Following up on my post from last year highlighting some of my wedding photography albums, I have recently added some amazing new options to the mix so I figured I would blog about my Signature album line again.
I wanted to repeat my previous post to take some time to highlight the newest products that I am proud to be carrying – gorgeous luxury wedding albums from Graphistudio! Graphistudio is one of the longest-running and most prestigious wedding album manufacturers in the world, with their founding in 1982 in Italy. Even today, the albums are still made at their headquarters in Italy, and they have grown to open offices all over the world. Luckily the US headquarters is right here in Minneapolis! I’m going to highlight four albums for you to get a sense of the variety, customizability and craftsmanship of their albums. Today I am highlighting my high-end Signature wedding album line. You can read more about my Premium line of albums (a slightly more budget-friendly option, still crafted by GraphiStudio) here.
First up we have Amanda + Dan’s album. All of my Graphistudio albums come with an incorporated, protective Design Box that keeps the album safe from damage, dust and light. The exterior features the black Touch material (a luxurious soft finish) with names and custom-designed crest printed with raised, silver foil. The box interior features metallic silver linen, as well as a yellow satin ribbon (with yellow and gray being Amanda + Dan’s wedding colors, the choices were fitting.) The album itself features one of the highlights of Graphi’s custom options – a brushed silver metal cover with printed image, fitted perfectly with a beautiful infrared image from Amanda + Dan’s wedding day. The album is bound with a supple bright yellow leather, again echoing Amanda + Dan’s wedding colors. The interior pages are a beautiful photo paper with protective coating, ensuring decades of enjoyment by family and friends.
Next I would like to highlight Anna + Brandon’s album. Their wedding took place in downtown Minneapolis at the Dayblock Event Center, with portraits taken at and behind the Mill City Museum and Mill Ruins area of Minneapolis. It seemed fitting to customize their Design Box (as well as the album binding) with Graphi’s Maple material in a color that reflected the rustic, worn wood of the old structures of the area. Contrasting the Maple’s worn wood feel was Graphi’s Crystal cover – emulating the reflections of glass throughout the city. The Maple and Crystal were paired with a green linen Design Box interior as well as the blue ribbon to contrast as well as coordinate with their blue wedding color. The photos were printed on Graphi’s stunning metallic photo paper with satin finish, really making the images pop off the page.
Next is Katie + Robert’s album. Their wedding took place at the Cottage Vineyard and Winery in Menomonie, WI. The Design Box features a fitting cork cover material printed with their names in an elegant script font. The interior is a beautiful Pearl Linen. The two paired together highlight the rustic elegance of Katie + Robert’s day. The satin ribbon is a bright white. The album itself features another highlight of Graphistudio’s – the soft, velvety Sequoia distressed leather. Note that the engraved text on the cover is actually cut directly out of the leather material to give the dimensional quality of debossed text. And images are printed on beautiful satin photo paper with satin coating.
Last but not least, I would like to highlight Lauren + Wes’ album. Their wedding took place at Rum River Barn + Vineyard. Their Design Box features a Pearl Linen custom-printed with a fall-themed graphic to highlight the gorgeous colors during the season of their wedding. The interior is a rustic burlap-style linen to contrast with their rustic barn theme. The satin ribbon is purple which was their wedding color. The album itself features a white wood cover (echoing the white barn in which their reception was held) with laser engraved names. It also features the gorgeous, velvety Sequoia distressed leather on spine and back, as well as the gorgeous satin metallic paper interior throughout.
Oh, and how could I forget? I can also create Parent Album copies of your wedding album too!
I’ve got these and other album samples as well to view, so please don’t hesitate to call and coordinate a time to meet at my studio so I can show you these amazing albums!
Katie + Brett were really looking forward to having greenery and flowers in their engagement photos because their wedding will be held next January in our cold, snowy Minnesota winter. As they were considering locations for their photo session, they gravitated toward Como Park Conservatory which had perfect options both inside and outside the gorgeous building.
As their day was approaching, we watched the weather forecast (as I usually do). It wasn’t looking all that favorable for us. Rain, cold and wind were on tap for the day. However, due to the fact that they both lived out-of-state, and would be moving apart to different states for a short time due to several obligations, we had no choice but to go forward with their session, rain or shine! Luckily the Como Park Conservatory could work both indoors AND outdoors, so we figured we would be just fine.
The day of their session did start rainy, windy and chilly for us. We worked a bit outdoors by the frog pond, and then decided to warm up and dry out in our cars until the Conservatory opened. Shortly before that time, about 20 or more school busses arrived with loads of children for field trips. We were set for another challenge! However, once we got inside, we worked quickly and were able to move around to various locations that were relatively empty, so before we knew it, we had spent over an hour together and captured numerous images. The rain even dissipated enough for us to work outdoors by the frog pond again before their session was done!
Katie + Brett, thank you so much for working with me for your beautiful engagement photos. I am so happy for the two of you as you begin your lives together, and am so excited for your big day!
Madina + Omkar hired me to photograph their glorious, multi-day Indian wedding this coming fall. They are so sweet, down-to-earth, and happy together, and I cannot wait for their amazing weekend! When the weather warmed up this spring and we were finally able to start discussing engagement photos, they had not one, not two, but THREE amazing ideas for their photos. Not only that, but the ideas were so creative – I was so excited!
We started the day photographing at Como Park Conservatory. We photographed them outside, near the frog pond, waterfall and pergola, as well as inside the beautiful glass pavilion among the gorgeous flowers, stone and fish pond. Luckily, the weather was completely gorgeous and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, so the light was amazing! We were able to start early in the morning so the throngs of visitors were not in our way while photographing.
From there we headed over to Boom Island Park to spend some time photographing them with a horse and carriage. Their goal was to capture the two of them with the horse and carriage in a park in front of the Minneapolis city skyline. Everything was so picturesque, I’d say it worked perfectly!
And then last-but-not-least, we headed out to photograph the two of them along with a Ferrari. It was a bit challenging with an indoor location (we weren’t allowed to drive the Ferrari since it cost more than an average house!) But that was just fine with us – a little extra lighting and I think the photos worked really well.
Thank you so much, Madina + Omkar, for working with me on your spectacular engagement photos. I had such a great time working with you and all these fun ideas, and I am so excited for your big day this fall!