(Closed) How did you choose pictures for your album?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which approach should I use to pick photos for our wedding album?
    include photos from important parts of the day - tell the story : (12 votes)
    67 %
    just use the phots that are spectacular and moving : (6 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I narrowed down my photos to tell the story of the day in our album, because I’m creating a gallery on the wall of our more epic pictures that I absolutely LOVE, since I’ll be seeing them every day.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My photographer advertises herself as a photo journalist so she actually made a mock up of the wedding album, and then I got three free editing sessions. I only used one because she did a really good job, but basically I made sure that it told the story of the day, and then if there was a picture that I absolutely loved, I added it in. That would be my advice too, to tell the story first that it.

    Post # 5
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    739 posts
    Busy bee

    I wish I could vote for both 🙂

    This is what I tell my clients:

    1. Pull all the photos you want into a folder {if you have the proof disk} Make sure to work on copies of the images so you don’t delete the originals.
    2. Organize them by, you getting ready, groom getting ready, ceremony, group formals, b+g formals, reception important moments, reception everything else.
    3. Edit out any redundancy you don’t need more then one or two photos of each vip, you only need one of your shoes, one dress, etc. Pick the best images of these, delete the rest. .
    4. Look to see how all the photos work together in these groups. Do they tell the story? If something just doesn’t fit then take it out. Try to get each section to under 15 images
    5. Pull all the images back together in one folder. See where you stand as far as image count. See how your album will flow. You may even find some redundancy that crossed over in the sections so pull those out. 
    6. At this point you should be good. If not see if your photog will put together a mock up and see what they put together.

    Hope this helps, good luck!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I couldn’t do it.  lol my *parents* album is 100 PAGES!  The albums I make for my husband and I will be longer…. and there are more then one image on most pages.  😛  I’ve always been horrible about narrowing things down especially when I have so many pictures that I love!

     

    That said, I agree with the pp’s…. tell the story first and then add a pic or 2 if you have the room and really love it.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @PizzutiStudios: yes! This is exactly how Ive been doing it. I am telling the story but also only using the pictures that I love. You can still include all the pictures that are moving throughout the telling of your story. Im doing a 76 page book from AdoramaPix and even though I wish I had more room I think it will be plenty!

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I would suggest that you take a lot of advice from the photographer who covered your wedding. He/she was part of the big day as well and has probably had a lot of experience with album design. Then if you don’t like an image, or have to have certain ones in the album convey that message to them. A lot of my clients are more than happy to proceed in that manner and are very happy with the results. 

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I would suggest that you take a lot of advice from the photographer who covered your wedding. He/she was part of the big day as well and has probably had a lot of experience with album design. Then if you don’t like an image, or have to have certain ones in the album convey that message to them. A lot of my clients are more than happy to proceed in that manner and are very happy with the results. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Bumping this cos I’m torn about this as well!

    We could use all the pretty portrait pics of us for the pro album, and do a separate storytelling album using Blurb or similar. Is this a good idea or should the pro album be the storytelling one??

    What to do, what to do???

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My photographer provided me with the storytelling album now I have to make more with all my other photos and it is incredibly difficult

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