Creating an Extra-Special Wedding Photo Album

After your wedding, all of your friends and family will send you links to the photos they took at your wedding, and you’ll have all the prints and disks of your guest table cameras, too. No one wants to see those pretty pix stuffed into shoeboxes and hidden in your closet…especially if you have photos in that collection of a very dear relative or friend who’s no longer with you.

A few months after my wedding, my Dad’s brave battle against cancer ended, and he was at peace. He’d been so sick for so long, so gray and tired at my rehearsal dinner, that I wondered if he’d make it to our wedding at all. But on the big day, there he was looking healthier and strong, eating, dancing, laughing with relatives, walking me down the aisle and kinda holding me together. It was the greatest of gifts.

And when my husband and I created our pro photo album, we had an image or two of me with my Dad included in our 48 shots…but I saw that within the photos from our guests and table camera shots, we had great pictures of my Dad from the last great day of his life. [I’m not kidding…it was a fast downward spiral after that…he fought and held on to make it to our wedding. Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about that.]

So when I heard about KODAK PROFESSIONAL Collections’ innovative program where you send in your own digital images, and their designers lay out an album for you, I knew we had to have one of those. Now, you know that I’m Kodak’s wedding spokesperson — that’s why I have all these cameras I’ve been giving away — but I’m really impressed with how the album came together so easily and quickly, in great materials, giving me a great collection of gorgeous images of me and my Dad within other wedding photos that we received from our friends.

Here’s a look at what I saw when the album layout proof came to me…

Find out more about KODAK PROFESSIONAL Collections album-creation, and know that it’s never too late to give those extra photos a pretty and protected home!

What to do with all those digital images from wedding events?

Over the course of your wedding weekend, you’ll collect tons of photos on your own digital camera, friends will share the photos they took at your wedding and pre-wedding events, and you’ll have those one-time-use cameras pix from your guest tables…all stored on different disks, on photo-share websites, in shoe boxes (even pretty, bridal-designed ones.) Now, Kodak has a brilliant opportunity for you to take all of those gorgeous pictures and create a professional-quality heirloom album on the best paper possible, designed by their layout pros. Compared to this, those slip-in plastic photo sleeve albums are laughable!

We just started putting our wedding photo album together, using the easy software upload, one-click photo upload, and just a few days later, we got these great proofs:

Gorgeous, right? I love the layout and the way it gives such a pretty new life to our ‘leftover’ wedding photos, the ones our pro photographer didn’t take [actually, some of these were taken by a paparazzi who was trying to cash in on our wedding photos! We captured him and got full rights and ownership of our wedding photos!] And now, instead of sitting in a blue shoebox, they’re going to be in this album!!

Strongly consider getting Kodak’s Professional Collections for your wedding pix, ask parents to get it for you as a gift, and hey, wedding vendors, this service would be a great way to have album design pros take all of your digital images of your work and turn them into albums that you bring to bridal expos! It’s the real deal, upscale photo design for the ultimate keepsake!