(Closed) Wedding Albums~ Did you pick layout?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Is this a professional well known photographer?

Most photographers do a layout digitally and then have the client proof it before it goes to the presses.  Is this a flush mount album?

The white you mentioned is called negative space and was probably done intentially, not everyone likes it.

The image of the groom seems odd to me in that location

The out of order images seems odd too, but the file numbers should be in chronological order unless there were two photographers and the images were combined

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My photographer said that she will let me review a digital copy of the album before it is printed. At that time, I can also request changes.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Have you contacted him with your concerns?

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

wow, I would NEVER send an album to print with out the client being 100% in love with what I put together for them. Nor would I charge for a digital proof that takes me 10 minuets at the most to export into a PDF and send over.

Was the album process discussed at all? I know some photogs literally just create the album and send it to the client, but they are aware of that’s how that particular photog works.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got married in June 2011. It took me (with my photographer’s help) until October to pick out which pics and in what order i wanted them in the album-there were like 1500 pictures! Then she worked with me on page graphics/colors and did like 7 proofs before i said okay to print.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

You need to read your contract.  But most likely there no recourse.

 

Your best bet is to stay on the good side of teh photographer and hope he works with you.  I suggest setting up a meeting where you can review the album with him and show him the issues.  Tell him that this goes beyond customer preference, there are just things here that shouldn’t be.  As an aside, did she see any sample albums before booking to see what to expect?  An album like this may be common for this photographer…….you never know.

Hopefully he will work with you.  It sounds like he will because he agreed to redo the layout and absorb the cost.  The album and printing probably wasn’t cheap either though, so that will cost….maybe he will split it with you.  How much was the total photography contract worth?

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@smyley-do you not like the detail shots? They are sort of “in” right now. I didn’t get one photo of the entire room set up either, but I wasn’t expecting to. If you look on a lot of photography blogs most of them do not show entire set ups. The details are the main focus for a lot of brides.

In any case-they should have talked about what they wanted if it was a more formal, posed look and yes, he should have had them approve the album before he sent to print.

A lot of my album is detail shots, but I picked them out. LOL. My husband is like “Why do you want a picture of your bouquet with your head cut off?” haha.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

My photographer is going to make the layout of our wedding album. However, she is going to let me look at it before it goes into printing. Not doing that would be a costly mistake for her, because I would undoubtedly hat it and make her redo the design. 🙂

Journalistic albums usually have room for white space. However, it’s not typical for the groom to be the first picture. It’s supposed to tell a story. So it’s usually a picture of the bride getting ready. Or at least both the bride and groom together.

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