(Closed) Which photos to choose for the wedding album (online and printed)

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i see what you mean, but i think i would include both just so i could see and remember everyone who came to my wedding.  like i would want at least one photo of every guest.

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Its not repetitive because its different people. I agree with pp about wanting to have atleast one pic of every guest if possible. but if you’re not that close to some of them then you dont have to include both if you really dont want to

Post # 5
1405 posts
Bumble bee

Are you making your own album?


Most pro albums have 80-120 pictures in them.  You can pick whatever images you want, but they typically don’t involve a high number of group shots or detail shots.  The brides album typically includes images broken down into a few different catagories:

Bridal prep


Photoshoot – pics of bride and groom, and a few of bride and groom and family, and of course, bridal party.

Reception – first dance, toasts, detail shots, cake cutting,etc.

I wouldn’t include too many random group shots with friends and extended family for your main album.  You can always make a 4×6 album of those.

Post # 7
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@EmEv: Don’t include photos you don’t like just to include a specific moment. Your album should tell a story, but it doesn’t have to encompass everything. Include the pictures that really draw you in emotionally first and foremost – and fill in with helper photos to tell the story. For example, for the ceremony, I wouldn’t include pics of everyone walking down the aisle. I’d get a shot of you and your dad (or whoever you walked with), I’d do a wide shot of you guys at the altar with everyone watching, a close shot of you two looking into each other’s eyes, A shot of one of you putting the ring on the other, a cute pic of a niece/nephew squirming in the audience, a family member looking emotional in the audience, etc. Choose the pics that stir up your emotions, not ones that simple catalog who was there. You’ll look at your album years from now and get a lot more wistful with the emotional pics that you will the staged group shots.

Edit, edit, edit down your pic choices, too! You really will only get 80-120 pics for your album (fewer if you get a smaller album) and nobody wants to look at 300 pictures on FB.

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