Wedding Albums are like fine china! They are a beautiful heirloom that will be created for you and your husband, but also, to be for your children and your grandchildren to cherish!
When I got married, wedding albums sure did not look like they do today! They were all film back then and the photographs slipped into little plastic pockets. Of course, that was all we knew back then. That being said, it is so much fun for Jeff and I to spend time looking through our album remembering that perfect day! And today, seeing our children enjoy it is also so wonderful. I know someday our grandchildren also will be blessed seeing their grandparents as young people. That is always so much fun! And no, I am not a grandmother yet!!!
As a wedding photographer I have to say designing a beautiful wedding album for my couples brings me so much joy. I cannot wait to sit down with their favorites list and start creating their storybook!!
I know you must be thinking, how can I ever narrow down all of my favorites to just 60-80 images for our album? Well, no worries! I have created a blog on the steps that you need to take to make a beautiful album! Don't worry I am here every step of the way!
Step 2: Choose your Cover Photo
Step 3: Choose Your Design Path
Path 1: Photographer's Choice - A Fresh and Clean Look
On your wedding day the details are super important to me. I am actually already thinking about how your wedding album will look! If you would like, I can choose the photographs for your album, choosing the images that will tell the story of your wedding in the most beautiful way. To make sure your favorites are included, I will ask you to pick your top 10 images selecting only couple portraits and family portraits. This ensures the most important photos are included, allowing me the freedom to tell the story of your beautiful wedding day.
Path 2: Couples Choice - All Your Memories
Here you will choose your favorite images for your album. From your personal gallery, please star 60-80 of your favorite photographs. I will design a pretty album with the pictures you have chosen, telling your story. Remember, you will want to include images from ALL the important moments on your day. Here are some suggestions to help you with the process:
PHOTO PICKING GUIDELINE
Ceremony - 2 spreads (10-12 photos)
Step 4: Review Your Album
Whether you choose path one or path two, you will have the final approval on your album design! Once your design is ready, I will send you a slideshow of your pretty pages. Review your wedding album together, and make sure you both COMPLETELY LOVE IT! If you want to change out any of the photographs, this is the time to do it before going to print.