The venue was gorgeous, the speeches a success, your wedding was quite simply the dream you always hoped it would be. However, after a long list of correct decisions to some difficult questions (“Beef or Chicken?”, “Who will sit next to Uncle John?”) you are faced with one final dilemma! You have a wonderful selection of photos but which of these deserve to be shown in the wedding album? Read this guide and assemble the perfect album that captures your most treasured moments.
The ultimate aim of a good wedding photo album is to tell the story of your wedding day. The story should be well-balanced and cover all aspects of the day with a good variety of: documentary images, group shots, portraits and details. It really helps to have a firm structure for the wedding album (and its story) before you start choosing the photos. Working to a structure helps to focus your mind and forces you to be ruthless with which photos to leave out. So, consider these categories of photos when deciding the structure to your wedding album:
Couple portraits – Getting ready- Ceremony- Details- Reception shots (with a mix of candid and group photos)Speeches-Cut caking and/or bouquet toss – First dance
Once the photos are picked, I will then design the layout for you. The photos will appear in the wedding album in chronological order. Having the “getting ready” photos alongside the “first dance” shots would spoil the flow of the album’s story. And you will have a chance to doubt check the proof before it sent off to production.
I am always happy to offer advice on which photos to include. I have been involved in creating many wedding photo albums and if you ever need guidance or a second opinion, just ask!
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