Design Questionairre

If you are looking to start the ordering process, use the shopping cart links on the individual album pages or start with this intro form

If you have already ordered an album package or have worked with me to pick a custom solution, it’s time to fill this out to guide the design of your layouts.

Book Shapes:

vertical vs square vs horizontal

Style Preferences:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your shipping address

Do you have a preference about the shape of your album?
squareportrait (aka vertical)landscape (aka horizontal)

Do you have any restrictions on acceptable cover materials?
no leatherno silk

Image Preferences
There are a number of different techniques I can call on when designing an album. Please let me know how you feel about the following:

Black and White images:

LoveJust a fewHateNo OpinionDo not change from images as submitted

Sepia (vintage brown tone):

LoveJust a fewHateNo OpinionDo not change from images as submitted

I only use the following techniques if requested:

Selective Color (faux handcoloring)70s film bleaching and flarePolaroid effects

Layout Preferences

You can see examples of some of these options (borders, backgrounds, insets and graphic elements) in this gallery

Do you want your design to mimic a matted album? (generous white space borders, formal symmetry, white/black backgrounds only) -- if yes, you can skip to the bottom after answering


Colored Page Backgrounds:

LoveJust a fewSubtle onlyHateNo Opinion

Patterned/Textured Backgrounds:

LoveJust a fewSubtle onlyHateNo Opinion

Images as Backgrounds:

LoveJust a fewSubtle onlyHateNo Opinion

Image Borders:

keyline onlykeyline/thinthickold school film sloppypainted-inornamentedno borders

Graphic Ornamentation (stripes, swirls, swashes, etc.):

LoveHateNo Opinion

Inset images (an image on top of and inside another image):

LoveJust a fewHateNo Opinion

Which is more important:

Images as large as possibleframing white spaceno opinion

Do you prefer:

symmetryasymmetryno opinion

Anything else you would like me to know now?

First names of spouses?

Who can I thank for referring you?
Offbeat Bride, Life or HomeA Practical Weddingfriend/familypinterestwedding vendorWedding WireRose Pedal Vegan WeddingsRuffled/Recycle Your WeddingBravo BrideProject WeddingwebsearchOther

A reminder of the next steps:

1. Send your high resolution images to me:
a) via Dropbox — share to
b) via Google Drive — make a zip file, share to
c) on a cd/dvd/thumbdrive to A La Carte Albums, 12345 Lake City Way NE #369, Seattle, WA 98125 (thumbdrives will be returned)

2. In 1-3 weeks from receipt of images and deposit, you will receive a link to your design for approval. Any revision requests should be submitted through this album proofing site.

3. Once you have approved the design and paid at least 50% of the balance of the album fee, I will put your album into physical production

4. When it is finished, your album/book will be shipped to you. (Snohomish County/Greater Seattle area clients may request a hand-off rather than shipping, and I’m happy to do in-person meetings to look at swatches and discuss design options.)

High-resolution files of any improved versions of all of your images will be also be made available to you.