In a digital age the wedding album may not seem as important as it used to be, but it is a timeless way to enjoy your wedding photos. If you are getting married, or are already married, I would highly encourage you to consider a wedding album to showcase your beautiful photographs. Seeing your wedding photos on the computer or your phone is nice and convenient, but there is nothing quite like seeing your images in a high quality, flush mount, leather bound album. Albums are an investment and one that you will appreciate throughout the generations.
There are numerous album companies to choose from and it can be difficult for a photographer to choose the best one. Recently I have started using Madera Books and I couldn't be happier. Their leather book looks amazing inside and out. I just received a sample album with some images from Jami & Gary's beautiful wedding. There are so many reasons why I love Madera Books but here are a few of them that really stand out to me.
First, their soft leathers look and feel amazing. You can really get a sense of the quality of the album just from holding it. I also love their style of imprinting which can either be embossed on the front cover, or the spine, or both. It is very modern and clean looking.
Here is what it looks like on the spine.
Inside the album is gorgeous as well. Madera uses photographic paper in order to ensure that the images look their best.
The pages are sturdy and lay flat when open.
I personally like to design albums with a simple white background so that it is clean and the arrangement of images becomes the main design element of each spread.
I also like to design spreads so that sometimes an image will continue from one page to the next. Madera does an amazing job of making the center of the spread, where if folds, almost invisible. It really helps the flow of the images and the continuity of the spread.
Look how this image seamlessly flows from one page to the next.
Here are a few more pictures of this beautiful album.