Let's get started!
The first step
With so many images, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Not to worry – that is why I am here to help! If you put together a small list of your favorite or "would like to include in the album" images (listed by filenames), I will use those photos as a guide to get started. Your first proof will incorporate some or all of these images (depending on how the pages lay out), and I will add in other images to round out the overall story of your session or wedding day. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to select all of the images that will go in the album, that's fine, too! Either way, I ask a list of some sort (as well as the form filled in below) to get the ball rolling.
Within one week of receiving this form, I will have a first proof for you to review. I ask that you carefully review the layouts and images included, and provide me with any changes you would like to see for the next round. Additional proofs will be ready within 3-5 business days after changes are submitted, depending on the extensiveness of the changes and my schedule that week. You are allowed up to 3 proof revisions with your complimentary and custom album design. Any proof revisions beyond that will be charged a $50 fee/each additional proof. So be sure to be thorough in your changes in each proof!
Choosing the cover fabric and designs
At some point before placing your order, I'd love to meet with you to show you album fabric options. If we live in different cities, no problem! I can send you a handful of recommended fabric swatches for your album to review. Once you've decided on the fabric, simply let me know which one you've decided upon and mail the swatches back to me.
Approval & Payment
Once you have approved your album (yay!), I will send you a final invoice for the amount owed. Payment is due prior to me placing the order, and can be submitted to me in the form of check payment made out to Dawn M Gibson Photography. Orders are placed only once the layout has been approved and full payment has been received, so please be sure to keep this in mind if you're hoping for a tight turnaround of your album.
After your album is approved and ordered, production time for completion is 4-6 weeks. Albums MUST be picked up from me in person, unless you live 2+ hours away then drop shipping will be provided.