The Adventures of Spellbook | Imágemária’s Illuminated Book

The Spellbook Album has become a witch’s brew of the Imágemária brand, instilling my mystical policy that individualism, knowing oneself and freedom of expression should always be encouraged. This book transforms into something unique for each wizard. The book’s original pitch was “old fashioned photo album, looks like a spellbook some Hogwarts student took to class.” After a few iterations of spilled potions, scribbled runes and dragon blood splatter, the Spellbook Album transformed into a few more versatile themes. Viking rune book… Jedi texts… There And Back Again… and not only as a photo album, but a wedding album, journal, sketchbook, guest book, baby book or Wizarding World memorabilia keeper. The beauty of this leather bound book goes up all the notches of fantastical excellence in the unique illustrative design of customized magical subjects on each page. No two pages are alike. No two spellbooks are alike. Not once has a template been used in the creation of these works.

Welcome to The Adventures of Spellbook.


Follow along as I compile all the unique ways Spellbook recipients are having their tomes made just for them. I’m always conjuring ideas to celebrate how people nerd out over their fandoms. There’s a bit of fun science and experimentation I do with every book as I create new inks and dyes, learn new alphabets and scripts, and explore other curious details to create everything conceivably magical that can possibly go into this made-to-order book. It’s a Realm. It takes you places and does things to you.

The Marauder’s Map wedding invitation is something you can have custom-made with your names by Paper Truly! She works with me closely, and now makes these keepsake pieces as single orders (you don’t have to order the invitation suite, but ohmgosh, that’s awesome too).

Spellbook Album

Cover leathers vary greatly based on color preference and availability.

Harry Potter PhotographerSpellbook joins me for portrait sessions sometimes! If you’d like to tote one as you incantate, send me an owl to plan your own wizarding photo session. You can use my demo Spellbook.

Spellbook Wedding Album

This book was inspired by Hufflepuff pride and magical creatures! “Treasure binding”, a Medieval method of gem setting on covers, is my new favorite adventure.

Imagemaria Spellbook Tale of the Three Brothers

Oh and this Spellbook came along to the Edgar Allan Poe elopement session. There was a whole elaborate story unfolding!

Edgar Allan Poe Portrait

Handmade Wedding Album

Intro page illustrations. Below is a carbon copy from another artist who allowed me to transfer their graphic design to this couple’s book. Watercolors are all hand-mixed.

I am always brewing my own potions to create pigments to distress pages. This was an experiment in creating Hibiscus Extract. It sat on my windowsill for a month.

Imagemaria Wizarding World Eyes of newt. …if you ever wondered how unicorn hair cores generate the energy to produce magic.

And here! A new foray into Star Wars with the Spellbook. The ancient Jedi alphabet, which looks Amazing in vertical margins. Spellbook can totally become Jedi or Sith texts.

Viking runes.Ancient Sith.

Spellbook on a trip to Hogsmeade.

I’m always creating new styles to encase the finished Spellbook, depending on your theme. Standard casing is the dragon skin envelope with magnetic closure. The twine enclosure was tailored to a Viking motif.

You never know what you’ll discover in the Spellbook. Wizarding World of Harry Potter by ImagemariaSnow White Storybook

And while we’re at Disney doing a Harry Potter shoot, how about going a little Disney on the Spellbook for a change? Above was a custom creation inspired by the Snow White storybook!

Engagement Mini Session

Spellbook is a bit larger than life.


If you’d like your very own Spellbook custom-made, it’s available made-to-order in my Etsy shop. (Built-in discounts if you’re a photography client.)

If you’d like a wizarding portrait session to make some magic to fill your Spellbook, send me an owl!

I am currently booking photo sessions at the Wizarding World and outside of the Wizarding World, and magic for traditional and alternative weddings as well.

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