Joe Dantone Photography

Designing Your Wedding Album

Album Overview

Living now in a digital age, we are literally loosing touch with the moments that we will cherish years from now. The problem is that once your wedding images make it onto your computer at home, well, they stay there. They become nothing but a Facebook or Instagram post. I hope you’d want more for your wedding images. Nothing in the world will give you the same feeling of holding onto something tangible like an album. Especially since its the first few documented hours you both became one. To me that’s so special, and its something that will be handed down generation to generation. I know this because I photograph weddings where guests will bring “Grandmoms wedding album” for the immediate family to look through and smile and laugh about. If you didn’t already get an album in your Collection, reach out to me to discuss some options!

Album Design and Build

The hardest part about designing your wedding album (12×12 Wedding Album is featured in the images below), is knowing which images to use, and which ones will look best. I believe this is something that should be left up to your photographer and their design team to design initially for the first round of proofs. Your album should essentially be a story book of the first documented hours of the beginning of your lives together!


Most times when the wedding is over, the couple just wants to relax from the wedding stuff for a bit before getting into building their album. I’ve found it easiest if I pick out the initial album images and create a design for you. Its less work my couples have to do, and they can relax and get surprised by a beautiful album design that thoughtfully tells their wedding day story.

When I build the first design, the album is always bigger than the album credit in the Collection. I do this so the couple can see their complete wedding story as well as get a good idea of how the images look laid out in a creative design. When we add the additional images to the album, they are $30 per image after your credited amount in your album credit. Most couples will add more images than the starting credit in order to fit their favorite images, and to better tell their wedding day story. The last thing we want is for you to regret not adding some images in there, because once the album is printed, it cannot be changed.

We can go over the design together and you can add in any images that you don’t see in the original design. Any images you add, I can place into the design depending on the time the photo was taken and the flow of the album.

Once we finish the design, we finalize the balance of additional spreads, then we order the album so it can be in your hands as quickly as possible! Most album designs end up being between 30 to 45 spreads at finalization.

The Short and Sweet Version

– Pre-Design is created which will be larger than your album credit to show you your complete wedding day story from start to finish. Any images added after the 40 image credit are $30/image

– Album Design meeting to make any changes to images you want to add or move from the album. We FINALIZE the design during this process.

– Finalize the balance of additional images, then we order the album so it can be in your hands as quickly as possible!

– You get your album! You laugh, you cry, you smile, you re-live!