Since day one of starting my business, we have referred to our client Journeys as Legacy Travel. Crafting a story, creating a three act play in an itinerary format is standard operating procedure!
Time is precious for our clients; they never say they want a luxurious journey. They want an experience. That is what luxury travel is about: the Legacy of creating memories and lasting experiences.
One of my friends shared her collection of photo books, beautifully bound curated books brimming with photos of theatre tickets, menus, photos of her favorite castles, barge adventures, family and friends. Her thick book on Japan was hand stitched and the cover was constructed from a photo of fabric from a vintage kimono – absolutely exquisite!
Just as we curate a trip for you with beautiful lasting memories, Maria can create a book for you that helps you hold on to those memories. This post is about Sharing – sharing a designer who curates the most gorgeous photo books, as simple or as elaborate as you like. Maria Mayer Feng has designed my friend’s photo books for years. I called Maria after seeing the books and exclaimed I must share your extraordinary work with our clients!
Maria creates a vivid story with your photographs, keepsakes or ephemera, children’s artwork or invitations, and she will construct a beautiful narrative for you. From her site: What if you could relive your favorite moments, document a life-changing journey, or surprise a loved one with the gift of a lifetime… all through the magic of a luxurious and lovingly made book? You can be involved as little or as much as you like. Sometimes, all she needs is your photos and your itinerary.
And, what if you could make that happen without lifting a finger… without having to organize and sort through hundreds of photos, struggling to pick out the best ones?
Imagine waving a magic wand and having it all taken care of for you. Single photo books of an event, an adventure or you might assemble multiple years of memories for each Journey or famil;y member or treasured friend.
Studio Maria Mayer Feng has been designing luxuriously custom made photo books and paper goods for over 14 years. Her clients have discerning taste and treasure the trust they can put in Maria and her team to simply hand over their personal memories. Their mission is to always transform these memories in a book so bespoke and unique, that it almost feels like stepping back in time. The final products rival the quality of books you could have seen in a museum book store, except they capture a client’s personal memories.
Maria has a degree in photography and a Master’s from Tisch/NYU, and degree in Social Work from Germany. Prior to moving to New York she lived in Romania, Germany and Switzerland. Maria is married and has two little boys.
I’ve seen over 25 of Maria’s books and the web photos here don’t do them justice, if you have boxes or online file folders of photos and clippings from your life or travels, Maria is the perfect designer to transform your treasured memories into heirloom quality photo albums.
Highly Recommend Studio Maria Mayer Feng!