As you flip through your family’s wedding albums, you may notice a theme. Either they follow a traditional format or they showcase the unique elements that their relationship possesses. The wedding albums your family offered to show you may not be your only source of inspiration. Many wonderful social media sites and online pages offer a rich source of creativity to inspire you.
When you start planning your wedding photo album, it can be difficult to decide how you want to design it. Most importantly, you will want to ensure that your album represents you and your big day personally.
Here at Photography with Heart & Video, we know that your wedding album is an important part of your big day, as it captures your once in a lifetime moments. That’s why we have put together a few tips to help you create a unique wedding photo album. If you are in need of direction, be sure to continue reading to learn more:
- Formal shots complement your big day. If you are excited to take an artistic approach to your wedding album, with each photo being natural, artistic, or unique, it’s still important to remember formal photos with your loved ones. The five photos that will help you have a complete photo album and honor the loved ones who joined you on your special day are: you and your partner enjoying each other’s company, both of you with the groom’s parents, then with the bride’s parents, then both of you with each other’s immediate family, resulting in at least two more photos, and the both of you with your attendants. These prove to be wonderful images of you with your friends and family. Surely you will be happy to look back on those who joined you to celebrate your new adventure in life.
- Healthy mix of black and white photos and color photos. The question often comes up whether a photo would look best in black and white or color. Your wedding album could look quite lovely with a balanced mixture of both. Wedding details such as your wedding bands and bridal gown can look fantastic in black and white, while floral details and cake details would pop with vibrant colors. You are not limited to full saturation or none, this is your wedding album, make it your own.
- Imagine the final layout for your album. There are a lot of ways you can design your album. You will have a large collection of photos, all different from each other. You can show the progression of your wedding, but there is still the decision on how you want to arrange photos for each event. Contrasting photos is a great way to go. As you flip through your wedding album, you can see a new angle, saturation, or subject and admire its beauty. As a side note, it’s important to decide who will be designing your wedding album, such as your photographer, a designer, or if you wish to hire a third party. This is an important keepsake for such a crucial milestone in your life, and it should be created with care and dedication.
There is a lot of work to be put into designing your wedding photo album, especially one that is unique to you and your partner. Here at Photography with Heart & Video, we want to help you capture the magic that occurs on your big day, and organize them into a unique wedding photo album. If you are ready to discuss your own California wedding photography, be sure to contact us today.