As a photographer, you have the opportunity to tell a story with the photos you take from the wedding day. Because you are the expert, storytelling should be something which is engrained in your shooting style. Sometimes, telling a cohesive story with your images can be challenging. That’s why we are featuring Andrew Funderburg, founder of Fundy Software, so he can share 3 tricks to tell a story with your images from the wedding day.
In the first article, Strategically Shooting for the Album Design, I talked about how to be present on the wedding day and ensure that you capture the best images for the album. Now, what do you do when you are back in the studio and faced with thousands of images from the day? How do you get from a full wedding down to an album? Focusing on telling a story in your album is the key to creating a strong album that your client will treasure.
1. Place the Images in Order
You can start the process in Lightroom, where you have the opportunity to cull through the photos you need to accurately tell the story. After your cull, bring your chosen album imports into your album design software, like Fundy Designer. At first pass, I recommend taking the imported images and just getting them into the album creator in chronological order. They don’t have to – and probably won’t – stay where they are, but wedding timelines are the default basis for any wedding album. As a visual person, as most photographers are, it also helps to see that day laid out from start to finish.
Image Compliments of Andrew Funderburg