Designing Wedding Photobooks with Vinayak and Snigdha
Vinayak Das and Snigdha Sheel started Photo Tantra in 2009 and since then they have shot over 300 weddings in 7 different countries. Here, the husband-wife duo talk about their Photobooks and why Photobook design has always been their key focus.
Sentimental and solid value of Photobooks
Photography is about freezing pristine moments, so one can see them in future and go back in time. One of the best ways to present these beautiful memories is to feature them in a Wedding Photobook which can be cherished by the couple and their loved ones. In the age of Facebook, Instagram and Online albums, a Photobook is a tangible keepsake of your wedding moments. Flipping through the pages of a Wedding Photobook is one of the simple joys you can experience years after the wedding day. So a Photographer and a Photobook designer have a dual responsibility- to shoot beautiful timeless pictures and present them as a book that lasts for many years.
Advice for Couples
If possible, book a photographer after seeing his Photobooks!! It is the single most important keepsake of your wedding. Do your research or ask your photographer about the different Photobooks. Indian companies like Canvera work with imported high quality paper and provide world class Photobooks. They also provide a replacement guarantee of 25 years. Photobook companies from Italy, US, UK offer this service too and many of the top Indian photographers have a tie-up with them. So start with giving a brief to your Photographer on the kind of Photobook you are looking for. The next if not the most important thing is how your photographer designs his Photobooks. Over designed pages with backgrounds, blurs and selective coloring are passe. Look for a clean design where the photographs are not drowned by design. And later on, be involved in the selection of the photographs so all the happiest moments from the wedding are in your keepsake.
Our final advice for to-be-weds is: ‘Please do get a Photobook made with the best quality papers. You might think that digital photos are enough but the feel of flipping through a well-designed and elegant Photobook is just something else’.
Photos Courtesy- Photo Tantra