On Making a Modern Photo Album

This Winter I am ramping up my selection of studio sample albums. I have (finally!) narrowed down six amazing albums from various vendors in a range of sizes and prices that are sure to delight. More to come on each album, but today I’m sharing a sample layout I created from a recent family portrait session in Auburn, NH.

I favor album layouts that are either symmetrical or asymmetrical but they always have to be full bleed (image printed so it runs off the page) or on white. The photos should speak for themselves so I stay away from overly designed pages that include text, doodles, or layered images with borders. I want my album pages to be clean and modern looking and more importantly, to stand the test of time. The white background allows the photos to breathe in the same way a white gallery allows its artworks to breathe. (The gray border here is only to add separation between layout pages.)

Photographs age like fine wine you know, so it’s only right they are preserved with care.