5 Reasons to choose a premium folio box?

5 Reasons to choose a premium folio box?

 

Our premium folio box is just stunning.  Don’t believe us?  Read on to find out why we think they are so special.

Now, we know, it’s a tough decision when you’re choosing your photographer to determine whether you would like just digital images, a wedding or family album produced or if you would prefer to go for an alternative album product that is a little different but equally beautiful.

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Less waiting time

Here at Radiance Photography we passionately believe in providing you with a product you will use.  Around the UK thousands of wedding albums are purchased each year.  Many albums are received long after your wedding excitement has died down.  An album can take as long as six weeks to arrive from the printer after it has been designed and approved.  So that’s up to 8 weeks for your photos to be delivered in peak wedding season and then up to a further 6 weeks for your album after you have approved it.  Folio boxes are available for you to collect on the day of your image viewing.

You choose how to display your images

When you finally receive your album you look through it, possibly take it to your grans, then put it on a book shelf or somewhere safe and only occasionally look at it again.  With a folio box, your images are individually mounted so all you need to do is choose how to display them.  Would you love a picture shelf where you can take several images from your box and display them?  Or, would you frame your images and hang them in a prominent place which will make you smile on a daily basis?  Don’t forget, you can change the images you’ve chosen to display as often as you like to suit your mood or décor.  You could also choose to keep them safely stashed away in their luxury box.

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Image selection is your choice

Often in album design your photographer will choose for you, giving little choice in which images you’d like to include.  With a folio box the choice of images is yours.  We will guide you by choosing and printing a selection of the very best images from the day for you.  Don’t worry if your favourite image has not been selected.  This is easily resolved within a few days and you can still take the rest of your images home.

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Personalise additional boxes with different images

When you purchase additional albums for parents they tend to be exact replicas of your own album, albeit smaller.  Ordering additional folio boxes with us allows you to select the images you want to include.  This means you can personalise each box with specific family members in mind.  The ultimate win when it comes to keeping your family happy.

Save room for next time

You do not need to fill you folio box initially.  Instead you could choose to include images from your engagement shoot to fill your box.  Alternatively, you could leave space for future images.  This might be particularly good if you’re planning a christening or other family event. We’re happy to assist you with this, just book and pay for your next shoot and then select the images you’d like.

Add your premium folio box to you Gift List

Would you love a premium folio box but just can’t afford it?  How about adding your box to your wedding gift list?  You choose between adding it as a single item or breaking it down into smaller amounts.  All you would need to do would be to pay the balance if the full cost of your box wasn’t covered.

The best way to help you decide if a premium folio box is for you is to ask to see one at your consultation.  Too feel the weight and solid build of your luxury folio box.  For information on how your box can be customised to your requirements see our post; Introducing our Luxury Folio Box

 

Introducing our Luxury Folio Box

Introducing our Luxury Folio Box

We’re so excited to introduce you to our beautiful, luxury folio box.

So, what’s a luxury folio box?

I hear you ask.  Well put simply it’s a box to keep all of your prints in but it’s not just any old box.  Our luxury folio boxes have been hand selected by us as the best available and will contain carefully selected images you will treasure for years to come.  The premium metallic pewter faux leather of your soft touch luxury folio box comes complete with silver foiled branding and is simply stunning.

Family Heirloom

Designed as a family heirloom you can treasure forever, each box comes complete with up to twenty or thirty images which are  mounted individually.  Each mount is a 14 x 11 inch heavyweight, bevel cut mat which is made from professional archival board.  This conforms to the Fine Art Trade Guild requirements for Conservation (level 2).  Each board is specially prepared to have the right chemical balance to ensure that your prints last a lifetime.

Online Gallery

We know digital images are important to you so each of our premium folio boxes also comes complete with your individually hand-processed, high resolution digital files in an online gallery where you can like, comment and share the images to your hearts content.

