D700So you've decided to protect your wedding photography by getting an album. Wise choice! Here's how you can give your album the longest life.
Storage: Your album is made of the finest materials and techniques (if you got it from Joel Nisleit Photography) and meant to be enjoyed and displayed. Feel free to keep it on a book shelf, coffee table or other prominent place. However, don't keep it where the sun will bake it. UV light damages fabrics and colors over time.
The best environment for a photo album is an air conditioned place at typical room temperature. Avoid placing it near vents, humid environments or where the temperature will change drastically.
The best way to store your album is in a custom designer case from Joel Nisleit Photography, which is made to support the pages and spine. Your book will come in a natural box and tissue paper, but the custom case is recommended because it's more stylish, slim and presentable for display.
If you don't have a custom case from Joel Nisleit Photography, it's best to store the album flat in a protective box, or straight upright on a shelf, not leaned.
Fingerprints: Never, ever put any liquid on the album or its pages. Fingerprints are best cleaned immediately with a dry microfiber cloth and feather-light pressure. Rub in a circular motion. Don't press hard or rub too long, or you could rub off the finish of the photo.
Spills: No album page is completely waterproof. It's up to you to avoid spills, so avoid placing the album near where you're eating or setting a drink. If you spill on a page, dab it with a microfiber until dry, but avoid spreading the spill.
Use good sense (there's no such thing as common sense). Avoid handling the album with greasy hands or in dirty environments, taking it out in the elements, etc. Always treat it like a priceless family heirloom because it is.
Repair: If any pages become damaged, Joel Nisleit Photography will repair your album for a fee, but only a maximum of three pages can be replaced in a book. The lab determines that restriction. If you would like, you may also order mini companion albums for backup or parent gifts.
Show it off! It deserves to be shown as much as it's cared for, so let all your friends and family see it, and every now and then relive your own romantic fairy tale.
With proper care, albums from Joel Nisleit Photography are made to last a few hundred years if not more! They're really good stuff. :)
Check out a real client album from Joel Nisleit Photography!
Joel Nisleit Self PortraitSelf portrait of studio owner Joel Nisleit. Joel's skills enable him to capture portraits like this in any location, from home to a parking garage.
Joel Nisleit is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin wedding photographer who'll create images that do justice to all the life, love and romance of your wedding day and protect it in print forever. Contact Joel today.