Me with my muse, Bailey!

About Allison Shamrell Photography:

Thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Allison, and I work in San Diego, CA, capturing the personalities of dogs and cats of all sizes & temperaments. I do photo sessions on location and in-studio, wherever my clients prefer! My photography style is natural, playful & soulful.

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Officially Voted the Best Pet Photographer in San Diego, 2014-2016, by the San Diego A-List.

Premium Albums: The Photo Cover

Okay, I’m going to run the risk of sounding really repetitive over the next few posts. Let’s just get out there what I’m feeling:

I am so excited about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay. It may be hard to believe, but that obnoxious amount of exclamation points was actually necessary. Because this is something that I’ve been planning, researching, preparing and waiting for, for about six months. I’m introducing a new product line, and as the title of this blog post says, it’s a line of premium albums.

I already offer coffee table books – and they’re great! But many clients have asked me for more options. I wanted to continue offering all the features my clients love in their coffee table books – lay flat pages, clean design, great presentation – and still add so much more. This is a HUGE step up, in both quality and price, and it’s absolutely perfect for those clients who really want to feature their dogs’ portraits in an incredibly special way.

This post features a premium album with full-bleed photos on the front and back covers. I actually have three providers for the different types of premium albums I offer, not just one, because I felt that once my clients decide to make such a fabulous purchase, they ought to be able to choose between the best album providers in the photography industry. As far as showcasing a photo on the front cover, this lab absolutely excelled in every possible category, so I’m thrilled to offer their albums to my clients! (Remember: this is only the first of three album types. The others will be featured in their very own blog posts, because I don’t play favorites, even with inanimate objects. I’ll post links to those posts here as soon as they exist.)

 

Okay – let’s get started!!

 

The photo-cover premium album comes with its very own custom photo box! Here’s its front and spine:

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

Here’s the back side.

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

I chose to put only the dog’s name on the spine of the box, for simplicity’s sake. Kai is a sweetheart of a pit bull, and she and her mom live in New Orleans – they came all the way to Pensacola for their session, and we had a fantastic time together!

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

The box opens from the side…

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

It has a beautiful sheer cloth insert to protect the book…

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

And here’s the book itself, sitting on top of its box…

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

And finally, just the book.

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

Ready to see inside? Me too!

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

Here’s an example of a spread.

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

The gutter normally found in big books is almost entirely nonexistent. This full-spread design was specifically made up of darker colors, so that you can see the most dramatic effect a white seam could have. I think it’s pretty remarkably small! I honestly don’t think it detracts from the photo much at all, so that’s one feature I love about these books.

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

My past clients love how their coffee table books can lay completely flat, without anyone having to hold down any pages (like you would with a magazine). This book lays flat like a pro.

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

Let’s take a closer look at those pages…

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

The pages are thick; they have a substrate inside them that provides support and stability. Trust me, you’ll never rip one of these pages. And in the photo to the left of the collage below, you get to see a bit of how the cover is slightly padded with more substrate. To be honest, I feel bad for you: this book feels incredible and I wish you could just run your hands over it. The cover has an incredible matte finish and the slight plush cushion underneath the printed material is just… well, you have to feel it to believe it.

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

Here’s another look at the cover.

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

 

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

The back cover:

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

I even found a small place for my logo!

A sample copy of a premium photo-cover album featuring custom pet photography by Allison Shamrell.

 

Well, there you have it, the first of three incredible premium albums. I’ll be bringing these only sparingly to events; they’ll mostly be reserved for the eyes of clients  in their ordering sessions. So to see them all… just book a session! :) haha!

I hope you enjoyed looking through this book! I can’t wait to show you the accompanying two albums; stay tuned!

 

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5 Responses to “Premium Albums: The Photo Cover”

  1. Lori says:

    Awesome!!!

  2. Deb pose says:

    Wow

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