The Perfect Way to Display Your Photos! - Colleen Putman


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The Perfect Way to Display Your Photos!

Jan 19, 2020

I’ve been creating beautiful, heirloom quality Modern Luxe Albums for my clients for almost a decade!  I love custom designing these albums for the people I photograph, ensuring they have a tangible, high-quality product with photos from their photo shoot or event to last a lifetime!

I use an incredibly well-established and talented company, available exclusively to professional photographers, to help me create these products. Each album is unique and gorgeous, with lots of different cover and personalization options.

If there’s one thing I would want my clients to walk away with after working with me, it’s this album.  Digital photos sit in your computer, sometimes (sadly) forgotten.  An album will become a prized possession that sits proudly on your coffee table.  Email me about designing your album today; there’s no time limit after your session is over!

The above album sizes are (from L to R): 10″ square, 8″ square, and 5″ square. I also offer 12″ square which are perfect for wedding albums and mitzvah albums.

These handcrafted albums are extremely high end, with lay flat panoramic pages that are thick and unbendable. Your images are printed right onto the Fuji Crystal Archive deep matte pages, which create a tremendous visual impact. The archival ink produces rich color with pure whites.

The lustre coating on each page provides superior protection against fingerprints (hooray — no stressing about letting friends and little ones enjoy flipping through your album!) and UV exposure, while also visibly enhancing the look of your photographs.

I offer a variety of cover options, but one of my favorites is the acrylic cover + leather selection (as seen above). Your favorite photo is printed directly on the face-mounted acrylic substrate, allowing the image to pop with vibrant color and crisp detail. It’s truly a modern look for a photo album!

I also love the linen cover options. It’s a bit of a more relaxed feel, yet with the same luxe construction, offered in a variety of colors!

A new favorite of mine is the metallic leather cover! It’s so fresh, bright and happy! The leather feels so luxurious, and the album I made below with the acrylic cover gives off such a cool, modern vibe!

Aren’t these details gorgeous?!

While the Modern Luxe Album is by far my favorite photography product I offer, I realize that they are situated at a higher price point. For that reason, I am now offering a Modern Album at a wallet-friendly price, that I know clients will love.

These albums have slightly thinner pages than the Modern Luxe Album; a bit more flexible but still thicker than a traditional coffee table album. And instead of a leather, linen, or acrylic cover option, the Modern Album cover features your favorite image and title of your choice, printed on a satin photographic substrate.

Your photos yearn to be enjoyed regularly! A gorgeous, custom designed album sitting on your coffee table is the perfect way to display your images! Your family and friends will love picking the modern album up regularly to reminisce upon some of your favorite memories!

I make sure to pack this little wooden box of album cover samples with me for every portrait session I go to. At the end of the session, I’m happy to go through it with you to pick out your favorite cover option(s)! Alternatively, I have a page on my website with all of the options listed individually, if you’d like to order from the comfort of your home!

All of the album cover options in one place!

The Linen line is made of a beautiful textile blend, and features an assortment of colors to highlight your imagery.

Here are the linen cover options:

The Distressed Leather line is made of genuine Italian full grain leathers and features unique variations with natural markings.
Please note: Distressed leathers are made to show the natural wear and tear caused from daily use. Due to the nature of this material, Distressed leather covers may vary in texture and level of distress.

The Metallic Leather line is made of genuine Italian full grain leathers, custom made for my album company so you won’t find them anywhere else!

Here are the Distressed Leather (L) and Metallic Leather (R) options:

The Standard Leather line is made of genuine Italian full grain leather. These moisture resistant leathers age beautifully with a rich patina.

Here are the Standard Leather options:

The wedding album Colleen designed was way beyond our expectations! We’ve never seen anything like it… we love the layouts, the feel of the pages, and the beautiful way she uniquely captured our special day. We are so proud of sharing this keepsake with our family and friends, and have referred Colleen’s services to many. Colleen made our special day a memory for life!” – Tim and Christina Elms

I can’t wait to discuss creating your Modern Luxe Album soon! Remember, there’s no time limit after your session or event to order one of these heirloom products.

If you’d like more information on the cost of various sizes + cover options, please email me (or drop me a line in my contact form here on my website) today! You’re going to LOVE your album!

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