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Posted On April 15, 2014, 12:00 am

Meet Collie, Meg, Pandora and Prince - Michele's beautiful animals that fill the pages of this 14x10 Flushmount Album.

Nick from Nick Unwin Photography photographed them at Michele's Yorkshire Dales home on a lovely spring day.

This 14x10 Duo is paired with a 7-inch Copy Album. Queensberry Copy Albums are Flushmount style albums and are available in 5-inch, 7-inch and 10-inch sizes.

Each album we create is carefully designed to show the images from the shoot at their best, and ensures each album is unique. We like to keep our designs clean and elegant and that means making use of plenty of full page images and lots of space to let the photos speak for themselves… Words from Nick.

Flushmount Album have the option of having ivory or black core pages. Nick chose black core pages for this album.

I love the the use of full page images - and with printing on Endura Silver Halide paper stock, the quality is exceptional!

What an idyllic location to explore the countryside - the trees form an almost cathedral-like arch.

This album has a Contemporary Leather Iron cover which fits so perfectly.

Thanks Nick for letting us share your work! For more of Nick's work click here or check out his blog.


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Posted On April 14, 2014, 11:19 am

Sometimes you get lucky! Andy and Wendy left this remarkable story on our Facebook page.

We live in the UK. Last December our house was flooded by a tidal surge and EVERYTHING on the ground floor was ruined. We had so little notice that all we had time to save was one of our cars, our dog and a handful of personal papers. We were devastated when we realised our wedding album, created by Queensberry in 2002, was among the items lost.

It was our pride and joy, and we despaired of ever replacing it. The original photographer had finished doing wedding photography, we didn't have his contact details, and we had copies of almost none of the photographs. It really hit home how valuable such memories are. Photographs really are one of our most valuable and tangible links to the past.

I mentioned our plight to a friend at work, who knew the photographer from a local pub, but hadn't seen him for years. He said he'd TRY to find him but didn't sound hopeful.

As he drove home from the office that evening he had to stop for a car to pass. The driver was none other than our photographer, Paul Tidswell! He flagged him down and explained our plight.

That very day he'd been sifting through old negatives and had earmarked a pile of old ones for the bin. Ours were among them. He rescued them and forwarded them to us along with the original album design sheets. I can't describe the elation we felt at that point - our memories recovered from the jaws of oblivion at the VERY last minute!

Had we not had the design sheets I would never have remembered that Queensberry had put the album together for us originally, but I was now able to contact the company with a view to obtaining a replica album.

The team were superb and very soon we were put in touch with Bromley photographer Jo Newman. She moved the earth for us - I had the photographs scanned from negatives and delivered to her, and the album was reconstructed better than ever. Our precious memories have now been restored.

I can't thank Paul enough for returning the negatives to us, and Queensberry for putting the album together (on two occasions) so beautifully. Most of all to Jo Newman for her hours of time and effort in facilitating the whole restorative process.

I suppose the message here is to stress how lucky we were. Photographs are so important in capturing those family moments that would fade otherwise with the passage of time.

If we don't nurture and treasure them with the utmost care, all can be lost in minutes. Luckily for us that wasn't the case. Our second chance is now safely out of harm’s way I hope.

Thanks Paul. Thanks Jo. Thanks Queensberry.

Andy & Wendy

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Posted On March 25, 2014, 12:00 am

We caught up with Michael Segal at WPPI in Las Vegas and he said he had the perfect album for us to share on The Queensberry blog.

Guns N’ Roses drummer, Matt Sorum and singer/dancer Ace Harper exchanged vows at the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, California.

Beautiful photographs alongside a timeless album design - this 14x10 horizontal Duo is flawless!

A Translucent title page adds that extra magic to any Queensberry Album.

Ace is stunning in her Monique Lhuillier dress.

Duo's are our signature product. Throughout this album, there are a combination of Matted and Flushmount pages, and lovely full bleed images!

Click on the above image to take a closer look at the Matted pagemount style.

One location that the bridal party ventured to was the famous desert windmills in Palm Springs, Love the black and white photographs!

As you can imagine, during the reception an all-star jam began - Ace took over the vocals on the Led Zeppelin classic, ‘Rock n’ Roll’ and the Stones ‘Jumping Jack Flash.’

A contemporary leather cover in Tamarillo is perfect for this album - bold and vibrant!

To check out more of this wedding click here, or take a look at Michael's blog.


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Posted On March 21, 2014, 12:00 am

What a beautiful day full of laughter, tears and a lot of love!

Claire and Milos - both dancers for the West Australian Ballet got married at Moore & Moore, A unique art gallery in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Jimmy, their photographer from IZO Photography is based in Perth, Australia.

Claire wore a dress specially made by a close friend of hers, coupled with a beaded bolero and chilli red shoes – simply stunning.

I love First Looks. You get to see your other half before everyone else, and you have the time to take it all in before heading off for the ceremony. It’s a great moment to cherish and remember. - Words from Jimmy.

Claire and Milos had a pre-ceremony shoot around Fremantle. Despite the cold weather, they came away with some beautiful photographs!

There are a variety of paper stocks to choose from with our Flushmount albums. Jimmy has chosen Tintoretto for this album, a beautiful art paper with a soft texture. Click on the image for a closer look.

This album is a 10x10 Flushmount with an embossed Micro Leather cover in Eggshell.

To see more of this wedding click here.


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Posted On March 6, 2014, 11:01 am

Christine Lim Photography

Betsy and Mark wed in the heart of Toronto, Canada at The Drake Hotel.

Their photographer Christine (From Christine Lim Photography), said it was "Such a fun + heartfilled event. I couldn’t have asked to be a part of anything more genuine and, well FUN!"

Betsy and Mark chose a 14x10H Duo. Christine has kept the design of this album consistent and timeless. (And it is always nice to see full bleed images!)

Christine Lim Photography

Christine Lim Photography

Christine Lim Photography

These rooftop photographs are a lovely selection - and what a lovely Mother Daughter moment.

Christine Lim Photography

All Duo images are printed on photographic paper using traditional silver halide technology - achieving high quality and an excellent finish. Click on the image above for a closer look.

Christine Lim Photography

Christine Lim Photography

The reception and ceremony was held at The Drake Hotel in downtown Toronto. The building dates back to 1890 and is known for it's culture, entertainment and hospitality.

Christine Lim Photography

Christine Lim Photography

Christine Lim Photography

To check out more of Christine's work click here.


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