We only use the world’s best fine art archival albums offered only to professional photographers. While it is tempting to design an album online yourself, these companies do not offer a lifetime guarantee against defects in craftsmanship and are rarely archival or meant to last. Our albums and books become treasured family heirlooms…enjoyed by the couple and passed on to the next generation.
We currently use Neve Fine Art Albums as our “romantic artistic soul” option. Neve chooses to work with fine-art photographers (primarily film photographers) by invitation only. Their albums are completely unique and custom-made for the client. Each beautiful Hannemeule fine-art paper is hand-sewn into the binding and each page is protected by a sheet of vellum. The book is presented in a sleeve or clamshell box. The couple’s names are hand-calligraphied by an artist in San Francisco and a die is made and stamped on to the cover. Your artwork from the wedding can be provided to make a custom cover in gold or silver foil for the cover. Neve albums are exquisite heirlooms for the sensitive soul.
Our leather option is for the “classically refined” soul who loves the durable albums of their ancestors, is from Queensberry New Zealand. A Queensberry album is elegant yet durable. The pages are thick white or black on to which your photographs are mounted. The mounting appears traditional, but with a twist. Each photograph is elegantly framed in its individual mount, and then some pages are modern in their flush-mount design (where the whole photograph is on the page). Queensberry leathers are sumptuous and have a variety of textures and shades to choose from. Your album is protected in a drawstring bag and then stored in a box. It is the perfect lay-flat “coffee-table” style book.
HEIRLOOMS OF ART, HISTORY, & STYLE
HEIRLOOMS: We are commissioned by fellow savvy busy professionals who entrust us to capture their story for the next generation. Clean, natural, timeless images will never date; tangible heirlooms will stand the test of time, disks and digital files will not.
ART: Art is important to us. We value beautiful well-made objects and design. As an art-historian, I aim to provide my patrons with classically-composed images their family can enjoy everyday. We may not be Renaissance nobility with a court painter, but our legacy lives on in carefully composed artful portraits.
HISTORY: History is a living presence and of great interest to us. We treasure our families and where we’ve come from and want to create a new legacy that lasts through custom photography.
STYLE: Style is in the attention to detail, and the artful flattering poses we are known for. Our 10 years of experience has perfected our visual style and has also enabled us to work in any climate and location with predictable results. See our STYLE page for a visual of the Lisa O’Dwyer Photography signature style.