Creating our Wedding Album {Wedding Wednesday}

It's been almost six months since I posted a non-honeymoon recap related Wedding Wednesday post - and I am so excited to be back with some deeper looks into the wedding. Today, as I've been deep in the wedding album development process, I thought I'd give you a glimpse at how I've been working through choosing the photos for our final wedding album.

Our photographer gave us a client login for his website that has all of our proofs digitally shown. We also chose to have all of our proofs printed and so we have those as well. The plan is to put our favorites into a giant album - but that's another post for another day. In order to create our official album, though, I've been using the digital proofs and I created an awesome spreadsheet to organize everything.

As I go through the pictures on the website, I choose my favorites and I click to add them to my online album.

Images are available in small icons, individual shots, or full screen as a slideshow - I prefer the small icons or individuals
Matthew Douglas Photography was incredible - and we love our pictures!
As I add my favorites to the online album, I also add them to my Excel document where I include the image ID number and a description of the photo.

Yay for Excel Organization! And you can see a bit of the photo screen selection process behind the spreadsheet.
This process is certainly not an easy one, but so far it is working really well. After I've gone through all 1500ish photos (I've made it through about 300 so far), Josh and I will go through the online album together to narrow it down to our absolute favorites. It's so exciting to think that we are getting so much closer to having a physical copy of this album in our hands and we cannot wait to finalize our choices.

How did you organize your wedding photo album selection? Did you go the spreadsheet route or did you have your photographer choose the photos for you? I'd love to hear what worked for you and what didn't! 




  1. Stopping over from the link up.

    It's got to be so exciting to see all of your pictures! From what I can tell, they look gorgeous. I'm loving your bouquets. It's definitely a daunting task to sort through all of them and choose your favorites though!

  2. Ah! How exciting!!! I'm dying to see our pictures and I know as soon as I stare at them for 3 weeks straight, I'll be jumping on the photo album train. Can't wait to see your finished product!

  3. I am so nervous about this next step! I know he has a lot of photos he took and I know I will love every single one of them!!!
    Beardy Heart Beauty

  4. I'm impressed with how organized you are with this process! I consider myself very organized, but I didn't follow this plan. It is smart to find some way to filter through 1000+ photos though!
    For our album, I pulled my favorite shots from various parts of the day. Then, working chronologically, I grouped photos for page layouts that made sense and tried to balance color, distance, shapes, etc. It does take a long time, but the final effect is such an amazing keepsake!

  5. What a great idea! I really want to do a professional album and if we do I am using this method! Thanks for sharing!


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