Post # 1
is having to pick only 10-15% of the pictures for your album.
We are almost 5 months post-wedding and i’m finding the task of narrowing down our photo favorites for our album nearly impossible! How did you do it, bees?!?! I mean I want every picture in there! Advice please!
Post # 3
Well that stinks…my photographer gave us every photo (edited and all) on a dvd. BUT if I had to, I would go through the list just choosing the ones I really liked, then I go through that smaller list to the ones I REALLY liked, then go through those that I loved, then go through that list and get the ones that I can’t live without! LoL Painful, but thats what I would do.
Post # 4
@Hippos: She has the dvd of edited images too. i think she’s just talking about which pictures to pick to be put in the album that her (our!) photographer makes.
i wish I could afford his albums – they’re gorgeous. I know I would have an IMPOSSIBLE time choosing. Process of elimination is your friend!
Post # 5
Start grouping your photos to tell the story of your day. Create a folder for Girls getting ready, guys getting ready, ceremony, group portraits, couple portraits, reception formalities, reception fun. Once you get all your favs into these folders then start removing ones that are similar. Also, check across the folders for ones that are similar. Within those mark must haves and then maybes. It may not get it down to the total number you need but it’s a good place to start. The photos are going to run together in these sections so pick images that work well together.
OR see if your photog will do a pre-design and just make changes from there. I do it all the time for clients who just can’t seem to get it down to a manageable number.
Post # 6
Is there any way that you can pay extra to get more of the images?
If not I would do as the Bee’s suggested, narrowing down the images and then as you look through the narrowed down images ask yourself if you are “missing” any of the ones that you cut.
This must be so hard! Just do your best, if you like so many of them at least you know that you can’t really go wrong because they are all good!
Post # 7
Hah! I avoided that by making a mixbook photo album. It’s 99 pages long and includes all of my favorite pictures (something like 300-500 total pictures).
Post # 8
@Everdeen: Why would she ask for more? She’s having difficulty narrowing them down because she loves them all.
Post # 9
@continuumphotography: I think by “more” she means more pages with room for more photos.
Post # 10
Great suggestions bees! @KateByDesign: is right. We have all the photos I’m just narrowing down which to include in the album. It is indeed an impossible task but I’ll grab a bottle of wine and get down to it. These suggestions are indeed helpful.
@KateByDesign: What are you doing for an album? I was all set to make my own but I haven’t gotten it done yet and life is just getting busier. I still plan to make parent albums.
Post # 11
@NJmeetsBX: We’re going through Adorama. It will be around $140 for 50 pages. Needless to say I started putting it together in February and haven’t touched it since. I found it just as daunting (choosing from all of those pictures). I hope to finish it by the Holidays so I can give some out as gifts.
Side note: We had friends who did their guest book from Adorama and I was absolutely amazed at the quality – hence why we are going through Adorama.
Post # 12
@KateByDesign: Yes, I plan to use them for the parent albums. I’ve heard great things.
Post # 13
@continuumphotography: Sorry, I obviously wasn’t clear. I meant, why not ask if she can pay extra to choose 20%-25% of the photos rather than the 10%-15% she can choose now. That way she can keep more over all.
Does that make sense now?
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley
Ugh, that would be so hard for me! I made sure when choosing our photographer than we’d get a disc of all of them so I could choose and print as I please. Sorry, I’m no help!