(Closed) choosing album pictures?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

Definitely ask your photographer! How does s/he design it? One per page? Various layouts? And number of pages will definitely affect your price.

I would ask your photographer about his/her design style, and then ask what the ideal number of images would be to fill a book with X sides.

As you’re picking your images, try to use them to tell the story of your day. And maybe have “must-have” images and “would like, but would be OK if they didn’t make it” images.

Post # 4
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354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m doing this right now too, and it’s sort of stressing me out 🙂 Our photographer suggested 3-4 photos per page for flushmount 10×10 or 12×12 albums. So if you’re having a 40 page/side (20 spread) album, you’d want between 120 and 160 photos, unless you want lots of the pictures to be large or lots of white space around pictures – then shoot for the low end of the range or a bit below. Sorry I’m not more help – I’m curious to see what tips everyone has!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

First go through all your photos and pull (if you have the disk) every photo you would ever want in your album.  Then when you see the photos together, start removing ones that are similar to each other.  Then remove the images that are your least favorite until you get it down to the ones you just can live with out.  Try and visualize the photos working together to tell a story.

Does your photographer give you a certain amount of images to use?  Aim for that.

In my own personal album designing experience you want to try and keep it under 100.  Think less is more. 

I definitely recommend talking to your photographer as each photog has their own way of designing their albums. 

Good luck!

Post # 6
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4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

As for the telling the story part, the main thing is to find images from all the important aspects. Getting ready, ceremony (important parts of ceremony), Formals (which ones are important to you and the best?), Reception (and all the important parts of the reception) including some dancing and VIPs having fun.

I leave it to my clients as it’s YOUR album, and honestly, my faves and my clients faves are almost NEVER the same!  However, I do offer to help my client weed through and choose, or that I can choose for them. Whatever they want.  If you are still having a hard time, perhaps either find a larger number and designate about 3/4 as MUST HAVE, leave the rest to the photographer to decide. You can also see if they will sit down with you.

Best of luck, I know how hard culling images can be, I’m dreading my own album later this year 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It took me a long time to figure out what pics I wanted. Especially the formals. It was hard to find the one shot that everyone looked there best. I usually had to compromise a bit.  I’m waiting for album design proofs now.

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