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YOUR STORY IN YOUR STYLE 
 
No matter what your artistic style Ayer Photography will blend modern and traditional modes of expression in photographs to tell your story in a unique record that will be treasured for years to come.
 
We offer three album lines and two photobook lines.  Each has unique features, style points, and options - one is sure to have just the right blending of modern materials with classic styling to appeal to your artistic tastes. 
 
For added flexibility, all of our three album lines (Champagne, Bordeaux, and Provence), as well as our Brighton (lay-flat) photobook line come in 12" x 12",  10" x 10", and 8" x 8" sizes; and all of them can have 40, 50, or 60 pages (sides).  All of the pages of these albums & photobooks are designed as two-page spreads.  We have also structured our design practices so that an album designed in any one of these album / photobook styles can be ported to any other without requiring a design change.  This enables us to offer parent albums, for example, in a smaller or less expensive style than the original without having to redesign the album.     
 
Our last photobook line is our Bristol Proof Book.  It is traditionally bound, meaning it is similar to a library book and will not lay flat.  This style comes in two sizes - 14" x 11" and 10" x 10" and can have either 140 or 100 pages.  It is intended to display all of the proof images from a given wedding or other event. 

ALBUM DESIGN PHILOSOPHY   

Our album and photobook design processes are custom and therefore unique for each wedding or event.  While there may be similar elements from design to design, we do not employ templates, but instead create a custom layout for each two-page spread to best showcase the images for that part of the story.  We also require that every image used be from your wedding and its related events or venue.  This is not only true for the primary images, but also for the background and accent images used to create each layout.   
 
For all three album lines (Champagne, Bordeaux, and Provence) and our Brighton lay-flat photobook line, every design consists solely of two-page spreads with panoramic backgrounds.  We will ask you to select your favorite images for inclusion in your album and will use those selections as our primary source in creating your design.  For these albums and photobooks you will also be given the opportunity to review the design and suggest changes prior to printing and binding the final album. 
 
Experience has taught us that the best designs tell a story that has a beginning, middle and end and has a mix of styles and perspectives.  Some parts of the story will require only one or two images on a spread because of the nature of their content, while other spreads best tell their part of the story with many more.  Fewer total images obviously allows for larger images throughout the book.
 
A typical album is usually a balance between artistry, completeness and budget.  The total number of images recommended for a given size album or photobook to strike this balance is usually as follows:  
     For a 40 page (20 spreads) album or photobook = 105 to 135 images
     For a 50 page (25 spreads) album or photobook = 135 to 165 images
     For a 60 page (30 spreads) album or photobook = 165 to 200 images   
 
For the Bristol Proof Book photobooks, the process is a little different.  These books can hold between 350 and 750 images depending on size and pages as described in more detail below.    

THE CHAMPAGNE FLUSH-MOUNT ALBUM COLLECTION

The Champagne Album Collection
The Champagne Album Collection

Introduced in February of 2013, our newest and highest quality album is our Champagne premium flush-mount album collection. These albums feature the perfect balance between the premium quality feel of a traditional album, the look and feel of the more contemporary flush-mount album, and the stunning imagery of the latest aluminescent technology. Our fully custom photographic collages are flush-mounted without mats on rigid pages that open flat. When open flat, the gutter between facing pages is an industry-leading mere 1 mm, enabling true two-page panoramas. The truly unique feature of these stunning albums is the metal aluminescent covers. Cover images are created by embedding dyes directly into the aluminum base to create a truly brilliant image with no loss of details in the highlights or shadows. The spine is reinforced with a ribbed wood block and wrapped in leather all the way around the back cover. 
 
As with all of our albums, this exquisite flush-mount album is available in multiple size sets -- 12-inch x 12-inch for the Bride and Groom, exactly scaled duplicates at 10-inch x 10-inch for the Parents, an 8-inch x 8-inch for other close relatives and friends. Each Champagne Album may have forty (40), fifty (50) or sixty (60) pages (sides).   
 
For a more detailed description of the features and options for the Champagne Flush-Mount Album collection, Click Here!      

THE BORDEAUX FLUSH-MOUNT ALBUM COLLECTION 

Bordeaux Flush-Mount Albums
Bordeaux Flush-Mount Albums

Our best-selling high quality album is our Bordeaux flush-mount album collection. These albums feature the premium quality of a traditional album, but the look and feel of the more contemporary flush-mount album. Our fully custom photographic collages are flush-mounted without mats on rigid pages that open flat. When open flat, the gutter between facing pages is an industry-leading mere 1 mm, enabling true two-page panoramas. Page corners are rounded and gilded in marbled gold for added beauty and durability. 
 