Pre-Order

When you pre-order a folio box as part of your booking you will get the opportunity to customise it.  For an additional fee, you can choose a black, soft grey, metallic champagne or even a wooden box.  You can choose to personalise the front of your box with your name and date of your wedding.   Inside, the colour of the mounts can be customised with black, white or cream mounts or a mixture.

Click here to find out why we believe a premium folio box is better than an album.

Relaxed wedding inspiration

Relaxed wedding inspiration

Now you’ve already met Mary and Michael from their earlier engagement shoot post (which you can check out here) so it’s time to share a little of their relaxed wedding inspiration at the Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick, Cumbria.

As a couple who love the outdoors and especially visiting the Lake District, Keswick was the obvious choice for their destination wedding.  Their dream was to take their guests on a cruise of the beautiful lake Derwent right in the heart of the beautiful English Lake District. 

The sun was shining. Saxophonist, Paul Palmer, played and the Princess Margaret Rose from the Keswick Launch Company carried everyone across the lake.

Saxophonist, Paul Palmer, who was a surprise for Mary, organised and kept secret by Michael, played during their ceremony and their Lake Cruise.

Mary chose a colour scheme of navy and blush pink and as they travelled to the Lake District for their wedding, silk flowers were chosen for the bouquet and table top arrangement.  Their stationery was mounted on ordinance survey maps and tables were named after Lakeland Fells further adding to the theme of the day.

Grooms Prep

Grooms Prep

One often overlooked area of a wedding is that of the groom and his preparations on the day.  A few years ago very little thought was put into the grooms attire, as long as the colours co-ordinated with the bridal party everything was fine and images largely focused on the bride.  Fast forward a couple of years and grooms are putting much more importance on the wedding being their day too and using this to express their individuality and personality.  More time is now being taken documenting the grooms preparation from getting dressed, checking that his tie is straight, waistcoat fastened, and watch is on to those precious / hilarious moments when he is helped with his button hole.  Here are a just a selection of images grooms portraiture.  Enjoy.

Details:

Photography: Radiance Photography
Venue: Merewood Hotel
Wedding Hangers: Akito Avalanche
Clothes: Models own

Winter Inspired Wedding Shoot at Askham Hall

Styled shoots are one of the best ways to gather inspiration for your wedding and what could be more beautiful than this winter inspired wedding shoot at Askham Hall, not far from Penrith in Cumbria.

Winter Inspired wedding Shoot

What is a styled shoot I hear you ask.  Well, Styled Shoots are where a group of suppliers get together to combine ideas and inspiration around a theme.  For example the theme of the Askham Hall shoot is winter.  This inspired the creators to think of muted wintery greens and pinks with pops of blue.  Everything links to conditions, flowers and fruit available and at their peak at this time of year.

 

I’m loving the subdued tones with the pop of blue running through this scheme together with vintage style dresses and country house elegance.  Scroll down for gorgeous images from the day and information on all the wonderful suppliers who contributed.

Are you inspired by the ideas you see here and would love to know more?
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Supplier Listing:

Venue: Askham Hall, Cumbria
Photography: Radiance Photography
Models: Leigh Ann Newburn & Simon Tebbey
Design & Styling: Tebbey and Co
Gowns: Jesus Peiro (worn by model) and Watters (hanging) both through Mia Bridal
Wool wrap: Oubas Knitwear
Hair & Make Up: Lucy Pearson
Shoes: Stylist’s own
Hair Accessories: Vintage
Table Stationery: Jill Liley
Rings: Arabelle Brusan
Florals: Made in Flowers
Grooms Suit: Vintage
Invitation Suite: Gee Brother Sprinters with calligraphy & custom monogram by Moon and Tide

Tablescape, Drinks Reception & Cake Station details:
Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware: Askham Hall
Champagne Coupes: Narrative Hire
Candlesticks & tealight holders: Narrative Hire & Askham Hall
Candles: Goods For Gatherings