8 Tips for Choosing the Right Photos for Your Album

The big day has come….. No, we’re not talking about the WEDDING day. But we are talking about a day that is almost as eagerly anticipated. The day that you get to see your beautiful WEDDING PHOTOS for the first time!

Whether you handpicked an amazing professional photographer or it turns out Uncle John is a wiz with a camera, you have probably been given thousands of beautiful images to sort through.

Finding the right mix to truly reflect the memories of your day can sometimes be a little tricky. This list of TOP TIPS will help you find the perfect balance.

1. Go with your Heart

Choose the pictures that you love, the ones that make you stop and pause. They may not be the ones you thought they were going to be so don’t be bound by what you think is expected of you.

8 Tips for choosing which Wedding Photos to include in your Must-Have Wedding Album

2. Showstoppers

There will be a few photos that are your absolute favourites. These are the showstoppers in your album. Give them the space they deserve with a full page spread.

8 Tips for choosing which Wedding Photos to include in your Must-Have Wedding Album

3. True reflection

Too many formal shots can make for a dull album. Try to find the photos that represent the magic of the day. That shot of your grandparents dancing or your aunt laughing are the memories you want to capture.

8 Tips for choosing which Wedding Photos to include in your Must-Have Wedding Album

4. Balance

Keep balance and try to include all aspects of the day. Sounds simple, but it can be easy to choose 20 photos of the dress and only a couple of the groomsmen.

8 Tips for choosing which Wedding Photos to include in your Must-Have Wedding Album

5. The best shot

You will have many duplicates of almost the same shot. Look for the best version; check the background to make sure everyone’s looking his or her best. If you can’t decide between two – include both and we will use the one we think is best.

8 Tips for choosing which Wedding Photos to include in your Must-Have Wedding Album

6. Details

You spent months picking venues, stationery, jewellery, flowers and all those personal touches that made your day a celebration of you. Include those detail shots because they are what tie your album together and help tell your story.

8 Tips for choosing which Wedding Photos to include in your Must-Have Wedding Album

7. How many pages?

Give your photos room to breathe; over cluttering can mean everything gets lost on the page. When calculating how many pages you will need we recommend basing it on an average of two images per page.

8 Tips for choosing which Wedding Photos to include in your Must-Have Wedding Album

8. Can’t narrow it down?

Too many photos? You had a big day and you’ve got a big story to tell. Why restrict your story to a single album. Sometimes albums can work best in pairs and sets. Why not try breaking it up into Ceremony and Reception or multiple volumes. Get creative… it’s your story.

8 Tips for choosing which Wedding Photos to include in your Must-Have Wedding Album