The Honeymoon Album is an idea that we came up with after mine and Kate’s experience with our own wedding and something we have been providing to every client now since the very first few weddings that we covered.
9 years ago this coming August we had a wonderfully hot day up in Yarm in Teeside sharing a great day with our family and friends as Kate and I were married. The day went by so quickly though as every wedding day does and before we knew it we were more than 5,000 miles away in San Francisco for the start of our honeymoon tour around the west coast of America.
So there we were in San Francisco with all the sights on our list to see but guess what was our number one priority as soon as we got to the Hotel?
Forget the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island tour or even a ride on a famous San Francisco Tram, all these were on the list to tick off but came second place behind us finding a PC with Internet access to receive an email from Kate’s Dad with a few photos attached of our wedding day. These were then printed out (very badly I might add) on the only printer that was available at the hotel and carried with us for the 3 weeks we were away as a memory of our special day.
Talking to our married friends we soon realised that ours was a familiar tale, the need for a few photos after the wedding day in one form or another is definitely very common among bride and grooms and that’s the desire we aim to satisfy with our honeymoon album (in conjunction with our slide show and blog images, more on those in future posts).
Along with just about everyone these days we shoot digital and that allows us the quick turnaround of a few shots that is necessary for us to create the Honeymoon Album on the wedding day. So whilst our bride and grooms are sat down for the meal with their family and friends we’re busy downloading our memory cards to a Mac book, choosing 10 shots from the 100′s we have shot, adjusting them where necessary, applying effects and then printing them out to fix in one of our little 6 x 4 Honeymoon Albums.
Doing all this whilst the wedding breakfast is being served along with creating the slide show we show on the wedding day is a time pressured task but we love to hand the Honeymoon Albums over and the comments and feedback we get from our clients makes it all worthwhile.
This is the typical sort of comment we receive back from our Bride and Grooms regarding the Honeymoon Album.
The little black book of photos has been priceless. Ruth has looked at them pretty much most days (at least 3 times!) and they are a great way of showing the locals we are on our honey moon. Ruth and Daniel
Here’s a pic of the little black book that we really enjoy handing over on the wedding day and our clients love to take away on honeymoon with them.