Let’s start off with some clarity: when I say wedding album, you may be thinking I’m simply talking about the online album you’ll receive from me, with all of your high-res digital photos. But nope - by wedding album, I mean a good ol’ physical album, like the ones you see on your family’s coffee table, or find hidden in an old box in the garage. That's right I'm talking about a personalized wedding album from me to you.
Most couples assume they’ll simply download their photos once they receive them, and share them with friends and family - but then what? I see so many wedding photographs just sit in camera rolls forever on phones.
Instead of letting that happen, I want to give you something that’s as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside. Something that will be an integral part of your home and not be shoved into the storage unit with last year’s holiday décor, or sit in your iPhone’s camera roll. The kind of album that will encourage you to relive the magic of your wedding day again and again.
5 Reasons Why You Need a Personalized Wedding Album in Your Package
1. An heirloom to pass down for generations
Growing up I used to visit my grandparents in Oregon and I would always find my way to their den to flip through old photo albums. Being able to dive deep into their memories like that was such a special experience for me. It confirmed what I still believe to be true: there’s something really remarkable about seeing your life’s greatest moments in print.
No amount of social media posts or fancy digital photo frames can ever replace the feeling of flipping through the thick, glossy pages of your own wedding album. Not only is it a tangible summary of your special day; it’s also something that, when treated with care, you can pass down to your kids and their kids after them.
What Lauren + Alejandro had to say:
“When Jordan mentioned to us on our wedding that he could do our wedding album our answer was an automatic YES! Without even looking at the design, we knew that anything Jordan would produce was top quality. Our wedding album definitely surpassed our expectations & everyone that sees it is impressed with the look & quality. It is such a timeless piece displayed in our house & I know I will treasure forever.”
2. The quality is far superior to regular printing shops
I know what you’re thinking - “Jordan, can’t we just order a wedding album from Walgreens or Shutterfly?”
You’re free to do this, however the quality of printing shops like Walgreens, Shutterfly, & other print shops available to consumers is far inferior to the company I work with - Red Tree Albums.
Time and time again my couples are blown away by the quality of these albums. Instead of being rushed through a printer and not given careful attention like they would be at a cheaper print shop, these albums are crafted to the absolute highest quality to last a lifetime.
I love using Red Tree Albums because they are constantly driving innovative ideas & pushing their products to be the best quality they can be. They even offer vegan cover materials (suede, velvets, & leathers), which are hands down my favorite cover options!
What Justin + Jo had to say:
“Our album is simply stunning. It’s the perfect keepsake to commemorate our wedding. The quality of the printing, binding, and materials used are refined and elevated. We ordered a 12x12 album and a 6x6 Parents Album in Chai Leather. We love the larger format for our personalized wedding album and are glad that we opted for the upgrade.”
3. Handmade books to last a lifetime
Again - these aren’t just albums that will be run through a factory or built by machines. Every album created by Red Tree Albums is handmade, meaning your wedding album will be given careful attention by every person that touches it. It’ll be in the hands of professionals who you can trust to make sure every detail is beautiful! They truly care just as much about you & your wedding day as I do.
Because they’re handmade and incredibly high-quality, they’ll be able to last a lifetime (or multiple!) if you take proper care of them. These aren’t albums you’ll want to throw in a box in the attic, or let get dusty in the back of a bookshelf. Keep them out on your coffee table or on display, somewhere that you can come back to when you want to relive the memories, and somewhere your loved ones can relive them with you.
What Quincy + Tanner had to say:
“I get goosebumps whenever I open the box! The beautiful suede cover and thick pages make for the perfect coffee table book. Each page helps us relive the moment!”
4. We get to collaborate on a unique design
Now don’t worry - you won’t have to do this all on your own! As your wedding photographer, I’ll help you through the whole process, which will be a collaboration between us. You’ll get to give me your input and make sure your must-have photos are included, and I’ll design your album in a way that best tells the story of your day. In the next section of this blog post, I walk you through what the album process looks like with me!
What Lauren + Alejandro had to say:
“Preparing the album was the easiest, most stress-free process..”
5. The perfect gift for your loved ones
Finally, when you purchase a wedding album, you’re also able to purchase parent albums, or other additional albums. These are a smaller version of your own unique wedding album that you can gift to loved ones who want to relive the day along with you, or maybe to loved ones who weren’t able to make it to the wedding. You can also order these albums with gift wrap, beautiful album boxes, and more to create a gorgeous gift display. Look no further for the perfect present for your family when the next holiday season rolls around!
What Justin + Jo had to say:
“Our parents were overjoyed to receive a mini copy of the album and proudly display it for friends and family. Such a special gift!”
The Album Process
Next up, let’s go through a brief overview of what the album process actually looks like when you work with me!
Once I have delivered your online wedding gallery and you have had time to look through it, I will ask that you create a list of album favorites within the gallery. After your list is ready, I will design an album around those photos. And once the design draft is finished, I will send you a Dropbox link where you can review each page/spread (1 spread = 2 pages)! You’re totally welcome to swap photos out or make changes to the layout.
You’re also more than welcome to add on extra spreads or upgrades such as parent albums, display boxes, & more, as long as it’s before we place your order.
Once we’ve nailed down a final design that you’re in love with, it usually takes around 2-3 weeks to receive your album. Again - each album is handmade with the utmost quality so the wait is well worth it!
Why My Couples LOVE Their Personalized Wedding Albums
See below if you’d like to hear real testimonials from some of my past couples on how much they love their albums!
“Having our album created and printed by Jordan was the BEST decision (second only to hiring him as our photographer of course ;))! Not only did he allow us massive input on the photos displayed in the album, but he put up with multiple iterations from us when it came time to review the final product. The quality of the photos and album itself are like nothing I've seen before. We even upgraded a size and added pages to our original order because we couldn't stand to narrow Jordan's incredible photos down! This is a keepsake my husband and I will treasure forever.” - Elise + Mitch
“We are so beyond happy with the album! Jordan does an amazing job on choosing the perfect images, telling a story from our special day. I got goosebumps whenever I opened the box! The beautiful suede cover and thick pages makes for the perfect coffee table book. Each page helps us relive the moment!” - Quincy + Tanner
“Our album is simply stunning. It’s the perfect keepsake to commemorate our wedding. The quality of the printing, binding, and materials used are refined and elevated. We ordered a 12x12 album and a 6x6 Parents Album in Chai Leather. We love the larger format for our personal album and are glad that we opted for the upgrade. Our parents were overjoyed to receive a mini copy of the album and proudly display it for friends and family. Such a special gift!” - Justin + Jo
Personalized Wedding Album Examples
Once you book with me, if you’d like to see some examples of wedding albums to get an idea of what yours could look like, just ask me! I’ve got plenty more photos of past wedding albums that I can share with you, and I’m here to help you figure out how to create the most unique, meaningful wedding album possible.
Ready to inquire & start talking about your future heirloom album? Reach out here!
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