(Closed) If youve made your wedding album HELP

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh it’s soooo hard to do this…to capture the best day of our life in just a “few” (hundred- hehe) images.  We made a blurb book and we just divided the pics into sections and picked the best 3-4  from each section.  That was for the album…which family members, friends, and guests to your home will look at for years, so you don’t want to overwhelm them with tons of pages/pictures.  We ended up using about 120 in our album.  THEN we printed all 1500 and put them in 3 huge photo album binders for us and anyone that ever wants to see our wedding day from beginning to end.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

btw – 15 months after our wedding I JUST finished putting all the pics in the albums this weekend – LOL

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ah, the joys of making the album 🙂 As soon as we got our photos back I made two Facebook albums, so that helped as a starting point.  My uncle had also taken hundreds of photos and he’s a great amateur photographer, so I had the added benefit (and also difficulty) of combining two set of photos and trying to pick the best ones. It involved painstakingly going through every set (usually 30 different shots of the same thing) and picking my favorite. Some sets I eliminated completely. I have to admit, I was usually biased toward the photos I looked good in 🙂 All those artsy shots where I look like a complete horseface? Out. I also focused more on the people since our wedding wasn’t really focused on details, DIY etc. I also tried to be fair between our families – for example if there was one of me with my dad I made sure there was one of him with his mom also. I ended up with just over 300 photos which fit into a 76 page 12×12 album. I didn’t use any of their templates and custom designed each page to make that many photos fit. It took a lot of strategic planning, kind of like trying to fit one week of dishes into the dishwasher all at once 🙂 This was the final product:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-finally-finished-photo-recap-with-adoramapix-album

Good luck with the album. It’s a lot of work but feels great once you’re done!

Post # 8
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Our album ended up with about 160 pictures in it – but we only started with around 700!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah it was a bit overwhelming when I started working on my photo album.  I have a mac, so I used iphoto to make  individual albums.  I sorted them all into parts of the wedding, like the cake, the entrance, the cocktail hour, the cermony, first dance albums etc.

From there I went into each album and took out the pictures I didn’t like.  Then when I used shutterfly to make my album I just had to place the photos on to the pages how I liked them. 

I was able to work on my photo album gradually and it took some time to finish it. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did mine on Shutterfly. It ended up being 100 pages and I think I used 600+ photos. But I wanted to include pictures from everything that happened that week…Dinner with DH’s family when they first arrived, drinks with friends, the rehearsal, dinner, dancing w/ friends afterwards, etc, etc…

The thing is like a giant yearbook. I love it.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I made the 76 page album on Adoramapix.  I think it has about 300 pictures. 

I just really tried to focus on the pictures that I felt most captured the moments and feelings of the day.

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