This week our guest blogger Karrie Converse-Jones of TurningLeaf Curation Services shares her experience of creating a new and improved wedding album for her and her husband…a wedding album 2.0 if you will.
September 2018 will mark my 20th wedding anniversary with my husband. This milestone was weighing on me as I started my photo business in 2016 as one of the dreams I had was to revisit all of the photos from our wedding. Back when we got married we didn’t receive a DVD of images from the wedding photographer. Everything was shot and viewed as slides. If you follow my blog you know that last summer I was able to purchase our entire wedding photo archive from one of our favorite photographers. Joy!!
From there, I partnered with a company to scan those slides so I could work with them digitally. I also selected an extremely high-quality photo book company used only by photographers and graphic designers. Their attention to detail and customer service while submitting my files was superb!
The result? Our wedding album 2.0. It is a beautiful lay-flat matte page album in a custom-designed box. For every 1-2 photos in our original wedding album we have 2-3 pages expanding on the same story (rehearsal dinner, getting ready, the ceremony, departing the church, dining, dancing and more!).
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To top it off, I think the most fun has been sharing this expanded wedding album with our children. They laugh at the hairstyles and how young everyone looks. They love the attention to detail we had for our wedding and seeing their parents start their journey together.
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Karrie Converse-Jones is the owner of TurningLeaf Curation Services, a photo organizing and gift business where gathers her clients’ most cherished images and makes them easy to share because she believes our stories matter.
We redid our wedding album around the ten year mark. We wanted to include the text from our service as well as more of the photos and limericks people wrote at the reception. Our boys laughed at seeing me with hair on top. Revisiting older photos and family beginnings bring back memories as well as solidify family bonds.
I loved seeing your album Karrie. It is gorgeous!
Saw it at the APPO conference and loved it!!
Gorgeous! My anniversary is 9/5 as well, but only 7.5 years ago. I have a digital album but it really needs to be re-done!
The ability for clients to leave comments on the album in an online portal will definitely save me a lot of time during the album creation process.
I have been looking to creat a wedding album for years. Our photographer (my father in law) accidentally took all of our wedding photos on slide film. He gave me the slides, but I never did anything with them. Now, 6 years later, I still haven’t seen my wedding photos. Can you tell me the company you used to convert your slides to digital an the company you used for your album?
Lovely! For our 21st Anniversary a few years ago I made hubby a slideshow/movie of our lives together. The album 2.0 idea sounds like a plan for our 25th Anniversary in 2019. Thanks for sharing. ❤️