Heirloom Albums

Heirloom Albums Paige Nelson Photography

Call me a little
old school.

I want to bring back that special feeling of holding your memories in your hands...without plugging in.

The photo industry has changed so much in the digital age. The flexibility we’ve gained with the ability to share all of our memories at the click of a button is incredible.

But it's tough to say when the next “big thing” will be here and the last will become obsolete.

Have you ever had a hard drive crash on you? Have you scratched or broken a CD? Do you remember your Myspace password?

Did you trust that your iPhone photos were backed up to the cloud, only to find them all missing after you got a new phone?

Nope, these things have never happened to me either...

Heirloom Albums Paige Nelson Photography
Heirloom Albums Paige Nelson Photography

Don't let your photos die like this.

Having your photos in a physical, tangible format is an entirely different experience than screens.

Isn’t it beautifully nostalgic to flip through old photos around the coffee table?

It's like cherishing the grain on vinyl. Or the character of a handwritten note. These things have soul.

Wedding photography will likely be your biggest photo investment, ever. Don't let them die on a hard drive.

Printed photos bring people together, in real time. That's what they were always meant to do.


Give your images soul.

Albums are usually the last thing couples think of when considering investing in their wedding photography, but I think it should the first.
Your photos are one of the only mementos from your wedding day that are going to increase in value afterward. Give them a home that's built to last.

 

 

 

"Having our images in an album just ties the whole shoot together and makes it feel more romantic... Every time we open the album it's like we're looking at those pictures for the first time."

Austin & Kailee

Heirloom Albums for Proposal + Engagement 03/16/2017

Flush Mount Albums

The Ultimate Coffee Table Book.

Flush mount albums are the most popular type of heirloom album I offer and my personal favorites. I knew before I started offering albums that they would have to meet my very high expectations for quality. They needed to be timeless, thick, and built to last generations of use. I wanted to inspire a sense of wonder and nostalgia with every page. It’s where I want our wedding images to live someday too.

  • Available in 9”x12”, 12”x12”, or 11”x14” sizes
  • Lay flat album binding for seamless designs
  • 15 to 40 max spreads

No more lost faces in gutters.

The lay flat binding of these albums allows so much more flexibility with design. It’s one of the factors that was most important to me when choosing an album company. The left and right pages rest evenly with each other when open, eliminating the gutter found in a standard book. You can add full spread images, without losing any faces. The pages of the flush mount albums are also thick like card stock, so you never have to worry about tearing or earmarking.

Luxurious cover materials.

One of my favorite parts about the flush mount albums is the quality and thickness of the cover materials. There are a lot of different color and material swatches to choose from, making it easy to compliment the unique look and feel of your wedding day. These are the kind of materials that somehow look even better with age.

  • Luxe, Suede-like Leather
  • Classic Italian-grade Leather
  • Colorful European Linen & Japanese Fabrics

Custom Debossing & Cameos

Just like the title of a good book, a personalized deboss with your names and/or wedding date invite you into the story. There are a few different options to customize your flush mount album. Blind debossing (as shown) means no color or foil is added to the stamp. This looks great on almost all of the leather materials. Foil debossing is available exclusively for the Luxe Linen materials. Color options include gold, silver, and rose gold. But if you’d rather let images do the talking, you can add a picture cut-out cameo instead.

  • Custom Blind or Foil Deboss
  • Picture cut-out cameo
  • 7″x3″ or 4″x2″ sizes

A Cute Little Mini-Me Gift.

The mini albums make the perfect add-on gift for your parents. The minis are scaled down replicas of your own flush mount album…and they are stinkin’ cute. (I’m not the only one who thinks all travel-sized items are adorable too, right?!) The materials are recycled from the larger book to save on cost. Besides size, the only difference is they are a little too small to deboss. After my sister’s wedding, we gifted our parents these for Christmas and they lost it!

  • Recycled cover materials
  • Lay-flat binding with no gutter
  • Only available with standard-sized flush mount album

"We love to go back and relive those little (and big) moments on a day that went by so quickly, but was so special. It’s so nice to have this tangible thing that perfectly encapsulates what we felt that day."

Michelle + Matt

Heirloom Wedding Album 11/12/2017

Walnut Boxes Heirloom Album Paige Nelson

Walnut Boxes

The walnut presentation boxes are perfect for protecting, storing, and showcasing your Heirloom Album in your home. Each piece of wood is a labor of love, milled in a multi-day process to be refined.

  • Handcrafted with dovetail joints
  • Custom laser engraving with choice of 3 wood stains
  • Available in 9”x12”, 12”x12” or 11”x14 sizes

Walnut Boxes

The walnut presentation boxes are perfect for protecting, storing, and showcasing your Heirloom Album in your home. Each piece of wood is a labor of love, milled in a multi-day process to be refined.

  • Handcrafted with dovetail joints
  • Custom laser engraving with choice of 3 wood stains
  • Available in 9”x12”, 12”x12” or 11”x14 sizes
Walnut Boxes Heirloom Album Paige Nelson

"We keep our album on our coffee table and look through it all the time. The photos and design of the book tell the story of our love. It turned out so much better than we could have imagined."

Ashley + Erik

Heirloom Wedding Album 12/31/2016

Hard Cover Books

An affordable, heirloom alternative.

I understand that wedding budgeting is tough and that a wedding album is an investment. Hard cover books are a more affordable alternative to the flush mount albums I offer. The biggest differences between these two types of albums is that the hard cover books do not have a lay flat binding, the option for leather materials, or a custom deboss. Instead, fine art press papers are bound into a fabric cover of your choice. I’m working on some designs right now- stay tuned for sample images soon!

  • Available in 9”x12”, 10″x10″, 12”x12” or 11”x14 sizes
  • 20 to 100 spreads maximum
  • Up to 3/4″ of design can be lost in the gutter (no lay flat binding)
  • Silk or linen covers available

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