Magazine Style Wedding Albums
Magazine Wedding albums have become hugely popular over the past couple of years. They are the ultimate way to display your precious memories from your wedding day in a contemporary individually designed album. Every double page spread is individually designed to bring out the best in the photos, and the quality of our albums is second to none. We pride ouselves on delivering the best around. View our sample page spreads from the album below.
Example Wedding Album - Dana and Jayden - Mount Vernon Lodge, Akaroa
An example double page spread from a magazine style wedding album. The pages are gloss laminated with UV protection to keep your album at its best for years to come.
This shot is one of my favourites from the day. The bride and groom were on their way to an old barn for some photos when we got this wonderful backlit shot. It captures the key elements of love, the beauty of the bride, and combines them in an artisticly framed background, therefore, it was an ideal candidate for the first photo in the album.
This double page spread is all about the preparation. The anticipation of the big event. Note how the sepia and cool blue toning compliment each other and how the colour dominance is reversed in the two pages.
This page is all about the beauty and radiance of the bride. The grey background image on the left panel shows her cheekily peering around the corner for the first time in her dress before embarking on her walk down the stairs to her eagerly awaiting bridesmaids. The yellow wood of the outside building made a visually interesting backdrop to this portrait and was used in the album to lead the viewers eye.
Every wedding is different. For this bride and groom an important element in the wedding was this VW combi van. It served as their honeymoon accomodation as they toured New Zealand's South Island after their wedding. I wanted to incorporate the VW theme, the strong colour, and indicate the role it played for this wonderful couple.
During the wedding ceremony I took a more photojournalistic approach to capture the raw emotion, the moments and the feelings. The top right black and white image of the bride and her father brought a tear to the brides eye when she saw it. I wanted to bring in key imagery and photos from the day that were emotionally charged and helped to tell the story of their wedding day.
I love the sequence of the bride laughing during the ceremony. To me it emphasises what a fun couple and fun wedding this was. In the right hand page the photos of the wedding party, the signing of the register and the applauding guests help to tell the story. Again colour scheme and visual unity play a part in the double page design.
The brides delight as a young well wisher is ushered towards her is captured in this shot and it was decided it deserved to fill the full 15" x 12" page.
On the left is one of my favourite wedding photos from the day. I think it works well with the white border and it's warm hue is complimented by the 9 black and white panels from the opposite page. Although it was quite dark in the barn I used this to my advantage to give the illusion of high key sunlight glowing through the wooden barn slats.
I'd love to claim I had something to do with the arrangement of the shot on the left but it was more about good fortune than anything else. "Happy" the deer seemed to take quite an interest in our bride Dana on her way through his field. He came over to say 'Hi' and I did what any good photographer would do and captured the shots - actually my assistant took my favourite photo. Note how clever post production can give images of the same event a completely different feel whilst still remaining faithful to the reality of the event.
The view of the vista over Akaroa from Mt. Vernon Lodge's higher ground was stunning. Add to the equation a beautiful bride with billowing dress and you have the recipe for a fantastic photo. I decided to bleed through the landscape from the left page and onto the right. Just one of the wonders of working digitally. The flexibility I have with laying out these albums is basically limitless. The photo on the right was colour toned to match the other page. I particularly like this shot as the bride and groom were unaware I was taking it and it was taken working very quickly holding the camera close to the floor.
The lighthouse in Akaroa served as a perfect background prop for some of our location shots. Note how the symmetry of the two blue strips frames the centre image of the bride and groom holding hands.
The stunning red and white paint job on the lighthouse lent itself to some two-tone image manipulation. The end result was a really striking double page spread that really catches the viewers eye.
I wanted to capture some emotional images of the bride and groom on their own and this double page spread was to be all about them and their love for one another. The three images are all from the perspactive of an onlooker. There is no interaction with the camera or photographer.
From romance on the left hand page to fun and frolicking on the next. We always have a lot of fun on the wedding day with the bride and groom and this wedding was no exeption. We had a great laugh down on the beach despite the overcast weather and these pages show that!
The thumbnail images running along the base of the album show all the intricasies and details that go into the wedding. From the cup-cake wedding cake to the blue and white bird cage for the wedding cards, to the bride these details matter. I love capturing them and then showing them off in an artistic way. The sequence of images of Jayden, the groom, reading his speech actually show the moment when he set his speech on fire! and then the following reactions and laughter from the quests.
No wedding is complete without the final dance. For a photographer to get artistic shots with good lighting in an often dark area can be a tall order. I chose this print for the final page of the album as it captures the magic of their first dance and also the love that the bride is feeling for her new husband.
The finished album was leather bound and and kept in a protective box. The imagery on each page was printed using traditional techniques onto the finest quality photo paper. Each page was then laminated with a UV protective high gloss laminate. The bound pages are on card, not paper, so the finished product oozes class and quality.
Features of our Magazine Style Wedding Albums
- The pages are professionally printed onto archive quality photo paper before being mounted into the book. This means the finished product contains photo prints of the highest quality possible.
- Unlike some magazine style albums SNAP! photography magazine style wedding albums offer the option of laminating the pages individually. Either the gloss or Matt lamination look fantastic, contain UV filters to protect the imagery and also provide a waterproof coating to help keep your album looking its best years to come.
- The photos used in the album are edited to the highest standards and combined with contemporary and elegant layouts, all individually designed in-house, resulting in a truly unique album.
- The card pages open to lay flat. This means all the images are clearly displayed and nothing is lost towards the spine of the album. This modern approach to album designs really looks great.
- Our magazine albums and allow you the option to choose high-quality coverings such as leather or to go one step further and have a really individual cover designed.
We work closely with you, listening to what you want, so we can present to you the ultimate record of your Wedding Day.
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