Fine art albums and print products for professional photographers

Bespoke bound guest book in leather with gold foiling on a cloth cover table

Guest Book

Personalised Guest Books for weddings and more

Are you looking to add an extra touch of magic to your client’s special day? Designed to complement a main wedding album beautifully, the Guest Book offers a seamless aesthetic across your wedding memorabilia. With a range of material choices and personalisation options, it can be tailored to mirror the look and feel of your Fine Art Album or Matted Album, creating a harmonious keepsake set.

The Guest Book is more than just blank pages – it’s a canvas for heartfelt messages, warm wishes, and treasured memories from guests. As photographers, presenting this alongside your photo album services adds an invaluable extra to your offerings, giving couples an additional tangible piece of their day’s joy and celebration.

Each Guest Book is handcrafted with the finest materials, ensuring an elegant presentation and a durable keepsake that preserves the warmth and love of your wedding day.

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Key features of the Guest Book

The basics

  • Lay flat binding 
  • A choice of 10, 15 or 20 spreads, offering plenty of space for guests to write messages

Make it personal

  • An incredible range of personalisation options
  • Full-grain leather and vegan-friendly materials

Built to last

  • Archival-quality materials to last a lifetime
  • Made with high-quality fine art paper for a perfect matte finish
  • Handmade in the UK at our workshop in Yorkshire
  • Paper texture and finish, perfect for writing

Guest Book sizes

Space for the loving messages from family and friends

Guest Books are available in the classic square formats of 12x12”, 10x10" and 8x8". Alternatively, if you love the landscape format, we also offer A4 Landscape. 

Square Album

  • 12x12" / 30x30 cm
  • 10x10" / 25x25 cm
  • 8x8" / 20x20 cm

Landscape Album

  • A4 - 11.7x8.3" / 29.7x21 cm

Cover materials

Handwritten memories beautifully covered

We always want the finished result of our products to look sublime. If your clients choose to order a wedding album or photo book from a special event, you can match it to their Guest Book to create the ultimate heirloom package.

Something for everyone. Choose the perfect material from a large range, including genuine leather, cotton, linen, silk and vegan-friendly fabric to curate your dream guest book cover.

Leather Guest Book

Our extensive Contemporary Leather range includes 24 of the finest genuine leathers with beautiful textures and finishes. The perfect long-lasting material for any wedding photo album.

Bespoke bound guest book in leather with gold foiling on a cloth cover table

Fabric Guest Book

Choose from 3 different fabric ranges, including Essential Cotton, Heritage Fabrics and Core Fabric. Plus, there is the additional option to have an image printed on the cover with our photo fabric cover.

Silk Guest Book

Our silk has been sourced for its natural quality and beauty and is available in a range of vibrant colours that shimmer under the light. Please be aware that our silk covers do contain slubs which, in our opinion, is part of the natural beauty.

On-trend colours that compliment or contrast in a range of beautiful materials

Please note that swatch colours are a guide and may vary from the actual material colour. Swatches can be ordered from our online shop.

Material swatches

Contemporary Leather
Core Fabric
Essential Cotton
Heritage
Silk
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Porcelain
    Porcelain
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Cashew
    Cashew
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Mist
    Mist
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Pewter
    Pewter
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Blush
    Blush
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Peony
    Peony
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Regency Blue
    Regency Blue
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Jade
    Jade
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Sage
    Sage
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Forest Green
    Forest Green
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Honey
    Honey
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Airforce Blue
    Airforce Blue
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Morello
    Morello
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Sandstone
    Sandstone
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Latte
    Latte
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Saddle
    Saddle
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Truffle
    Truffle
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Dusk
    Dusk
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Graphite
    Graphite
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Ebony
    Ebony
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Cityscape
    Cityscape
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Moorland
    Moorland
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Mountain Moss
    Mountain Moss
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour River
    River
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour White
    White
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Pigeon
    Pigeon
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Liberty
    Liberty
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Biscuit
    Biscuit
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Lavender
    Lavender
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Petal
    Petal
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Olive
    Olive
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Wine
    Wine
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Fern
    Fern
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Atlantic
    Atlantic
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Pebble
    Pebble
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Hop
    Hop
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Woodland
    Woodland
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Peppermint
    Peppermint
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Denim
    Denim
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Ketchup
    Ketchup
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Carbon
    Carbon
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Onyx
    Onyx
  • Heritage fabric material swatch colour Parchment
    Parchment
  • Heritage fabric material swatch colour Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze
  • Heritage fabric material swatch colour Tusk
    Tusk
  • Heritage fabric material swatch colour Oatmeal
    Oatmeal
  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Frost White
    Frost White
  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Champagne
    Champagne
  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Gold
    Gold
  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Powder Blue
    Powder Blue
  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Storm
    Storm

