Category Archives: Album Design

Wedding Photography at Sherbrooke Castle Hotel
Sarah & Ross’s Wedding Album

It’s been a while since I shared a new album design with you guys, so very pleased today to be putting that right! And, bizarrely, as per my last post, it’s yet another wedding at the fabulous Sherbrooke Castle Hotel, this time around, featuring Sarah & Ross’s big day from May last year.

For their album, the guys chose one of Graphistudio’s “Original Wedding Books” with a huge 60 pages. Sarah & Ross opted for the popular “crystal glance” cover, bound in a white leather binding. This was all topped off with my own design for the box with a grey scroll design raised and varnished over a white leather box to complement the album binding – who says albums are dead and buried! The pages of the album were finished in my own finish of choice – metallic with satin lamination :-).

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Wedding Photography at Dunblane Hydro
Karyn & Mau’s Wedding Album

It’s been a while since I shared a new album design with you guys, so very pleased today to be putting that right!

Karyn & Mau were married last July at St. Alexander’s Church in Denny before heading up to the fabulous Dunblane Hydro for their reception.

For their album, the guys chose one of Graphistudio’s “Original Wedding Books” with a huge 60 pages. The guys chose the brown oak wood cover (the first time I’d seen this and it looked great), bound in a sage grey maple binding. This was all topped off with my own design for the box with a dark grey scroll design raised and varnished over a sage grey maple box to complement the album binding – who says albums are dead and buried!

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Wedding Photography at Glenbervie House
Martha & Stephen’s Wedding Album

Call me old fashioned, but even in this digital age, I still believe that a high quality wedding album is the best way to really show off your wedding pictures and today, I’m delighted to be sharing one of the latest designs to leave the office.

Martha & Stephen were married last July at St. Leonard’s Church in Dunfermline before heading over to my local venue, Glenbervie House, for their reception, and what a glorious day it was guys, blessed with some fabulous summer sunshine…oh yes, the old factor 30 was definitely in use that day!

For their album, the guys chose one of Graphistudio’s “Young Books” with a whopping 68 pages. The “book in a box” concept of the Young Book allows for many different combinations of colours and materials and, for their album, the guys opted for a a purple cloud leather finish and took up the option of using one of their pictures on the inside cover of the box.

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Wedding Photography at Oran Mor
Siobhan & Eoin’s Wedding Album

Great to be sharing yet another album design with you today (yes, it’s been a busy time for our DHL delivery guy with all these albums coming and going), and, this one I’m particularly keen to share with you as it features one of the first time’s that I’ve used the lab’s new enoblement programme…but more of that later.

Siobhan and Eoin were married last August with the ceremony taking place at the impressive University of Glasgow chapel, followed by the short hop to one of my favourite venues, Oran Mor.

For their album, the guys opted for one of Graphistudio’s “Original Wedding Books” with 60 pages and opted for the greenish blue cloud leather cover with the die cut picture insert. For the design box, we took advantage of the aforementioned “enoblement” programme, and recreated the design used on the table names and other “bits & bobs”, that had all been created by Siobhan’s sister, Roisin. This all makes your album totally unique and carries on the theme and style of your wedding day :-)…how fabulous!

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Wedding Photography at The Cruin
Jill & Johnathan’s Wedding Album

Today, I’m delighted to be sharing a new album design with you guys featuring Jill & Johnathan’s wedding at The Cruin back in 2015. Although over a year ago now, that day still sticks in my mind as one of those classic “all weathers” Loch Lomond days…cloud, rain, sunshine & showers…yep, we had it all!

For their album, the guys chose one of Graphistudio’s “Original Wedding Books” with 60 pages and opted for the crystal glance finish for the cover, complete with the brown woven binding and a complimentary brown & brown/grey cloud leather design box to keep it all safe. All the pages of the album were then finished with the lab’s unique high definition printing.

A lot of work goes into the designing and preparation of an album prior to it being sent off for printing. All in, I can easily spend around a day and a half with the selection of the images, the initial design, making any changes the couple want and then finally, what I call my “signature” editing process on all the pictures contained within the album to make them look their absolute best for printing.

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