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"It shouldn't require electricity to see an image of someone you love"
I know how hard it can be to get all those photo projects off the back-burner. There's hundreds of images, spread between your phone, computer and random USBs, and despite good intentions, you just can't seem to find the time!
It's one thing to sort all those images out, and another entirely to try and figure out where they fit in your home, what size they should be, and what photo lab to choose! I know having your images printed is important to you - that you really did mean to do something with the USB from your last professional photography session & that you really do want to have a family photo book for each year.
This is why I offer album and wall art design services! To take those projects off your hands so you can focus on the things that matter most, while I transform your images into works of art for your wall or shelf.
It shouldn't require electricity or your Facebook password to see images of the people that you love. Your kids deserve to be able to flick back through your family year book to remember their Aunt that lives out of town, and that awesome holiday you took to Florida last year! These memories are priceless, but you often don't get to enjoy them when they're tucked away on a hard drive somewhere.
A virtual design consultation enables me to do the hard work for you, no matter where in the world you are! You simply send me the images you want designed, fill out an easy questionnaire, and leave the rest with me! I will use my professional design software to match your wall art to your personal style and decor, or to create a timeless album for you.
So go reheat your coffee & then take a look below to see how this process works and what design service will be suit your needs!
Get in touch via my contact page or call me directly on 757 418 7777! We'll arrange a time to chat about your design project and choose the best package for you. You'll fill out a design questionnaire and submit your images & a photo of the wall you want your images displayed on.
Once you have submitted your images, I will design your album or mock-up of what your images will look like on your very own walls. This process usually takes 1-2 weeks depending on the project.
Now the real fun begins as we meet via Zoom and I show you your designs. Together we make revisions of your project until you're 100% happy with it. At the conclusion of this call you will make the final payment for your project.
I will finalise your order, prepare it for print and submit it to my professional photography lab. In 4-6 weeks you will receive your album or wall art and be able to display it around your home for your family & friends to enjoy. Simple!
FAMILY HEIRLOOM ALBUM DESIGN
Definitely not! You are welcome to provide any and all images, including cell phone photos & those taken at past professional photography sessions (provided you have a print release from the photographer who took them).
Past clients of CTP are eligible for a 20% discount on design services for images taken by CTP.
Heirloom Albums are a high quality lay-flat album with thick pages mounted on organic substrate. They are luxurious and hand finished and are best suited for images taken by a professional photographer (such as a wedding, family or senior session). They are limited to 20 spreads and a maximum of 120 images.
Family Year Books are hardcover, with thin pages and are bound like a standard book. They are best for a high volume of images and have an unlimited number of pages. If you're looking for a budget option to print your family photo session, this Photo Book is a good option for you.
Once you have collected all of the images you want included in your album, or wall art, I will send you a link to an online folder where you can upload your images.
Please ensure you include the photos in the highest quality possible for best results.
It can be overwhelming sorting through your images and trying to make a decision of which ones make it to the family album and which ones don't! As a general rule, delete any images that are similar, blurry or unflattering. From there choose the images that best tell the story you are trying to share. Include a variety of detail (close up) shots as well as the landscape or location shots that help to identify where the images were taken.
If you're still not sure, include all the images in the online upload and I can help you with the decision making process by showing you what looks best in the final design.
Definitely not! In fact, the reason I came up with these design services in the first place, is that I wanted a way to still serve my beautiful clients that I left behind in Australia (and some new ones in Canada!) I have partnered with professional labs all around the world, meaning I can find one in your country to help reduce the postage cost and make sure your project arrives to you in a timely manner. I welcome international orders!
The cost of shipping is dependent on the product you order. Some of the companies I use include shipping for free with their products, others do not. I will work with you as best as I can to keep additional shipping costs to a minimum where possible by choosing a professional photo lab within your country.
Wall Art Design takes 1-2 weeks from the time you submit your images to me. Album design can take a little longer depending on how many pages and images are involved.
Need a rush order for a special occasion? Get in touch via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to help you out!
As a general guide for Heirloom Albums
- Weddings: 80-120 images for 20 page spread
- Family Images: 40 - 60 images for a 20 page spread
As a general guide for Family Year Books:
- The beauty of the family year books is we use a photo book company that has a virtually unlimited number of pages, which means you can include as many photos and pages as you want!
- Aim for around 600 photos
Go to the question "I have so many photos, what ones do I include?" for instructions on culling images for a family year book!
The best way to prepare for a Family Year Book during the year is to sort and back up your images as you go. The best way to do this is to dump all of your images into monthly folders during the year.
I have a special blog post on that gives you my top 3 tips for keeping your images organised - click here to read it!
FAMILY PHOTO BOOK DESIGN