Your Wedding Album – a look inside
Your wedding album is a truly precious thing which brings every special moment back to life. It is my belief that everyone deserves to have an album of the joyeous photos from their wedding day.
Before you go any further, if you’ve not read yet my article on albums and why I want to have one, read it first. This page is merely an extension of that one, and without the context this won’t make a huge amount of sense.
This page is all about the content inside the albums: how it is laid out, why it is different from traditional albums and why I think that is so important to you.
Traditionally, wedding album interiors were a little bit dull. White pages, with the photographs mounted on them, generally in a 2×2 pattern. Technology in photography progressed, but albums didn’t seem to. I remember when I started back in 2013 that there was no a lot of choice, and certainly nothing outside the ordinary.
It’s important to say I don’t dislike the white style albums. In certain cases and with certain photographs they’re actually the best and frankly only answer.
But for the majority of my couples, they want something a little different, a little bit special. That’s why my wedding albums are a little different, and bespoke from the word go.
Louie & Stacey’s Wedding Day – Norton Fields, Atherstone
You’ll see from the images below that with me, the backgrounds certainly are not white! They’ve got colour to them, but actually it’s a little more than that. There are ceretainly pages where I use my library of paper textures and this is because they are subtle and help contrast the photos.
But, and it’s a big but, there are also bits of your day in there that are even more subtle. It might be fabric from the dresses or suits, it might be woodgrain from within your venue, it could be gravel chips from the drive or so on. I’m always capturing random frames that I think might come in useful when it comes to album design time.
There are two stories which stand out for me in terms of backgrounds. One of my previous couples were both farmers, so I went up to their farm to get pictures of the wheat fields and the grain in the siloes. Another couple were Doctor Who mad, so I got hold of a blueprint for the tardis. You may think I’m crazy, but that little extra something always makes the difference in my opinion.
Right, that enough of me talking!!! It’s a lot easier for me to show you. So on this page you’ll find two album proofs from 2019 to explain this a little more. Enjoy!
Alex & Don’s Wedding Day – Allerton Castle, Knaresborough
Wedding Album Interiors
Yup, these are definitely different from the normal theory of wedding album layouts. But as you’ve probably gathered by now, I’m happy to be different. Frankly I revel in it. If you do want a white background album we can do it for you, but check these out first please!