I first met up with Selina and Will at a local coffee shop in Kitchener. Like with any new client meeting, I brought along my big bag of sample albums. I expect clients to go through the albums, of course, but what I wasn’t expecting was we were going to run into Selina’s parents at the very same coffee shop! Both Selina and Will as well as Selina’s mom absolutely fell in love with my samples of custom guest book albums. I must admit, it was so lovely to see the mother of the bride as excited about albums as the bride!
Have you ever shopped around for a standard guestbook? Or even one that matches your wedding colours? They’re expensive considering they are nothing but blank pages with absolutely no personalization. When Selina and Will saw the degree of customization of our guest books they knew they had to have one for their wedding.
Making our custom guest book albums is easy when you take the time to get to know your client! I listened carefully as Selina and Will told me about the theme to their wedding and immediately the wheels in my head started turning. They told me all about the Japanese and cherry blossom theme to their wedding and I immediately suggested an engagement session in Kariya Park in Mississauga. For those of you who don’t know, Kariya park is one of only two parks in the Toronto area that have cherry blossom trees! (The second park is High Park but, unfortunately, any type of professional photography is strictly prohibited there.)
After we scheduled and shot the engagement session, I asked Selina and Will to provide me with a list of personalized questions they would like to have worked into their custom guest book album. Once I got everything I needed from Selina and Will, I started the design! I used their favourite photos along with their personalized questions to create a cherry blossom themes custom guestbook! Needless to say, they loved the layout and the album went to print immediately!
The album cover (the first photo you’ll see) is both the front and back of the album. Sure, it looks a little funny online but when you’re actually holding the book in your hands the image will wrap around seamlessly from front to back! Selina and Will chose a softcover guestbook album but decided to upgrade to a 10×10 album to create just a little more writing room for their many, many guests. (That’s the great thing about these custom albums – they are made exactly to what the client’s need!) The print quality on these professional albums far surpasses anything you can get at a do-it-yourself lab and the books are specially coated with a protective barrier so Selina & Will can admire their beautiful guestbook, in full and vibrant colour, for years to come!