Post # 1
I am creating my wedding photo album, and it’s starting to get absurdly long. I’m trying to keep everything even and include photos of our guests. Right now, my longest sections are the toasts, the ceremony, and getting ready. I want to add formals too, but there are so many. I’m not sure how to choose which shots to leave in and which to leave out. How many of the formals and family pics did you include in the album? Which parts of your album do you like the best? Or, which photos did you include in the album that you could have done without in hindsight?
Post # 2
radgardner : when creating our professional album we were limited to 50 images. Darling Husband and I chose how many pictures from each category we wanted: Details, Getting ready, Wedding party, Just us, ceremony, toasts/dances, party. Then I went through and selected the best shots from each category.
What helped was that I had pretty much all the photos I liked printed a Walgreens to make a very informal album of everything. I was then able to select from there. Good luck!
Post # 3
first time round, the pics we used less of, and looked at the least in the years after, were the getting ready shots. This time we didn’t bother to get any at all, except for a couple of ‘before’ shots of the two venues. Noone really needs to look back on pics of a bunch of women putting on makeup, lol.
We also haven’t used pictures of every single toast or gift being handed over, or different versions of what is essentially the same picture – eg. there’s only one formal pic of just the two of us in our whole album, and one of each family group. The majority of the pics we’ve kept are much more informal, literally candid snapshots of people just hanging out having a good time.
Categories is a good way to organise things – we had Before (both venues), During, Signing the register, Afterwards – inc. a formal group shot of everyone, Start of reception and speeches/gifts, Formal & informal groups on the beach, Cake, and Party!
Post # 4
sensiblesusie : Thanks for the insight! I ended up ordering mine by category in that way. There were a lot of pics that we didn’t get that I wish we had. I’ve been suffering with some post-wedding photography regrets. But there were also a lot of nice pictures. I did include some getting ready shots and formal shots, but the majority of the pics were from the ceremony and candid shots of guests during the toasts. For getting ready, We each got a page and then a page of me helping my step daughter get ready and of him helping my step son get ready. For us, the photography kind of stopped before the party began. (We had a small wedding.) All in all, I got everything in about 36 pages. I had to leave some out, but I figure I can do smaller albums down the road.
Post # 5
somathemagical : I didn’t end up doing this but I love this idea. I didn’t have a professional lay flat album done but hope to soon. It will likely contain fewer pics.