-What does your company do?
I offer boutique design and printing services for clients from around the world. I specialize in wedding album design, but I also design engagement albums, family albums, baby books, etc.
I design each album myself, in-house, to ensure that they accurately reflect the feelings of your day. A lot of time, skill and care goes into every album that I design. The albums are unique and elegantly designed to highlight your images. I offer a distinctive, fresh and modern custom design with a fast turnaround. All the album layouts are designed from scratch by me in order to create storytelling designs with your best images.
-Do you work with international customers?
I am based in NYC but I work with clients worldwide.
-What is the process for designing and printing an album? What do I need to do?
I try to make the process as simple as possible. The first step is to make sure that you have hi resolution watermark free
jpegs and that you have the right to print your images. You are welcome to email as much information as you like; i.e. when were you married, which venue, as well as any important details about your wedding that were interesting or important to you. I will then send a clear custom quote with my suggestions.
After signing a simple contract, you just send us the images and we do the rest!
I need approximately 150 image files on a DVD or hard drive. The number of photos basically depends on the size of the album and how many pages you would like. I will design it and email you a link to log in to your private proofing area so you can review the design. I include up to two sets of revisions. This is so you can review the album and send corrections or alterations for the design. After the final approval, I will deliver the high res files to print and send it to the album company of your choice.
-What is the minimum / maximum number of pages in the albums?
Minimum: 10 Pagespreads
Maximum: 35 Pagespreads
-Do I get a revision?
I include up to two sets of revisions. This is so you can review the album and send corrections or alterations for the design. After the final approval, I will deliver the high res files to print and send it to the album company of your choice.
-What is the turnaround time?
4 weeks for the design and 5-6 weeks for printing after final design approval.
-What is your style preference?
I believe that a wedding album or any other special event is not just a showcase of beautiful pictures. It tells the story of your life and of your connection with family and friends. I care deeply about the experiences that people have and the memories of their special days. I am driven by the desire to create treasured albums to reflect and express peoples’ memories.
The albums are unique and elegantly designed to highlight your images. I offer a distinctive, fresh and modern design with a fast turnaround. A lot of time, skill and care goes into every album that I design. All the album layouts are custom designed from scratch by me to create storytelling designs with your best images.
My vision as an artist and a photographer can only be realized with excellence in production and service. This philosophy is fundamental and goes into every album that I design. I think you will find that I offer a new level of sophistication in design and presentation. All my albums are crafted from the finest materials: from european free rage leathers to Japanese silk papers. This high quality will ensure that your albums will last and be enjoyed for generations to come.
-How do I send you the files?
Send approximately 150 image files on a DVD or hard drive (thumb drives can be returned). You images should be water-mark free, 250 DPI or higher, and hi-red (i.e. >1.5 MB each). If you files do not match these requirements, please send me an example photo which I will examine.
-What type of albums do you design?
I design many types of albums but I specialize in wedding album design. I also design engagement albums, family albums, baby books, etc. I design each album myself, in-house, to ensure that they accurately reflect the events and feeling of your day.
-I can’t find your pricing on the website, where can I find it?
You can send me an email (SWAlbumDesign@gmail.com) or you can submit and inquiry form through the blog or website. I will be happy to send you a clear custom quote base on your chosen options as well as file submission details.
-Do I need to submit color corrected images to you?
My standard design service does not include color correction. I do have a separate color correction service for an additional fee.
-How much payment do I need to make to get the design started?
I charge a deposit of 50% of the design fee to start the design. The remaining balance is charged once you approve it.
-How can I see the album design?
I will send you an online link with the design preview. See a sample of the preview here.