Album Design for Professional Photographers

Design Styles

Process

  1. 1 Become a client
  2. 2 Fill out the online order form
  3. 3 Send photos with Dropbox
  4. 1 to 2 weeks
  5. 4 Proof with Album Exposure
  6. 5 Final designs in Dropbox

Pricing

$8 per spread or $4 per page

Depending on the print company: WHCC uses pages, VisionArt uses spreads, etc.

$40 custom cover design

For books with photographic covers.

30% off your first order

Just photograph your finished book and send the images to be used on this website and blog.

FAQ

Do you edit the photos?

Nope, I won’t change your photos. If you want a photo in black and white, you'll have to send it in black and white. You should send in your photos exactly how you’d like them to appear in the album.

Try these great companies if you want to outsource your photo editing: ShootDotEdit (this is who I use!), Colorati and Photographer’s Edit.

If you want to do the editing yourself, check out Totally Rad Actions, I love these and use them often.

What companies do you design for?

All of ’em! When you order, you will indicate the album company and I'll look up the specifications to make sure the designs are set up properly.

Do you design with templates? If I send you a template I bought, would you put the photos in?

I do not, and cannot use other companies’ templates. All of my designs are customized to your photos, even the custom covers take inspiration and colours from your images.

I love using templates for my own photography business and my favourite places for amazing templates are The Album Cafe and Design Aglow.

Do I get the physical book from you?

No, I just design all the pages/spreads. Your finished product will be a folder of high resolution JPGs or a PDF, depending on the requirements of your album company.

Some of my favourite album companies are: VisionArt and White House Custom Color.

Can I have the final files as Photoshop files?

I will be designing the albums using Adobe InDesign. InDesign is the industry standard for layouts such as books, magazines, etc. After everything is approved I’ll give you the InDesign file for safe keeping.

Cover designs will usually be created in Adobe Photoshop. If you order a custom designed cover I will provide you with the final PSD when we’re done.

Do you deal with the clients…or do we?

You do, but the comments and changes are sent to me through Album Exposure. This way your client won't know you outsourced the album design. Once I receive their comments and make the changes, I’ll let you know when the designs are done.

About Halftone Media

Liz Bradley, Photographer

I am a self-proclaimed nerd who gets excited and captivated by great design.

My best friend is my amazing husband and love, Thomas and I adore our dogs, Paddington, Corduroy & Wellington (and dogs in general).

I’m addicted to TV & DVDs, Prada & Burberry glasses, Coach purses & shoes, candy, grocery shopping, and organization.

I am a pet and wedding photographer in Ottawa, Canada and a professional graphic designer.


Testimonials

I just got my first album design from Halftone Media and I am blown away! I cannot believe it… WOW! I can’t wait for Liz to design more for me!

I was SO excited to receive my album that Halftone Media had designed… but when I opened the box I was speechless. Even though I had seen the online proof… there is no way I could’ve been prepared for what an amazing job they had done!