WHY choose wild magnolia . . .
** We make everything from scratch . . . everything. Meaning, we buy raw materials to make our own signature book-cloth, print in-house, mount pages and craft each album cover by hand. You just won’t find another company building their albums this way. Why build from scratch? It allows us to choose exactly which materials make up our books, and so we have a product that’s completely satisfying and unique.
** We really, really know what we’re doing . . . Samantha Boudrot is the fine artist and craftswoman behind the wild magnolia albums. With extensive education, experience and exhibition in book arts, you can trust that you're in the best, most capable hands. Read more about Samantha in our About Us section.
** We love what we do . . .
** We print using only the best in photographic ink jet technology . . . every wild magnolia album is printed from the incomparable Epson Stylus Pro 7900 giclee printer, using eleven different UltraChrome HDR inks (rated to last 200+ years in dark storage) that deliver brilliant and accurate color. Other than our hands and small bookbinding tools, the Epson 7900 is the only machine we use (and trust) to make our albums.
** We take it personally . . . when it comes to our books and your happiness with them, we truly care. On the rare occasion something goes wrong, we do our absolute best to make it right. We understand that our albums are a reflection of your photography business, and even more importantly, are going on to be someone’s family heirloom.
** For us, being green is no marketing gimmick . . . our studio is tiny, our business is tiny, our books are completely handmade. The small amount of by-products we do create are almost always reused. We value working from home as much as possible to reduce vehicle emissions and traffic. The materials we choose are highly researched and chosen not only to be environmentally-conscious, but also to last several lifetimes, resulting in less replacement, and less waste. We use low-energy light bulbs when natural light is unavailable, and base our business primarily through the internet. We print very few hand-out materials, and our Swatch Books are as carefully crafted as our full-size albums. Being green is simply in our hearts.
** We don’t follow the herd . . . wild magnolia is the anti-glossy, anti-mass-produced, anti-corporate answer to wedding and other fine art photography albums. Our books are designed to be timeless and environmentally conscientious, no matter what trends may come about in the future. Wild magnolia albums are for those with that same sense of timeless elegance, environmental consciousness, and for those of you seeking beyond what already exists.