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Graphistudio Wedding Albums And Photo Books
By Ashton Lamont Professional Photo Video ©

The photos and information below illustrate the most popular options for wedding photo albums and books from Graphistudio as designed and supplied by professional photographer Peter Riding of Ashton Lamont.

  • Visit This Main Ashton Lamont Albums Page:
    Browse online for detailed descriptions, photos, and sample layouts, where you can also download a Covers Brochure and this Price List.

     

  • Every Album Design Is Individually Completed By Peter:
    In consultation with you, then amended and approved by you. The products are manufactured in Graphistudio's state of the art factory near Venice Italy. See lots of samples on this main Albums Page.
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  • "Graphistudio Gold" Wedding Photo Album - The Most Popular Choice:
    The World's most stylish of high-end albums. This album measures 14"x10" when closed. 30 thick pages (n.b. 15 double page spreads) can accommodate around 90 images. Extra pages £13 per page. Upright and landscape aspect ratios. See lots of samples on this main Albums Page.
    £495 (n.b. just £350 when ordered with Ashton Lamont Photography Service)
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  • "Graphistudio Platinum" Wedding Photo Album - Larger Size & Even More Pages:
    As the "Gold" album, but even larger at 16"x12" when closed. 40 thick pages (n.b. 20 double page spreads) can accommodate around 120 images. Extra pages £15 per page. Upright and landscape aspect ratios. See lots of samples on this main Albums Page.
    £695 (n.b. just £555 when ordered with Ashton Lamont Photography Service)
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  • "Graphistudio" Wedding Photo Album - Other Sizes:
    Other sizes are available e.g. square at 10"x10", 12"x12", 14"x14", upright and landscape at 12"x8", 18"x14"
    Please Ask

     

  • Standard Album Covers - The Most Popular Choice:
    These are included in the album prices above and are: Real Leather, Metal, and Silk. Metal and Silk can include a small or full-size photo plus text of your choice on the front cover. See lots of samples on this main Albums Page.
    Included

     

  • Die-Cut Album Covers - Add Photo To Leather Cover:
    These are Real Leather and can include a small square photo of your choice underlaid into the front cover. See lots of samples on this main Albums Page.
    add £50

     

  • Debossed Album Covers - Add Personalisation To Leather Cover:
    These are Real Leather and can include your names and date debossed into the front cover. Debossing can be plain or with gold or silver foil added to the text. See lots of samples on this main Albums Page.
    add £35

     

  • "Crystal Glance" Cover:
    A transparent glass-like front cover sits over a photo and text chosen and approved by you. See lots of samples on this main Albums Page.
    add £50

     

  • Album Covers - Other:
    Lots of choices, please browse the Covers Brochure.

     

  • Standard Photo Paper:
    Photo paper can be high gloss (the most popular by far), lustre, or textured. The new high gloss photo paper is very similar to metallic photo paper but does not cost any more.
    Included

     

  • Metallic / Laminated Photo Paper:
    Very high gloss; or laminated standard photo paper.
    add £1.50 per page / £3 per double page spread

     

  • "Graphistudio Vital" Wedding Photo Album:
    The more affordable alternative to a big heavy wedding album. A hard cover photo paper album with a massive 100 pages. Extra pages £5 per page. Sized 10"x10" when closed. One photo per page selected by you.
    £395 (n.b. just £295 when ordered with Ashton Lamont Photography Service)

     

  • Graphistudio Large Parent Photo Book:
    One large copy of your main album as hard cover coffee table book. Sized 11.5"x8.5" when closed. Thick pages. See samples on this main Albums Page.
    add £195 1st copy, then £140 per copy

     

  • Graphistudio Medium Parent Photo Book, Set Of Two:
    Two medium copies of your main album as hard cover coffee table books. Sized 8.5"x5.75" when closed. Standard photo paper pages.
    add £145

     

  • Briefcase For Main Album:
    Leatherette cover in black, blue, or burgundy. See photos of these on this main Albums Page.
    add £50

     

  • Shipping to UK / Non-UK Mainland:
    Albums are big and heavy. You can collect on request, otherwise shipped to you home or work address.
    add £30 UK mainland address; non-UK please ask

     

Many clients complete the entire choices, design, and ordering process online. However if you prefer to browse through and handle a selection of real life sample albums you are very welcome to get together with Peter before or after your wedding (or both!).

Peter's preferred manufacturer is Graphistudio. Graphistudio invented the flushmount wedding album and to paraphrase the iconic advert is "probably the best album manufacturer in the World". The company is based at the gorgeous old Castle Ceconi just north of Venice and naturally your album will have all the elegance and style you would expect from a prestigious Italian manufacturer.

