Beachy Keen: Shaena and Travis’ Album


Its time to catch up on albums that have arrived over the past – yeek – year or so.   While I won’t blog every album we have designed or received, I have been photographing the books that could help couples to better visualize the various styles and options we offer and how they can come together to make a unique keepsake.  We’re hoping this blog segment will be particularly helpful to our many long distance clients who are unable to come in and see our books up close and personal.

Though Shaena and Travis, who were married at Norfolk’s botanical gardens with a small and relaxed reception at the beach house where they honeymooned, celebrated a very untraditional wedding, they wanted a traditional style album with a creative twist.  The blues of the sky at the gardens and the hues of the ocean water at their reception inspired them to choose an elegant blue, woven silk cover for their Queensberry matted album.  In addition, we added silver pagemounts (fine art paper borders) to offset the photos, particularly the black and whites, and designed a few layouts with large images that spilled across the page to create a panoramic feel.

These photos show how the blue silk and black mats come together to make a traditional album with a contemporary feel.  The silk has a slightly warm, metallic sheen to it for a very subtle shimmer to compliment the silver pagemount:



One of the signature features of Queensberry is the vellum introduction page that lifts to reveal the opening photo beneath:


Here are a few of the design layouts to give an idea of what an album looks like in the design phase:





These photos show how the blue of the cover bounces off the colors within and brought the design layouts to life in 3 dimensions:





Stay tuned for more design ideas!

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