A few months ago, one of our Facebook friends asked the Blurb community if anyone had any advice on which image to choose for the book she was making of a friend’s wedding. Sure, the answer seems obvious enough: a picture of the bride and groom. While there’s nothing wrong with that, there are plenty of other options as well.
Here are a few things to think about:
1) The personality of the couple: Are they more traditional? A little bit nutty?
2) The style of the wedding: Was it polished and grand or more DIY?
3) The placement: Is this book just going to the couple, or to family and friends?
And here are some of our favorite recent examples of great wedding album covers:
The Romance Action Shot: It’s a nice take on the usual bride and groom photo, and you don’t have to worry about little imperfections (like whether or not the groom blinked).
Detail Oriented: Weddings are all about the details, so for these book covers the photographers chose to artfully capture small elements of the scenes.
The Prop Shot: Some covers don’t even necessarily show scenes from the wedding, but still convey the personality of the couple:
Conversational: To me, some of the best wedding photo books show the couple just interacting. After all, what is marriage but 50+ years of conversation?
Illustrated: Some wedding books eschew the idea of a cover photo altogether, instead pulling in an elegant image from the invitation.
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