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5 Steps to the Perfect Wedding Photo Album

Your photographer will capture your best wedding moments, but how will they be preserved and tell the story of your day? Start here.

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Step 2: Don't Forget Formals

While many photographers take (and many couples prefer) a photojournalistic approach to shooting the wedding, don't forgo formal shots altogether. Although you may love the look of candid photos, you'll appreciate the classic shots with your families and attendants years from now.
The Game Plan: There are five must-haves: 

• Couple alone
• Couple with attendants
• Couple with parents
• Couple with the bride's immediate family
• Couple with the groom's immediate family
If you want shots of other groupings, by all means add them to your list -- though most photographers will tell you, the shorter the sessions, the fresher the photos.
Photo: Michelle Andersen Photography