I think it's so important to live with your images, to print them, hang them, hold them on your lap. I offer two different album types here at the studio and the full bleed, modern layout is very popular. This contemporary look is also called 'magazine' style, although i tend to steer away from the coffee table books and only use the best book binding materials. Clients have the choice between a classic leather cover or soft Japanese silk. I keep all my album design in-house and follow the rule: keep it simple. I normally like to incorporate a lot of white space, limit the number of images per page, and use details next to people shots to avoid competition. Leather Craftsmen, Queensberry and Cypress are my album suppliers.
Below you'll see a few sample layouts: