Monday, 30 January 2012

Focus on ~ Album Design

This week's blog is all about album design. I wanted to show you a complete album because when you book your photographer, and have an album package, you not only have to consider the style of the photographs, but the album design as well. It's no good having the most wonderfully shot photos if they are then presented in a haphazard way.

If you click on the images you should be able to see them larger.

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On the first page I always have a title page with names, date, venues. I think it starts the album off beautifully.

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Although there are a lot of photos in the albums, I try to lay them out simply so that you can see each one and each page tells the story.

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For the backgrounds I stick to white, black or a photo but sometimes I'll use a colour from the wedding's colour theme like the blue below.

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I do like to try to copy and use a motif from the day to use in borders, such as part of the illustration from the invitation used on the page above.

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Groups are usually larger photos so you can see everyone.

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Background photos are details from the day which I incorporate into the design.

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Once I've designed your layout, I email it to you for approval. When you're happy, the album gets ordered.

The design above was the Storybook Deluxe where the couple choose 125 photos. I've included an additional 24 photos into the design as backgrounds.

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Storybook Deluxe (16x12) and Storybook (14x10)
The best thing to do is always go to have a look at the album that you will be getting.

Thank you for looking and if you've found this post helpful, please consider sharing it.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012

Focus on ~ The Dress

So the question's been popped, the answer's been given. Much excitement and phone ringing and celebrating. Now for planning! What first?
The venue? The date?
Surely fairly important things to get sorted, but probably further down the list than.......
...The Dress!!

Coming up are a selection of dresses from weddings in the last couple of years. Most of them are from the posed part of the day, to show off the dress and how fabulous you look in it!

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I love the details, and use these type of shots as backgrounds to build up a story of your day.

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Every bride looks wonderful on their wedding day, and I aim to create portraits to remind you how wonderful you felt in your gorgeous dress.

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Thank you for looking.







Friday, 20 January 2012

Photo Friday #1

This is something I started on my facebook page before Christmas and I like it so much I thought I'd share it on the blog. I hope you enjoy it!

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The father of the bride easing some tension in the wait to go into the ceremony. How laid back is that?