Friday, June 28, 2013

Making My Own Wedding Album

The professionally made wedding album we received as a part of our wedding photography package was beautiful. It is a treasured item and something I like to look at often to remember that wonderful day. The only downside of the album is that it only contains 75 pictures from our wedding. 75 pictures out of the nearly 1500 that were taken that day. It was difficult to narrow it down and I had to cut out a lot of pictures that I would have loved to include.

Fast forward 5 years. I've gained some major skills in making photo books through Snapfish over the past half a decade. I create a Yearbook at the end of each year as well as other books to memorialize big vacations. Making a wedding album has always been a goal of mine but it seemed daunting but I'm happy to report that I completed this goal! This album contains 444 pictures throughout 110 pages of a 12x12 book.

The main difference between our professional album and this one (aside from the number of pictures) is that I was able to include pages and pages of pictures of our families and friends enjoying our reception. I believe that I included every single posed picture of couples and families. The photographers captured several complete tables of guests and I included all of those. And I even made a page of the pictures of me and Chris taking tequila shots with our friends.

Here are a few screenshots of the pages in the book. Photo books are pretty easy to make and the end product is worth the time and effort to make them. I also highly recommend Snapfish as they have great coupons, offer 10% cash back through Ebates and link directly to Facebook and Flick for picture uploading.

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