CREATING STORYBOOK ALBUMS - Storybook albums include the Bellissimo and Artemis ranges.  The standard album comes with a leather cover.  

Creating your album should be fun, it will be worth all the effort when you see it for the first time, and thirty years later.  Most couples take several months to pick their photos for their album but as soon as I receive the photos I will make a start on the album.  

The standard size of Belissimo album included in the packages is 12x9 inches with a leather cover.  

1      You choose your favourite photos to go into the album, on average between 60-80.  The standard album has 40 pages but if you wanted to include more photos in your album, you can order 2 pages at a cost of £10.  

2    Once you have selected your favourite photos from the flash drive I gave you, burn them onto a  flash drive.  You could also send them via "wetransfer" or Dropbox.  You can also create an account on my website and add the photos for your album into "My favourites" which I can see from my control panel.  

3     This way I can be sure I have the correct images.  The more information you give me at this stage regarding the layout of the album the better.  For example you may want to rename the photos 001-100 so I know what order they have to go into the album.  I will know roughly the order but it may be months since I photographed your wedding and I may not be able to remember the exact order. 

Post the flash drive out to me at;

John McDermott

Flat 4, 148 Milngavie Road, Bearsden G61 3EA

 (Please ensure the correct postage has been paid.

4    It is possible at this stage for me to Photoshop some images, for example make them black and white, sepia, colour highlights etc before they are uploaded to be put in the album.   I also spend more time editing the images to make sure the colours are perfect and they are cropped.  

5     There will always be a small border around the pages, this is because I have to keep the photos within the "safe" zone so that the images won't be cut off.   The border can be black or white.  I also like to have a border between photos.  A square photo wont fit into a rectangular box without feet being cut off so if possible send me the landscape version of the photo or vice versa.  

 6  I will then make up a first draft of the album and email the proofs to you.  At this stage the photos arent laid out properly on the page, I just want to make sure the they are the correct images and that they are in the right order.  At this point you can add or remove photos.  For example, move around the photos of the speeches or make one photo larger.   At this stage you can tell me how you want the final album laid out.  Every couple has their album laid out differently, like I said before, there are no rules. 

7    When you receive the proofs there will be 20 images, each image is a double page spread ie 001 (pages 001 + 002), 003 (pages 003 + 004)....  

8    I will then email you another set of proofs.  The photos are laid out as they would be in the final album.   I can do some more changes to the album at this stage.

9   Then I will email you the next set of proofs.  I charge £10 for every change I have to make to the album from this point onwards.  On average it takes 3 sets of proofs to make sure you are happy with the album.  Once you are happy with the lay out I send it to the lab and it should be ready around three weeks later.

During the summer months it can take 4-6 weeks to complete your album and have it ready for collection. 

10  I can post the album directly out to you so that you receive it quicker.    

Jacqui and Michael album layout

Ashely and Bryce album layout

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