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Delivering wedding images to our couples is near the top of our most favorite things list, but there’s something extra special about delivering their custom-designed, locally-crafted wedding albums to them. A lot of us are guilty of keeping photos stored on our phones and computers but not printing them. They’re not filling the walls and shelves in our homes like they were when we were little.

If our couples do nothing else with their photos but have this ONE product where their images are printed beautifully onto thick pages and bound with fine leather or linen in a book that will last a lifetime and be passed down for generations to come, we feel our job is complete. We want the stories of our couples’ wedding days to be remembered, cherished, and valued. An heirloom album is the most perfect way to do that.

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When ordering an album from us, our clients have two options: include it in a wedding package or place the order at a later date. When purchasing the package that includes an album, we are able to provide a significant discount, which is always a bonus! But, we also have couples who prefer to wait until after the wedding, which we definitely understand – weddings can get very expensive! We design the layout of the album and send it to our couples virtually through a system that allows them to make any changes or revision notes they’d like. From there, we reconfigure (swap photos, add or remove full pages, add individual images, take out photos, etc). Each album purchase includes up to 2 rounds of revisions. We want to work with our clients to be sure the design and images selected are exactly what they’re hoping for. Then comes the really fun part – selecting the cover type and color, choosing the engraving or debossing of their names, adding an image cameo on the front or adding any extra details. We have a streamlined website we created to help make this process super simple for all of our clients.

The albums we offer are made locally by a team of very talented individuals who work to craft these stunning albums for photographers and their clients all over the world. We are so grateful to have such a wonderful company to work with to provide our couples with their first family heirloom!

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It’s nearly impossible for us to portray the significance, beauty, and quality of these books in a single blog post, but we hope that this provides a little help when deciding whether or not to invest in an album from your wedding day. Our hope is that each of our couples is able to have one of these beautiful books on their coffee table to sift through together in the happy moments throughout their marriage and the tough moments. To look through it together on their anniversaries, their child’s wedding day, and even on a random weeknight with a glass of wine. These books are true treasures and we wish nothing more than every couple of ours to have one of their own.


“Our wedding album has quickly become our young daughter’s favorite bedtime story. We will admit that when we purchased our album we did so with selfish intentions to help us remember our special day and while it certainly does that — this album does so much more. Sharing this album with our daughter and generations to come is so incredibly meaningful and makes us so grateful that we made this priceless investment.”

-Ali & Wes Hartig

We absolutely love our wedding album!  We are so glad that we decided to add it to our package.  Our families and friends love to look through it with us and relive our wedding day through the beautiful photos.  James and Emily took amazing photos of our day, and we love having the album to show off the great work they do!  We will forever cherish our wedding album and will continue to enjoy the photos and memories for years to come!

– Mandy and Robert Bader

There is nothing like being able to hold your entire wedding experience in the palms of your hands! Our wedding album is one of our most treasured possessions. When we open the simple and elegant binding we find thick glossy pages filled with images of our special day.  The memories are thoughtfully organized in collages by using images in both color and black and white.  The layout of the pictures, as well as different sizing on each page, emphasize different events throughout the day. We love the balance of action and portrait shots!  We can not thank Emily and James enough for going all the way to Hilton Head Island to help capture our dream wedding weekend!

-Mackenzie & Ted Winders

The value behind ordering an album from your wedding day | Your first family heirloom | ivanandlouise.com

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a photographer providing honest & authentic images that tell the stories of your connection

Inspired by the beauty of nature, the transition of a woman into motherhood, the wonders & curiosity of childhood, and the joys & challenges of family life, Emily creates photographs from a deep, soulful place rooted in connection and presence.

Emily Layne