If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ve probably noticed we love to blog about all things wedding, family, and photography-related. We love celebrating – and helping people celebrate – all of life’s biggest moments through beautiful album designs. We like to sprinkle tips and info to help you create your perfect album into our blog. You don’t have to be a designer to design beautiful wedding albums. With some expert tips and the right album design software, you can do it all on your own. It doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. If you’re a visual person, like most of us here at Fizara, it can be helpful to see the actual finished product. Today, we’ll take a peek inside a perfect Fizara album. Hopefully it will give you ideas, inspiration, and a little motivation to get started on preserving, displaying, and sharing your own memories. This is a page-by-page example from clients, Julie and Ketan. They chose a flush mount album with an acrylic cover, wrapped in beautiful black leather. They did such a great job designing their album, we share it as an example on the blog. Their album tells a story, and makes it easy for them to relive the day from start to end, and share it with their loved ones. We’ve included some of our top tips with examples from this album so that by the end of the post, you’ll be well on your way to creating your own!

All of the stunning images are by Greycard Photography.

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To best arrange your photo album into a visual story, think of the day in terms of chapters. You wouldn’t begin a story with its ending. Organize your photos in chronological order from the beginning. Create folders for each major event of the day. You can see the next 2 spreads (both pages side by side) are of the bride getting ready as well as detail shots of her clothing and jewelry.

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These images transition to the beautiful images of their ceremony. The venue and detail shots on the left page and a stunning single shot on the right.

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Here, the bride and groom get ready for their reception by changing into different attire. They’ve included a great shot from the reception venue, which separates these images from the wedding ceremony images above.

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Don’t get overwhelmed by the multitude of images; you may have hundred from your wedding. Look at one group of photographs at a time. Include photos that capture the details of your venue, décor, and attire to help set the scene for a more complete story about your event. Choose pictures that fit with other pictures.

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When it comes to designing a great event photo album or wedding photo album, less is more! As a guide, allot an average of two to three photos per page. You could have some pages with four or more images, while other pages might only have one really great wedding photo.

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This layout looks great because A.) there is a nice mix with one wide shot of the groomsmen taking up the left page and B.) The spread makes sense chronologically as all 3 reception shots are from the same time of day.

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