An Album Page


I just wanted to share this album page from Luke and Georgina’s recent wedding. The book is a 12″ x 12″ Art Album in dark brown Italian leather. I’ve just finished designing it and this double page spread will go at the beginning of the ‘church’ part of the book. St. Lawrences in Hungerford holds special memories for George; her parents married there, she was christened in the church and now of course her wedding was held there.

I’m of the opinion that wedding albums are much more valuable a few decades after the wedding than when you first receive them. How we remember things is often fragmentary in nature, we rarely hold a scene or experience in our minds in a complete and seamless fashion, it’s the little pieces of the experience that stick in our minds and trigger off other parts of the memory.

I wanted to represent this visually, so the right hand spread as you can see has 12 little detail miniatures shot in and around the church – the church door handle, the ribbon from the bay trees fluttering in the breeze, some architectural details etc.

I think a page like this adds immeasurably to a wedding album and I hope to feature this idea from now on. I’d like to think that in years to come it will be a lovely way of recalling a particular time and place, a way of triggering the emotions you felt at the time.

Comments? I’d love to hear them :)

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    Hi Simon. I totally agree with you on this one. I make up similar pages in my coffee table albums. It’s interesting to shoot as a photographer too, stepping away from people for a short time and uncovering hidden delights that may otherwise gone un-noticed.

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