Historic Delaware Wedding Album Design for Anna Lowe

Album Designs
Today we have such a beautiful album design to share with you! Anna Lowe Photography captured this charming wedding at the historic Hotel Du Pont in Delaware. This wedding feels so classic and timeless! We think the album design -- with a thoughtful use of whitespace to highlight the images -- is a perfect match!  
 
Anna is a Maryland-based wedding & portrait photographer with an artistic eye and a talent for capturing real, emotional moments. We're always touched by her work, and we love designing albums to show it off! Hey are a few of our favorite spreads from this album design:






To see the full album design, look through the slideshow below: 
 
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Design by: Andrea (View More) // Design style: Classic (View More) // Blog post written by: Melissa Jill
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Strategies for Designing Parent Albums

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above photo by Rebecca Sehn  
 
 
Last week we talked a little bit about parent albums and the benefits for offering them. In that post, we touched on how offering exact duplicate copies of the bride & groom's album requires very little extra work for photographers because the design work is already done! While that strategy keeps things simple, some clients desire to have the ability to customize their parent albums.  
 
So what is the best approach when your client is asking for alterations to the original design for their parent albums? Today we are going to break down the design/revision strategies successfully used here at Align to help photographers just like you painlessly create multiple album designs for the same wedding...without anyone losing their minds!  
  
Here is a list of how Align can help you maximize your profits with minimal extra work for you, the busy photographer!   
  
1. Duplicate copy 
The most direct and simple option is that clients order an exact duplicate copy of the bride and groom's design, typically just in a smaller size that has the same proportions. This would be appropriate when there are NO requests for modifications. Many album printing companies will even allow you to order a smaller album using the exact same design files you uploaded for the large version (i.e. using 12x12-sized layouts to print an 8x8 copy as well). However, if your album company requests separate files for each version, just reach out to your Align designer! Depending on the size you need, we may be able to export the new files immediately or we can use another revision round to resize your design. 
 
2. Take advantage of those unused revisions 
Every Align Album Design order includes 3 rounds of revisions in the price. Once the bride & groom's design is approved, you can use any unused revision rounds to allow the parents to submit their changes. As long as you don't use more than 3 revision rounds total, there is no additional charge! But if you need more than that, the cost is $50/round which is still typically less expensive than placing a new album design order. 
  
3. Multiple versions of a single spread  
Alternatively, if you know for sure that ONLY ONE spread will be changing between the versions (such as the family portrait spread), we could simply design multiple versions of that one spread from the start (at our usual $8/spread price). For example if you need three versions of a 15 spread album, Align could actually design/bill/deliver 17 spreads total. And then you would place three separate orders with your print company and just switch out which version of the family portrait spread you upload to them.  
  
4. Separate design orders  
Some clients like to place separate design orders for each album. This is the best method if any of the following circumstances are in play concerning the albums: they utilize different image collections, they have different dimension ratios, they require different design styles, they won't have many spreads in common, etc. This is also the method to use when you simply want a fresh start after you finish the original design.  
  
As you can see, depending on which approach best fits your workflow/client needs, there is a way to keep the design work simple while still giving your clients exactly what they want. There is nothing quite as satisfying as knowing you have delivered an amazing product and service to your client while paying close attention to their unique requests. At Align, we are more than happy to help you achieve this end goal!  
We hope you've found these tips helpful!  
 
----------> If you want to give outsourcing a try, click here to find out more about the design styles that Align offers. We have 3 standard design styles but can definitely customize to meet most needs. So don't hesitate to send us examples of designs you like and let us know what your preferences are, and we will design to those specifications. After you take a look at our design styles to find out which one would work best for you, click here to sign up for an account with Align. When you do so, we'll send you a free welcome gift -- our "Top 10 Most Popular Album Companies" Resource List. That way you can find out which album printing & binding companies are the most popular among photographers who use Align, and more importantly, WHY. We'd love to be a part of creating beautiful heirloom albums for your studio and clients!
Strategies for customizing parent albums or multiple albums for the same wedding while keeping the design and revision process simple
And exciting news! If you're a photographer who wants to start offering albums without investing hours of guesswork and trial and error -- we have a solution for you! Check out the Album Start-Up Kit and start maximizing your profit today! 

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Blog post written by: Melissa Jill
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Virginia Vineyard Wedding Album Design for Abby Grace

Album Designs
If you've been around our blog for very long, you may have spotted previous designs that we've created for Abby Grace Photography. Abby is an international film wedding photographer based out of Washington D.C. who is talented, charismatic, and a great business resource to her fellow photographers! Check out her Align Client Advocate page to read some of Abby's album-related articles or view some of her past Align album designs. 
 
The wedding in today's featured album took place on a rainy Virginia day in a beautiful green vineyard. Despite the weather, the bride & groom absolutely glowed on their wedding day! We love the meaningful touches and sweet moments that Abby captured, and the cheerful, citrusy color palette brought the sunshine all by itself! Here are a few of our favorite spreads from this album:






Flip through the full album design in the slideshow below: 
 
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Design by: Andrea (View More) // Design style: Classic (View More) // Blog post written by: Alaine
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The Benefits Of Offering Parent Albums

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wedding album and parent album

Hey photographers, it's Align founder and pro-photographer Melissa Jill here! Let's talk about something I believe every photographer should include as a part of their service and offerings -- parent albums! 
 
Parent albums are duplicate or slightly-altered copies of the main album you've already created for the bride & groom. While they usually have the same design on the inside pages, the size of the album is typically smaller and more light-weight than the bride and groom's album. If you are NOT currently offering parent albums as a core part of your photography packages, I would encourage you to do so!  
 
I feel strongly about offering parent albums for a few good reasons that can be separated into how they benefit not only your client, but also YOU!  
 
BENEFITS FOR THE CLIENT:BENEFITS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS:Pretty straightforward and hard to argue, right?  
 
Offering parent albums as part of your ever-evolving photography service is a no brainer and an instant win-win. Your clients will be thrilled to have the option to purchase something so beautiful and significant for their loved ones, the value of your service will increase with the additional product, and there's very little effort needed to bring in some extra income! 
 
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The Benefits Of Offering Parent Albums
And exciting news! If you're a photographer who wants to start offering albums without investing hours of guesswork and trial and error -- we have a solution for you! Check out the Album Start-Up Kit and start maximizing your profit today! 

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Blog post written by: Melissa Jill
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Elegant South Carolina Wedding Album Design for Dana Cubbage Weddings

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Every album is special, but we ADORE the story behind this one! When Charleston-based wedding photographer Dana Cubbage shot this beautiful South Carolina wedding three years ago, the bride & groom did not include an album in their photography package. But the bride's parents knew what a cherished heirloom a wedding album can be, and gifted one to the couple in time for their third anniversary. What a kind & meaningful gift! 
 
Dana has photographed over 280 weddings, and every single one receives the same attention & passion! We love the way she photographed this elegant black-tie wedding, capturing every joyous smile & pretty detail! Here are a few of our favorite spreads:





Flip through the slideshow below to see the entire album design: 
 
 
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Design by: Andrea (View More) // Design style: Classic (View More) // Blog post written by: Alaine
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