Professional Coffee Table Photo Books Created By

AL RUSCELLI PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO BOOK DESIGN

Customized and Personalized Wedding Photo Books and Albums, Vacation / Travel / Adventure Photo Books, Family Photo Books and Albums, Event Photo Books and Albums, Sports Photo Books and Albums, and Much More.  Writing and Editing Services Available on Request as as Needed.

We Offer the Finest Hard Bound / Book Bound / Leather Bound Photo Books (Book-Style Albums) Created from Your Own Personal Photographs. 

You Provide the Photos (or Have Us Photograph Your Event) and We Design and Produce One or More Unique Copies of a Custom Photo Book for You

 

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As a preview of our work, there are approximately 75 layout samples in the slideshow, below.  Samples are from travel, weddings, safaris, and other events.  Examples  include covers, first and last pages, and many two-page spreads (those spreads being the majority of layouts seen in any given book).   For complete, end-to-end book examples, please visit our Sample Layouts and End-to-End Books section.

Whether we photograph your event for you, or you provide us your existing digital images, we can create a custom, personalized, hard bound coffee table book of those images.  We design professional-level books that are not to be confused with the more cheaply manufactured albums offered by other companies and online service providers -- and the differences are unmistakable.  And, for clients who wish to order multiple book copies, additional copies of each custom designed book are available at substantial discounts based on number of books ordered. 

We Are Professional, Custom Coffee Table Photo Book Designers/Producers

Based in the Houston-Galveston Texas Area

With an Unlimited Service Area

 

Al Ruscelli Photography

Coffee Table Photo Books and Albums

1912 Triple Mast Circle

League City, Texas  77573

Phone: (281) 538-0579  

 

E-mail:  Al Ruscelli Photography

Alternate E-mail:  vruscelli@comcast.net


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Coffee Table Photo Book / Album Details

Coffee table book-style wedding, event, and family photo books are hard bound (book bound) and constructed and styled very much like published books straight off the shelves of your favorite bookstore.  In fact, the quality, look, and feel of these books is the better than most the finest of those bookstore offerings, because the page stock that we use is better than what most publishers are willing to use in mass-produced books.  And the books we produce contain your photos.  From your wedding, your special event (company, family, or other event), your family history photos, travel/adventure, or any other collection of digital images you cherish enough to preserve in book form.  We can even use older printed photographs to create our books.  We use your photos and create professional, hard bound books from them.  Our books are not simple slip-in, sleeve style albums, but books produced through a professional publication process with images printed on the actual pages of the books, and those pages are something to behold in person.  The pages of the books we design and publish are better than anything we've seen sold in bookstores, even in the finest of coffee table photo books.  These books are true show pieces to display proudly and certainly the kind of keepsakes to hand down from one generation to the next.  And, if you don't have access to digital copies of your photos and have only hard copy prints to work from, we can work with you to create digital copies of those photos, retouch and/or restore them as necessary, and produce as fine a book as can be made for you from the photographs you have.  We can also provide in-house writing and editing services for text to be included in books. 

The coffee table style books we design are sometimes known as storybook photo albums or books, digital photo albums or books, magazine style albums or books, coffee table albums, digital coffee table albums, and digital story book albums.  These are just a few of the names by which these albums are generically labeled.  But very few, if any, have the quality of what we design and produce.  We have yet to see their equal anywhere. 

Our book bound photo books and albums are often produced for our wedding and event customers, but can be produced for many other purposes upon request.  They are great final products for special company and corporate events, sports events, family reunions and family photo collections, or vacation/travel digital images.  We can produce the photos for you if you hire us to shoot your event, or we can take your existing digital or printed photo collections and design professional, hard bound photo books for you. 

 

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Base Book Prices Range from $700 to $2000.
Substantial Discounts Available for Additional Matching Books or Multiple Copies

Notes on Pricing and "Cheap" or Inexpensive Books

We produce books that are among the highest quality that can be found, and we produce them for those who want the best. 

Please Note:  Due to steadily increasing inquiries about our custom coffee table book design and production services, we feel we must place a few notes on quality and expense here.  For the visitor to our site who is looking for "cheap" and inexpensively produced books, you will not find those here.  While there are certain sources for cheap photo books, the purchaser of such books should be cautioned that anyone buying a cheaply made and cheaply sold book will certainly get what's paid for in making the purchase.  Typically, such books that can be bought cheaply can be seen by virtue of price alone as warning sign about what can be expected.  Low price generally means low quality pages and covers, questionable workmanship, poor production values, and little or no attention paid to design aesthetics and layout options - and usually, little attention paid to what the client would really like to have.  In some cases, such lack in quality is of little concern, when all the purchaser wants is a cheaply and inexpensively published book.  However, we DO NOT produce those kinds cheaply made and cheaply sold books.  "Cheap" books are not something we will allow ourselves to be associated with on any level, so we work with only the best books.  A really good quality, custom designed and personalized coffee table photo book simply cannot be produced and sold cheaply.  The production cost alone from a professional book publisher prohibits selling them as inexpensive items.  Design and layout time, if the books are done with proper care and attention to detail, generally requires many days - sometimes weeks, cumulatively - of professional design effort in collaboration with the client.  If you, as our client, want the best possible quality coffee table photo book produced from your photos, and you want the designers and producers to pay attention to what you envision in terms of layout, design and production, then you can contact us with confidence. We can design a book as simply or elaborately as the client wants, but all of our books (whether simple or complex in design) emphasize high-quality design and production values. 

