Post # 1
I have written how I have had trouble with my photography company and as a result I don’t have much direction. I am currently working on narrowing down 1400 pictures to 90-100.
I am debating breaking down the day into different segments:
Bride Getting Ready
Groom Getting Ready
The church and reception will have the most photos. This is a little overwhelming and I think if I work on one area is might not seem as daunting.
Please let me know what you did and any advise you have received.
Post # 3
Sorry you’re having so many issues with your photo/video vendors, but it sounds like you’re on the right track! To help you structure it more, I might divide the Church/Ceremony into: Pre-Ceremony (for the detail images) and Ceremony. And with the reception, think about the different periods in there as well: Dinner/Toasts, First Dance, Cake Cutting, Bouquet/Garter Toss, Free Dancing. For portraits, if you took any with say just you and your mom or your groom with his groomsmen you could spread of few of those around the Getting Ready section so that the Portrait section is not the only place with portraits.
I made a post of my layouts a few months ago when I made my album, hope it can give you some ideas.
My other tip is to create your family albums first as practice – each album I made gave me a better idea of what layouts and orders I liked, so that I could perfect my process before I got to my personal album. Just play around and it’ll all come together!
Post # 4
I’ll answer from a photographers perspective :
For albums, I divide into :
Portraits after ceremony
^ Just 4 easy sections. The getting ready stuff usually takes about 10% of the pages and the other sections about 30% each.
If the couple prefers things to be more heavy in a particular section, it’s pretty easy.
Post # 5
Are you choosing your pictures and then they design your book ?
Post # 6
Yes, definetly break your photos down into subsections based on event/time of day to make them more managable. I was lucky that my photographer did this for me and also edited down my photos so I only recieved about 400-500 of the best ones, and not the thousands of photos that she took.