Creating Stunning Luxury Albums From Your Vacation Snapshots | Colleen Putman


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Creating Stunning Luxury Albums From Your Vacation Snapshots

Apr 1, 2020

I’m sure most of you already know how much I LOVE the Modern Luxe Albums I design and create for my clients, and how I wholeheartedly believe everyone needs one in their life, to display their favorite images.

What you might not know is that I am happy to create these incredible albums not just with the photographs I take of you and your loved ones during portrait sessions or events, but with YOUR precious photos as well!

While I do enthusiastically offer my photography services to join you on your family’s vacation to document your priceless experiences together, I realize that is not feasible to everyone’s budgets or desires. So I offer my expertise to cull through your family’s vacation snapshots, professionally edit/enhance them using my digital editing software, and design+create magnificent luxury albums to display your family’s vacation story!

Please read one happy client’s recent experience with my unique services below, as well as virtually browse through their stunning album:

In July of 2019, my wife and I took six of her family members with us to Italy and Greece for 18 wonderful days. The trip was amazing to be sure but with one huge dilemma: how to capture the highlights from the more than 12,000 photos the 8 of us had taken! The answer? We hired Colleen Putman, an incredibly gifted photographer with a true eye for beauty and unique organizational skills!

Colleen reviewed our photos, selected the 250 that captured the true essence of our trip, and then designed a first-class leather bound photo album complete with a variety of unique layouts on seventy seamless pages!

Now we each have a magnificent remembrance that we view often with a smile and fondness that only a truly unique photographer could have created. Bravo Colleen!

Many thanks, Rick and Sharon Harb

The Harbs chose my most popular 10 inch square album with a distressed Italian leather cover, finished with a custom engraved title. Holding the album in your hands, it feels so luxurious and substantial!

So many snapshots the average person takes on vacation are wonderful, however I go through each final selected image to enhance the colors, bring out the shadows in some photos that are a bit underexposed, and fix white balance and clipped highlights in others. I want each photo in your album to look like postcards that you photographed!

When designing your album spreads, I pay particular attention to colors and location, to help tell your vacation story in the most visually enhancing and cohesive way.

I always want YOU and your family/friends to look their best in your album, so I very subtly soften unwanted lines, remove flyaway hair, enhancing each photo in a non-obvious manner.

The upscale, talented and well-established company I partnered with to create these albums is only available to top professional photographers, ensuring your album is a one of a kind heirloom quality keepsake. These handcrafted albums are so high end, with lay flat panoramic pages that are thick and unbendable. Your images are printed right onto the Fuji Crystal Archival 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.

Whether your family vacation snapshots are from a luxury European vacation or a kid-friendly camping trip in your home state, your photos deserve pride of place, reminding you of what’s important: spending time in a relaxing way with your loved ones, sharing meaningful experiences!

I’d love to chat with you about creating your very own Luxe Vacation Album!

If you’d like more information on how much my services will be (culminating in the final album), please email me (or drop me a line in my contact form here on my website) today to arrange a complimentary phone or in-person consultation! You’re going to LOVE your album!

A special thanks to Rick and Sharon Harb for allowing me to use their beautiful vacation album they hired me to design from their special trip to Italy and Greece to share with you all! And many thanks for the lovely and kind words you shared about your experience working with me!

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