Thursday, May 7, 2009

Use Your Words

It's true that a photograph is worth a thousand words. As a photobook designer, this is pretty much my life motto :) But one great way to add a personal touch to your album is to include some words. Lyrics, quotes, verses, and vows all help the "story" come alive. Here are some examples of how to incorporate words into your album. Don't forget you can click on the images to make them bigger (especially if you actually want to read the words).

Put your vows in your album: This is particularly meaningful if you wrote your own vows. Every time you look at your album, you will be reminded of those special promises (and the hours you spent writing them!).

photography by Brooke Schwab

Add a quote:
Children and teen albums are a great place to incorporate your favorite little quote. If you can't find a quote to capture the essence of the pictures, write your own!

Include lyrics: My favorite way to use words in an album is to put song lyrics with first dance pictures. What a wonderful way to transport your viewer right to that special dance!

photography by Huntington Images


  1. Good title for this post. You are a good writer. It is a great idea to add words to the spreads. It makes the book even more special. Very nice.

  2. You always do such a great job choosing your words and phrases that you put in your books. You are so talented!