Luxury Italy Wedding Album


See your wedding photos in a complete ready-to-order album that we design for you!  This is a full service experience with an professional album designer that puts a gorgeous finished heirloom album into your hands.

With your $275 deposit you get:

The first 15 spreads included in a Italy lay-flat album with fingerprint-proof lustre paper.

Our Wedding Album Design Guide, to help you visualize exactly what you want.

A telephone, screen share or in-person consultation to discuss the moments from your big day and the friends and family that you want featured in the design.

A wide-screen cinematic premiere at our comfortable and welcoming Logan Square Studio. Here you can make changes and choose finishing options like leathers and personalizations. We always have lots of beautiful studio samples here to inspire you.

The total cost for this album before upgrades is $975 with a balance of $700 due at your premiere to order your album.

We are partnered with Graphistudio who is one of the oldest albums companies in Italy. Their quality and workmanship has to be seen and felt in person to really appreciate the love that goes into these artisanal albums.



Didn’t get a wedding album?

Weddings are about family and that's worth making into something beautiful you can cherish for a lifetime and display in your home.

Maybe you were thinking to do it yourself, but life got busy. Or maybe there were just too many photos to choose from and it felt overwhelming. Either way your photos are still locked-away on a thumb drive.

It doesn't have to be this way. I can help.

My name is Jake and I'm a wedding photographer. I've made over 100 albums for my couples since starting my studio Friends First in 2012. I just love seeing my couple's faces light up the very first time they open their finished album. Knowing they get to display and enjoy their family heirloom for a lifetime makes my job worthwhile.

I have a proven system that is detailed below that will bring your wedding and family photos to life in a gorgeous lay-flat custom album and make the experience simple, fun and easy for you.

How It Works

These steps are guaranteed to put a gorgeous finished album into your hands.  (1) When you order your album I will send you my Wedding Album Design Guide to help you visualize exactly what you want your album to look like spread-by-spread. (2) Then you will get an upload link for your photos. You can send just the ones you want, or you can let us make the selections for you. (3) Next we’ll have a phone call or screen share to discuss which family relationships you want featured. (4) When your layouts are ready you’ll be invited to a wide-screen cinematic premiere of your wedding designed into a complete ready-to-order album. This is when you will be able to make changes and retouching requests. (5) Your album will arrive from Italy about 8-12 weeks after ordering.

Have questions or prefer ordering from a human? Use this Calendly app to schedule time convenient for you and we’ll give you a call!

Friends First Photo is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by domestic violence. We donate 5% of sales from artwork to the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network.

Studio Address

3323 W Diversey Ave Chicago IL 60647
We are in Logan Square at the intersection of Milwaulkee and Diversey inside the Startwork gallery. Click 'About' in the menu to see inside our studio.

Hours & Contact

From 9am to 6pm weekdays and until 9pm on Wednesdays. Other times by appointment.