Personalisation options

Make your guest book personal with our range of customisations

Small details mean a lot. We’ve significantly expanded our personalisation techniques to offer greater flexibility with no compromise on quality.

Want to add names, dates, your studio logo, or even bespoke emblems of the happy couple’s initials? Our techniques for covers and boxes include time-honoured methods such as debossing & foiling, through to modern laser engraving and state-of-the-art printing. We even offer a ‘Guest Book’ pre-made motif in a beautiful script font for our foiling methods.

If our standard fonts don’t meet your requirements, we can offer additional fonts to meet your specifications.

Cover Text

Elevate your Guest Book with custom cover text. Customise with names, a wedding date, or a heartfelt message, it adds a touch of elegance and sentimental value that will remind your clients of their special day for years to come.

Available in a range of fonts and styles, cover text transforms any book into a cherished keepsake, beautifully crafted to perfection.

Studio Logo

Enhance your wedding photography business by adding your studio logo. Showcase your brand identity and professionalism by customising the cover with your brand.

For a wedding photographer, it’s not just a logo; it’s a mark of quality and trust, leaving a lasting impression and ensuring that your name is forever connected to the cherished memories you’ve expertly captured.

Bespoke Client Motifs

A bespoke motif is a unique graphic or decorative element that is used to personalise the album. This could be custom fonts, a graphic from the wedding stationery or the couple’s monogram.

Bespoke motifs can be chosen to reflect the individuality and personal style of the couple, making it truly one-of-a-kind.

Endpaper Foiling

Endpapers are the very first and last two pages of a book, one side of which is fixed directly to the front and back cover. We have a wide range of endpaper colours to choose from to either tie in or contrast with your cover.

The endpaper can also be personalised with a studio logo or bespoke motif in gold or silver foil debossing.

Personalisation methods

Pick the perfect personalisation technique to complement your cover choice

Cover Printing
Laser Engraving
Blind Debossing
Foil Debossing
22ct Gold or Palladium

Cover printing

Cover printing is a cutting-edge technique that adds a touch of brilliance and sophistication to your wedding album covers.

It’s a process that involves using UV light to cure specially formulated white or black ink that is applied to the cover material. The result? Stunning, high-definition cover text, studio logo or motif with intricate detail.

Laser engraviing

To engrave your text or logo, we use a highly accurate laser to precisely remove the top layer of the material, revealing its natural hues beneath.

Laser engraving is a versatile and durable personalisation technique that can be used on most of our materials. If you are looking for a way to personalise your album with a natural finish, then laser engraving is a great option.

Blind debossing

Blind debossing, also known as blind blocking, stamping or simply debossing, is a traditional method of imprinting into a surface without ink or foil. It creates a subtle yet elegant and tactile finish.

The debossing process begins with individually typesetting brass characters or, for studio logos or motifs, a brass die is created. The brass text or die is then heated and pressed into the material, creating a depression in the shape of the design. 

Blind debossing is a versatile technique that can be used on many of our cover materials but is especially suited to leather. 

Foil debossing

Foil blocking, also known as hot stamping, is a process of imprinting metallic foil into a material to create a really eye-catching finish. It is similar to debossing, but instead of simply impressing the letters into the material, a thin layer of metallic foil is pressed into the indentation.

