With beautiful shots of each precious moment, from the arrival of your guests to the cutting of the cake, you have everything you need to put together a stunning wedding photo album. We are sure that you meticulously planned your special day down to every beautiful detail, so you should do your photo book the same honour. We know creating a wedding photo book can feel like a painstaking task but thanks to Atelier Rosemood, we have compiled five useful tips to help you put together the wedding photo album of your dreams.
Select the moments that mean the most to you
Your big day may have gone by in a beautiful blur of emotions so you will definitely want to take the time to look back at your photos and to choose the ones that will make the cut for your album. Take these pictures as beautiful pieces that will add up to the finished puzzle of your wedding story. You should think of your wedding photo book as an elegant keepsake and incorporate all the little moments that you want to remember from your wedding day, not just posed photographs.
For a stunning result, be sure to ask your guests to provide you with photos they took during your wedding. Although the professional shots taken by your photographer will look amazing in your photo album, you might be pleasantly surprised by the photos that your guests managed to take on the day. Often, loved ones are able to capture little unguarded moments full of humour and emotion, and photos like these are sure to give your wedding photo album all the spontaneity and life it needs!
Follow a chronological order
Although the structure of your wedding photo album is a matter of personal taste, you will want it to tell the story of your wedding day from beginning to end. It is, therefore, best to start with shots from the very first moments of getting ready and proceed chronologically. Imagine how confusing it might be to see photos of the bride tossing the bouquet before we even see her magnificent walk down the aisle. Ordering your photos this way will make it easy for you to relive your big day and to share it with others!
Give yourself a budget and stick to it
You probably didn’t factor your wedding photo album into your wedding budget during the planning stages, so you will need to think about how much you are able or willing to spend on your photo book. There are options out there for all budgets so it is worth doing your research.
With Atelier Rosemood’s softcover photo books, newlyweds on a budget are assured a trendy magazine-style finish and will be able to show off their photos in their full glory thanks to the high-quality paper and binding techniques used. For couples looking to invest more in their wedding photo album, there’s the option of personalising a premium Italian fabric hardcover photo book for a stunning high-end finish.
Let the photos speak for themselves
Adding too much text in your photo book can risk overshadowing the pictures of your special day. If you take the time to sift through your photos and select the key moments, your photos will most likely speak for themselves. However, if you are feeling creative, you can include titles and short pieces of texts! Use these to capture the funny anecdotes that you will want to tell for years to come or to record the important details of your day such as your first dance song.
Mix up the layouts
In piecing together your wedding photo book, do not hesitate to mix portrait format photos with landscape ones to create a visually appealing album. By grouping small-sized photos together and allowing really special photos to stand alone, you make it easier for you and your loved ones to focus on each detail. When you have four or more photos on one page, it is ideal to only use one photo on the next page to ease pressure on the eye. Varying the number of photos on each page also helps to keep your story interesting!
In following these five simple tips, putting together your wedding photo album will be just as enjoyable as discovering the end result and reliving your memories through every flick of a page. You can now go ahead and put together the photos that will help you treasure your most precious wedding moments, creating a timeless photo book that is sure to be a permanent feature on your coffee table!
If you are looking for more wedding photo album inspiration, head over to rosemood.co.uk to discover Atelier Rosemood’s photo book collection. Rosemood offers photo books for a variety of budgets, so whether you are a budget-conscious couple or are looking to splash out on your wedding photo book, you are sure to find your treasure. The icing on the cake… all of Rosemood’s photo albums include free professional proofreading and photo retouching services!
One of the joys of creating a photo book is flicking through it together, but whilst we are currently forced to be separated from the ones we love, you can continue to share your favourite memories with your friends and family from a distance thanks to a brand new service set up by Rosemood. During the period of lockdown, when you order a wedding photo book, you will have access to a free digital version that you can share with loved ones, helping you stay connected and to relive your beautiful celebrations together!
You might even find yourself hooked… Why not create a book for your honeymoon with their Travel Photo Albums or your first year of married life? Enjoy getting creative folks!
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