hen creating a wedding album there are two distinct book styles to choose from; Matted and Flush Mount. The differences between these two styles lie within the way your photographs are mounted and displayed on the page. Ultimately, there is no "right" or "wrong" style: there are aesthetic advantages and disadvantages to both. Every wedding is different, and by determining which album style best aligns with your personal taste, you are determining how you and your family will experience those memories for years to come.
are inherently more formal, featuring photographs which sit recessed into the page, surrounded on all sides by a thick matte paper (just like in a picture frame). Matted books can display multiple photographs per page, each of which have been hand cut and painstakingly placed within their respective openings. This differs from a Flush Mount book, where multiple images are graphically printed onto a single, flush page. As an artist and craftsman, the traditional Matted album remains close to my heart, as it embodies a classic elegance and demonstrates meticulous attention to detail. The surrounding Matte paper has a distinctive texture which creates a wonderful tactile experience, making each page a joy to hold and turn. Matted albums often hold fewer images on each page, which forces the viewer to slow down and appreciate each image individually.
Here are a few examples of Matted style inner pages:
Images are hand cut and recessed into the page, surrounded on all sides by a thick matte paper.
Photographs can span across the book's center seam to create more dynamic page layouts.
Graphical elements such as a logo, font, or monogram can also be included in the album design