If you have selected loose prints with Ashton Lamont and plan to purchase your own album please browse this print size selection information.

Here are lots of links to actual album designs completed by Peter for clients. There are more links further down the page:

Laura and Ryan, Kate and Rob, Becky and Shaun, Stephanie and Kris, Jo and Mark, Jodie and Chris, Yinka and Samuel, Naomi and James, Clare and Steve, Jacqueline and Andrew, Helen and Mark, Rosy and Kevin, Emma and Andrew, Kirsty and Tom, Simon and Lorna.

Leather Wedding Photo Album In Light Green:

Leather wedding photo album in light green also see some examples of page designs from wedding at Northcote House Ascot ©

This album has a Classic Leather cover in Light Green with optional names and date debossed on the front cover. A group shot of everyone who attended the wedding works well as a double page spread as in the bottom left image which also has a light ivory vignette around the image. Note the use of variable image sizes and aspect ratios in the other sample spreads.

View the Album Design here

Leather Wedding Photo Album In Dark Green:

Wedding photo album in dark green leather and sample pages designs from wedding at the Elvetham Hotel Hook ©

This album has a Classic Leather cover in Dark Green with optional diecut front cover (which means that an image underlays an aperture in the cover). Debossing of names and date on the cover has not been selected. A mix of large and small photos works well as in the sample designs above.

View the Album Design here

Leather Wedding Photo Album In Sienna:

Wedding photo album in sienna leather featuring a wedding at the Mill House Hotel Swallowfield Reading Berkshire ©

This album has a Classic Leather cover in Sienna with diecut front cover and image underlaid. The image is usually tinted to match the cover. The bride wanted a very large number of posed group photos as you will see in the design. Posed photos are usually best displayed against plain black or ivory backgrounds. They should also be large where possible so that lots of detail is viewable; obviously this can impact on the number of pages you need in your album and so you may need to purchase additional pages.

View the Album Design here

Leather Wedding Photo Album In Black:

Wedding photo album in black leather featuring wedding at Burghclere Church and Highclere Castle or Downton Abbey Newbury Berkshire ©

This album has a Classic Leather cover in Black with diecut front cover and image underlaid. The front cover image can be tinted to match the cover colour by Graphistudio but it can be left in colour. Debossing of names (but not the date) on the cover has also been selected. The image in the right column second from top shows a large parent album (A4 size approx.) over the 16" x 12" main album so you can compare sizes.

View the Album Design here.

Leather Wedding Photo Album In Light Blue:

Wedding photo album in light blue leather with page designs from wedding at the Randolph Hotel Oxford ©

This album has a Classic Leather cover in Light Blue. This couple selected all the options for the front cover - an image underlaying a diecut aperture and tinted to match the cover, and names and date debossed underneath the image.

View the Album Design here.

Leather Wedding Photo Album In Dark Blue:

Wedding photo album in dark blue leather from wedding at Stirrups Country House Hotel Bracknell ©

This album has a Classic Leather cover in Dark Blue. The cover has been kept simple and does not include an image or names and date. The image in the right column at the top shows a large parent album (A4 size approx.) over the 14" x 10" standard main album so you can compare sizes. View the Album Design here.

Leather Wedding Photo Album In Burgundy:

Wedding photo album in burgundy leather featuring wedding at Hatfield Heath United Reformed Church and Maidens Barn High Easter Chelmsford Essex ©

This album has a Classic Leather cover in Burgundy. The cover includes optional debossing of names and date. The church has a striking interior design and its great to include such features prominently in the album as in the photo above left second from bottom.

View the Album Design here.

Leather Wedding Photo Album In Ivory:

Wedding photo album in ivory leather with images from wedding at the Buxted Park Hotel Uckfield East Sussex ©

This album has a Classic Leather cover in Ivory. The cover includes optional debossing of names and date.

The bride and groom also ordered a set of Pocket Books as presents. These are copies of the main album and you can see their size relative to the album in the image above, top right. See more details about Pocket Books in the Parent Book section below.

View the Album Design here.

Leather Wedding Photo Album In Brown:

Wedding photo album in brown leather with wedding at the Swiss Garden Old Warden Biggleswade Bedfordshire ©

This album has a Classic Leather cover in Brown. The cover includes optional debossing of names and date.

View the Album Design here.

Crystal Glance Wedding Photo Albums:

Crystal Glance wedding photo albums from GraphiStudio showing complete and closeup views ©

Crystal Glance wedding photo albums feature a front cover of thick acrylic which is glass like in appearance - totally clear like a top quality aquarium might be. Under the front cover is an image of your choice and design from your wedding, plus any text you wish to include in any font.

