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HOW WE MAKE ORDERING A WEDDING PHOTO ALBUM EASY

Simply send us your wedding photos and we do the rest.

We take the hard work out of choosing which photos to print in your album. We will go through your entire photo gallery to select the best 150-300 photos to put in the album design. We then design page layouts that best tell your wedding day story. You then have the opportunity to review the design and make changes. Then on approval, we print and bind your album design into a beautiful album that you can easily share and enjoy for many years.

 

The Process

First decide on what album shape and size from the album product page HERE

Then decide on what cover material and colour you want from the colour swatches HERE.

Albums start with 15 spreads (30 pages), however, you can add extra pages up to 45 spreads (90 pages) to hold more photos.

Usually most couples aren’t sure how many pages they need or how many photos they even want in the album at this point. But don’t worry, we only need a rough guide at this point. If you are unsure just purchase the minimum 15 spreads (30 pages) option to get you started knowing we will design an album with more spreads to give you an idea of what our experienced wedding album designer considers as the must-have photos to be included in the album design. Otherwise purchase the number of pages you think you might need or if you have a maximum budget choose either of those options.

Through our easy-to-use online proofing platform, we will present the best visual story of your wedding day all laid out in beautiful page spreads. Then you have the opportunity to review the album design and make any changes – by either removing/adding/swapping photos as well as removing or adding complete spreads.

Basically you are in control and will never spend more than you are comfortable with. If you end up with more pages than you initially purchased, we simply bill you for the extra pages when you approve the design.

Now head over to our Online Shop HERE to purchase your chosen album.

 

Sending Us Your Images

Send us a link to an online gallery such as Dropbox, Google Drive etc or the photo gallery supplied to you by your photographer; or

Post a USB to:

The Coffee Table Book
PO Box 260
Northmead NSW 2152

 

Turnaround & Delivery Times

From approval of your album design and any outstanding balances owing is paid in full, your album design is then printed and bound to create the finished album. Please allow a total of 3-4 weeks from approval of the album design for manufacture and delivery. We despatch albums via AusPost Registered Mail and will email you a tracking number on despatch.

 

  

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much does a wedding album cost?

Prices start at $800 for an 8×8 album with 30 pages (15 spreads) included. Other sizes are available plus you can add more pages. Visit the Album Shop for pricing HERE

 

How many pages does an album include?

The base album includes the first 30 pages (15 spreads) and can hold anywhere between 60-90 images depending on the design. Additional pages can be added up to a maximum of 90 pages (45 spreads) for an additional cost. Most albums end up around the 70-80 pages (35-40 spreads) and can hold around 160-250 images depending on the design.

 

What cover options are there?

Choose from a range of fabrics and leathers in an assortment of colours. View the swatches HERE

Also available are Photo-Wrap Covers to personalise your cover. For inspiration check out these Photo-Wrap Album Covers HERE

The fabric and leather album covers can also be personalised with a custom-design, for example your names, initials, wedding date or words. We have a huge library of fonts to choose from. View designs from some past couples albums HERE

 

How many images should I choose?

There is no need to choose images – we do that for you so just send us the full collection of images your photographer supplied. However, if you would like to send us a shortlist of your favourites to ensure they make it in the album design, the best way is to create a separate folder called “favourites” only containing your favourite images and that way we will make sure they are used in the design.

 

How do I send my images to you?

We accept files via any online service (ie. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) or the online gallery your photographer supplied so long as they are high-resolution digital images.

Alternatively, you can post us your images on a USB to The Coffee Table Book, PO Box 260, Northmead NSW 2152.

 

Can you use the images supplied by our professional photographer to create a wedding album?

The simple answer is Yes.

But just so you understand who owns copyright of your images, the Australian Copyright Council automatically assign copyright for domestic photography, including weddings and family portraiture, to the client or you in this case. Where no contract is signed between the client and the photographer, the copyright belongs with the client. However, if the client enters into a contract with the photographer, in most cases the photographer will ‘reassign’ copyright to the photographer. However, when they are asking you to sign over copyright in the contract, they do need to actually clearly advise you they are writing this into the contract and use the correct wording of “reassigned” or “transferring” the copyright for the contract to be legally binding in this instance.

But to avoid complicating the situation, even when the photographer reassigns copyright, you as the client still will have personal-use rights. What that means is, you have permission to reproduce/print the images for your own personal use – for example, it’s okay for us to use your wedding photos in one of our albums. Depending on the terms in the contract, the photographer may have clauses referring to the editing, usually in terms that the photos cannot be edited. It is your responsibility to let us know any specifics in terms of use around the photos you are supplying us.

If in doubt, refer back to your wedding photography contract. In the case there is no contract, as I mentioned above the client owns copyright and can use/edit the photographs in any way they wish.

For more information on Australian Copyright Legislation refer to the Australian Copyright Council website.

 

Can I see a draft of my album design before it goes to print?

Absolutely Yes. We will definitely provide a digital proof of your album design before going to print. There will most likely be some photos that you would like to change. We use an online proofing system so you can easily do it together from the comfort of your home. There are two rounds of changes included in the price.

 

What kind of paper do you use in the albums? Is it archival quality?

We print on fine art paper with a matte finish so you don’t get that annoying glare or shiny effect from above lighting as the standard photo prints have. The pages are 1mm thick so they are more of a thicker heavy-duty paper. They are thicker than the pages in a standard magazine or photobook. In fact, our albums are a totally different product than that of a photo book, but its the easiest way to explain. They are sturdy so that the pages won’t tear/fold/crease. The fine art pages are truly beautiful quality and the reason we offer it as our standard album page stock.

 

How long do you keep the design on file incase we would like to reprint another copy?

We keep your artwork in our archives indefinitely so should you ever need to have another copy printed in the future, we can access your artwork. We do offer discounted prices for reprints – please enquire.

 

Can I order more than one copy of my album? Do you offer parent albums?

Yes, generally additional copies are to gift to the parents. Providing the design is the same and the album is the same shape, we print duplicate copies as what are known as parent albums. Parent albums can either be the same album size or smaller to qualify as a parent album. Parent albums are already discounted to allow for the design already being done for the main album.

 

Can your albums be used for other photography besides weddings?

Yes. Our albums are also the perfect solution for printing your family photos. We can design any type of family photo album including newborn and baby photo albums.

 

How do I care for my album and the best way to store my album?

Our albums are supplied with care instructions that explain the best way to store your album to ensure its longevity. All albums are supplied in a cloth bag and box to help protect it from dust and light. How about upgrading to either a beautiful Boutique Box or Slipcase to match your album?

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