Creating a wedding story book should always be the objective when the dust settles on your wedding day. It’s probably a habit with the majority of married couples on receiving their wedding pictures. They will simply download those pictures to their phone. Perhaps downloading and putting them on a USB (or several USB keys, which I strongly recommend) and make sure they will be stored away for safe keeping. Maybe putting the idea of a book on the long finger, or even not really wanting a book or album at all. Quite often I will have ideas to get a book of say family pictures done. But I tend to let that skip by to the point of where I have lots of pictures but rarely the will to just get it done.
Where a wedding is concerned I personally think it is vital that a wedding book should be created. It is the ultimate way to see a concise record from a wedding day. I do sense that some find it difficult enough to go through your wedding pictures and make a selection. It is probably easy for me since I will sit down and make sure that the final set will have a good pace given I can view those images objectively. And I’ll make sure that it will ebb and flow and not just look linear and functional. Like any book, a wedding selection too must have a tight story, a start a middle and an end. Given the reportage wedding photography style I work within it gives this more credence.
“Honest I’m getting the book done very soon!”
I suppose what often can be the issue with procrastinating is due to the fact that you may have somewhere in the region of 500 images to select from. Therefore editing this down to a tidy set of say 80 must not be easy. Anytime I do meet a past client I will stress that they must be ruthless. Your pictures are not going anywhere. The final book, your wedding story book, will give a good summary of the day, and that is what is absolutely important. It must tell a good tight story to the wedding day, therefore having a page turning effect and flow.
In my portfolio I have a very strong and broad selection of wedding work. And with each there is as a sense of story telling. That is the objective. Each day having its own unique voice. Editing a selection to create a beautiful book brings the day flooding back in a concise manner.