You’ve received your gallery and you’re tasked to choose which images go into your album and you’re completely overwhelmed. If you love all of your images and just can’t choose I will take that as a compliment! Ha! But seriously, it can be pretty daunting to choose images from your whole day to create in one photo book. The significance of your album is substantial. This not only holds the story of your wedding day but will also become a part of your legacy. These album pages will be flipped through by many family and friends year after year. I guarantee, your wedding day memories will flood back just by opening this album.
Here are my top tips for choosing your album images!
These are your special items you chose for a reason and will set the stage for the story of how your wedding day unfolded. This also sets the style of your day and is perfect to include in your album.
It’s always a nice way to remember where each of you prepared for your day – at your home, your parents place or a hotel. Be sure to include the special people in your life that were there to help you get ready.
If you had a first look choose the images that show the emotion. For example, when your partner sees you for the first time and what their reaction was.
Wedding Couple Portraits
Pick all of your faves of the two of you – this is the easy part!
You chose your wedding party for a very good reason! These are likely your close circle of friends and family. Be sure to include a few of your favorites.
It’s not possible to include every family photo but choose ones with your immediate family in them. These are some of the images you will continually look back on through the years.
Select images that are the highlights of your ceremony. I suggest bride or groom walking down the isle, the two of you at the altar, vow and/or ring exchanges, any special traditions, the kiss and the recessional.
Choose your favorite detail images like the cake, table centerpieces and head table details. Include your favorite first dance images and any other special moments that stand out for you.
Select Your Photographer Favorites
Check out the photographer favorites folder in your gallery. This may help in some of your selections and is a great place to start as it includes the highlights of your day.
Grab some wine, order in, snuggle up and enjoy an evening choosing your album images!
One last tip – select all of your favorite images and if needed take another pass over your favorites to narrow them down even more. Also keep in mind, additional pages can be added to your album – ask me for more details!