There’s no question that your wedding photos are some of the most important photos that you’ll take in your lifetime. For many, a wedding is a once in a lifetime event that you spend months, even years, planning for and there’s no doubt that you want to preserve the memories you have of that day.
At the turn of the millennium, photography made a shift from film to digital format and the vast majority of photographers put their old medium format cameras up on their shelves and began charging the batteries for their brand new dSLRs. Along with the shift to digital photography came a drastic change in a clients wants and needs. With photographers no longer limited by rolls of film as well as having the ability to instantly preview their photo on an LCD screen, photographers began taking more photos than ever before. In film days, a photographer would take 100-250 photos of a wedding day… maaaaybe 300 if it was 12+ hours of coverage. Clients used to be okay with 100 or 200 photos – after all, just how many photos can a person look at? You can fill an album with 100 photos and, through said photos, tell a beautiful story of your wedding day. With the digital era in full force; however, clients now expect one-thousand, two-thousand maybe even three-thousand photos! Is it even possible to look at three thousand photos in one sitting? And how does one fit 3,000 photos into an album? The thought of making an album out of 3,000 photos seems like an impossible task and many brides and grooms end up dismissing the idea of a wedding album and simply throw their DVD of photos into a drawer.
Every now and again, even in the digital era, you come across a couple who truly understands the importance of preserving their wedding memories with a wedding album. Stephanie and Jason worked so hard to put together a truly spectacular and perfect wedding day and they decided to showcase their wedding photos in a pro wedding album. They spent time going over several DVDs worth of photos and narrowed it down to about 100 photos for their album. Although the process of choosing from your 1,000+ photos for your album can seem daunting, the end result is a true work of art!
Below is the layout of Stephanie and Jason’s 40 page wedding album, designed by yours truly. Stephanie and Jason chose a lay-flat style album from Asukabook for their album since the continuous printing allows for photos to span across pages (which really maximizes your albums layout!)