In my parents' attic lies an old chest with some of my deceased grandparents belongings, including their wedding album (they were married in 1946!).
Sometimes when I'm back home, we'll take out that chest and find ourselves looking through their album to see what those moments were like for them.
I wouldn’t be able to do this if they decided to get the digital files (if they were an option back then).
A hundred years from now, when all of our hard drives and our computers are no longer working, all of those digital memories will be gone. The prints and albums will remain!
From their wedding album; my grandparents Mary & John
WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE A FULL WEDDING ALBUM EXAMPLE
Even if you don't initially purchase an album (here's why you really need a wedding album), I always approach capturing your wedding with the album in mind. In every scene, I'm capturing a variety of wide, medium, and tight photographs to create visual variety, similar to how a cinematographer would approach filming a movie.
Some images when viewed alone might not have much weight, however, when placed next to other images in an album spread can bring the page to life and help tell a story; what it felt like to be in that moment.
These finished album spreads show sequences of images intentionally captured to tell a more compelling story when viewed together in an album, as opposed to viewing each image by itself on a phone or computer screen.
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After editing your wedding, I'll design your first draft for you, and upload it in your online gallery so you can view it.
When designing, I make sure to create lots of different page options for you. That way when you eventually review the draft, you can cut the pages that may not resonate with you instead of needing to dream up new ideas—the least amount of work on your part!
Finally, we'll schedule a zoom call (or an in person meeting), sit down and reminisce about your wedding (my favorite part!) and go over the album draft together.
During that meeting you're free to make any changes to the album that you'd like. I'll walk you through the design options, (I can give recommendations as well) and then once we're done, I'll send the album to be handcrafted just for you!
CAN WE SELECT THE COVER MATERIALS OF OUR ALBUM?
Yes! During our design consultation, I will showcase a variety of different Italian grade and vegan leathers in addition to luxe linens and Japanese silks that can be used to customize your album. See examples below!
CAN WE PRINT OUR NAMES ON OUR ALBUM?
Both leather and linen albums permit you to "deboss" (a form of imprinting) a custom design on the front cover of your album. If you'd prefer design help, a variety of pre-made designs are also available for you to choose from. You also have the option of displaying an image on the cover of your album instead of text.
WHAT KIND OF PARENT ALBUM OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
Parent albums come in two sizes—6x6 and 8x8. The 6x6 size does not contain the cover imprint, and must be an exact duplicate of your album.
If you're looking for a more customizable parent album, the 8x8 size is a great choice!
HOW DOES ALBUM CREDIT WORK?
Some wedding packages may include album credit, which gives you the most customization over your album design instead of being locked into one album size or amount of images / pages when selecting your package.
During our design consultation, we will work together to decide what size album (8x8, 10x10 or 12x12), and how many pages work best for you. You always have the option of upgrading / adding more pages if you'd like!
DO YOU TRAVEL TO CAPTURE WEDDINGS?
Heather and I love to travel, and frequently find ourselves in unique places capturing not only weddings, but couple sessions as well! Destination weddings are especially exciting as often we are able to meet your family, and scout a day or two before your wedding, making it much easier to fit in and capture candid moments.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE RECEIVE AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
We’re strong believers in quality over quantity—we’d much rather you absolutely love every single image in your gallery than feel overwhelmed with thousands of photographs that look and feel very similar.
On average, you can expect anywhere between 50-70 images per hour of coverage. All photographs are delivered as high resolution files in a custom online gallery. Turnaround time is typically 4-6 weeks, but don’t worry—we will send you some previews as you wait for your gallery to be finished.
DO YOU SHOOT WITH FILM OR DIGITAL CAMERAS?
Tom's a hybrid photographer, that means he'll often use both film and digital cameras. There's a timelessness to film that's difficult to emulate with digital cameras: photographs captured on celluloid film are often dreamier, almost like a drawing or painting. However, digital cameras are much more practical for fast-paced photojournalistic moments. Using a bit of both allows Tom to get the best of both worlds!
See cover material and imprint examples below
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