ALBUM DESIGN STEPS
Initial Design – After the shoot, you select the best pictures from the shoot and then we will design a rough draft of your album design and send over a copy for you to review in 2-4 week of the selection date.
Major Revision – When you receive this draft, please review this in detail with the understanding that this is our creative interpretation of the story of your wedding day. You are free to make image and layout changes. To communicate your changes, you need to clearly comment on layout of the album draft link we provide you, and we highly encourage you to schedule an appointment to do a Skype session. We have found this to be the fastest and most effective way to communicate your ideas. However, if you prefer, we can also discuss the changes over the phone, or we can communicate via email. In any case, we ask that you have your exact changes (image numbers, layout changes, etc) in your notes before the discussion.
Minor Revision – After these changes are communicated, we will redesign the album and send over a second draft. You are then free to make minor changes; however, any layout changes may result in additional fees.
Send to Print – After these revisions are made, the album is sent to the print.
- We do not select your pictures.
- Don’t over select pictures. Select only the best pictures as we don’t delete what you select.
- You will have only one major revision so please be watchful of what you approve.
- If the design is over the limit of pages, a note will be sent about excess pages in design, you should either delete pages if you don’t want over your budget, approving the design does mean you are willing to pay the extra charge which may occur.
If you have any questions during this process, please contact [email protected]
ALBUM DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
The time and care that Vivid Saaga puts into the creation of each wedding album is no less than the time spent on the actual photography or the post production. The goal of the album design process is to combine our creative vision of your wedding day with your ideas in a collaborative effort.
What does this mean? Well that means that in order to get your ideal album, you may have to put in a little bit of thought and effort. At the very least, we need to know your favorite images from your special day. In such a subjective art as photography, our favorites may not necessarily align with yours, so this initial process is important to get us started on the right track. From there, we will take your selected images, add in additional images we feel will help tell the story, and lay out a draft of the album in accordance with our established album style, utilizing timeless and clean custom layouts.
WHAT IS OUR ALBUM STYLE?
As mentioned above, our style is clean, modern, yet timeless.
Have a look at our Real Designs
THINGS WE AVOID:
We want each spread to tell the story of one moment (or one series of moments). A ceremony page should be devoted to the ceremony, a bridal makeup spread should be exclusively bridal makeup pictures, etc.
Cramming Too Many Images in a Page – One of our most important points of emphasis is not cramming too many images on one spread. It’s tempting to “get the most” out of each spread by putting in dozens of images on each spread, but in the end, this typically leads to limited design options and a strong cluttered feeling. Imagine a home with too much furniture or a phone with too many buttons. Sometimes less is more, and this is particularly true with album design.
Using Image Overlays – Overlaying images is an older, out dated design feature in which the designer lowers the opacity (i.e. the transparency of an image) and overlays other images on top of that image. We feel that this style really out dates the album spread and also clutters it up.
Using Floral Graphics, “Designer” Borders, and Backgrounds Other Than Black and White – Bringing in vector graphics (floral embellishments, etc) is something we avoid to ensure an album is timeless and image-centric. We also feel that using borders and background colors other than black and white is distracting.