The shoemaker’s kid has shoes!

After 10 years and 1 day, I finally finished my wedding albums. I tried to get them done in time for our anniversary, but I got sick last week. Meh.

For years, my hubby has threatened to buy albums from a store so he could start putting in our photos.

That was so not going to happen.

I somehow managed to keep the albums a secret from my husband – and I am a bad liar. I told him that I had a custom order that I didn’t want him to see until it was finished (my studio is in our house).

Wedding Photo Albums

When they were done, I called him into the studio and asked him what he thought of the books. I thought that he’d recognize the albums because they were covered in a bookcloth that we had picked out ourselves. No such luck. His response – “They’re really nice!”

Once I realized that he had no idea what was going on, I had to explain that the books were for us. Then I got the reaction I was looking for.


There is one final touch that is still in the works – an inset for each cover with our names and wedding date. I’m having this done by a local letterpress artist – Kelly McMahon of May Day Studio. I’ll post images of the albums with the insets when they’re done.

Now we just need to get the pictures in…so we have another 10 years to do that, yes?

5 Responses to “The shoemaker’s kid has shoes!”

By Monica - 29 September 2009 Reply

They look so great, what a nice color! Congrats on getting to them and good luck with filling them up!

By elissa - 29 September 2009 Reply

Monica –

I love the color too – very autumnal and butterscotchy.


By dinahmow - 30 September 2009 Reply

They say you can’t rush things…

By Shannon - 30 September 2009 Reply

The only reason our wedding album got done when it did (2+ years after the wedding) was that our immigration lawyer recommended having it for my hearing. Otherwise, I’m sure it would still be in the queue. 🙂

By elissa - 3 October 2009 Reply

Shannon –

I think you win the award for best incentive. I hope the court gave you props for your album!


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