Designing your Album

Hey friends!

On this page, I’d like to guide you through the process of what it takes to put your wedding album together.

Firstly, as you’re all aware, the album is a separate purchase. The cost is $1500 (discounted to $1250 if purchased before the wedding) and includes the first 10 spreads (however most couples add extra spreads) in your wedding album. The album as standard is 10×10 inches and is square in shape. This cost includes:

  1. A 10 x 10 inch fine art wedding album.
  2. The time to design and the manufacture of the album.
  3. A range of cover materials that you can choose at no extra cost. Upgrade to leather or suede for $100.
  4. 1 Complimentary deboss stamp on the front cover of your album of a file supplied by you or your names written using our custom font that’s used across our entire branding suite, which is unique to the James Day brand. This example also shows the “this is our story” addition which would be considered a 2nd deboss and a fee of $100 would apply for every extra deboss.

Most couples choose to add extra spreads to their album as a guide we’ll provide here the price that different sized albums would be.
Extra spreads are available at the price of $100 per spread, Once you reach certain spreads numbers though it can end up cheaper to buy a block of 10 spreads. A spread is 2 pages, or in other words, the left and right hand side of the page.

10 Spreads – $1250 (this is the base)
20 Spreads – $2250  ($1000 extra)
30 Spreads – $2995 ($1745 extra) – This is the most popular choice.
40 Spreads – $3495 ($2245 extra)

Duplicate (6×6 inch in size) parent albums are $600 for 1 or $500 each once you order 2 or more. The price for these does not change no matter how many spreads you have!

For extra deboss (for example, having another deboss on the spine or back of the album, there is an extra charge of $100 per deboss. Custom designed deboss is $200 to help cover the cost of the calligrapher to complete the design.

Below is an example of a hand drawn calligraphy option (which is then converted into a digital file, then a stamp, which is available for $200 which includes the design fee for the hand drawn calligraphy as well as the deboss fee.

Time Frames.

We have strict time frames in which the album needs to be completed. We want to get your album in your hands asap and don’t want this to turn into something that finally gets organised months or even years down the track.

Our commitment to you, is to have your album in your hands within 10 weeks of you receiving your photos.

We do that by following these time frames.

1. Your images available to you within 3 weeks of the wedding.
2. You have 2 weeks from this date to select your favourites and fill out the album pre-design preferences form.
3. Now’s the time to fill out the album options form. This is where you get to choose the cover & design options.
4. We will design your album within 1 week of receiving your favourites and completed form.
5. Between us we will have 2 weeks to make any changes that might need to be made and you will approve the album.
6. Your album goes to print and will be ready about 3 weeks later.

What we need to do to get started on your album

Firstly, Log into your Pic-Time gallery with your email address. Favourite images that you’d like included in your album. Once you’ve chosen the images, it’s time to complete your wedding album pre-design preferences form that we’ll have sent you.

For a base 10 spread album, we’d recommend selecting between 50-100 photos that will be used as a starting point for your design. On average, across the entire book there are 3 images used per spread, which may include 1 image per double page spread, pages with 2 images per spread, or collage spreads with multiple images coming together to tell the story. We aim to design with a mix of all of the above to create an interesting album. Please keep in mind that not every image you’ve favourited will be included in the original design.

If you’d like to design an album which has more than the base 10 spreads, we will be able to include more images, thus we’d recommend choosing up to 200 images as a starting point. Please let us know what you’d like us to aim for in the original design, 10, 20, 30 or 40 spreads.

Many clients choose a different option entirely which is to let us design the album to what we think it needs to be to best tell the story. Please be mindful that this may end up as a 40 spread album which would incur a further fee 0f $2245. If you’re working to a budget, choosing the amount of spreads you’d like may be a better fit for you.

As a guide, a finished 10 spread album might include 30 images, a 20 spread might include 60, 30 spreads might include 90 images and 40 spreads could include up to 120 images. As we add more spreads, we’re able to tell more in depth stories, for example if we were working with a 10 spread album might look a little like this.

  1. Opening spread of a photo you love.
  2. Partner A getting ready.
  3. Partner B getting ready.
  4. Ceremony.
  5. Group photos/bridal party
  6. Couple photos
  7. Couple photos
  8. Reception
  9. Dancing
  10. Final Spread.

By adding more spreads we are able to include multiple spreads per different segment of the day.

To see a visual example of these albums, click the following links.

10 spread album example.


20 Spread album example


30 spread album example (most popular)


40 spread album example


For any upgrades (extra pages etc.) a 50% deposit is due at the time of the order being placed and 50% is due upon notification the album is ready to collect!

Here are some visual guides for the albums we can create for you.

An example of a spread with 5 images.

An example of a spread with lots of images which are often used for Dancing spreads. Busier pages like this we use sparingly throughout the album as it can look a little messy if used too often.

An example of a spread with 4 images of details.

An example of a spread with an image that utilises the whole space.

An example showing a deboss which was supplied by the couple that was used on their wedding invitations.


We’re looking forward to seeing you and designing your album with your gorgeous images!


James & Cath.