Crane’s Chicago Wedding Photography
Signature Boxes


The perfume she wore. The grass she walked on. The flowers she held.

A Signature Box is a one-of-a-kind keepsake box that contains some of the most memorable aspects of a couple’s wedding day. Every box is 100% rustic walnut and is handcrafted by the Amish in Mount Vernon, Ohio, using the finest materials. They’re beautiful to look at and durable enough to stand the test of time, but the true allure lies within…100 thick, museum-quality photographs and three small vials containing mementos from your wedding.

As expertly made and exquisite as the Signature Boxes are, it’s the addition of your story that makes them precious. It’s the perfect place to store handwritten love notes, a splash of his cologne, a flower from your bouquet – or any other small but meaningful tokens from your wedding day.

Why a Signature Box?

Looking back at the biggest, best moments of our lives, we tend to remember a series of small details – the way his eyes lit up when you walked down the aisle, the laughter and tears of the father-daughter dance or the scent of her perfume mingled with her hydrangea bouquet the moment she became your wife. Beautiful photographs convey deep emotion and sum up a thousand words, but don’t you wish you could also enjoy the sensory aspect of those life-changing moments again and again?

A day doesn’t go by that I’m not flooded with a sense of wonder for the magic that is life and love. I live to capture joy and deep emotion on camera, and I knew I needed to find a way to make my wedding photography more dimensional; more tangible; more real. I am thrilled to announce the answer: Signature Boxes.

What is a Signature Box?

Every Signature Box is handcrafted by the Amish in Mount Vernon, Ohio, from the highest quality walnut. It’s designed to hold 100 fine art images, which we will print on thick, velvety paper that is beautiful to touch as well as look at.

All Signature Boxes come engraved with Crane Photography’s logo, but it can be custom engraved with the bride and groom names or any other special verbiage for an additional fee. We recommend custom engraving because it adds a personal touch to a keepsake you’ll share with and pass through generations.

The rustic walnut used to make the boxes is a work of art in itself. We meticulously rub oil into the finish to preserve the natural wood grain and its imperfections, resulting in a deep, flat finish that is luxurious to touch and ages beautifully. Our Signature Boxes only get better with age, just like the bond you share.