Your photographer should be taking pride in how their photographs are displayed and represented, and so should you. Want to make your wedding album the most cherished possession you own? You can if you put a priority on personalizing it. Think of your wedding book as an accessory to fashion, and make it uniquely your own from front to back by thinking creatively about the cover. Having been in the industry for nearly 20 years it is always surprising how many couples simply aren’t aware of what is available.
There are so many materials that can be used for covers from sheet metal to copper, Acrylic to Glass, and of course luxurious leather. While modern approaches offer some new creative ideas, historically speaking fine leather is the ultimate material for book covers. It wears well, it doesn’t get dated easily, and is proven to stand the test of time. There are a few things to know about your leather options when visiting a photographer because many book companies offer cheap leather-like products rather than genuine or luxurious leathers and although cheap can sometimes come with a pretty name that makes it sound special. There is bonded leather, the hot dog of leathers, which is in fact real leather but it is made of scraps that are ground up and re-processed into a paper thin leather-like product. And, there is the real thing which always costs more but offers a look, feel, and durability that you should consider since this is the first impression of your wedding story. There is glove leather which is smooth and soft on your hands, grain leather which is also soft but offers a texture, and there are also every other style, which you rarely find in books but always find in fashions and furniture.
Many studios offer your basic colors like black, brown, or burgundy. While classic, choosing the standard route really doesn’t make your book stand out. The goal of course being that when you hold it in your hands or share it with loved ones it is more than a book of pictures, it is a conversation piece. Consider where you are having your wedding and the theme behind the story, or simply think of your own personality. Having a country wedding? Maybe a cover that is more rugged like a bomber jacket that wears naturally with flaws yet always remains fashionable, stylish and classic. Or, maybe a tuscan theme wedding… Consider something more soft and artful with texture like the photograph to the right where there are copper embellishments on the cover. Or, maybe you are a city bride that enjoys high fashion, then maybe an soft yet exotic burgundy alligator cover that compliments the color scheme of the event.
Recently a new technology launched that offers couples to enjoy the luxurious and lasting integrity of fine leather with photographs and graphic design printed directly on the book. This allows couples to personalize their book even further with custom embellishments and details on the spine of the book, text graphic design and of course the most personal element of all photographs.
Chances are you won’t find these cool options available at every photography studio, however, you can ask for it by name if you don’t see what you are looking for. These unique styles are provided by LuxArt Books at www.LuxArtBooks.com. While LuxArt primarily works with professional photographers, you can do it yourself as well. If you purchased a DVD of high resolution photographs from your photographer you can work directly with the LuxArt design to to create the book of your dreams for your wedding and blend some of those favorite candids captured by guests into the story. All you have to do is choose your favorites and upload them. LuxArt sends you a proof back and once approved, your world class book is bound by hand and sent directly to your doorstep. This is an incredible option for the budget conscious bride that wants the best.
For those couples that are photo-enthusiasts create a honeymoon book, vacation books, and family albums as the years pass with LuxArt direct using your own photographs. Once you have a creative way to enjoy your photography with a first class presentation, you will undoubtedly fall in love with the idea. So, think one of a kind with the story of your life and have a book created that radiates class and style because everybody deserves a little luxury.