Here at Clove & Kin, we like to keep our studio space clean, inspiring, and stylish, but we also harbor a guilty pleasure for anything pretty! So whenever we walk by our table full of our gorgeous leather wedding albums, we can’t help but swoon a little on the inside.
It’s no secret here at Clove & Kin that we deeply believe the best way to enjoy your images is with high quality prints and albums. With long lasting build and precision printing in mind, we’ve painstakingly chosen the absolute best leather wedding albums we can possibly get for our wedding couples.
They’re covered in soft Italian leather, printed on the best photographic paper with thick pages, and handmade in the USA by expert craftsmen in Indiana. These guys are dynamite at what they do and every detail is crafted with care, including the leather cover that’s wrapped meticulously by hand.
We offer two main wedding albums for our wedding couples: the Standard Leather Album and the Artisan Leather Album. Both come in a 10×10 or 12×12 size, and you’ll see examples of each below with more info. We also have Parent Albums, which are a duplicate of the main album (same design, same images, same style of album), it’s just a smaller 8×8 sized book for your parents or family members to have. Take a look!
We keep our albums STRONG and SIMPLE.
All of our albums are built by hand by expert craftsman in Indiana with only the most durable materials available (we’ve seen them do their work in person – they’re unbelievably talented).
These are Flushmount albums, which means that your wedding images will be printed directly onto the album pages – the images can bleed off of the edge of the page and go straight across the center seam with no gap in the middle. The pages are thick and hard, so these are substantial books that are built with the latest in book binding technology.
We believe in simplicity, so there’s absolutely nothing trendy about these albums. There’s nothing you could do to your album that you will regret in five years (except for maybe Uncle Elliott’s dance moves at the reception…). You will pick out your size, your paper, and your cover color. That’s it!
Our albums come in two different sizes – 10×10 or 12×12 – and you can choose two different types of paper on the inside – Standard Paper or Artisan Paper.
You will begin with our 10×10 Standard Album, and then upgrade your options from there.
The 10×10 – You will begin with our 10×10 size which is a really approachable size for an album. Our couples find that the 10×10 feels like the kind of album you would want to pick up off your coffee table and look through often because it isn’t too big or overwhelming.
The 12×12 – You can choose to upgrade your album to the bigger 12×12 size if you wish, and our couples that do this LOVE the bigger images on the inside of the album. The book opens up into a full 12×24 print, which means that we can do a really big beautiful design on the inside that truly shows off your images!
Here is a 10×10 covered in Artisan Leather shown in ‘Ardesia’ and a 12×12 Standard Leather album shown in ‘Aquamarine’.
The Paper : Standard vs Artisan
The Standard Paper: Your album will begin with our Standard paper, which is a classic Lustre paper. This paper is straightforward and traditional – any professional print you’ve seen has most likely been printed on a Lustre paper, and it will give your images a crisp, bright, true-to-life feel, so this is particularly perfect for colorful or vibrant weddings.
Here is a 12×12 Standard Album covered in ‘Tiffany.’ (I just love the big 12×12 size with the bright paper! So lovely!)
The Artisan Paper: Our fine art option, this is simply the most breathtaking paper we’ve ever come across!
This is Fuji’s stunning Deep Matte photographic paper, a highly sought-after fine art paper in the photography world. This paper will give your images a silky, muted look that harkens back to mid-century elegance, so this is perfect for rustic, chic garden weddings that incorporate a sophisticated-yet-romantic feel into the design of their day.
These are some of the few albums that are being produced with this Deep Matte paper, so they are truly one of a kind! Here is a 10×10 Artisan Album covered in ‘Ardesia’.
We have so many leather and linen colors for you to choose from, that you will be able to match a classic color with your particular day no problem!
Once you’ve approved your design and we’re ready to order, we’ll help you pick out the perfect color!
The Parent Album
Our most popular add-on with our photography collections is our parent albums. These are duplicates of the main album – same paper as the main album (Standard or Artisan) with the same design and images on the inside – it’s just a smaller book for your parents to have.
Our parent albums begin at 8×8, but many of our parents upgrade to a 10×10 (or even a 12×12!) so they can have bigger images on the inside. We can also do custom designs for parents, so don’t hesitate to ask!
Here is an 8×8 Standard Parent Album in ‘Sunflower’ paired with a lovely 12×12 upgrade shown in ‘Aquamarine.’
We can produce an album for any of our couples or parents at any time – even if we’ve already photographed your wedding! Feel free to contact us here if you’d like to order your own.
We simply can’t wait to produce your album for you!