
All our love, Chris & Shana
So what's all the fuss about? See for yourself.
Couples always compliment how crisp the quality of the album printing is. Check out this close-up of this picture of the printed picture and you'll see why.
A two-page spread (two feet across!) featuring the entire wedding party. Take note (if you can find it) of the barely-there gutter where the two pages come together.
Another two-pager, this one featuring Shana's favorite image from the day, which I too adore. I bet passersby who saw me sneaking behind that ramshackle red building with a bride and groom never would have imagined what the heck we were doing, let alone that we'd come out with this!
Love the light in the images from this spread, and how the printing perfectly conveyed it in all its buttery, golden glory! You can practically feel the warmth on your face!
And, here is a look at some of the layout files from the album. You are looking at the spreads (so two pages, each 12 x 12).
To see other album designs, click here to see Amy & Mark's Thornton, New Hampshire wedding album, here to see Erica & Danny's Church Landing, Meredith New Hampshire wedding album, here to see to see Leslie & David's Rangeley, Maine wedding album and here to see Madeline & Tim's The Essex, Vermont wedding album. And if you are wondering whether you should purchase an album of your wedding day, click here to read why a signature wedding album was worth it from the perspective of both me as a photographer, and my couples.
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