14 Aug engagement albums + guest sign-in books
I love albums! I know I’ve mentioned the importance of printing your photos, and I think albums follow right along with that. I will usually make a photo album before I will order a canvas for the wall. In fact, I made an album of our Spring Break Mountain trip as soon as we got home, and I’m in the process of making one for our Summer Beach Trip. An album is the perfect way to collect and display several photos at once.
So it’s probably no surprise when I stress the importance of albums to all our wedding clients. We include a beautiful album with all of our wedding collections. But I think that engagement albums are just as important! The engagement period goes by in such a flurry of planning and excitement, that it can be overlooked. But your engagement is the perfect time to document your love and life outside of a wedding!
Luckily, most couples realize the value of having engagement photos done. I always encourage my clients to think about an album for their engagement photos as well. Here are just a few reasons that we stress engagement albums:
- They’re beautiful! Why not document this important time in your lives with something that you can look through again and again?
- These are photos that speak about the life you will soon be embarking with your fiancé. It’s a milestone! Trust me, these photos will be more important to you in 20 years than they are today.
- You can use the album as a guest sign-in book at the wedding, and have your guests write you short notes in the white space. I love this idea!
As an example, Temi and Michael chose to have their engagement photos put into a beautiful album, and I love how it turned out! I had to order one for me as well.
They chose this awesome acrylic cover for their photo, and it gives the album such a clean, contemporary vibe.
The pages are all printed on photo paper for detail, and mounted on mat board so so that they are sturdy and will stand up to the test of time.
There’s nothing like an album to show a couples’ story in its spreads!
These albums have a very small gutter, and the images spans the gap so that it’s barely noticeable.
Ed and I didn’t have an engagement session, and we don’t have an engagement album. We’ve been married 18 years, and that just wasn’t a common thing to do then! But I wish we had. And one day very soon, we are going to do a lifestyle session and have our own photos taken by a professional. You better believe I’ll get my album then! Never underestimate the value of an album!
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