The Best Wedding Albums For Photographers
The Best Wedding Albums For Photographers
We’re sure that your wedding photography package covers everything that your client could dream of. The idea of a wedding album will be something that will crop up in conversation time and time again (between yourself and your clients).
In the past, we’ve spoken about the typical wedding album here at Weddit, but we haven’t gone into detail about what’s considered the best wedding album for photographers to produce and offer to the Husband and Wife to be as part of your service to them as a wedding photographer. So, in today’s article we’re going to talk about the best wedding albums for photographers! If you want to learn what the best wedding photo albums are, then just keep on reading...
The Best Wedding Albums For Photographers N01: Matted Albums - Matted wedding photo albums are the most traditional and formal style of a wedding album out there. Each page consists of a stiff cardboard mount that a loose printed photo is inserted into before being glued in place. The mount is slightly raised above the photo to ensure that the images do not touch when the album is closed. Each page of a matted album can hold a single image or multiple images, each in its own aperture.
Matted albums are often known as “reversible albums” because both portrait and landscape photographs can be used. This makes the matted album very versatile and easy to work with as a photographer. Matted albums are most suitable for a classic or formal style of wedding. So, it will depend on the tastes of your clients and what they want for their wedding theme, but ideally the wedding album will fit with their personal style and overall image of their wedding. The matted photo album is one of the best wedding photo albums out there in our opinion.
The Best Wedding Albums For Photographers N02: Flush Mount Albums - Flush mount wedding photo albums are considered to be a more contemporary choice of album (compared to matted albums). Each page of a flush mount album is a border less photographic print on rigid board, which can include one or more images.
There are two distinct styles of flush mount wedding photo albums: Coffee table books tend to have distinct pictures with printed borders, even though they may overlap each other. Magazine style wedding photo albums are more likely to have full page pictures, and images overlapping each other with no distinct borders. Flush mount wedding photo albums are a modern choice, and work well with the popular photojournalism and Vogue styles of wedding photography. However, you do need to check the quality of your flush mount photo album, as this can vary greatly.
The photographs meet when the book is closed so, there is a danger of the pages sticking together and becoming damaged over time. Find out whether your album supplier will apply a protective coating to prevent this from happening. So, that the album remains in a pristine condition for a very long time. After all, with something as special and sentimental as the wedding album, your clients will expect nothing less. That concludes our say on the second in our list of the best wedding photo albums that you could offer as a photographer. Check out the link we’ve provided on flush mount albums to see a few examples.
The Best Wedding Albums For Photographers N03: Parent & Gift Albums - Parent and gift wedding photo albums are just scaled down versions of your main wedding album. They might include all the same pictures but just be smaller in size, or they may just contain a select few pictures that are considered to be “the highlights of the day”. Parent/ gift albums tend to be around 20cm square and as the name suggests, they make for an ideal present for the parents of the Bride and Groom, so this may be a popular choice for your clients as they place their orders with you to photograph and print the pictures from their wedding day.
Gift books are often available in a smaller size and make for the perfect thank you presents for the Bride’s Mother/ parents, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids, or for the Groom’s Best Man. Don’t forget you can discuss all of the options that you offer with your clients during the wedding consultation meetings that you hold.
After a while when you’ve gathered some experience photographing weddings and interacting with your clients by asking them about any specific wants or needs, you’ll be able to use your initiative and guide them in the right direction, by suggesting the best wedding photo albums (tailored to their style and needs).
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