Sometimes I think there’s a place you’ve just got to know about and my Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will give you the full skinny.
I heard wonderful things about Artifact Uprising years ago when Matt and Karina used it to make their wedding album. Though I always liked the brand’s clean aesthetic, it took about five years before I got around to using them. I have been guilty of letting photos pile up and never displaying them. The turning point was realizing I had hundreds of gorgeous pictures from our engagement shoot; I knew couldn’t let them collect virtual dust. And now that I know the final product can look this good, I’ll be displaying all the photos from now on.
I went on the site to assemble one of their layflat albums – the product they’re most known for. The book features thicker pages and opens to a fully flat position so full spread photos are particularly breathtaking. It’s definitely a pricier option, but the results are stunning.
After putting together my first book, I was hooked. The layflat albums don’t allow you to use too many pages and the layouts are limited as they recommend few photos for maximum impact. While at first this seems limiting (“how do I choose?!”), I ultimately found it best. I realized I didn’t need three very similar shots with slight changes in angles or hand placement. Choosing only the best photos from each location helped create a better story arc. I started with 187 photos and wound up with only 26 in the book – and I don’t feel like I’m missing anything.
I also love their framing options and holiday cards. Again, everything is very simple, but I am really digging that vibe lately. I love the almost Scandinavian feel and natural color palate they have going. As I’m starting to get a bit more into photography, I have a feeling this site is going to see me as a frequent visitor.