YES. In my experience, the Fine Art Wedding Album is the best way to memorialize your special day. Your wedding album is what you grab in a fire or earthquake (along with your kids, spouse and wine collection!); it’s what you share with your grandkids and leave to your children. Having a physical book that contains your favorite images of your wedding is far more satisfying than a disc or drive of unedited and unprinted images, for you and for your loved ones.
The quality of the albums we print for you are unlike your average photobooks. These albums are made to last a lifetime and come with a 100 year guarantee. They are the classiest way to enjoy timeless memories of your wedding day.
Having me design your book helps you get it done stress-free, in a timely fashion and at the highest level of quality.
You can see more about them Here!
What are “Tangible Memories?”
In a digital world, it’s easy to forget the value of creating tangible memories that will last your lifetime, your children’s lifetime and their children’s lifetime. Something real they can hold in their hands to remember you and your greatest moments.
A few years ago we celebrated both my boyfriend’s (now husband’s!!) parents on their 35th anniversary as well as his cousin’s 25th wedding anniversary. On both occasions I watched the family flip through the wedding albums and gaze at the beautiful framed 16×20 wedding photos that they’ve had on their walls since the weddings. These tangible memories, these real, printed photographs brought the past into the present and brought everyone together.
Photos you can Hold in Your Hands
I see my clients get overwhelmed by their digital files. It’s no surprise as digital photography allows us to literally take as many photos as we can. I’m sure you know about this, too, and take loads of photos with your phone and then struggle with the quantity, or the ease of actually getting those photos printed. I see my clients sometimes post only a few images online and then totally miss out on the experience of holding the pictures in their hands!
A Case for the Printed Album
How many of you have had a hard drive crash, a cell phone get stolen, had something gone wrong with your cloud storage, or some other catastrophe that caused you to lose years of photos or precious data? I’ve experienced enough of this data loss in my life, and never had a fire or flood (knock on wood!) damage my photo albums. Not only that, but are my kids and grandkids really going to transfer, maintain, and update my hard-drive and dropbox accounts generation after generation? There is a case to be made that printed, archival-quality albums may survive longer because they can literally be handed from one person to another.
Make some Tangible Memories!
I’m here to help ease that process of creating real, tangible memories and albums that will bring a smile to your and your family’s face for years to come! I’ve written these reference blogs to help:
Canvas Wall Art
Here is a guide to print/wall art sizes to help in your decision making process and encourage beautiful memories that fill the walls in your home!
Here is a guide to the stunning, press-printed photo books I help my clients design for their weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or any memory they want to hold in their hands!
You’ll Love the Result
Trust me, you’ll really love printing your photos and memories into beautiful albums. You, your kids, and your grandkids can hold these albums in their hands and flip page by page to relive some of your best moments. Let’s get started! Contact me if you have any questions, I’m here to help!
Yes, in most of them.
As a gift from me to you, when you purchase a Wedding album or a prints package we include the high resolution images as well.
The Wedding packages that include a Wedding Photo Album also include the high resolution images and rights to the images.
If the images are not included in the package you choose, you can buy them for a separate charge.
Too often I’ve found that once people are in possession of their digital images they look at their photos on their computers and then forget to print them. I don’t want your photos to only live on your computer; I wish for you to memorialize these beautiful moments and hang them on your walls and hold them in your hands as albums!
I create an online gallery where you can view and purchase all of your photos. The gallery is for you and whomever else with whom you wish to share it. The intention of the gallery is to encourage you to print your photos.
We encourage our clients to buy their prints from the online gallery provided to ensure the quality of your images. The printing companies we use are vetted and reputable and we know they will print your photos at the highest level of quality.
In the world according to Chloe you and every couple would have an engagement session. Why? Because you deserve to have amazing photos as a couple before the BIG day, you know, before the hair and make-up and in-laws and DJ and toasts. Photos you, your kids and friends will look at in years to come to see who you were when you were cool, hip and dare I say, even edgy… back when you were just a couple, crazy in love, rockin’ your favorite outfits in your favorites places.
Bonus: This photoshoot helps couples like you learn how to be comfortable in front the camera together. See!
Of course! I’m dedicated to capturing every special moment that you’re envisioning. For best results, give me a printable shot list in advance (which I’ll bring on site for the shoot). Examples of specific shots you want are also welcome. Share your Pinterest wall with me!
A first look is when a couple sees each other after they’ve gotten ready but before the ceremony. Based upon your wedding itinerary I can help you decide if the “first look” is right for you. A few advantages of the first look are that it allows you to have your formal intimate photos and wedding party photos taken before the guests arrive, leaving more time for you to enjoy the cocktail hour and your reception.
Some folks find that it calms couples’ nerves to see each other before the ceremony and it doesn’t take away from the moment you first see each other in the ceremony.
They can happen all sorts of ways…it’s completely up you guys!
The sooner the better. Dates in Wedding Season seem to fill up fast and I don’t want to miss out on the honor of being your Wedding photographer. Ideally, book your wedding photographer right after you book your wedding venue. That being said, if you call me the week before your special day and I’m available, I’ll do it!
When you inquire about a date, I’ll place a soft-hold on it until you place the deposit to hold the date indefinitely. If another couple inquires about the same date prior to you making your deposit, you still get first dibs and will have 48 hours to make any decisions before I open the date to others.
No, I don’t. I find that working in a natural environment brings out the best in my clients. Let’s capture authentic smiles and your and/or your loved ones happy moments in the natural light, in a comfortable way. Plus who needs a studio when they have the beautiful Bay Area as their backdrop!
Don’t settle for a photographer just ‘cause they’re local and don’t rule me out just ‘cause I’m not. Photography is that one thing you will always have from your wedding day (other than each other!). My passport is ready and I’ve traveled worldwide for portrait & wedding commissions. Check out some of those amazing weddings Here
Fine print: I have a burning desire to see the world, so let’s talk. Travel fees are based on travel time, transportation, airfare, hotel and other stuff we can talk about over a drink.
Are you the kind of romantic who envisions a smaller, intimate wedding, what we industry folk call an “elopement”? Perfect, whether it’s 30 people or just you and your lover, I’ll tell your story with energy, enthusiasm and eloquence. I’ve shot couples who traveled around the world to tie the knot at our iconic City Hall. Or in Golden Gate Park or China Beach. With a backdrop like San Francisco the possibilities are endless… And if you didn’t leave your heart in San Francisco, I’m just a plane, train or car ride away from where ever you chose to elope. You can see more Here
A good headshot can do wonders for your career, your online dating profile and your self esteem. We live in a visual world, an online world, a tech-heavy-image-driven-social-media-focused world. Don’t try to get by with that pixilated, poorly lit iPhone 3 pic that your bestie took for you in the way too distant past. Don’t be scared and stop putting it off. I promise you’ll be inspired when you see photos of your amazing and authentic self.