Updated: Feb 12, 2019
In 2012, we launched White Dove Albums (formerly known as Inspired Album Designs) because we realized there was something missing in the marketplace for couples who wanted an affordable -- yet high quality -- wedding album.
What are the options for couples looking for a quality heirloom wedding album?
It's still common for couples to purchase a keepsake album from their photographer. But photographers' album packages can be very expensive. And some of the best photographers don't even offer wedding albums.
As a result, many couples these days opt to buy the digital rights to their photos and forgo the wedding album until they figure out what to do. If that's you, you know that months can pass by, with that CD of wedding photos sitting in your desk drawer. In fact, we have so many clients who reach out right before their first baby is due, because they know they won't have time to focus on their wedding album later.
Some couples try their hand on online DIY sites. There are a number to choose from, like Shutterfly and Mixbook. But, as our clients often mention to us, those albums just aren't comparable to the professional grade albums typcially available exclusively to professional photographers. Images are dull and muddy because they are printed on press paper rather than photographic paper, pages are flimsy and don't lay flat, and the cover options are limited.
And those DIY sites can be disappointing in other ways as well. Some online sites use plug-and-play software that you can't easily customize, or that can be complicated to figure out -- and some people just don't feel comfortable channeling their own "inner graphic designer." Even sites that offer free design services can be cookie-cutter, use an old-fashioned design aesthetic, and/or offer very few custom options.
At White Dove Albums, we are passionate about design. Every album is designed with love, from scratch. We pride ourselves on creating layouts that are original, clean and sophisticated -- and that artfully tell your story. Our professional design service is free, with unlimited changes -- at the same price you would pay on a DIY site.
And we offer the same premium quality professional flush mount albums that photographers do. Our albums are fully customizable, and we have a wide range of gorgeous cover options, including high-end Italian genuine leathers, silk, linen, acrylic, vegan leather, and photo-cover.
Our albums are built solidly by hand, to last for generations. Pages are a very sturdy 1/16" thick and lay flat, with an invisible crease seam. We use the highest quality archival photographic paper (Kodak Professional Endura Premier) with a lustre finish to ensure that your images are sharp, crisp, and vivid. We can even fix your photos if they need fixing. Amazingly, the process only takes a few weeks.
Our clients will say that they almost feel like they are part of our family once the project is complete. From the very start, we'll help you choose the best wedding album for you and your budget. We are always here to answer any questions you have and make as many changes as you would like until it's just perfect. And we will work with you every step of the way to create the stunning album you have been waiting for.
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