You can see closeups of the text in the sample photos above. The image on the bottom left features a large (A4 size) Parent Book on top of a large (16"x12") main album to help you compare the scale. The spine and rear cover are in smooth black bonded leather.

Crystal Glance wedding photo album sample page designs by Ashton Lamont ©

The images above illustrate some of the design features which can be incorporated into Crystal Glance and other wedding album types. You'll see that the pages lay flat when open and images can span the centre. Graphistudio uses a patented manufacturing process to achieve this and it is an enormous help when creating interesting and varied double page spreads.

Silk Wedding Photo Albums:

Wedding photo albums with silk covers by Ashton Lamont ©

Silk cover wedding photo albums are another very popular choice from the Graphistudio range. The silk front cover features an image of your choice and design from your wedding, plus any text you wish to include in any font. You can see closeups of the text in the sample photos above. The cover has a lovely soft padded finish. The spine and rear cover are in smooth black bonded leather.

Graphistudio's own Covers Brochure which you can download from the link near the bottom of this page is a little confusing as it has a number of designs adapted by Graphistudio for illustration purposes; just imagine instead that you are starting with a blank "canvas" and go from there.

Wedding photo album views of page designs by Ashton Lamont ©

The images above illustrate some of the design features which can be incorporated into Silk and other wedding album types. The image top left shows how text can be incorporated into the first of the double page spreads to introduce the story. The image top right shows how the name of the venue included in the original photo means that its not necessary or desirable to feature the same information as text.

Double page spreads featuring large photos such as the group shot above taken from the bridge at Marlow, and the bridal party as they approach the church in the rain can be stunning.

Metallic Wedding Photo Albums:

Metallic wedding photo album covers by Ashton Lamont ©

Metallic cover wedding photo albums have been a popular choice from Graphistudio for many years. The plate metal front cover features an image of your choice and design from your wedding, plus any text you wish to include in any font. The cover can be in silver or gold and these can be either polished or satin.

In all cases the effect on the image is to make it appear quite soft and dreamy. If the image is not to occupy the entire front cover then the border can be rendered a different colour or left as its original metal colour. You can see this effect in the image above top right, the silver metallic cover for Carole and Gary. The spine and rear cover are in smooth black bonded leather.

As with Silk covers Graphistudio's own Covers Brochure is a little confusing as it has a number of designs adapted by Graphistudio for illustration purposes; again imagine instead that you are starting with a blank "canvas" and go from there.

Wedding photo album double page spread album design samples

The images above illustrate some of the design features which can be incorporated into Metallic cover and other wedding album types. You can see how faded background images can be used to great effect.

Cowhide Wedding Photo Albums:

Cowhide leather wedding photo album with examples or page designs by Ashton Lamont ©

This album has a Cowhide Leather cover in Burgundy with optional debossing of names on the cover. Cowhide is an ultra premium leather from Graphistudio. It features a soft finish, a padded front cover, and elaborate stitching as seen in the photo above. It is also available in Brown Blue and Black. It is expensive but very very nice!

View the Album Design here

Graphistudio Varnished Album:

Varnished metal wedding photo album covers and some page designs

Varnished cover wedding photo albums are a fairly new addition to the Graphistudio range. The plate metal front covers should not be confused with the Metallic covers described higher up this page. Varnished covers are finished in a high gloss giving as Graphistudio describes it, an elegant but trendy appearance.

Colours can be grey, black, red, blue or green. Names and date can be featured on the front as you can see in the above set of photos of light grey Varnished covers. The spine and rear cover are in smooth black bonded leather.

Graphistudio Parent Books And Pocket Books:

Parent books and pocket books from wedding photo albums by Ashton Lamont ©

Graphistudio offers a range of Parent Books and smaller Pocket Books. These are direct copies of the main album and must be ordered at the same time as the main album to benefit from keen prices.

The Large Size is approximately A4 (opening to A3 to display the double page spreads), the Medium Size is half the size of A4, and the Small Size is half the size of Medium. The photo above left, second down, shows a Large Parent Book on top of a standard main album to help you compare sizes. To its right the photo shows a Medium Parent Book on top of a standard main album. Beneath that photo you can see a stack of Large Medium and Small to help you visualise the sizes.

The covers are normally hardback and feature dust jackets. The jackets can include any images and text - they do not have to be the same as the main album. You can see examples in the top two photos. Further down you can see the quality of the binding and jacket, and a photo of what books look like when opened. Books come in individual white heavy duty card boxes. Cover designs can now be printed directly onto the hardback covers instead of dust jackets if preferred. Covers for Large Parent Books can be upgraded to the standard range of leather, crystal, metallic, etc described throughout this page.

