Overview. I’ve been looking into various album options for my wedding clients and recently ordered an album through Leather Craftsmen. Well, I just got the album in the mail and it looks fantastic. Here’s my review of the album.
First impressions. I am very impressed with this album. The first thing I said when I pulled it out of the box was “wow!” The leather cover is top-notch, the binding is impeccable, and it just feels good in your hands.
Album Details. It’s a leather bound album which contains pages of full-bleed images that are hand-bound together. The pages are actual photographs and therefore very high quality — as opposed to the Apple albums that I reviewed previously which the images are printed directly on the page. Each page is very sturdy and coated in a laquer that feels like it will last forever.
Options. I chose to have the slate blue leather with gold gilding on the page edges. This doesn’t show up in the images very well, but looks fantastic in person. There are a lot of options to choose from with these albums. You can pick from about 8 leather colors, you can have text printed on the cover and the spine, you can have a cover photo, rice paper inserts between the pages, and so on. I think there are enough options to satisfy just about everybody. Oh, and did I mention that they come in about a dozen different sizes?
How to order an album. For my clients, the ordering process couldn’t be much easier. You simply choose 40 or more pictures that you want included in the album and I design an album layout for you. The album layout is viewable online which is very convenient. After you approve the layout, you pick from the available options (leather color, text imprinting, etc.) and then order the album. The turnaround time is about 8 weeks.
Pricing. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing an album.