Creating a Wedding Photo Book Yourself – A Brief Guide
A lot of brides try to keep the cost of their wedding down by doing as much as possible themselves. They make their own centerpieces, invitations, table settings, and so on. However, most brides will at least hire a photographer, rather than doing that themselves. That said, just because you hire a photographer does not mean that you also have to pay them to make a photo book. That is something you can do yourself.
How to Make a DIY Wedding Photo Book
Wedding photographers usually have different price packages. Generally speaking, they charge for their time and then provide you with an album with a set number of photographs included. You may be able to receive the digital copies of the pictures used. An alternative, however, is to simply purchase the digital files from the photographer. This is becoming increasingly common, and you can usually agree to have access to a set number of pictures for a price. This means that, after the wedding, the newly married couple can go through all the images and choose the ones they like the best, purchasing those specifically.
Once you have received your images, there are many options available to create your own wedding album. Once upon a time, this meant printing photographs and sticking them in an album. This album would need to be boxed just so that the quality of the images could be retained, and the photographs wouldn’t fall out. Today, however, it is much easier – and cheaper – to print a photo album directly. This uses high quality and durable paper, which means your album will last a lifetime as well.
Once you have received your files from your photographer, it is then possible to create an album yourself. There are many online services available that enable you to do this nowadays. All they need is for you to upload your images, and they will put them in place and create something of beauty. Naturally, a wedding album is particularly special, which means that you may want to make some changes yourself. Thankfully, this isn’t a problem either.
If you do not want to have the printer autofill your album, you will have to design your album from scratch. This is a lot of fun, however. Start by choosing the size and orientation of your album, so you know what space you have to work with. You should then choose the theme, with most photo labs having a range of wedding themes available. You can also add a color scheme, perhaps one that is reflective of your own wedding.
Once you have done this, it is time to add your photographs. You can manipulate each image to determine its size and orientation. You can also add borders and shadows, as well as make the image larger or smaller. You are truly only limited by your own creativity. Best of all, it is incredibly affordable to make an album in this way, so if you are a bride on a budget, it is certainly something that you should consider.