Like most of our albums and photobooks, this exquisite flush-mount album is available in multiple size sets -- 12-inch x 12-inch for the Bride and Groom, exactly scaled duplicates at 10-inch x 10-inch for the Parents, an 8-inch x 8-inch for other close relatives and friends, and a 5-inch x 5-inch convenient "Brag" book. The hand-crafted padded covers are available in ten (10) materials / colors with or without a cameo.  Additionally they are available with a full wrap-around photo canvas cover or with a single image on the cover protected by acryllic. Each Bordeaux Flush-Mount Album may have forty (40), fifty (50), or sixty (60) pages (sides).     
 
Click Here for a more complete description of all the features and options for our Bordeaux Flush-Mount Albums.

THE PROVENCE PANORAMIC ALBUM COLLECTION    
 

The Provence Panoramic Album Collection
The Provence Panoramic Album Collection

Introduced in November of 2012, our second newest album is our Provence Seamless Panoramic flush-mount album collection. These albums feature the look and feel of the a contemporary flush-mount album, but are created by mounting press-printed panoramic prints to the page and binding without a gutter. Each two-page spread is creased at the binding without cutting, hence, no gutter. The front padded covers of these beautiful albums are custom images with a luster finish and stiched to leather which wraps to the spine and back cover. The result is a beautiful album that is more robust than a photobook, but a little lighter build than our more robust Bordeaux or Champagne albums.  
 
As with our other albums, this exquisite flush-mount album is available in multiple size sets -- 12-inch x 12-inch for the Bride and Groom, exactly scaled duplicates at 10-inch x 10-inch for the Parents, an 8-inch x 8-inch for other close relatives and friends. Each Provence Album may have forty (40), fifty (50) or sixty (60) pages (sides).  
 
For a more complete description of the features and options of this beautiful album collection, Click Here!     
 

THE BRIGHTON LAY-FLAT PHOTOBOOK COLLECTION     

Brighton Lay-Flat Photobook Collection
Brighton Lay-Flat Hinged-Page PhotoBooks

For those customers who like the contemporary collage, but want a lighter, more portable book, we offer our latest line of Brighton PhotoBooks.  These beautiful PhotoBooks continue the look of our previous offerings, but incorporate heavier (90 lb) specially hinged pages that lay flat when the book is opened.  Now the true panorama two-page spreads in our contemporary collage designs, previously available only in our Premium Flush-Mount Albums are also available in our more economical PhotoBooks.     
 
One of the most significant advantages of our Brighton PhotoBooks, however, is the ability to produce same or smaller size duplicates at substantial savings.  Available sizes include:  12" x 12",   10" x 10",   and 8" x 8".    
 
Our Brighton PhotoBooks can have up to 80 pages (sides).  The covers of these beautiful books are fully customizable wrap-around photo canvas hardcovers.     
 
For a description of all the choices and options associated with these type of photobooks, CLICK HERE.
  

BRIGHTON ART PHOTO GUEST BOOK       
 

The Brighton Art Photo Guest Book
The Brighton Art Photo Guest Book

We at Ayer Photography of Vermont  also offer a customized version of the Brighton photobook for use as a wedding photo guest book - the Brighton Art. Instead of having just a series of lines for your guests to sign their name, our photo guest books are custom-made using your images. For a wedding the left facing pages are usually a full color single image or collage of engagement photographs, while the right facing pages are a faded photograph from the same sessions, on which space is provided for your guests to write a note or greeting free of formatting. No longer is the guest book something to put away once your thank you notes have been written, but it is a photo album in its own right that you will view over and over again, complete with personal wishes from your family and friends.   
 
These photo guest books are 10" x 10" and usually have twenty (20) lay-flat pages with a matte texture to make writing on them easier.  They are hard cover with a choice of fabric coverings.    
 
For a description of the features and options associated with our Brighton Art Photo Guest Books, please Click Here!       

BRISTOL PRESS-PRINTED PROOF BOOKS   

Bristol Proof Books
Standard PhotoBooks - Proof Books

Our Proof Book offerings are based on our line of Press-Printed Bristol PhotoBooks.  They are printed on archival-quality, acid-free 65 lb paperstock and are bound like a typical library book - that is, they do not lay flat when open.  For our proof books, all pages have a common background and the layouts have a traditional classic feel and look. 
 
Typically, the Proof Book will contain all of the final proofs posted to the customer's online proof gallery.  If one of the smaller proof books is purchased, it may, as an option, contain only the "best 200 or 300" proofs, as selected by the customer from their online proof gallery.  These printed images (proofs) are not all the same size, however.  They are laid out creatively - each page unique to the images it displays.  The larger books can contain up to 750 images comfortably.  
 
Two (2) book sizes are available in two (2) thicknesses - 100 pages, or 140 pages.  The two (2) sizes are:  11" (w) x 14" (h); and   10" x 10".   
   
For a description of all the choices and options associated with our Proof Books, CLICK HERE.
 

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