Pocket Books are also available in sets of 12 and make great little presents. Each is sized at around 6cm x 9cm. They have semisoft covers. You can see two examples of these in the bottom set of photos in the above grid.

Parent books and Pocket Books all open out to lay flat so none of the design composition is lost in the centre.

Graphistudio Calendars:

Calendars available based on your wedding album photos

Graphistudio offers calendars, which must be ordered at the same time as the main album. They are around 30cm x 40cm. The paper used is a fine art thick textured type. Once the year is up chop the photos out and use them in frames - they look great! Each calendar has a cover and one page per two months. You can select seven images from your gallery to feature in your calendar.

Graphistudio Album Cases And Sleeves:

Brief cases and sleeves available to carry wedding photo albums

Graphistudio supplies wedding albums in white heavy duty card boxes, with albums further protected by black textile wraps. You can upgrade to a range of cases and sleeves as seen in the grid above, in colours Burgundy, Blue and Black.

Sample Page Designs Utilising Black And White And Sepia Recipes:

Black and white and sepia effects in album page designs

Black and white, sepia, spot colour, and a range of special effects can be incorporated into the album design as seen in the examples in the above grid. Peter's advice would be to go easy on black and white in wedding albums; after all so much effort goes into deciding on your wedding colour schemes and coordination ..... why would you want to loose all that in your wedding album! Black and white and other effects can look very attractive but as with any art work please do consider if you will be happy with it in years to come. When specifying your design priorities remember that its usually not a good idea to mix colour and black and white within the same page although it can work well. If you have some special effects in mind please supply as much information as you can. If some heavy editing is required you may be charged a extra fee, but you will be advised before incurring this.

Wedding Albums - The Matted Alternative - What Does It All Mean?

Graphistudio wedding albums are "Flushmount" (though there is a "Digital Matted Album" option). Each page is entirely covered by a print which is bonded directly onto the underlying page. Each print extends right up to all four edges of the page and may comprise just one photo or a montage of several photos and artistic effects. Graphistudio uses a patented manufacturing process with some terrific advantages. For example it allows the pages to lay flat when the book is opened so that no parts of pages are lost into the spine. Also photos can span the centre of double page spreads, enabling much greater freedom in the creative design process.

Flushmount albums have become a very in-demand fresh and stylish alternative to the traditional Matted album type. They are also called coffee table books or digital albums.

You may choose a more traditional "Matted" album and these have come along in leaps and bounds in recent years. Pages comprise one or more standalone images which are viewed through apertures cut into thick card which is then bonded to the pages. Please note that photos cannot run to the edges of pages as margins are needed, and photos cannot span the centre of double page spreads. Peter's preferred supplier is Queensberry of New Zealand. Queensberry's manufacturing process allows for photos to be cropped to any aspect ratio and resized and mixed on any pages.

Most other album brands can be sourced on request e.g. Jorgensen, GF Smith, Sim2000 and many more.

How To Order

 

  • Most clients find it difficult to visualise an album design from their own galleries. Peter suggests you make a list of your favourite images using the first three digits under each image in your online galleries. He will select others using his art and design skills to tell the story of your day. He will ask you for your general design preferences – you could browse the online sample albums to get some ideas.

     

  • Submit your list with this document.
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  • If you require an album designed with photo files supplied by you rather than shot by Ashton Lamont please pay 50% of the total cost up front. This is the design fee and is not refundable in any circumstances. Please ensure that your files are of sufficient size and quality – Peter can check these files before you commit. Please supply the files, preferably unedited and in the “RAW” format, on a disc or USB drive, or via an online sharing service e.g. Dropbox.
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  • Peter will design your album layout. Review the design via your page on the Ashton Lamont website. Request any minor edits or confirm your approval by email. Major edits may incur additional charges. Submit the remaining 50% of the cost. Then your album will be manufactured.
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  • Please be aware that album design and manufacture is a complex process and can take a lengthy period depending partly on the time of year. Peter can give you updates but normally please allow around six weeks for delivery from the point where you approve the design and pay your final instalment.

     

  • Specify Your Requirements Here:

    e.g. album type and size, album cover, number of pages / sides, type of photo paper, any other requests and options:

     

     

  • I understand this document (download and sign this) forms a contract between myself and Ashton Lamont Professional Photo Video. I accept that the conditions of the main wedding contract also apply to this contract regardless of who signed the main wedding contract.

    Signature(s)

     

    Name(s):

     

    Date:


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