A Mini Guide to the Hottest Wedding Photo Album Trends

Wedding photos are memories of ‘the D-Day’ distilled in frames and captured for eternity. What makes sure they stay that way is the wedding album. We’ve entered a brand new year recently and it’s the perfect time to dive into the latest trends for wedding photo albums.

1. The combination of print and digital making waves

Print or digital? Don’t even ask that question because, in 2021, it’s no longer about choosing one or the other.
With digital becoming almost an extension of our lives, there’s no way to ignore that it has also changed the way we capture and store our photos. And, while the charm of print photos and wedding albums will never fade, the option of keeping digital copies of their special day is increasingly lucrative for new couples.
Marrying the beauty of handcrafted albums with the timelessness of digital backups, our digital photo albums are the perfect way for photographers to capitalize on this trend. Perhaps, that’s why these albums are fast becoming the favorite product for our photography clients.

2. Acrylic cover albums make a big statement

Weddings are meant to be special. And, acrylic cover albums — with their brilliant aesthetics — justify it to a ‘T’. No wonder why acrylic or glass cover albums are taking the industry by storm and are our absolute best sellers!
They give photographers a wonderful canvas to showcase their handiwork and put the spotlight on the cover image. For couples, the beauty of these albums lies in their stunning good looks and durability. It’s a win-win!

3. No-fuss layouts save time and money

Keep it short and sweet as they say. Cluttered pages, multiple photo spreads, and fitting every piece of the photograph into ONE wedding album are practices that are taking a backseat.
This album trend is all about taking the minimalist route and letting the most important events shine in the wedding album. Don’t be mistaken though — it’s not to take away from the gorgeousness of an album. The simple, sleek layouts, such as 2-3 photos per page — or even spread — are a trend most professional wedding albums are featuring these days.
Besides the obvious benefit of keeping the limelight on the peak moments of the wedding day, this trimmed-down approach also provides more value for money. The clients love the option of having to spend on fewer pages for a premium album. Photographers can save time by keeping things simple — only the best shots make it to the wedding album, while they can deliver the rest in the form of digital copies.
Pro tip: Add a supreme quality custom presentation box-like, we offer here at Album Design Store—and elevate the ‘wow factor.

Wrapping it up…

These were three of our most-observed trends in professional wedding albums that are currently winning the hearts and crafts of wedding clients and photographers respectively. Luckily, as one of the leading destinations for high-quality and innovative photo albums, we can help you make the most of these trends and more!
In fact, we’re always a step ahead of the trends. So, explore our wedding album offerings or get in touch with us. We’re always excited to help you delight your clients and boost your business with our awesome range of products.

Photo Album Boxes and More Ways to Keep Precious Photos Organized

Photos represent years, even decades of memories — of celebrations and loved ones. No one wants to lose them to wear and tear or damages that may occur from keeping them improperly organized.

Here are some of our most helpful tips that help to keep precious photos organized—both printed and digital copies—so they can be revisited time and again. 

1. Get rid of magnetic albums 

Let’s start with albums. Now, albums are often the default way to store photographs. But all albums are not made the same way. Neither are they equally efficient in doing their job. In fact, some of them do more harm than good. For example, magnetic photo albums that were so popular from the 60s until the 90s — and can still be seen in many households — are one of the worst offenders. The pages in these albums are covered in an acetate adhesive, which gives off acids that can cause colors to deteriorate, leaves stains, and destroys photos for good over a period of time. So, it’s a wise decision to toss these albums. 

2. Invest in a good quality photo album with presentation box

This is really a no-brainer. Keeping a clutter of printed photographs in random boxes is a sure way to lose them, if not damage them permanently. Humidity and dirt are two of the worst enemies of printed photographs, so it’s best to invest in high-quality albums. Even better if you choose ones that come with photo album boxes.

Acrylic, leather, leatherette are all great materials for durable albums. But the key lies in construction and paper quality. Lay flat and flush mount albums are currently the gold standard in albums and offer the best combination of protection and aesthetics in terms of preserving photos. 

The archival quality photographic paper used in these albums makes the pages sturdy and guarantees long-term durability. After printing, the album is matched with custom-made expertly handcrafted presentation boxes to create an heirloom album. 

This is, by far, the best way to store all types of printed photos. If there are old prints and negatives lying around, it’s advisable to get them restored or reprinted and then, organize them neatly in a premium quality album.    

3. Back up digital photos 

Digital copies of photos are a step further in preserving them. They serve as backups in case the printed photos are lost or damaged. Professional photographers can also provide high-quality digital copies to their clients through a flash drive. Our albums and presentation boxes with flash drive cases combine the beauty and sophistication of handcrafted albums with the timelessness of digital backups. 

As such, these are some of our most in-demand products for our photographer and videographer clients. These album and HDD boxes can be customized in a ton of different ways and so they are perfectly suited to preserve the memories of any occasion.  

4. Treat fragile photos with extra care

Old photographs hold a lot of value, not only in terms of sentiments but also from historical perspectives. For particularly fragile photographs or vintage prints, it’s best to digitally restore them, and with additional support using archival quality paper or even mat board before rehousing them in albums. Scanning and creating digital backups of these photos is a preservation step that should not be missed. 

Finally, all photos must be grouped properly — according to specific occasions, life events, vacations, etc. — and neatly stored in separate albums. Album Design Store‘s flush mount acrylic album has a glass cover featuring a photo from the collection it holds — a great way to set the theme of the album. Or, you could keep things simple with a text spelling out the event printed or embossed on the cover of our leather photo album

Leafing through photos are a default way for most of us to recall memories close to the heart, and the quality of photos speak a lot when it comes to reliving those experiences. With these tips, it’s possible to keep precious photos and the stories that they tell last for the longest time possible.