Madera Books


Today we have a post by AMBER WOOD PHOTOGRAPHY.  Amber is a wife, a mother of 2, a social worker by day and a photographer by night….ok weekends. She sounds like a super hero right? She is based in the LA area, but will travel to preserve the special moments in your life.  This post features an 11×14 book with 23 spreads in top grain black leather. Enjoy!

I had exactly 2.5 minutes before the kids got home to snap these photos, so I apologize for the lack of creativity on my part… but who am I kidding?! Doesn’t this gorgeous album speak for itself?!

A little back story. When we got married and found our photographer, one of the most important things we were looking for, aside from a super fabulous and talented photographer to capture our day!, was a gorgeous wedding album. We knew that after all was said and done, years after celebrating what would have been the most fabulous event/day of our lives, the only thing we would have to touch and bring back those awesome memories… was a gorgeous album! So, it was only natural that when I started my wedding photography business, finding a gorgeous wedding album to offer my clients was top priority!

So, when a few local photographers raved and recommended Madera Books for wedding albums, I researched and researched and JUST KNEW that this was the album I wanted my name on! Gorgeous hand-made albums, a close to invisible gutter, lay flat binding and most importantly, AWESOME customer service!

These photos don’t do this beauty justice, of course. But when Sandra told me that, when she got home, she looked at her album over and over.. and over again, and just fell in love with it, I knew (not that I needed validation really, because, c’mon, I’m not blind!), I made the right choice in choosing Madera Books as my wedding album supplier!

Sandra and Stephen ordered an 11×14, 23 spread (that’s 46 pages!) flush mount album! This is 17 lbs of sheer gorgeousness in their hands!

Every album comes with a gorgeous leather, hard protective case ♥ This is no joke people! Lol:)

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You’ll literally gasp when you open it! It’s like opening a breathtakingly gorgeous custom gift on Christmas morning (lol, I’m not joking, I almost cried when I opened it!).

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The imprinting and photo inset cover is an optional feature (but a lovely addition, in my opinion).

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And the spreads…. Ahhhh, silky soft, super thick pages!

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The details ♥

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The album truly lays flat and the gutter…. Super thin!

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This is how it comes shipped from Madera. Packaged with care for a safe arrival ♥

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much I LOVE Sandra + Stephen’s album! I look forward to making so many more for future wedding clients ♥ And although I offer collections that do not include an album, I really recommend that you invest in one! An album is something tangible that you can walk away with. Share with all of your family and friends. The love story of your day. An heirloom to be passed down to your children’s children. If you aren’t able to purchase an album now, (hosting a wedding is pricey, I know! I was a bride before a photographer!), I offer a price guarantee for a year after your wedding date, so make it an anniversary gift:)

I promise that I’ve never heard one single bride or groom complain that they purchased an album, only regrets that they didn’t!

I still have a couple more sample albums to order (specifically Madera’s Linen and Portrait books) but have another gorgeous leather sample album to share whenever I can squeeze in a quick photo session:)Although I love the look of the linen and portrait albums, my ♥ belongs to traditional leather albums.

Thanks for letting me share my excitement over this gorgeous wedding album ♥



Thank you Amber for sharing your lovely pictures!

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