very shortly after i unwrapped my finao for the first time, it was unfortunately forgotten about for a bit while i underwent some crazy medical problems. they’re still in the process of diagnosing me. currently we’re running the range between stomach ulcer and gall bladder failure, take your pick. i’m in and out of pain because i go in and out of equally miserable reactions to the medication, but finally getting in to see a specialist next week. however, in the midst of all the medical mystery drama of april, i forgot about my finao and how i needed to post the rest of the shots. :)

this little beauty is the upgrade from a  wedding photography package with coffee table book to wedding photography package with awesome finao album.

brief low-down on coffee table books VS. albums:


– magazine style pages (kinda thick, glossy, ink printed on uv-coated paper)

– layflat book (so your friends aren’t bending the pages down)

– thin (we’re talking maybe half an inch…maybe)

– choice of 5 colors for the silk cover


– incredibly thick, almost children’s-book-style pages

– it’s an actual photograph! these books are made with an actual photographic print adhered to the cardstock, so the quality of the image in the book is the quality of an actual photograph, instead of ink printed on paper. they’re so awesomely accurate and amazing.

– layflat book (so your friends aren’t bending the pages down)

– thick!! very thick. and HEAVY. kinda like an encyclopedia brittanica but on a smaller scale.

– choice of a bajillion colors! you can have one plain color, or you can do a two-tone color (like the example finao where you pick two colors). you can also choose between leather, vegan alternatives, or printed fabrics. NEAT.

now that you’re well-versed, i’ll show you some product pics that totally don’t do justice to what it’s like to hold this puppy yourself.

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why 365?

day 60/365: FINAO!

yes yes YES!

my finao studio sample album came in yesterday and i’m in love. smells like a new car, feels like an encyclopedia britannica. ladies and gentlemen, it just doesn’t get any better than this. i took a few sample shots before i took it out of the box and completely fell apart in bliss, so here’s a sneak peak. i’ll take photographs of the inside later…i’m still pretty darn sick (first they thought it was an ulcer, now they think it’s gallstones). sooo whenever we get that figured out and the excruciating pain subsides, i’ll take photos of the inside of the finao and explain more about it. :)

brief overview: these are the flush-mount albums offered in the upgraded wedding packages as opposed to the coffee table books.

all of their packaging is green and i was so impressed that i took pictures of that too. :)

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why 365?