Your wedding is one of the most momentous occasions of your life, which is why you hire a professional to capture every memory – from your walk down the aisle to the first dance. The services your wedding photographer provides don’t stop there. The most creative wedding photographers will help you design a stunning wedding album from cover to cover, with an energetic layout that you and your families will cherish forever. When discussing the options for designing an archival album you will want to consider the following features to highlight your special occasion.
What to Consider When Creating a Wedding Album
1. Shapes & Sizes
Designer albums come in a variety of different sizes and shapes, including square, rectangular, horizontal and vertical, so talk with your wedding photographer about what styles appeal to you most and which complement the style of your wedding. When deciding on the size, think about how many images you want to include in your album and whether or not you will like a traditional matted album or a contemporary flush album. While a larger 12x15-inch album offers more space for pictures, it may not comfortably fit on the coffee table you want to display it on. Cute 10x10 square formats are nice, but may not fit as many images in the layout. A 12x12” album may be the most ideal size for you.
2. The Cover
While the photos in the interior of your album are the most important part of telling your wedding story, the cover is the first thing many people will see. Many album companies offer a range of cover materials, whether you want something modern and sleek like leather, or prefer a softer, more ethereal material like silk or linen. You can also choose to display a sneak peek photo of the rest of the album or opt for an embossing of your names and date. Your wedding photographer will work with top-of-the-line companies to produce your book, so talk with them about what cover materials, colors and styles appeal most to you.
3. Photo Selection
Your wedding album is an archival heirloom that can be passed on to your children and grandchildren, so utilize your photographer’s expertise to help in image selection and design. She will be able to help you select your most vibrant and best story-telling images and ensure they are featured prominently throughout the album. It is worth spending the extra money to ensure that your photographer collaborates with the highest end album companies that will use acid free papers, archival boards, inks, glues and storage boxes. An experienced wedding photographer like Karen Wise, a former fine art darkroom printer herself, has worked on numerous wedding albums with her clients, to create a beautiful, archival and refined finished books which have saved her clients precious time in trying to design their own!
If you are looking for a NYC wedding photographer that can capture your big day and design a wedding album for loved ones to reminisce over, talk to the professional photographer at Karen Wise Photography. Karen Wise photographs weddings in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Hamptons, tri-state area and Destinations. Brooklyn based Karen Wise has more than 15 years of experience with wedding photography and collaborates with some of the top designer album companies, like Queensberry and RedTree Albums. To learn more about her services or view her work, visit her website or call (917) 539-9908.