share this post:
There is something amazing about creating your first heirloom together as a couple. Digital images are awesome to show your family and friends wedding photos on social media but having a printed keepsake that tells a visual story of your wedding day is the best way to be invited back into your wedding story!
This is why genuine leather Story Books are included in every collection I offer. These albums are important not just for Lumos Couples to have… but for their grandchildren to enjoy as well.
I do all of the work upfront of creating a gorgeous, heirloom-quality Story Books so you don’t have to stress about it. Once your wedding is over, trust me, you are going to want to relax!
After your wedding, I will put all of my favorite photos together in a custom-designed album that tells the story of your wedding day after the editing process is finished.
After completing these 3 simple steps, you’ll have your Story Book in your hands typically only a couple months after your big day!
1. Once your photos are edited and your Story Book proofs are done, you’ll come over to my house for your viewing party*. This is the big reveal! The moment you get to see your wedding photos for the first time. We’ll pop champagne and go through the photos and proofs together and enjoy reliving your wedding day. I love seeing which photos Lumos Couples are most excited about and what moments were captured that they are surprised by. A lot of times they didn’t even realize some of these things happened at their wedding!
2. Take notes on any photos I chose for your Story Book that you might want to swap out for different ones. You can also think about any text you want added (vows, favorite quotes or song lyrics can be great additions). This is a great middle ground of me doing the bulk of the work upfront but you still have a say and get the perfect book with all of your favorite images.
3. I make the changes you request, send you the final proof for your approval, place the order and then you have your wedding Story Book in your hands within a couple months of your wedding!
*If you’re not local to the Twin Cities, no problem. Destination weddings are my favorite! We can work on this process remotely 🙂
“I’ll get around to my wedding photos someday…”
Couples who don’t go through a process like this say they will get around to making an album after the wedding but rarely ever do, or if they do, it’s years later. I’m totally guilty of not getting around to the ideas I have for albums, prints and home decor with my own photos. Then they just sit forgotten on an external hard drive.
It can be a daunting process to sort through hundreds of photos and narrow them down to a handful for the album that tells your story. It can also be difficult to find a place that makes good quality, affordable albums that will last for a long time.
By doing it this way, you’ll be ahead of the game, and you’ll have an awesome, tangible reminder of the beginning of your adventure together!
Take a look at the two albums below. One is a professional, flush mount wedding album that Lumos Couples receive with their wedding collection and the other is a standard photo album. Get this- they are from the same company and both have the same number of pages, but the flush mount album is much thicker and sturdier so it can last through the generations as a heirloom. See last week’s blog post for why this is so important.
Your wedding day is going to be so much fun! The best day ever and you want a tangible reminder of it that will do it justice. With the flush mount albums, the colors will be vibrant and true-to-life so your memories are represented accurately. The photos can be stretched seamlessly across two pages to invite you into the scene and make you feel like you’re right back there experiencing your day.
Say thank you with a gift Story Book
You shouldn’t have any trouble picking out our parent’s Christmas gifts the year you get married! Most likely, your parents did so much to make your wedding a dream come true and a keepsake album telling the story of your day makes a great gift for them. These work well for grandparents, parents, the wedding party or anyone else who was involved that you want to thank. The gift Story Books are identical to yours except they are not flush mount. The pages are still lay-flat though so the photos can stretch beautifully across both pages.