Artisan bookbinding.

Made in California... Wedding albums are designed and built one at a time by hand. No rows of machines. No factory line somewhere overseas. Just a craftsman with some coffee and tools and a lot of love and hard work.

Bookbinder Michael Tyler creates each album from beginning to end. Photos are laid out into a design, printed on European fine art fiber paper, and bound into an heirloom album using techniques available nowhere else.

The Shop


Leather Wedding Albums

Michael picks each leather in the line for its color and texture, even hand-dying certain colors himself.  

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Wood Wedding Albums

Exclusive to Woodstock Albums, these wood covers are created from sustainable timber sources and finished to a smooth lustre.

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Bookcloth Wedding Albums

Luminescent Japanese cloth and linen buckram fabric options in a wide range of colors and patterns.

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Leather Albums

Michael picks each leather for its color and texture, even hand-dying certain colors himself.  

Wood Albums

Exclusive to Woodstock Albums, these wood covers are created from sustainable timber sources and finished to a smooth lustre.

Bookcloth Albums

Luminescent Japanese cloth and linen buckram fabric options in a wide range of colors and patterns.

One of the most beautiful products...

This is one of the most beautiful products I have ever seen. My husband gushed over Michael's attention to detail and response rate. 

-Nicole, 8x10" Linen Cloth Wedding Album

Honestly I cried...

Honestly I cried when I looked at this album. I've NEVER been so happy with an album before (and I've tried a bunch of different companies).

-Catherine Colgan Photography, cherry wood album

Exceeded our expectations...

The album exceeded our expectations in every way. When I hear people say they would take their wedding photos first out of a burning building, now I understand why!

-Molly, 11x11" Custom Green Leather Wedding Album

Special Editions


We offer a number of special edition albums with traditional cues you can't find anywhere else.

Unique themes are also welcomed. Below are a few of the projects we have made bespoke for our customers.

Wedding album with gold edge gilding

One For The Books

By Michael Tyler

Here is the album that will go down as 2016’s most memorable. I received a call this summer from the fabulous Arina Borodina (www.arinabphotography.com) who had photographed a wedding with special requirements for their album. It needed to be big, it needed to be brilliant, and it needed to be delivered ASAP. Because the client…

Ebony wood wedding album with blue leather spine.

Ebony and Sterling Blue

By Michael Tyler

This post is a few months late but I wanted to show off the beautiful album the team at Blueflash Photography commissioned. The studio’s color scheme features a bright blue that I matched with a custom-dyed leather spine. It made for a striking combination with the ebony wood cover. Their logo is featured on a…

A sapele wood wedding album with custom green leather spine.

Our Album – 24,000 words later

By Michael Tyler

Often in emails I’ll refer to us or we instead of myself in the singular. “We” includes my wife and business partner Cassandra. While I’m more often in the shop working on albums, Cassie is the administrative power behind the scenes. We tend to make decisions together. She reigns in my more arteesty flights of…

About us.

Bookbinder Michael Tyler has specialized in weddings since 2003. 

As a documentary photographer he would watch the individual stories of hundreds of weddings unfold. But like his father, Michael's calling was not in the field but in the workshop, where he developed a number of his own bookbinding techniques available nowhere else for wedding albums.

Cherry Wood Wedding Album

Well Covered.

View our collection of leathers, woods, and bookcloth colors.

We pride ourselves in offering some of the finest materials available in bookbinding.

Theme your album any way you like. If your color isn't here, we will make it happen.

Well Covered.

View our collection of leathers, woods, and bookcloth colors.

We pride ourselves in offering some of the finest materials available in bookbinding.

Theme your album any way you like. If your color isn't here, we will make it happen.

Page layout is free.

From design to finished product, Michael works with you to create your perfect album. Your photos are incorporated into a layout which you approve. There is no limit to revisions, and the album does not enter production until you give the green light.

As a Matter of Fact

"I remember them not at all as books but as things that happened to me."

     - John Steinbeck, 1936

Contact Us

1 (858) 243-7168