The Album Design Process
Welcome CCP brides and grooms! I am so excited to be a part of this journey with you! Now that you have received the link to your wedding gallery, it's at this point that we can start the album design process!
I believe having physical prints and an album is SO important! I have heard from countless friends and family who have gotten married and years later they STILL haven't gotten around to putting together an album from their wedding day or even had a chance to print any photographs for on the wall! It happens. I can completely understand how life returns to normal, you go back to work, you share the photos on Facebook, and some how printing images or creating an album just gets moved further and further down your to-do list. This is exactly why I LOVE helping you create a tangible product that you can walk away with after the wedding day!
Just think how special it will feel to hold the leather bound album in your hands on your 1 year anniversary vs. huddling around the computer screen! You'll be able to pull out your wedding album at Christmas to pass around to family and you can feel free to flip through the archival quality pages on any given Tuesday when you want to re-live your beautiful wedding day!
I know you will treasure your wedding album always and one day it will be priceless!
So Let's Get Started!
Album Design Overview
- View Your Initial Album Design
- Create an "Album Swaps" Favorites Folder within Your Online Gallery
- Add Upgrades & Submit Your Changes and Image Swaps to Courtney
- Review and Finalize Your Album Design
See the step-by-step details below!
Reminder: One Spread is made up of Two Pages. In a 10 page album example, it will have 5 spreads.
Reminder: Two complimentary rounds of revisions are included in your album design!
Christmas 2017 Deadline:
November 1st 2017!!
All album orders need to be complete and design finalized by November 1st in order to ensure Christmas 2017 delivery.
Step-By-Step Instruction to Complete Your Album Design
View Your Initial Album Design
Follow the custom album link that I've sent to you, log-in with your email address, and view your initial album design! Feel free to click through the spreads to get an idea of how I've laid out the story of your wedding day!
Create an "Album Swaps" Favorites Folder within Your Gallery
As you view your album, if you see an image that you'd rather not have in the album you can swap it out for a different image that you prefer! You can also move images from spread to spread within the design if you like!
** How to Create a "Album Swaps" Favorites Folder in Your Online Gallery **
Read More OR Watch the Video Tutorial Below
Once in your gallery, simply click on one of the images you'd like in the album design and then click on the heart icon above that image. A new pop-up window will appear asking you which favorites list to save it to. Here is where you can choose to create a new favorites list and save that image to it! Title your new list as "Album" or "Album Swaps" so I'll be able to locate these images quickly!
Add Upgrades & Submit Your Changes
and Image Swaps to Courtney
Within your album design you will see a comment box at the bottom of each spread. On the spreads that you would like me to apply image swaps or design changes to please type out your requests and submit it to me in that comment section! I will then apply those requests and send you the 2nd draft of the album.
In Example: On Spread 2 we would like to swap out image #4 for the image in our Album Favorites List of Heather walking down the aisle.
Additional Example: On Spread 4 we would like to switch the placement of image #3 and image #5 around.
** Cover Image Choice (if applicable): If you have upgraded to an image cover be sure to email me which image you would like on the cover by describing it and placing it in your Album Favorites list in your gallery.
** Cover Text (if applicable): If you have upgraded to included imprinted text on the cover of your album be sure to email me what you would like.
In Example: On the front cover we would like the font to read "Heather and David" or we would like to have our wedding date "July 2nd, 2018."
Upgrade Options Available
Your album is available in 2 sizes - the included 8x8" or the bigger 12x12" or 12x16" - Upgrade the size of your album to the 12x12 for $500 and to the 12x16" for $700.
** Parent albums are also available - Two Duplicate 6x6 Copies of your main album - for $500.
(From Front to Back: 6x6, 8x8, & 12x12")
You can always add in more pages!
$200 per 10 additional pages
Albums can range from 10 to 60 pages total.
A Die-Cut Image and/or Text is available for the front of your leather album for $150.
Your text can be in gold-foil or as a text impression (seen above, left).
Finalize Your Album Design
After you review the revised album layout(s) - you are allowed 2 revisions total - you will finalize the album. To finalize, you simply log-in to your album design, review the layout one last time, and then hit the yellow "Approve Album" button on the upper left side of the album spreads. Viola! I will be notified when your album design has been finalized, and the only remaining info I'll need before sending it out to the lab is your color choice for the leather cover.
** Select Color Choice for Leather Cover: Be sure to let me know what color of leather you would like your album to be! This applies to both couples with and without an image upgrade on the cover! It is sometimes aesthetically pleasing to select a neutral, classic color for your album or it is sometimes beautiful if you select a color from the wedding!
In Example: If your wedding colors were gold and lavender I think either the Lilac color or the Cream color would be beautiful! So you would let me know: "We would like the color of our album to be Lilac (P-20)."
There are 14 different color choices which are (see image below): Snow White (P-10), Ivory (P-00), Cream (P-17), Nutmeg (P-15), Moka (P-19), Cappuccino (P-12), Sienna Earth (P-05), Tobacco (P-11), Burgundy (P-02), Garnet (P-14), Red (P-06), Lilac (P-20), Sage Grey (P-18), Sage Green (P-21), Dark Green (P-07), Ultramarine Blue (P-03), Dark Blue (P-16), Midnight Blue (P-09), Dark Brown (P-01), Smoke Grey (P-13), and Black (P-04).
Say Thank You with A Parent Album:
A lot of couples don’t have any trouble picking out their parent’s Christmas gifts the year they get married! Why? Well, parents do so much to make your wedding a dream come true that couples sometimes decided to surprise them with their very own albums on Christmas morning! After the wedding chaos is over and life returns to normal, or if you want to surprise your parents or grandparents with their very own albums from your wedding for Christmas, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1st so we can get them ordered!