A wedding photo album has to be nothing short of perfect and unforgettable. After all, it will be the one telling the story of the wedding as it unfolds every precious moment of the special day. As a photographer, you have given your best to capture the magic of the day, now let it all shine through a printed wedding album that clients will fawn over.
A photo album is the best advertisement and PR that any wedding photographer could hope for. Make it count and you too will score a place in future client recommendations.
Here are five tips for memorable wedding photo albums.
Choose the best shots
Of course, the clients will have their favorites. However, nothing can beat a photographer’s instincts. A professional eye will choose technically perfect clicks and objective images that capture the high drama as well as intimate moments. Choose the best detail, shots that capture mood, décor, and dress-up subtleties, portrait shots of family and wedding party.
Tell the story in perfect order
Making chronological sense as the photos appear in the album is important. Tell the story with the required build-up right up to the ultimate moment. Agreed that the ‘I do’ moment is the star but so are the many events that precede it. Clients are touched as photo brings back memories of their special day.
Arrivals of faraway relatives and old friends, the rehearsal dinner, the catching up on cocktail parties, the buzz of the bridesmaids and the groom’s men, the first dance, the cake cutting, and so on. As the special day progresses through the photos, the wedding album will be a treasure chest of fond stories.
Go on a layout adventure
Design an eclectic layout and choose multiple size formats for wedding photo albums. Photographers and videographers, especially those dealing with wedding clients, always suggest that an important moment should be aptly highlighted. Think of a full page spread for the ‘walking down the aisle’ moment or call attention to the ‘vow taking’ and ‘first kiss’ moments with a double page story.
Interesting and playful layouts, different sizes, and arrangements make wedding albums visually appealing. It also makes for a memorable album that plays up important aspects, and also provides spaces for fun and exciting memories. This is a key to create a really good wedding album.
Opt for a customized cover
Personalize the wedding album to make it expressly mirror your client’s preferences. Choose a custom cover that will make your clients and their family and friends automatically reach for it. A wedding album is an emotional record, go for a cover that would speak to the couple. Think of an acrylic cover with their favorite photo, or an acrylic window at the center of the album, or a wooden plate on a leatherette cover with embossed initials, date, etc.
Score the perfect wedding album with presentation boxes
Wedding albums have a certain sacredness and should be treated as such. Presentation boxes elevate wedding albums into heirlooms that are considered priceless. Apart from protection, they also add a touch of luxury, and exclusiveness to them. From leather and transparent acrylic boxes to dedicated flash drive slots, presentation boxes take the wedding album game several notches above.
The range of presentation boxes found in the Album Design Store include elegant boxes and photo albums with lay flat binding. With professional-quality paper and printing, they are designed to be enjoyed and last for generations.
Offer the best designed wedding album
They easily speak volumes about a photographer’s dedication to his or her craft. They also make a great impression on clients who realize how practical and poetically beautiful they are. A memorable wedding album shows how you as a photographer have honored their big day. It deserves to be displayed in a keepsake that matches all the effort and emotion that went into it.