Category Archives: Wedding Ideas
Sarah-Jane and Keith wanted a relaxed atmosphere that reflected their personalities and their relationship. Outdoor and by the water was a must with Sydney Harbour Bridge proving the perfect backdrop for the ceremony at Bradleys Head, Mosman.
Over the next few months we will be speaking to all kinds of creative folk who dedicate their lives to creating the ultimate wedding day that reflects each couple’s unique story. LB Photography has been using handmade Queensberry albums for more than 10 years, so we decided to catch up with Queensberry accounts manager Michelle Garland to find out what makes the perfect wedding album.
Name: Michelle Garland
Job title: Account Manager, Queensberry Ltd
What do you love most about your job?
Talking to photographers with a like-minded passion to do the very best for their clients.
How long have you been working with LB Photography to create stunning albums?
It will be the 10th anniversary in May 2013. I have had the pleasure of working directly with Luke for the past 17 months ☺
What distinguishes a Queensberry album from other brands?
The care and craftsmanship that goes into each handmade product, the level of artisanship, the dedication to quality and the passion, commitment and knowledge that have developed Queensberry albums and books for more than 40 years.
How long does it take to produce an album from start to finish?
Start to finish is about three to four weeks. The album has to pass through many quality checks along the way to achieve the highest standard of quality. We don’t cut corners.
Can you briefly describe the process of making an album?
Many hours go in to creating the perfect design for the couple from the beautiful images taken on the day. Queensberry takes the photographer’s design and brings it to life in an album or book. The design software that Queensberry developed is completely in sync with the Queensberry range, from cover material choices to printing and page formats. This ensures accurate instructions are received so we can begin making your album. After meticulously checking the order details, the files are then printed through Queensberry’s prolab and the alb
um begins its journey at the Queensberry bindery. The photographic prints are married up with the album during the multi-stage process and the album continues on through the checking process, heading towards completion. Watching digital files transform in to a beautiful handmade album is something else.
How many different types of albums do you offer?
Each and every album is unique, one of a kind. We have many cover material options and page systems to choose from. Whether it’s a traditional matted album with overlay mats or a smart pagemount style mat, or something more contemporary like a flushmount style, we have a page system and cover materials to compliment any style of wedding or event.
Where do you source your materials?
We select leathers from the finest tanneries, as well as the best manmade alternatives. Our papers and boards come from environmentally sustainable European mills. They’re made to our specifications to ensure their suitability for long-term photographic presentation, and textured to enhance the paper’s natural qualities.
Why has Queensberry gained such a solid reputation amongst photographers?
Heather and Ian established the business in 1969 and Heather is Queensberry’s Creative Director. Professional Photographers and Queensberry go hand in hand. We both want the same thing. To help tell your unique story, capture those cherished moments to remember forever.
Where do some of your clients hail from?
Worldwide… NZ of course because we’re local, Australia which is almost local, USA, Europe and Asia.
Pre wedding Shoots are important for many reasons, first and foremost it allows you and your partner to determine the photography style that best suits you and your partner. Every photographer has his or her own style and that is why you have chosen them to capture your day, but each couple is different and has there own story to tell- and this should be explored by there photographer. During a Pre wedding shoot at LB Photography , we experiment with various techniques to achieve a style that best suits the the couple.This is also a great time to determine weather or not you might like black and White photography or other editing techniques.
The words ‘candid’ and ‘natural’ appear frequently in today’s wedding photography industry, and both are crucial elements to capturing great wedding photos. Nothing is more important than building a trusting relationship with your photographer, and a great way to do that is by booking a pre wedding shoot. LB Photography has been offering this service for many years and continues to do so today. Couples instantly feel more relaxed in front of the lens and get an idea of what to expect on the day. The result is better photographs and a package that better reflects the couple’s individual style and personality.