Wedding Heirloom Album

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Wedding Photo Album Terminology

Your wedding photos are images you will cherish and enjoy looking back on for the rest of your life. That’s why it’s so important to print these images and have physical copies that you can enjoy, instead of letting them languish on a flash drive or on your computer.

A professional photo album is a great way to compile the images from your wedding day and allows you to create an heirloom that can become a part of your family history. But when it comes to designing and printing albums, photographers tend to use a lot of terms with which many people may be unfamiliar. So, I’ve put together this guide to help you better understand the different styles and terms associated with album design.


This may seem like a straightforward term, but it can sometimes be confusing for clients. A page is a single side of a two-sided sheet of paper in an album. The full, double-sided piece, front and back, is called a leaf.

A page spread

 in an album consists of the back of one page on the left side and the front of the following page on the right side of the fold. The left page and right page are of the same size and aspect ratio and are centered on the gutter where they are bound together at the spine.


is what you see when you look at how the images are arranged on the page of the photo album. Like a magazine or a book, a photo album is designed one layout at a time.


is the process of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper and other materials, such as a book cover. An embossed pattern is raised against the background.


allows you to add a personal touch to your albums by etching a monogram, name or other words or designs into your album.

A parent album

is a duplicate—or sometimes slightly changed—copy of the main wedding album created for the couple. These albums tend to have the same design but are generally smaller and more lightweight. They are designed to be gifts for the parents of the couple, allowing them to have their own copy of your wedding album.

At Loc Le Films Seattle Wedding Photographer, we’re working with couples from selecting pictures, designing album, choosing the material to tell their unique love story. Following ours steps below to create your wedding photo albums.


Choose Your Wedding Album Size

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8×8 – 20 pages

10×10 – 20 pages

12×12 – 20 pages


Choose Your Wedding Albums Cover

Luxury Leather

Signature Leather

Italian Leather

Vintage Leather

French Velvet

Luxury Line

Japanese Fabric


Choose Extra For Your Wedding Photo Albums

Wedding Album Cameo
  • Cameo Cover +$60
  • Acrylic Cover +$100
  • Debossing +$60
  • Parent’s Album +$300
  • Album Box +$150
  • Additional Spreads +$100/spread
Extra steps if you have debossed text on your album.

Below is the list of fonts we offer.

Ready to order your wedding photo albums?

Please email Loc ( with any size changes, duplicate albums, cover options and extras! Albums typically arrive within six weeks of placing your order.