Earlier this year, Sarah and I photographed Lisa and Ben’s wedding in Edmonton. The ceremony was held at Angsar Lutheran Church on the north side with the reception at the Sunridge Ski area. In between we headed to a few locations for formals and family photographs including an abandoned parkade (which sadly is being torn down now), the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Rundle Park. Now that things have quieted down and we’re starting to get caught up on blog posts from a busy fall, it was time to share Lisa & Ben’s album design with our readers and to give future clients an idea of what a full wedding typically looks like. Lisa and Ben’s album was designed as a 9.5 x 13 30 page flush-mount album. Our albums come from Italy and are a beautiful keepsake that tells the story of the day.
When photographing a wedding, one of the things we are always trying to do is tell the complete story of the day including all of the little details and the in-between candid moments. Ultimately our goal is to deliver a beautiful album to our clients rather than just a disk of images that gets thrown in the drawer and never looked at again. An album is really the first heirloom of a new family and is something that can be looked at over the years and handed down from generation to generation. One of the best parts of being a wedding photographer is when you get together with your clients to show them their photographs for the first time. Whether our clients have booked a package which includes an album or not, we always design an album for them which is also turned into a slide show. It’s such a thrill to watch their expressions as they relive their day and we often hear comments like “I don’t remember that happening at all” or “I’m so glad you noticed that little detail”. Long after the flowers have wilted, the cake has been eaten, and the wedding favors thrown away, photographs are the lasting reminder that couples will have to look back on years from now to remember the moment when two lives became one.
Here is Lisa & Ben’s album design: