Post # 1
i was wondering- how did you narrow down photos for your professional wedding album?
i am trying to narrow it down to 60 and right now i have almost 200 chosen. i’m also giving our parents copies too, so i tried to include them in a lot of the photos.
should i just pick the top 60 then make my own album (via blurb, or mypublisher) ? i think that’s the more affordable route but will making my own album be too time consuming?
which is faster/easier to use: blurb vs. mypublisher?
Post # 3
Ask your photographer for help! We like to give our brides and grooms the chance to give us photos for the album so that they never feel like we’re designing something they didn’t have a say in. That being said, it’s hard when you’re not editing photos all day long to know what is and isn’t going to work in the space that the photographer’s creating. I’m sure your photog can take the pics you’ve chosen and put the one’s he or she thinks will work best into the album. As far as doing it yourself, I’m totally biased, but the quality of a professional album is so much higher than anything else on the market. Plus, you have a professional designer doing it for you. I’m always amazed when I get the albums in, the pages are on either amazing archival paper, or on top-quality matte-board. I know money is always tight after the wedding, but, in my opinion, it’s totally worth it!
Post # 4
Try to consider the narrative created by your photos. Lay them out chronologically and find the best ones for each specific event. Then add interesting supporting photos to the main event photos. Try to be brutal about cutting photos and remember that whitespace can be very useful in page layout.
Post # 5
thats what I have to do too! Not fair, in my opinion. for over $5k, I think I should get a book with the pics I want. Anyway, my photographer agreed to help us choose them better, as I have it down to about 230 from about 1300. Then when we get the rights, I am just going to make my own book. I think for the big book we will end up sticking with photos of mainly ourselves? We aren’t really the type to frame big pics of us all around the house, so to have a book only about us might be nice. Then the other one we make will be everything else.
Post # 6
We’ll be getting a great album from our photog, adn we’ll be asking for tehir input since they are the pros after all. But they took soooo many amazing photos – we’ll be making a blurb book or two! Probably 1 just for the photobooth photos!
Post # 7
What I tell my clients (and because we give them the files) to first put all the images they want in a folder, then start to take out the ones that you can live with out. Next try and see if there are similar to each other in action, expression or composure and keep only your favs. Try and picture the photos grouped together, are there some that just don’t fit? When I’ve had couples who just can’t narrow it down they either give me the list of 150 or so and I pick out of those to create the album with 60 or so. Or they can choose to pay per photo after the 60. We do this because we do put a lot of time and effort into every image that goes into the album as I’m sure most photographers do. I would talk to your photographer and see if they are willing to help you. I’ve gone through entire weddings with couples because it is such an overwhelming process for them, but they still needed to feel in control as they should be.