7 Unique Alternatives to a Standard Wedding Photo Album
Figuring out a special way to keep your wedding photos for years to come is definitely a priority for most couples. You put a lot of work into planning for them, and your photographer put a lot of work into taking them. But while wedding albums are definitely the tried-and-true tradition and certainty sufficient, they aren't your only option for preserving your snapshots. Sure, it's lovely to pull out a big book of every beautiful image from your big-day, but how often will you actually look at it? On your anniversary, when guests come to visit, and when you're feeling nostalgic, but beyond those occasions? Probably not that often.
Instead of closing away your wedding photos and looking back just on special occasions, we love the idea of displaying photos in unique ways that you can see more frequently, if not daily. And who better to weigh in on ways to enjoy your photos than photographers themselves? Here, a few of our favorite wedding photographers share their most creative display photo display ideas. Click through to find out all of their best tips for showing off your wedding photos and keep the memories alive.
Create an Heirloom Box
"Find or make a beautiful wooden box to hold all your wedding memories! You can even add your invites and dried flowers from your bouquet in along with your photos to really bring the box to life. Instead of an album that doesn't change, your heirloom box is organic and can change and grow with you!" —Shaunae Teske, Owner/Photographer, Shaunae Teske Photography
Design a Gallery Wall
"We love the idea of displaying your wedding photos as artwork. Create an assortment of 9x12 matted prints, which will double as an element of interior design and a wedding album." —Carrie Patterson,
"Try printing a favorite photo in an extra-large size for maximum impact." —Liz Banfield, Owner/Lead Photographer, Liz Banfield
Set Up a Blog Wall Collage
"A bride and groom 'Blog Wall Collage' is a great way for couples who want to highlight the story of their wedding rather than just one photo. Each art piece shows off 49 images from the wedding, and they can be visible to you every day." —Jane Schauck, Owner, IRIS Photography
Construct an Artist's Portfolio
"We love to create a custom artist's portfolio for our clients. The collection of photographs is individually printed in house and then bound in silk and leather by our master bookbinder. More than an album, it is the most treasured part of our clients' art collections." —Katie DeGraff, Studio Manager, Brian Dorsey Studios
Make an Archival Proof Box
"A set of archival proofs in a lovely storage box are a unique way to display and share your wedding photos and store your treasured memories!" —Ashley Kelemen, Owner/Photographer, Ashley Kelemen
"Use technology to your advantage and put a selection of your favorite wedding weekend and honeymoon photos on an iPad mini in a spot where visitors can see such as your kitchen or living room." —Amy Nichols, Owner, Amy Nichols Special Events