Here are a few more album design samples that I worked on recently:
I believe that a wedding album is not just a showcase of beautiful pictures, it tells the story of your entire wedding day, your connection and the love from your family and friends. I design each album myself, in house, to ensure that they accurately reflect the events and feelings of your day.
Below are a few sample layouts that I designed for clients, to see more click on the slideshow:
To see more of my album designs click on the slideshow below:
I absolutely adore shooting and designing albums for Indian weddings. Of course, who wouldn’t with so many moments that inspire. It is just a joy to behold and a wondrous experience. Great thought and effort must go into planning such grand festivities, and Mona was certainly up to the job, having worked meticulously on everything for 15 months. She cared about every small detail, and to her credit, she showed great consideration and thoughtfulness the day of, always checking if her photographer ate and rested given the almost overwhelming and endless moments to capture (something I greatly appreciated). And while some may reach the day of their wedding apprehensive and nervous that all goes as planned, as one can see form her broad smile even in the preparation, she enjoyed every moment.
Parth is equally sweet natured, but also ambitious and driven, having been in business since he was 22. One can sense that his outer calm and quiet dignity belie a restive, very active mind and inner energy. Mona of course knows this very well, especially as Parth lovingly pointed out in his vows, that she can read his mind before he even says a word. One can never take too lightly the importance of really knowing someone that well and finishing their sentences so to speak. It is that deep connection and understanding that is the foundation for long lasting love.
The ceremony was simply spectacular from Jersey city, with all those resplendent bursting colors set against the silvered backdrop of the NYC skyline. And of course, as can be seen in all the great moments from the reception and dance floor, they knew how to celebrate and party! Everyone was free and uninhibited, which is what every photographer wants, and I literally couldn’t put down my camera for a second.
I also loved the small gesture of the thank you cards. While this was cleverly planned as a photo-op thank you card for their guests, I have to say I felt a little bit of a double meaning as they held the placards up. From their loving glances, they were also expressing thanks for each other.
Bakery: Cocoa Bakery
Florist: Pedestals Floral Decorators
Event Location: Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Caterer: Moghul Catering
Videographer: Joseph Edward
Hair: Styles on B
Makeup: Sally Duvall
Favors: 5th Avenue Chocolatiere
Calligrapher: The Left Handed Calligrapher
Escort Cards: Wedding Paper Divas
Marching Band: Carras Paton (email@example.com)
Photo Booth: The Majestic Photobooth Co.
Ice Sculpture: Jimmy’s Artistic Creations
Horses for Baraat: Equishare Baraat Horses and Carriages
Wedding Coordinator: Elite Event Management
Ashley and Lorne ordered an 11×14 SoHo Album with 30 pages, 60 sides. They wanted their parents albums to be 11×14 as well. I photographed their wedding on October 30, 2010, which goes to show that it’s never too late to order an album!
Ashley and Lorne were married at Capitale. I was really excited to shoot at such a stunning event space. The building was designed in the City Beautiful movement and shares the Beaux-Arts tradition with other architectural gems such as the Grand Central and the New York Public Library. Such grandeur is undeniably inspiring.
Even more important than architectural delights are the delights of witnessing a close family. I have to say I was in love with both Ashley and Lorne’s families. Ashley and Lorne are centered, yet carefree and their personalities are filled with playfulness and charm. Some people are lucky to be born with such qualities, but these can only be truly nurtured by family and friends, and it was a real pleasure to meet everyone and see that support and love in person.
I felt a bit of destiny that this was a wedding I had to shoot. I actually met Ashley and Lorne through Dana and Andrew, whose wedding I photographed last year. I was, however, especially surprised and delighted when I learned that Ashley actually lives in my building and I had met her several times before in the elevator! It never hurts to have both a recommendation and proximity working for you. In shooting their wedding, I had the added pleasure of seeing Dana and Andrew again, now embarking on the next stage as they are expecting a baby! Seeing them reminded me as well why I love my work, for even after twelve hours on my feet, I get a rush and great pleasure knowing that the moments I freeze in that relentless sweep of time, will be shared and appreciated by people still yet to come into this world.
Here are a few layouts from their album design: