My Favorite Wedding Album Spreads
As you know by now I absolutely love creating wedding albums for my clients! I love giving my clients tangible memories from their wedding day! But before we can even get to that step the album has to be designed! Early on I tried, quite pathetically to design albums for my clients. They were crude, unprofessional and just plain ugly. I had no idea what I was doing and yet here I was trying to pretend that I did!! After a few months of trying it on my own I knew that the only way possible to get my clients the best albums possible was to work with a designer.
I started out working with several different designers until I found one that just clicked with me! Enter Erica of Summer House. Erica just gets me, my style and the needs of my clients. She has this brilliant ability to take my images and piece them together to create beautiful album spreads! Looking back I just wish that we had connected sooner!! You can read more about our design process here.
As a photographer it is so important for me to be thinking ahead to the album design while I'm actually shooting the wedding. I want to give my designer AND client variety in their images as well as images that are cohesive. So often I am taking images of the same pose from different angles and different view points. The same thought applies to the details. As you'll see below that variety helps to create a more dynamic album design!
It's also important to remember that less is more. Just because you might be able to cram hundreds of images into a wedding album doesn't mean that you should. There should be a delicate balance between simplicity and the design. While some spreads might call for multiple images another might lend itself well to just one. A couple should be able to open their wedding album years from now and be taken right back to their wedding day. And not distracted by poor design.
And because what post isn't complete without pictures I thought I'd share some of my favorite spreads that Erica has designed for me over the years. Simple, elegant, and clean. Enjoy!