Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Studio Albums

When I first start working with a new photographer, many times I am asked to design a studio album. Studio albums (or portfolio albums) are a great way to showcase your work. It's perfect for bridal shows or first meetings with potential clients. It's especially nice since brides can have a hard time visualizing a "flush mount" or "magazine-style" album. Once they see the end product, though, it's hard to say no! One photographer put it this way, "I have received many compliments on the design you did - in fact, clients that were previously opposed to flush mount albums were really interested! I think there is so much cheese out there that until they see a tastefully designed album with clean lines and a sophisticated design, they don't realize how nice they can be!"

Studio albums can be done two ways. 1) You can choose your favorite wedding, and do an album with just those images. This gives the bride a feel for what her album would be like since it follows one day from beginning to end. 2) You can choose several weddings and do a page or two for each. This gives the bride a peek at your entire portfolio, and highlights your very favorite shots.

Here are some sample spreads from recent portfolio albums:

photography by Beautiful Capture Photography

Let me know if you would like more information on portfolio albums, or would like to get started on your own!

1 comment:

  1. Studio albums are such a great idea. If I were a photographer I'd have tons of them.