I like to design all my albums and books with white backgrounds, clean lines and no distractions. I want the fun, fresh and colorful style of the images to stand out and I want the design to have a beautifully simple and timeless look because that represents my brand well and shows off my work best.
I recently finished a design for Aly and Justin. It was a little different than the ones I’ve done previously because they gave me permission to use whatever images I saw fit for the design. Even though it’s challenging for me to choose my favorites while keeping the couple in mind, this was a real treat! 9 out of 10 of my couples choose the images they’d like to be included in the album and I completely understand wanting to have your favorite images in your wedding album. But this time I was able to decide which images I thought would create a beautiful image flow and balance throughout the album…and it was fun!
Aly and Justin ordered their album with a navy blue leather cover which is so very appropriate for their wedding! (If you missed their wedding, here’s part 1 and part 2.) So on this super duper HOT day, enjoy some of my favorite spreads from their album design. And stay hydrated because they’re a hot lookin’ couple!
Little pops of color here and there and a balance of the colors are important in my album spreads. I LOVED the colorful details of Aly and Justin’s day so it was easy to make those pops and balance possible.
I always have to show off the bride and her beautiful maids. Especially if they’re sporting bright colors and fun details like these!
I love this spread because it focuses on Aly and Justin only. It’s also a nice mix of close-up and full-length images to fully tell the story of their ceremony.
This was actually one of the hardest spreads for me to design. There were so many great detail shots and I wanted to include them all, but I needed to make sure I didn’t overdo it and I wanted the individual details to be seen easily. Too many pictures would have been distracting, hard on the eyes and would have left too many images at an inappropriately small size.
I don’t like to include a ton of images in every spread because sometimes less is more. Pages with some additional white space and just a few images help to balance the entire design. It also gives the eyes a little bit of rest.
I do love to include a few spreads with many images when it comes to the reception. I think it’s a very appropriate way to tell the story of the celebration…lots of emotional, candid and fun moments!
So if you’re going to order a wedding album, whether it be from me or another photographer, and you think it might be hard for you too choose a small number of favorites from your large collection, consider letting your photographer choose the images instead. Chances are you’ll end up with a beautiful album that has great image flow and balance!
P.S. For Anyone wondering, I use Photojunction and Photoshop to create my designs. Click here to check out my post on Photojunction.