poses would I select for a basic
The choice is yours of
course. Below are 20 suggested poses that could
form the basis of a great "formal" album using
either 5x7 or 8x10 enlargements. Albums are custom
designed for any length, so this list is just to
get you thinking.
1. Bride getting ready
2. Bride coming up the aisle
3. Ceremony: vows
4. Ceremony: rings
5. Ceremony: first kiss
6. Ceremony: recessional of the bride and
7. Bride portrait full length
8. Bride portrait closer up or soft focus
9. Groom portrait
10. Bride and groom full length
11. Bride and groom closer up or soft focus
12. Wedding party group photo
13. Bride's family group photo
14. Groom's family group photo
15. Bride and groom with pastor or officiant
16. Limousine shot or bride & groom
17. First dance
18. Father daughter dance
19. Cake cutting
20. Boquet toss
pictures should be in an album?
You can use as few as a
dozen enlargements in a classic formal album. Or as
many as 60. Enlargements can be 8x10 or 5x7
You can tell the basic
story of a wedding with a small number of images --
ceremony, vows, portraits, cake cutting. So if you
want to keep it simple you certainly can. See above
for a suggested list of basic poses.
Flush mount and Coffee
Table style albums can fit more images on each page
than traditional style albums. They do this by
shrinking images down in size. You can actually put
up to six images on a page using some creative
The pleasures of
having two albums
If it's hard to choose
which shots to leave out, relax. You don't have to
stuff everything into one album.
You can have a second
"candid" album too. Perhaps an informal album
with a couple of hundred 4x6 photos.
Many customers now have a
second album in digital form instead of using paper
prints. We can put pictures on CD - DVD discs, on
an iPod or iPad, on a PC, on a photo sharing
website like Flickr or Smugmug or Facebook, or on a
Just be sure to keep your
digital disks stored safely. Because electronic
devices like iPod's eventually will wear out. At
that time you can copy pictures from your backup
discs onto a newer device.
Electronic albums let you
zoom in to see details, they can be looked at or
shared on the spur of the moment, and are low in
How long do
pictures last in an album?
Photographic prints in
good albums no longer fade! They should easily last
100 years if treated carefully (avoid excessive
Don't store photo products
in the tops of closets (because heat rises) or in
Photos exposed to the
light (in frames, on desks
& walls) will eventually fade because
ultraviolet light, and visible light too, affect
the inks and chemicals in them. So make sure you
keep a backup copy of any favorite photos that are
displayed. Faded or damaged photos could be
reprinted like-new from your digital backup disks.
digital images --- Can any computer read
Yes. We use only common
file formats that are understood by ALL versions of
Microsoft and Apple computers. Includes iPads,
Android tablets, and Microsoft "Surface" devices.
We use only digital
formats that are expected to remain compatible with
computers and photo labs for a very, very long
Exact album prices will be
quoted at time of order.
photographers now out-source album production to
the album manufacturers. This is due to there being
too many varieties of colors, styles, and materials
for a local photographer to stock.