Wedding album maker

Wedding Albums

by Eric Hegwer on 18 September, 2010

Let’s be honest. This is an incredible wedding book. Leather cover. Thick gold pages. Actual photographic prints (4×6, 5×7, 8×10). Archival paper. Big. Heavy. A coffee-table book.

I don’t get many clients who request this kind of wedding book. So when I do, I want to show it off. This was 2 years in the making. Each picture in this book was made as a real photograph. Then they were mounted to special paper, with cut-outs. And bound in this incredible Top-Grain Leather. It took a long time to make. And was worth the wait. Just take a look at these photos!

You can see the texture of the page, as well as the edge treatment in gold.

You can see the texture of the page, as well as the edge treatment in gold.

This is the Standard Brown Leather option from Leather Craftsmen.

This is the Standard Brown Leather option from Leather Craftsmen.

This Leather wedding album is 12x12 inches closed, and weighs about 10 lbs.q

This Leather wedding album is 12x12 inches closed, and weighs about 10 lbs.

This photo shows the texture of the page, as well as how the pictures look.

This photo shows the texture of the page, as well as how the pictures look.

Here's a great angle showing the cutout and mounting of each photo.

Here's a great angle showing the cutout and mounting of each photo.

This angle shows off the thickness of the wedding album pages.  They are gilded, and rigid - not flexible.

This angle shows off the thickness of the wedding album pages. They are gilded, and rigid - not flexible.

This is an example of a traditional wedding album - Old school wedding album, where the pictures are mounted to the page behind a paper matte.

This is an example of a traditional wedding album - Old school wedding album, where the pictures are mounted to the page behind a paper matte.


Each page in the album is rigid, and thick.  They have to be to hold all these photos.

Each page in the album is rigid, and thick. They have to be to hold all these photos.

There are still tons of design options for this style wedding album.  This page has four 5x7 photos.

There are still tons of design options for this style wedding album. This page has four 5x7 photos.

Authentic wedding albums like this are pricey (think 4-figures). And take a long time to make because they are entirely handcrafted. There are a lot of pages. And it’s physically BIG, too. Almost massive. But it’s a true heirloom. Something to be passed down between the generations. And I’m proud that I could be a part of this.

Yep, I’m also a wedding album maker. I offer independent album design with a bunch of different professional wedding photo album companies. I can create digital wedding albums with your CD of photos (I’ve been doing this more and more). There are tons of different options Just send me a note and I’ll send you the rates. Then you send me your photos on a CD, and I design your book. You get to choose your favorite photos, and also the final layout, style and cover options. Prices are per page, and depending on your choices can range between $200 and $8,500. Most of the wedding albums I make are around $800.

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