Now that the wedding is over, the photos are online and you've recovered from all the fun, let's get started on your album!

Your album will end up with roughly 40 to 50 images inside. We'll work together to design an album that tells your story and highlights the events of the day.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. You choose 40 photos from your event you wish to include in the album.
    • I typically suggest you break it down into categories and choose 2-3 of your favorites for each. This usually helps keep it from getting overwhelming. Remember, I'm going to add detail shots to compliment your selections and complete the story of your event, so unless you have one you just love, you don't have to worry about those.
      • Suggested Categories:
        • Getting Ready
        • Bride Posed
        • Groom Posed 
        • Ceremony
        • Posed Family Shots
        • Couple Shots
        • First Dance
        • Parent Dances
        • Cake Cutting/Toasts
        • Dancing/Guests
           
  2. To submit your images:
    • Create a "favorites" list on the web site titled "PARENT ALBUM" and use the "share with photographer" option to send the list to me.
  3. Typically, I am able to include all of your selected images. If I think a photo is not a good fit, or will disrupt the flow of the album, I may choose to exclude it. You will ALWAYS be notified if any images from your selections are excluded.
     
  4. Retouching is done at the discretion of AliCaliPhoto. If you have specific requests for retouching please include that in the notes when you fill out the album submission form. Minor retouches like small blemishes are typically included at no additional cost. Retouch requests that usually incur fees would include requests such as removing an entire person from a posed photo.
     
  5. You choose your album orientation, size and cover from the options included in the window at the bottom of this page. Each color is listed with a code. You'll need to make note of the color code you like, as well as if you would like to include a photo and/or text. The following link will open a PDF for you to look through and choose your cover from.
     
  6. Once you've narrowed down your photo choices and chosen your cover, you just need to send all that information to me. Please fill out this form.
  7. Once your form is submitted, I will contact you with any questions and put together a design for you. This process can take up to 3 weeks.
     
  8. When the design is completed, I will email you a link where you can proof your album. At this point, you can leave comments and let me know if you'd like to make any changes. In order to keep your album on track, I ask that you let me know of any changes within 7 days. The first set of changes are included in the album cost.
     
  9. Once any changes have been made, I will send you another proofing link. At this point you will approve your album or request more changes. Please keep in mind that changes requested at this point will incur a small fee.
     
  10. Once your album is approved, I will send it to print and then comes the hard part... Waiting... Since all of the albums are custom designed and hand-bound, the whole process from the submission of your selections until holding the final product in your hand can take up to 6 weeks.

 

The cover options are included below. Click "read now" to open a PDF. Once you have finished looking at your options and making your selections, hit the "Esc" key on your keyboard to return you to this page.