My new studio album sample for 2011 just arrived. It’s a Finao One Flushmount album. For those of you not in the know, this is the creme de la creme when it comes to flushmount wedding albums.
Finao has totally raised the bar since the introduction of their flushmount wedding albums several years ago; the quality is sublime and will truly last generations. The cover options Finao offers are simply unmatched and like nothing you’ve seen before–Finao albums really need to be touched to be appreciated. It’s like a tactile sensual overload. The cover option for this badboy is an exotic leather sourced from Italy that Finao has aptly named ‘Ludicrous’. It’s an embossed leather that is simply stunning. It’s classic, yet modern, and very, very exotic. The whole album just exudes elegance–from the beautiful Italian leather, to the way the photos shine when you turn the pages at just the right angle. For those of you about to ask: yes, those are pallets in the background. My girlfriend’s an architect and has been itching to design the raw urban space. So we’re currently in the process of building some sexy additions to the new live/work loft we just moved into in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp District.

I decided to showcase Chris & Ashlee’s vintage-themed wedding at the beautiful Bernardo Winery in Rancho, Bernardo, California for the sample album.

You really have to see this baby in person. This is a 12×18, 60 page album and opens to an enormous panoramic 3ft wide spread. The pages lay flat (hence the Flushmount designation) so that you can get uber creative with your photo layouts. Giant two page panoramic photo spread across the album seam: dont even worry about it! The prints are huge and presented BIG–like they should be seen. The bigger the prints, the more the viewer connects with the photographs. At least that’s how I see it. Tiny 500×700 pixel-sized images on a computer screen just dont do anyone’s photos justice. You really do have to see your photos in print to feel the visual impact. The album is literally like a portable photo gallery–the prints are as big as framed photos you’d see hanging in someone’s house. I love it!