As part of my continued effort to keep my brides informed, here is yet another sample wedding album layout showing the different spreads and appearance. For this bride (Jessie), she ordered the Genuine Leather 10X10 “lay flat” album with satin/lustre finish professional lab photographic prints. Lay flat albums allow me to use one full spread, that is, the left page and right page to selectively print a single image spread out onto 2 pages (again, left and right pages). This allows certain images to really pop and give those images greater importance.
See this link for pictures of the wedding album and optional leather colors: http://www.prostudioproducts.com/theme-light/albums/genuine-and-balance-leather-albums. Brides may choose to add a cameo print appear in the front cover of the album, have their names embossed on the inside of the album, or add spine hubs. The process requires the bride and groom to select about 75-100 images from their original set (usually number 1500+ images). My recommendation is to have no more than 75 images in the album especially if additional pages are not being purchased. Purchasing additional pages is always available and gives me greater creative flexibility. Using my experience, knowledge of the bride and grooms “style”, theme of the wedding, I take artistic and creative liberties to create a layout that I feel best present the images and the story of your wedding day. Of course, I give the bride and groom a chance to review a proof, make minor changes (swap images, change image location/size, etc.), before the album is finalized and ordered.
It is important to point out that the 75-100 shouldn’t necessarily be their favorite pictures, but rather the favorite pictures that tell the story of their wedding day. Otherwise, the client will get pictures of artistic poses or just the reception, etc. You want to tell a story with the album, and have a few images from each major event during your wedding day.
I’m often asked how long does it take to get a wedding album. The answer depends on a number of variable things, but this roughly estimates the length of time: Assuming the bride and groom have selected the 75-100 images, an album should be delivered to them within about 3-5 week, usually 3 weeks in most circumstances.
Enjoy this layout!