How can I serve you

Nothing compliments your work quite like print! Photo Albums are so versatile and are perfect for all your shoots, not just weddings. What is the value of an album to you? For me, It’s a heirloom! If you are a wedding photographer, you will understand that an album might be the only thing your clients have left of their special day. Albums are the perfect way to showcase your work. I mean, it’s something your clients will look at time and time again, display on their coffee table and show their family and friends. What’s the point of just having your images live on digitally when you can show them off in a luxurious, handcrafted album?

I am dedicated to help you and your business thrive in a saturated market with my services.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others

Photo Album Design

The design process is simple! Once I have received your order, you simply upload or share your images with me and within a couple of days you will have your first design. You have three rounds of revisions to make any changes. Once you and your clients approve the design, the high-resolution print ready files will be available to download and print! One design can be used to order smaller duplicates for family and friends. It can’t be easier that that!

How gorgeous is this 40 Page / 20 Spread, 20×20 cm White Mock Leather album design for Willow Road Photography?

Photo Album Design F.A.Q.

My design fee is a standard R 25 per page / R 50 per spread with a minimum of 20 pages / 10 spreads per order.

This minimum quantity is the industry standard for printed albums. For all Heirloom Albums’ a maximum number of 80 pages / 40 spreads are allowed for all albums.

*1 Spread – 2 pages side by side.

Yes. For all design orders I require a 50% deposit and the balance due upon approval before the print ready files will be submitted or one month after the initial order date, whichever comes first.

For all printing orders, I require payment in full before any order will be processed.

Yes. My designs are made according to your specifications. If you choose to print your own album with your preferred printing company I would need the following information pertaining to your order to design the album:

  • Print company name
  • Product type
  • Product size

I will liaise with your preferred printing company for all design and print specifications they have to ensure your album design is done correctly for an effortless printing experience.

Once I have received your order and images, you will have your first design within 5 business days {usually much less}.

In the event that you need your design urgently, there is a R480 rush fee applicable over and above your design, album and add-on fees. Kindly take note that this service may not be guaranteed due to other client commitments, please contact me directly in this regard to discuss your requirements.

Once your initial album design is ready, you will receive an email with a link to an online gallery where you can make comments on each page / spread if you would like any changes.

Yes, you can send the link to your client’s as well. The design proofs will not be branded with my logo but will be low resolution images with page numbers in the top left corners of each page for proofing purposes.

Along with the link, you will receive instructions on how to review the design and provide feedback.

Each design has three rounds of revisions included. If for some reason you exceed this limit, there will be an additional charge of R250 per round of changes with new proofs exported.

All print ready design files are exported in high resolution .jpeg images. I do not offer my design files in layered Photoshop .psd or InDesign .idml files. However, these design files will be kept for one year. After which your design file will be deleted. Should you wish to have a duplicate of your order after it has been deleted, the entire design process will have to start again and will be handled as a new order.

Photo album printing

All Heirloom Albums are skillfully handcrafted with you in mind. Of course, it all starts with a design and is only printed on professional photographic printers which are calibrated and tested daily, using only Fuji technology and papers. Whether you design your own album or make use of my design service, you can be rest assured that your album is in good hands.

Photo Album Printing F.A.Q.

My album prices range from R 551 to R 6 323 depending on the type, size, page thickness and cover option of your choice. Feel free to download my 2021 investment guide on the top right corner of this page.

All of my albums have a standard 7 business day production time. This excludes the design and delivery time.

Yes. Even if you decide to design your own album, I will provide you with the exact information and exporting instructions so you can design your own album. Once you are done with your design, just upload or share the high resolution print files with me.

Yes. Naturally, no invoices are included in my shipments. Your shipment will be packaged and the shipping label will be completed with your information as the “sender” and shipped directly to your clients. All courier details will be sent to you in an email that can be forwarded to your client.

All Heirloom Albums are skillfully handcrafted with you in mind. Of course, it all starts with a design and is only printed on professional photographic printers which are calibrated and tested daily, using only Fuji technology and papers. The center of the layflat albums are scored with machines to deliver 100% accuracy and consistency. My pride lies in the longevity of these albums, not only are the ink and papers used of exceptional quality but all pages are baked onto board with high end imported machines. No glues are used as it causes the pages to peel, glues that contain acid cause the print to fade over time. Gauze tape are used on the album spines, no shortcuts are taken which is why I offer a 100% quality guarantee on the workmanship of my albums.

My shipping fees are a standard flat rate of R 100.

Quality control is very important to me. Every single order is double and triple checked before packaging. If there is something wrong with the album, it will generally be fixed at this time before shipping your order. It is important that you make sure that there are no design errors, after I have received your approval for the design and it is sent off to print, I cannot be held responsible for design errors after the album has been sent to print.

However, if you receive your album and there is something wrong with the album, contact me within 24 hours so that I can fix it.

Photo Album Sales Tools

Because, no – albums do not sell themselves. Sadly, most photographers do not offer albums to their clients as the entire album process is somewhat daunting to them and they have no idea where to start. My sales tools include email templates for every step of the way, from your first inquiry to the delivery of your albums. Also offering high quality stock images of Heirloom Albums’ and marketing material to equip you to effectively promote your albums and increase your profits.

Need a sample album

You can order a studio sample album at 25% discount. Your sample album will not be “branded” with Heirloom Albums’s logo.

Studio sample albums are great for client meetings, to showcase your work and for your clients to experience the luxury of these albums first hand. Sample kits with all cover and paper swatches are also available upon request. The sample kits can also be branded with your logo to make it truly yours.

Head on over to my contact page and contact me to discuss your requirements. This is so exciting!

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