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Best Handmade Albums | Charleston Wedding Photographer

After spending many months researching the best handmade albums, I have chosen a wonderful vendor to create heirloom photo albums of your weddings and portrait sessions. Red Tree Albums is based in Kentucky, and they have all the photos printed at one of my favorite labs, ProDPI. The print quality is unsurpassed, and these are the best handmade albums is top-notch. Best of all, the cover choices are beautiful – luxurious leathers, sumptuous silks, lovely linens. (Trust me, I’ve seen some albums where the options were too reminiscent of 80s wallpaper to stand the test of time.)

After I design your album and upload the approved layout, ProDPI creates full spread prints, in this case, 12×24 inches. The lab ships the images to Red Tree, where they mount and trim the prints, bind the pages and create the covers. Enhancements include debossed names on the leather and suede covers and cameo cutouts (a favorite image in a window) on the fabric albums. The pages are seamless, so there is no gutter to interrupt the wow factor of your storybook. Check out Red Tree’s blog for other gorgeous examples of ways to customize your wedding story with cover choices, cameos and various fonts of debossing.

I created my sample album as a 12×12 book. This one has 24 spreads since I shot a poolside barbeque and the rehearsal dinner before the wedding. Options for parent albums include custom books in smaller sizes or their mini albums. At 6×6 inches, the well-priced minis are the perfect brag book for toting everywhere and sharing. Same fantastic quality in a smaller package.

Even though my wedding photography packages include the disc of hundreds of full-resolution images (which I encourage you to print and display), I truly believe everyone should invest in an album so you can appreciate your photos and share the story in a more personal way than on a monitor or smart phone. You’ll enjoy it now, and your children will love it later! If it is not in the budget during wedding planning, take a tip from my savvy brides and plan on my creating one as a wonderful first anniversary gift.

Ready for me to get started designing your album? Please view this short video, where you’ll learn how to use your online gallery to select and share favorites with me.

Debossed suede heirloom photo album. Carolina Photosmith.

Heirloom-quality handmade wedding albums, a 12x12 and a 5x5 mini album.
Like your grandmother’s monogrammed silver, your wedding album will become a family heirloom.
Luxurious leathers, lovely linens and gorgeous silks. Best cover choices for your custom wedding album.

Pictured here are the 5×5 mini album (before Red Tree upsized to 6″ squares) and a 12×12 book with 24 spreads.
Red Tree Albums offer heirloom quality for your wedding story. Pictured here are the 5x5 mini and 12x12.

Huge wow factor with seamless gutter in this 12x24-inch album spread

Flushmount wedding album by Carolina Photosmith

5x5 Mini album is the perfect size for toting. Or resting on a picket gate.

12x12 flushmount album. My, what big pages you have. All the better to see your wedding images with.
Heirloom-quality wedding albums with gorgeous fabrics, luxurious leathers.

Red Tree Album in cappuccino nabuk. One luxurious heirloom.

Contact Jen to discuss your wedding photography needs and check out these beautiful albums.

  • Sachin Khona - These look gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Fotografos de Bodas - Really great books, very elegant.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks so much! I’m really pleased with the quality, in case you can’t tell 😉ReplyCancel

  • Tamara - Jen ~ lovely! Great photography too. Love the young girl running pass the old schooldesk!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks, Tamara! That’s my Cidney running by — I thought she was going to be an album holder/photo assistant, but she much preferred skipping around the backyard while I snapped 😉ReplyCancel

  • Christine Hamrick - Those albums are, of course, stunning, as is the photography. But where’d you score that awesome DESK?!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Oh thanks, Christine! The desk came from my parents’ basement, where we recently cleared out decades of … treasures. The school desk came from a school in my mom’s tiny Georgia hometown.ReplyCancel

  • Carolina Photosmith’s Cappuccino Nabuk Albums | RedTree Albums - […] were excited to hear Jen’s rave reviews of our albums. Here is what she is saying about […]ReplyCancel

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