We take the necessary time and make a conscientious effort to produce some of the finest personalized coffee table photo books that can be made.  We work only with the best publishers in the business to ensure that ours are among the most outstanding personal coffee table books in which any individual or family can invest.  We take the time to create multiple design layout options for each of our books, and during the design phase we give our clients multiple visual choices for every page in their book.  We actively solicit our client's feedback at several stages during book design to ensure that each book evolves into as fine a finished product as possible. 

A great coffee table photo book is not designed and published in a day or two and in most cases not even in a week or two.  Although we can work quickly when needed (and occasionally, quick designs and turnaround are needed), most of our books take several weeks to finalize due to our attention to detail and our willingness to make necessary revisions along the way based on client feedback.  You give us your photos and your initial book ideas, and we present you with an initial design concept.  You provide feedback on that design, and we respond in whatever way necessary to incorporate further input from you.  Sometimes, our initial designs are exactly on target with what the client wants, and at other times we need to make certain layout revisions to fine-tune the books.  We are willing to go through the fine-tuning process until each book has grown from a mere initial concept into a fully fleshed-out book that meets the client's expectations. 

Our final designs are printed on exceptionally high quality book pages and optionally bound in leather (in finely boxed leather volumes or designed with photo-style book covers and matching dust jackets).  The paper/print stock used by our publishers/binders puts even the best of book store coffee table books to shame this is no exaggeration, but simple fact.  The pages and paper stock used in our books are designed for photo printing (to bring out the best in each book's photos), and not merely text-quality pages that happen to have photos printed on them.  The difference in look and feel is unmistakable.  The look and feel of the pages in our books is simply stunning.  The word we hear most often when a client first views one of our books in person is (literally), "Wow!"  And there is truly a lot of "wow" factor in our books, a big part of which is our publisher's/binder's dedication to exceptionally high production values necessary in producing high-end coffee table photo books.  From our dedicated design and layout efforts through the publisher's/binder's book production materials and techniques, the best in design and production values go into our books.

Our books are not "cheap," but when you hold the final product in your hands, and page through the captured moments of your life that you cared about enough to preserve in coffee table book form, you know that your money has been well invested.  So, if you are really looking for the best you can get (heirloom quality), you are looking in the right place - and we welcome your inquiries.  And, we sincerely thank you for considering our design and publication services. 

 

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Please contact us for details if you have questions about our albums.

E-mail:  Al Ruscelli Photography
Alternate E-mail: vruscelli@comcast.net
 

We Accept:
We accept Visa credit card  We accept MasterCard  We accept Discover card  We accept American Express, Amex

 

Some of our local service areas in Texas include: 
Harris County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Liberty County, Montgomery County, Waller County, Aldine, Alief, Alvin, Angleton, Arcola, Atascocita, Bacliff, Barker, Barrett, The Bay Area, Bayou Vista, Baytown, Bellaire, Port Bolivar, Champions, Channelview, Clear Lake City, Clear Lake Shores, Cloverleaf, Conroe, Crosby, Crystal Beach, Cypress, Deer Park, Dickinson, El Lago, Ellington Field, Friendswood, Kingwood, Galena Park, Galveston, Gilchrist, Hedwig Village, The Heights, Helen's Garden, High Island, Highlands, Hitchcock, Hockley, Houston, Huffman, Hufsmith, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jamaica Beach, Jersey Village, Katy, Kemah, Kingwood, Klein, La Marque, La Porte, Lake Houston, Lake Jackson, League City, Manvel, Missouri City, NASA JSC area, Nassau Bay, Needville, North Houston, Park Row, Pasadena, Pearland, Prairie View, Red Bluff, Rice University, Richmond, Rosenberg, San Leon, San Jacinto, Santa Fe, Seabrook, Sealy, South Houston, South Shore Harbour, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Stafford, Stuebner, Sugar Land, Sylvan Beach, Taylor Lake Village, Texas City, Tiki Island, Tomball, Webster, West University Place, The Woodlands

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