Once the photographer has put online the report or delivered you the photos of your wedding, you always ask the same questions for the development of the photo book of your marriage. So here is a little article to explain how to make a wedding photo album and try to answer all the questions you ask yourself.
Let’s start with the different book formats. There are three, in portrait, in square and in horizontal which one also calls “opening to the Italian”. These three formats offer different pleasures.
The wedding book in portrait format, classic standard of all our books, novels or comics, the portrait format will lend itself perfectly to achieve a standard book and classic! LOL !! I do not know if this format is often used because none of my clients never ordered me. The wedding album is a photo book somewhat “special” my preference goes to a little more originality and personalization than the format of a planner, if you want to fill it with black leather, the resemblance would be troubling, even boring no?
The wedding book in square format, very appreciated from an aesthetic point of view because it confers by its form a “solidity”, an institutional and historical framework, as the portraits of the Queen of England (!) But once open these proportions are very pleasant and favor the books “contemplative” as the beautiful picture books but also “narrative” to tell the story of your day.
The wedding book in horizontal format, for pure reporting, very narrative. This is the ideal format to tell your story of a couple, it is a very cinematic format. The photos are mostly horizontal, they fit perfectly in each page and allow full pages very contemplative. In addition, its openness to the Italian is rare in our libraries and gives it a touch of originality.
That’s where the trap is. There is no technical limit to the number of photos per page. The only limit will be your sense of aesthetics and your visual acuity until you no longer recognize anyone in the images as they will be small and numerous. I propose to see things differently, no longer by a ratio of images / page but of “moments” / double page.