For a contemporary, unique and highly personal wedding album, have you considered a digital wedding album created by you with the help of your wedding guests? The result is a wonderful collection of intimate, personal pictures presented as a top quality album in the style of your choice.
The days when wedding albums were heavy leather-bound paper tomes, inevitably stuck in the back of a closet gathering dust are long gone. A digital photo album is a fantastic coffee table book that you will want to show off and look through again and again.
Obviously professionally taken photographs are fabulous, but you cannot underestimate the variety and spontaneity of photographs taken by your friends and family. So many couples spend their wedding day in a whirl of excitement, with little time to draw breath, and many admit that after the wedding, they felt as if they missed out on spending time with many of their guests, particularly if it is a large wedding. Imagine the joy of looking through your wedding photos, contributed by your guests, and seeing your wedding through their eyes. Wedding guests often capture moments that are missed by the official photographer, and using a collection of photographs from several different guests will increase your chances of having photographs of the majority of your guests.
If you know in advance of the wedding that this is the kind of album you want, you can let your guests know so that they can use their best photography skills on the big day! If you have a few guests who are keen amateur photographers, they will probably be snapping away all day anyway, but if they know what you are planning to do with the pictures, they can really make the most of their talent. Make sure you have all aspects of the day covered including of course the bride at home before leaving, guests arriving at the venue (e.g. church), the wedding party (bride and groom, bridesmaids, parents etc) after the ceremony, the meal and the reception.
You will undoubtedly find photos that you absolutely love, and you may decide to have these printed to be framed and displayed in your home.
The process is simple. Sign up for the service. Create your album by choosing what page size you’d like to have. A classic wedding album size is 12″ x 12″. Setup your album for sharing with your friends and family. Invite them in to upload their best photos and or just browse through the collection of digital photos. Begin creating your album’s pages using the photos uploaded in to the gallery. Creating a page is as simple as selecting the page design, dragging photos on to the design and optionally adding text.
For a special touch, you could add other elements to the album by scanning and then uploading them to the gallery, such as the wedding invitation, the order of service and the menu.
Once you are done designing your album you then publish it making it ready for ordering. You can decide on what paper weight and finish you’d like (satin or glossy).
Because the album is created online, it is easy to try different layouts and experiment with alternative templates in a way that is not possible with a conventional bound album.
As well as being truly individual style of wedding album, a digital wedding album can be a cost-saving way of presenting your photographs. Once you have your first digital photo album, you may never go back to traditional albums! Digital albums are great not just for weddings but any special occasion; digital pictures of a newborn make a fantastic baby gift and a selection of party photos is a great way to remember birthdays and anniversaries.
John Carbajal is seasoned in Internet, digital imaging and printing technologies. He founded Fotocodex, [http://fotocodex.com], an Internet based service dedicated to making it easy for newlyweds to gather together the best digital photos taken during their wedding and transform them in to a truly stunning digital photo wedding album.
Fotocodex brings social networking to the process of digital photo book making. Your wedding guests can easily upload their best wedding photos directly in to your wedding album’s on line gallery. You decide which digital photos to use and where to use them. You can even allow some of your guests to lend you a hand in creating the album’s pages!
Fotocodex uses the best in digital photo printing technologies to print your album’s pages. All their albums are bound carefully by hand by old world craftsmen.