In March of this year I attended the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) Convention in Las Vegas for the 8th year in a row. Every year I get to hang with some of the best photographers in the world, take classes, go to lots of parties, get some inspiration and of course attend the trade show to visit all of the companies who help me to produce incredible products for my clients.

I discovered Queensberry albums way back in 2003, my first year at WPPI and have been using them ever since. Queensberry is based in New Zealand and their attention to detail and level of craftsmanship of their albums is always notable. However, in 2010 they really managed to outdo themselves when they unveiled a brand new line of albums which they call Musee. I was absolutely blown away by how exquisite these albums are, they are sort of reminiscent of a Gutenberg Bible or some other ancient, priceless book. The first truly couture wedding album I’ve ever seen.

Now these albums aren’t for everyone…but I knew they would speak very clearly to certain people. This is the album I plan to create to house my own wedding images…when I eventually get around to it (sorry honey, I promise). But I knew exactly who would be my first guinea pig, my friends & clients Kara and Mike whose wedding I photographed in Prospect Harbor, Maine last July. I knew they would trust me to create for them something truly beautiful and Mike decided to commission the wedding album as a gift for Kara on their first anniversary. I have since visited the album at their home and it makes me so happy to see it proudly displayed in a place of honor. Something to be handled and enjoyed regularly, not hidden away on a bookshelf somewhere. Something that will last for generations, that will be passed down and only get more beautiful with age. Something I had to share with all of you here.

It may be a little bit difficult to see in these photos but this is a matted album, not a flush-mount/ magazine-style album that has become very popular in the last 5 years or so. The images are set into mats of 100% cotton watercolour paper from the french Arches paper mill. Swoon!

If you are a current or future wedding client of mine, please feel free to ask me about how you can upgrade your package to include the Musee Album if it piques your interest. You can also see more images and read up on the Musee album here.

16 Responses to “Musee Album by Queensberry”

  1. Zlatko says:

    That is a beautiful album!

  2. fantastic looking album !

  3. bethany says:

    that is a seriously EXQUISITE looking album…. what a beautiful gift and keepsake.

  4. This is breathtaking. What a beautiful gift for his bride and what a treasure for their family. Not to mention a great showcase for your work.

  5. I ADORE Queensberry. I’m from New Zealand and just love their new Musee albums. They are such great ambassadors of our beautiful country. Love your work Justine x

  6. Collins Metu says:

    Exquisite album–can I swoon too?

  7. Adam says:

    Beautiful work! Looks like a fantastic album

  8. Julia Webb says:

    Oh how fabulous to see a Musee Album – it looks so beautiful. We use Queensberry and love them. The photography in your Musee Album looks stunning.

    Just great to see one – other than the one Johannes showed us.

    All the best. Julia :-)

  9. [...] Thanks for visiting.Justine Ungaro has just published a stack of images of her first Musée album on her blog and agreed to let us feature them here too. A beautiful wedding. Beautiful album. And beautiful [...]

  10. Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful way to save your memories.

  11. Claudia says:

    wow justine! this is stunning. what a lovely keepsake with beautiful photos.

  12. John W says:

    Wow – I love it. Beautiful craftsmanship and beautiful photography.

  13. Armin says:

    Their albums are really nice and this one is no exception. It looks awesome, unique, great photos of Kara & Mike too!

  14. Gerard Changeux says:

    C’est magnifique !
    C’est fait avec du papier français , mais en France on est incapable de faire quelque chose d’aussi beau !
    bravo ! Gerard
    It’s wonderful !
    QBY uses french archival Arches paper ! but in France, nobody is able to make a so fantastic album !
    Congratulations !
    I hope to meet you at the next WPPI !

Leave a Reply