As many of you may know, I place a lot of emphasis on actually having your wedding photography put into print from to properly appreciate what the art of photography has to offer. One of the most popular ways of showcasing at least a small portion of your photographs from your wedding is to have a wedding album created to tell a story of your day in a nice neat little book. Recently I covered Amanda and Daniel’s wedding at the Pepper Tree cafe in Aldinga, and I’m happy to say they were so elated with the photographs they received they requested to upgrade the album that they had ordered with their photography package. Usually I offer my couples a basic A4 sized album with 44 lay-flat archival paper pages – which is usually ample to showcase around 60 favourite photos from a wedding, however Amanda & Daniel’s Custom Album came out to be not only A3 sized, but 160 pages long in which Amanda and Daniel selected no fewer than 260 images from their wedding day! Unfortunately this meant that they were unable to make use of the lay flat album designs I offer – due to the nature of the hinging being limited to 100 pages long, but their hefty book, coupled with it’s A3 size over comes that downfall nicely!

Amanda & Daniel’s Custom Album

Their choice of paper stock of 250gsm made their 160 page book reach a whopping 3.5cm thick, however if they chose the only paper stock able to be in lay-flat format with this many pages – cotton rag it would have bee around 20cm thick! possibly more.

Below is an example of the size difference between my usual A4 fine art book I offer, with Amanda & Daniel’s Custom Album at the bottom – the A3 size really makes a big difference. While the larger size also allows for a small image be printed on the front cover as opposed to the usual foil embossing of names.

Albums are pretty much infinitely customizable and I love making them as they arte neat ways to reflect on your wedding day in a tactile way.

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