How I created my wedding photo book

by Amy S Posted on October 18, 2010

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Our wedding day in June of this year was the happiest of my life and I wanted my wedding photo book to capture every minute of it. Of course with only 100 pages to work with and over 800 great photos, I had to make some choices. I wanted to include as many of our friends and family as I could so I could remember who was there with us to celebrate. I also wanted to capture all of the details we spent so much time planning. Then there was the beautiful venue to show off and last but not least, so many wonderful moments with me and my husband and our guests. This book was definitely a challenge, but with the help of some nice layout options and a little restraint, I think I got it right (after a lot of tweaking of course).

When I started the book, I selected the 12×12 size with the black leather cover. At the end of the day, I couldn’t have been happier with the finished product. The book itself is definitely coffee table-worthy with its high-quality cover – and the simple black background really made the pictures stand out. This was also my first 12×12 and I was so wowed by how great it made my wedding photos look.

When I started arranging the images, I wanted a lot of full-bleed layouts, but then realized that mixing it up makes for a much more interesting book. Even if I wanted one photo on a page, I had fun playing around with different sizes and shapes.

The 4, 6 and 9 photo layouts were perfect for capturing pictures of our guests

Then, combining full bleed layouts with multiple-photo layouts helped me get all the pretty details in the book

That left me with plenty of pages for the party.

I ordered a copy for my parents and in-laws and they all loved it. For us, the book is so great to have on hand to re-live the day just how we want to remember it.

All images by Sylvia’s Photography

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  1. Joey Says:

    Wow, your wedding book looks so beautiful. Beautiful location and couple. I know what you mean about trying to elimate photos, it is hard but in the end it has to be a book you are happy with. It looks like a delight and I’lll see if you posted in Gallery. I like the black pages for your book. I’m doing a wedding book for friends as my gift to them once I get the photos back. This gave me lots of ideas!!
    Thanks for sharing your article and congrats on your marriage.

  2. AnnAbbott Says:

    Your book is wonderful. Black backgrounds and black and white photos add such a glamorous feeling to the event. Extra photos books giving out a special thank you and I love you gifts are always special too. Great job.

  3. Tiffany M Says:

    This is a gorgeous book. You picked out the perfect pictures too and I know how hard it is to narrow it down. Your post makes me want to get married again (I keep telling my husband we’re getting remarried just for fun one of these years)!

more about Amy S

Hello! My name is Amy. I am recently married and now have so many great photos of my engagement, wedding and honeymoon – not to mention fun memories of planning along the way. I love finding creative ways to preserve and share the pictures with my friends and family. I have to admit that my husband is a much better photographer than I am, but once I found Shutterfly, I’ve learned so many cool things to do with my photos that together we make a good team. He takes the pictures and with the help of Shutterfly, I use them to tell the story of the beginning of our life together.

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