About The Boutique


I started Cypress Fine Handmade Albums & Boxes in 1998, a couple of years after getting married.  As a classically trained artist, I wanted a fine art presentation for my wedding images.  Unable to find an heirloom album that met my expectations, I began studying bookmaking and archival processes.  After creating my own wedding album, my passion and connection to bookbinding and great presentation grew stronger.  Cypress Albums was born and I set out to share my love for great albums & boxes by creating the highest quality products for displaying and preserving photos for special occasions.  Cypress Albums works directly with professional photographers around the world to design and create beautiful, handmade photo albums for weddings, families and children. The team of artisans has won many awards and is recognized everywhere for its product’s distinguished craftsmanship, quality and beauty.

So, it is with great excitement that I announce the launch of our first line of The Boutique retail products, The Wedding Collection. Not unlike the company itself, this collection was designed and inspired by creating a custom guest book for a friend’s wedding.  After seeing the reaction of the bride and guests, I wanted to share more handcrafted, sophisticated products for the event that captured the same beauty of the wedding album.  The result is an elegant collection of highly crafted Guest Books, Presentation Boxes with Notes, Salon Easels and Journals. This collection is made to use both in preparation for and during the wedding, adding grace and beauty to your special day.  These products can also be created in the same beautiful custom colors as your future wedding album. Most importantly, these products will preserve and protect your beautiful memories for many generations to come, since like Cypress’ wedding albums and boxes, these treasures are made from archival materials.

With the birth of my third child, it occurred to me that there are many special ‘everyday moments’ worth preserving with the same quality and presentation as our weddings.  So, in the coming months, we will be adding new retail collections of fashionable and classic, archival handmade products.  The Boutique by Cypress will also offer beautiful, handmade books and boxes for your photos from parties, birthdays, vacations and everyday snapshots. We are also creating products for journaling, collecting, saving and displaying. The Boutique by Cypress continues our tradition of distinguished craftsmanship well established by Cypress. All Boutique products are handmade at our bindery in Glendale, CA. You will want to share your photos and collections with everyone in these great heirloom products.

We also want you to know that we have always been committed to preserving our environment. The Boutique by Cypress and Cypress Albums uses tree-free paper that is made using a renewable energy source.  We recycle everything possible at the bindery, from packaging boxes to lunch room products.    Our scrap papers are donated to local schools for their art programs.  We practice the highest environmental standards. 

Enjoy reminiscing with your favorite heirlooms, all handmade just for you. 

Dena Roberston