Product Spotlight: Why I Love Portrait Albums

All About Portrait Albums and why Every Newborn and Baby Session Should Have One

I just love our heirloom-quality Portrait Albums. While I think an album is a perfect compliment to any type of portrait session, they are especially popular with newborn, cake smash, and “Grow With Me” baby milestone sessions. The images from these sessions are priceless, and an album makes a wonderful keepsake that you will enjoy looking through time and time again.

So what makes our albums special? For starers, no two albums are the same. While this may seem obvious, we build your album with our exclusive fabric and color choices, as well as engraving and other personalization options. Not to mention expertly designed layouts with images from your very own portrait session. With customization being all the rage, your album will be a completely unique piece of art.

Secondly, your album is handcrafted with quality. Our supplier is a small bindery located in the heart of Europe employing some of the best bookbinders in the world. They use the finest materials and best printing process available in the industry, and your finished piece is rated to last 100+ years. So that you can be sure your album will look as good on the day you pass it down as the day you received it.

Endless Customization Options

Cover Materials

Our albums come in a variety of cover materials that are simple, beautiful and timeless. For something absolutely unique, check out our premium hand-loomed organic silk from India in colors ranging from pastel to jewel toned. You won’t find anything else like it. For something classic, we offer top quality full grain Italian leather in beautifully dyed colors as well as distressed Earth tones. For some animal-friendly alternatives, we offer natural hand-woven linen with a luxurious texture; wonderfully soft velvet; and a smooth leather-like fabric.

Album cover swatches, linen fabric color choices


We offer many exquisite options to customize the cover of your album for a unique and personal touch. Two lines of text can display your baby’s name and birthdate, or any other special message you like. Additionally, you can add a cameo – a cutout with your favorite image – on the cover as well.

closeup of gold embossing on a linen album cover; text says "Autumn 9 months"

Expertly Designed Page Layouts

Once you have chosen the images, we will take care of the rest. Every album comes with our expert custom design services, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Each page layout will showcase your images beautifully so that you will love looking through it again and again.

Heirloom Quality Construction

Fine Art Paper

The pages are constructed with super smooth matte paper that is clean and bright. The heavy weight gives this paper a soft, sumptuous appearance and a semi-stiff feel. Your pages also lay flat when opened, allowing us to stretch an image across an entire spread for maximum visual impact.  

closeup of closed album resting on a tabletop, product offered by Yvonne Leon Photography.
detail shot of thick album pages fanned open, shot from above.
Album spread open and resting on top of a table top to show the flat-lay pages with an image spread across the spread.

Pigment Inks

Your images are printed with archival pigment inks that provide deep, crisp color and ultra sharp images. These inks, combined with the fine art paper and quality printing process, provide 100+ years of colorfastness. The longevity of your album makes this an enduring heirloom for the generations.

album page layout of newborn images in a rich dark blue color.
album spread showing two images of a sitting baby.

Albums Make Excellent Gifts

Duplicate Albums for Everyone

Share the love! We can easily create duplicates of the same design at a fraction of the price. Duplicate albums make excellent gifts for adoring grandparents. Many families will also order a duplicate album to pass onto their baby one day. Duplicate albums can be ordered the same size or smaller than the original, including a cute “pocket” sized version. The pocket album is perfect for throwing in a purse or bag to use as a handy brag-book!

Two albums side by side, one larger than the other.  To demonstrate different sizes in the parent album versus duplicate album.

Get in Touch

Our experience together begins well before the portrait session, as I get to know you and your family and how you want to be photographed. Together, we'll create lasting heirlooms that make your family your art. Just fill out the form below and I'll send you more information to get started.

xo, Yvonne

Specializing in Newborn Photography, Baby Milestone Photos, and Cake Smash Photography. Based in Morris County, New Jersey.