The Heirloom Album

heir·loom   ˈerlo͞om/
  noun
  1. a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations.

In the flesh - that’s how photographs should be seen. Far from a backlit screen. Printed on quality photo paper that displays deep blacks, bright whites, and all the nuanced shades between. Please don't let your images rot on the hard drive. 

My ultimate desire is to create completely custom, superb quality, bitchin' heirlooms for every single client. Books that are both outspoken and minimal but still maintain the perfect amount of sass and class. 

Read through this page for information on customizing your very own leather or linen clad, thick paged beauty that will be in your family for decades to come. 

 
 

IMAGE SELECTION & DESIGN PROCESS

An album is part of your legacy. I keep this in mind when creating a simple and classic design, with plenty of space to let your images breathe.

For your initial design, I use your selected images to tell a cohesive story with as many spreads as necessary. From there, we work together adding, subtracting, and switching images until you are happy with the layout. Images are retouched, if necessary, then sent back to you for final approval.

My average album has less than 4 images per spread. 

 
 

HEFT - pages, spreads, and sizes

Photo spreads are mounted flush to boards. The thick board is 1/16" and is available up to 25 spreads (50 pages). The thin board is 1/32" and is available up to 50 spreads (100 pages). There is no price difference between thick and thin - it is simply a matter of preference and how many spreads you wish to include in your album. Albums are available in increments of 5 spreads (10 pages).

 
 

The basic album has 20 spreads (40 pages). Additional increments of 5 spreads (10 pages) may be purchased for $150.

The basic album is 10x10. 12x12 is available for an additional $100.


PAPER TYPES

Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper (Traditional E-Surface Paper) is the most popular paper used by professional photographers. Boasts accurate color, realistic saturation, excellent neutral flesh reproduction, and great intensity and offers brighter blues, cyans, purples, and reds.

Fuji Crystal Archive Deep Matte paper is the premier matte paper used by professional photographers. The deep matte, lustreless surface creates tremendous visual impact and produces rich color with pure whites and sharp text quality. This paper is available for an additional $80 per album.

 
 

Pages are truly flush mount with prints extending across the two-page spread (no space at the spine.)


COVER OPTIONS

Standard Leather
Made of genuine Italian full grain leather. These moisture resistant leathers age beautifully with a rich patina.

Distressed Leather
Made of genuine Italian full grain leathers and features unique variations with natural markings. 
Please note: Distressed leathers are made to show the natural wear and tear caused from daily use.

Pearlescent Leather
Made of genuine Italian enhanced grain leather with a durable finish that is water and stain resistant.

Etching
Available on all leathers for an additional $70 per album.

Linen
Made of a beautiful textile blend and features an assortment of colors to highlight your imagery. 
Please note: Due to the nature of this material, linen covers may vary in texture.


FOIL STAMPING - front cover or inside back cover

Add text in Black, Copper, Gold, Matte Gold, Granite, Silver or Matte Silver text to Standard and Pearlescent leathers. Up to three lines of text can be stamped on the front cover in the lower center or lower right corner. Up to two lines of text can be stamped in the lower center of the inside back cover. Foil stamping is an additional $25.
* Front cover foil stamping is only available for Standard and Pearlescent leather covers, and cannot be added to etched leather covers.

DEBOSSING

Add text in Blind (no color), Black, Copper, Gold, Matte Gold, Granite, Silver or Matte Silver for Standard Leather, Pearlescent Leather, and Linen covers. Blind debossing is the only debossing option available for Distressed leathers. Choose up to two lines of text for the centre of your front cover. Debossing is an additional $30.
*Debossing is unavailable for etched leathers.


PARENT ALBUMS

Parent albums may be purchased in the same order for a substantial discount. The spread designs must be identical to the main album, though add-ons may change. A parent album may be the same size or smaller than the main album, not larger.

 
 
 

10x10
$600
$100/add'l 5 spreads

8x8
$400
$60/add'l 5 spreads

12x12 
$700
$100/add'l 5 spreads

 

DELIVERY

Albums may be picked up at BKM Photography's home studio or shipped directly to your address for an additional $25.


PRICING RECAP

The $800 basic Heirloom Album is 10x10 inches, 20 spreads (40 pages), leather or linen cover, thick or thin pages. Add-ons include:

PARENT ALBUMS
see above for pricing

COVER ETCHING
$70

5 ADDITIONAL SPREADS
(max album size 50 spreads)
$150

FOIL STAMPING/DEBOSSING
$25/30

DEEP MATTE PAPER
$80

DELIVERY
$25