Similar to debossing, foil blocking begins with the meticulous arrangement of individual brass characters. Alternatively, for studio logos or intricate motifs, a custom brass die is made to order. This precision-crafted brass component is then heated and pressed into the material, accompanied by a layer of coloured metallic foil. The result? A striking depression in the material, beautifully shaped to mirror your design with a luxurious metallic finish.

22ct gold & palladium

We proudly offer 22-carat gold lettering and logos for our leather covers. This is a dazzling and luxurious finish that is sure to make your album stand out from the crowd. We believe that we are the only album supplier to offer this unique service to you and your clients.

The process is secret, and some may say it’s alchemy, but we can confirm that the final stage involves us hand-laying 22-carat gold leaf to reproduce your text, logo or motif.  The finish is something to behold and is a great choice for clients who want a luxury finish.

If you prefer a silvery finish, then we also offer Palladium as an alternative to 22-carat Gold.

Our premium paper

Acid-free with a beautiful matte finish

Made from the same paper as our matted albums, the texture and finish are perfect for guests to add handwritten messages. 

The paper within our Guest Book is the same heavyweight FSC-approved paper used in our Matted Albums. This creates a tactile, robust page perfect for writing messages. Its archival and high-quality nature means your client’s heirloom can be enjoyed for many years to come.

You can select 10, 15, or 20 double-page spreads to offer plenty of room for your client’s Guest Book to be filled

Packaging to present and protect

Designed with a focus on sustainability

To complete your order, each book comes in a natural cotton bag and a kraft cardboard presentation box to keep it clean and safe. Cardboard presentation boxes are available in our beautiful tree motif design or ordered plain. Plain cardboard boxes can be personalised with a bespoke motif in either black or white printing. 

We take great pride in carefully checking and packaging each book for shipping, which is why professional photographers worldwide trust us to drop ship orders directly to clients.

Want something extra special? You can also upgrade to one of our handcrafted Clamshell Boxes.

FAQs

Do we only produce wedding albums?

Although we specialise in handcrafting the perfect wedding albums, we’ve worked with professional photographers to create all sorts of wonderful photo albums, from the arrival of a little one and family gatherings to boudoir portraits and corporate gifting. 

Production time

Our Guest Books are on a 10 working day turnaround from the day we receive your files.

Please note that our production times may change during our busy period, which is typically October-December. 

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Fine Art Album

To make the perfect pairing, offer a beautiful layflat album to tell the story of the day. A Fine Art Album is a great way to show the wonderful moments from a special occasion, while the guest book holds the thoughts from the day. You could even create a Fine Art Album before the wedding featuring your client's favourite engagement images.

Matted Album

An alternative wedding photo book style is the Matted Album. Our handcrafted Matted Albums elevate the traditional album form to a new level with the same quality and attention to detail as our Fine Art Books.

Your prints are expertly mounted beneath precision-cut bevelled mats of conservation grade. Each aperture becomes a window through which the viewer can take time to fully appreciate images in turn. Each page consists of six, hand assembled, layers, measuring a substantial 2.5mm in thickness. The albums lie flat and are trimmed flush for a perfect finish.

Matted Print Box

Do away with the hassle of framing and take a look at our 10x8" and 12x10" Matted Print Box. These beautiful fine art prints are available in a range of quality papers and are kept safe in a handcrafted box. The mats are designed to perfectly fit standard frames, or they can be stored in the box for safe keeping.

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As a professional photographer, you know that every wedding you capture is a unique work of art. Just like selecting the right lens or finding the perfect lighting, choosing the ideal album manufacturer is a crucial decision that can make or break your client’s experience.

At Folio Albums, we’re not just about crafting stunning albums; we’re also about building meaningful relationships with professional photographers. We want to be your trusted partner on this incredible adventure.

No matter what queries are on your mind, we’re ready to have a conversation. Click the “Schedule a Call” button below, and let’s arrange a time to discuss how we can complement your photography with our exceptional albums. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro, we’re here to support you and your business.

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