You searched high and low to find a photographer that would capture your wedding in a way that you will cherish forever. Now you need to make sure that they are getting the photos you need to make that perfect wedding album. This will allow your wedding to be saved for posterity and passed down for generations to come.
There are some photos that you obviously need, but others that aren’t so apparent. That is why we wrote this blog. We want to make sure you get all the photos you need to build that album that is so essential to remember your wedding day. Check out the album layout designs below to see what we are talking about.
1. Getting Ready
Introducing the album with all the anticipation of the wedding day is the perfect way to start your album. Not only can you get great candids of your closest friends and family, but you can also get the details like the wedding dress, shoes, suits and jewelry. These make for great detail shots in the album to help tell the whole story.
2. Your First Look
A first look can be done where you see each other for the first time on your wedding day. This makes for great photos for your album that usually captures a ton of joy and happy tears. You also can do a blind first look where you talk, but don’t see each other. Either way is great for storytelling in your wedding album.
3. Wedding Party
This one is one of those obvious choices. You want to make sure you capture the friends and family that mean so much to you. Just make sure you get both formal, fun and candid photos so you can have some interesting layouts in your album.
4. The Couple
This one is even more obvious than the last one! One thing to make sure you get are individuals of both of you as well. They can really compliment the rest of the couple photos and layout well over a few pages.
This is many times the centerpiece of your album, so the photos are very important, but it is also rare that it takes up more than 2-4 pages in your album. You always want to make sure the photos include the bride walking down the aisle, an overall ceremony image and you definitely need the first kiss. It is also nice to have some details to use to complement the other photos. If it is outside, make sure your photographer gets some natural details. If it is inside it is nice to have some architectural details photographed to use for support.
6. Family Photos
We understand that getting a combination of family photos is important to capture for posterity. There are a few that stand out above the rest and are what typically make the album, so make sure your wedding photographer nails these: one intermediate family for each side and one extended for each side.
Details go along way toward capturing all the hard work you put into throwing a beautiful and amazing wedding day. Many times we design an album with an entire page or two just dedicated to the small things. Some of the things you want to make sure are captured are flowers, signage, table decor, food, drinks and any other special touches that make the wedding uniquely yours. You also always want to make sure you get a great ring shot or two. The ring shot is a great way to end an album.
Just like you can’t have a great wedding without some good dancing, you can’t have a great wedding album without some dancing photos. The ones you want to make sure to get from your wedding photographer are the, groom dancing with mother, bride dancing with father, bride and groom’s first dance. You also want to make sure some great shots are captured of your friends getting partying it up on the dance floor!
9. The Sending Off
If there is a way to have your photographer stay until your sending off, you’ll want to be sure to do it. Whether you leave to sparklers, bubbles or glow stick, it all makes for a great way to end the album. A kiss in the limo or getaway car is always a nice one to get too.
We hope this has helped to make sure your wedding photographer is getting all you want for your perfect wedding album. If you are still looking for a photographer, we would love to work with you! Check out our website at elevatephotography.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 303.744.6700.