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It's easy to look into the future and see this coming. When you stick to the thought that 'it's their album' this is what you get. Yeah, it's theirs but YOU are the person that should be helping them by guiding. They can still have the photos they chose to go in their album but it is you who is the story teller. It's really no different than documenting someone's life in a movie; a biography. The writer, director, and producer has a heavy hand in to HOW it's told. Your job is to be the writer, director, and producer...Show more →
Yeah, I agree with this to a certain extent. However, It is their album and at the end of the day, the images that are most important to them are going to be largely based off relationships. I might have a really sick photo of the dress, or really amazing moment with her and a bridesmaid showing genuine laughter and happiness, but what she really wants with that selection is a photo with her Mom because of past experiences and maybe things that they went through together that you don't know about. Only she will know that. So when she chooses just kind of a boring shot, I will try to decode that and pick a better one for her and explain to her, I think this will help tell the story of the day a bit better.
The album isn't the blog post. It's going to be around (in theory) long after you and I are out of business and are onto other endeavors in our lives. It needs to be what is important to the couple, and while helping put together the sickest album possible with the coolest images, in my opinion, the album should not be thought of as a marketing tool, it should be thought of as a personal memory of the day and was it important to them is infinitely more important than what is important to me.