(Closed) Album – what’s a good length?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

You know, I tend to agree. You should definitely save all of your photos for YOU, but if you’re showing your album to family/friends, it’s best to be choosy. Try to get the shots you think people will really want to see, and try not to put in multiples of virtually the same shot. (Like 5 shots of you two making pretty much the same face – just choose the best one!!)  If it’s the kind of thing people are just going to glaze over, forget it. Like, don’t do a whole page showing just detail shots – mix it up with pix of yourselves and the guests.Or do collages. Maybe you’ll have page that contains just details, but you’ll have 10+ pix on that page.

As far as pages, Hm. Well remember that each page is actually a front and back. So for a 20 page book, you’re only really getting 10 pages. I ordered a 20 page book recently and man, it was SKINNY! haha.

 If you went with, say, 60 pages, but put a lot of collages on some of them, you’d have room for anywhere from 60 to hundreds of photos. I think that for Mr. MJ and I, I’ll probably get 50-60 pages. This’ll include shots from both our ceremony and the picnic we’re having a few days later.

Post # 4
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t know if there is a magic number but I will say that you should limit the amount of similar/same photographs. Meaning, instead of 8 shots of your first dance that all look similar, try narrowing it down to one full length and a few closeups.  I always get frustrated flipping through photographs where the same photograph and its just a fraction of an inch difference. You know what I’m talking about, similar to the "Can You Find 6 Differences" that are in Highlights magazine.

Choose your absolute favorites for every moment and avoid making a flip book of every second. 

Post # 5
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I’m probably going to get 50-60 pages.  If you get all the negatives on disk, you can have them printed out cheaper through Costco.  That’s what I’ll be doing!!!

Post # 6
52 posts
Worker bee

 In a lot of cases, our albums are only 10 pages long, with 20 pictures front and back mounted.

 If you’re ordering through a website though, you can add as many pages as you want.

Things to consider are page thickness. If it’s going to be a photo "book" printed directly onto the paper that is the page, then 50-60 pages isn’t a problem, but if they are going to be mounted, the pages are typically thicker which makes the album thicker.


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