We’re back in the States! We’re currently hanging out in So Cal for a day and then heading up to Nor Cal to visit Chris’ family and for our first 2012 engagement session. While we get our bearings, here’s a post on new Leather Craftsmen albums we’ve been dying to share!
Mel & Sam were married in St. Lucia last July and asked us to design their wedding and parent albums. Of course, I got very excited to show them our Leather Craftsmen sample album! Since they got married on the beach, they opted for sand Euro leather with copper imprinting. The main album is a 10×10 and the parent albums are 8×8. The albums are HUGE; the main album and one parent album are 62 pages each, and the other parent album is 68 pages!
I’ve been in love with designing albums ever since I discovered Photography Concentrate‘s InDesign tutorial. By using InDesign, rather than Photoshop, the process is much faster, less painful, and way more fun! Pairing this method with Album Exposure for proofing, couples get their albums faster (and I get to keep my sanity).
Disclaimer: we did not take the photos in the album, but I did take the photos of the finished product.
On to the goods! I love how clean the sand leather is; the photo inset really pops:
Even though these are the “thin” black pages, they are still thick and sturdy.
My two favorite spreads:
All three albums, which came in a 20-pound (!) package:
As usual, I highly recommend Leather Craftsmen for all your album needs, especially the albums you want to last a long time– like the ones of your wedding!