WHAT IS ALIGN ALBUM DESIGN?
Align Album Design is fast & affordable album design resource for pro photographers and I had to provide an Align Album Design review because this has been a game changer for my studio! As photographers, we want to offer high end, professional album options but the back end workflow can be absolutely time sucking if we do it all ourselves. Enter Align. You upload your images and pick your page design style, they get to work. They’ll design your album layout and even communicate with your client (cc’ing you, of course) so you can oversee the process but not handle tiny changes like swapping a horizontal for vertical image, because that can truly be tedious computer work for us busy photographers. The cherry on top? They offer printing, too! You’re totally welcome to take your design and print elsewhere but I have been loving the one stop shop of it all and the quality has been stellar.
WHY OFFER ALBUMS
If you’re a wedding photographer looking to expand your income while also elevating your client experience, albums are a perfect solution. Costco, Artifact Uprising… Yeah, they’re quick and affordable but the quality isn’t incredible and they’re not built to last. There’s a reason they’re affordable! If I’m going to offer my clients an album option, I’m going to offer one that’s incredibly sturdy, prints true to the way my images look in an online gallery, and is made to be passed down through generations.
WHAT I LOVE
Their designers are visual artists who have a knack for design. Each time I’ve received designs to approve, I’m floored at the artistry, they lay out the wedding story exactly how I would have designed it myself. It almost feels like they’re inside my head! The communication that comes with each design is incredibly professional and always timeline. Communication and customer service are a make or break deal for me and Align has always pulled through with 5 stars.
WHAT MAKES THEM AN EASY CHOICE
Not only is the design and printing really simple to add into your workflow, Align also offers a starter package if you’re brand new to offering albums, which. I was. From email templates to stock album photos, their starter kit is such a fantastic way to springboard into offering albums with confidence. This starter kit is SO JAM PACKED with resources, I was able to implement right away and made $1,500 on albums the day after I started implementing it. After hemming and hawing over album options for years, buying and implementing their starter pack took me from 0-100 with my album confidence and workflow. If you need hands on guidance to start, don’t think twice and grab the starter kit because it’s filled to the brim with value. I love them so much, I asked if I could offer a discount on my blog so here’s $200 off using code ELLEFSON when you check out here.
My only regret in this Align Album Design review is that I had discovered them sooner in my journey building my business. Check them out here!
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