Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, to help that special memory live on in your heart and mind wedding photographs should be treasured for the rest of your life. To really treasure your wedding photographs you need to album them in the correct way. Professionals do offer wedding album services; although they can look great they often lack the personal touch and can be very expensive. To really create a special wedding album you need to follow these five handy steps.
Be sure to buy a quality book or album
This is the most important step when creating your wedding album. The album needs to be the correct style and size and in fitting with your wedding photographs. When purchasing your album be sure that it comes with photo protection paper to ensure your photographs are forever protected. A great place to purchase quality photo albums or scrap books is the high street crafts shop, Paperchase. Here they have a selection of great albums that are suitable for all tastes and all weddings.
Hire a professional photographer
Ok, so it may be a bit late to be advising you to hire a professional wedding photographer, but this is fundamental to the success of your wedding photography album. Before hiring a wedding photographer ensure to carry out a few background checks and find some testimonials from previous couples who have use their services. Wedding photographers generally work like anything else in this world; you pay for what you get. If you do decide to make your own wedding album, request that the photographer gives you the photos directly and not bound in their own album.
Collect wedding memorabilia from the day
This may be difficult to do on the day, but this is a great way to add that personal and memorable touch to your day. Objects that could be collected include a copy of the best man speech, wedding invites, table cards, church service sheets and anything other materials from the day. When you do decide to make your album combine all of these materials, to produce not only a wedding album but a memory book.
Ensure the photos are protected
If you want to treasure your wedding photographs you need to ensure that your photos are protected by a photographic protection seal. When purchasing an album you can purchase them with seals already built in.
Get the style right
When purchasing your album make sure it fits in with the style and theme you are looking to achieve when making your wedding album. Photograph albums come in all shapes and sizes, but you don’t just have to settle for a photo album. Why not create something extra special and purchase a nice chunky scrap book, to create a more alternative/rustic wedding album.
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