WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
I love putting together a wedding book for my couples; it’s fantastic to see the wedding images printed and told as a story.
I like my couples to pick the images that they want to be included in their book (where possible), this is easy and is done by creating a favourites list in the secure VIP secure wedding gallery and sharing that selection with me.
But, I do have a lot of couples that prefer me to make the photo selections as they struggle to pick their favourites, I tend to find this is the best way for busy couples – let me select the images, design the book and you guys can make any revisions after I have done the first draft.
If my couples are making the photo selection, I always suggest being very strict with the choices, be harsh, be quick and decisive as this will help to keep the number of images to a workable amount. Once the selection is shared with me, I start the process of putting together the story by layout out the photos using my SaywellHQ book designer. I do sometimes have to add in additional images which help the story flow; it might be a simple image that pulls two parts of the wedding story together, and I always let people know which images I have added in and why.
I like working with what I call ‘Islands of colour’ or ‘islands of black & white’ and what that means; I do not like a page or a spread of pages where it is a mixture of colour and black & white on the same page or across the pages. I typically move between colour and black & white images only when moving to a different part of the wedding story.
WEDDING BOOK REVISIONS
When the wedding book design is complete, the first draft of the wedding book is emailed over and is viewable as a 3D model wedding book. Any change requests are done on the 3D model wedding book. The change requests are shared with me; I will make the changes and issue a new 3D wedding book copy for final approval which is done within the 3D book viewer.
Following the approval of the wedding book, I will send through colour examples of the box, spine and ribbon. Once this final step is approved the remaining balance on the wedding book is due and once paid, the wedding book will then be submitted for print and binding – exciting!!
Depending on the time of year, wedding book deliveries can range between a few weeks to a few months; with the summer months particularly busy for my wedding book print company in Italy.
HOW MUCH DOES A WEDDING BOOK COST?
I like to keep things simple and clear, the wedding book you see below in A4-ish size (30x20cm) with around 80-100 wedding photos selected by me and with the wedding book designed by me – is £375 all in; £150 is due before the wedding and must be paid before the wedding.
The remaining balance is due once you guys have signed off the design, around 3-4 weeks after the delivery of wedding images.
PARENT AND GIFT WEDDING BOOKS
Optional parent and gift books are available to order at the same time as the main wedding book. These are exact copies of the main book and come as a hardback book and is available in two sizes – I can show you these when we meet up before the wedding.
These make great gifts for parents, grandparents who will love looking through your wedding photos. Prices for the smaller book (20x15cm) are £200 for a pair or £150 per book for the larger one, which is the same size as the main book (30x20cm).
If you have any questions regarding the wedding book, the process, the costs or anything relating to wedding albums – please get in touch!