Photo Sharing For Weddings
There are multiple online and offline ways your bride can collect photos and videos from her guests. Regardless of the method, clear contracts between vendors (especially photographers) and model releases are essential.
Guests can text or email their pictures to a dedicated Burner number as they’re happening. This method is the easiest and most straightforward for everyone.
You can use a tool like Google Photos or DropBox (most are free but you may need to pay for more storage space). You can share this link during your wedding so everyone can upload their photos. The downside to this option is that it can be messy and you could end up with a photo dump that will take you hours to sort through.
This is a popular app that allows you to collect and store all of the photos and videos from your event in one place. It requires guests to download the app which might deter some people from participating. It also doesn’t have the ability to create a slideshow and has a less intuitive user experience for your guests.
Online storage is great but it’s important to keep physical prints too. USBs and hard drives break, companies go out of business, and technology changes quickly – so it’s best to have backups of your important photographs in multiple places.
Live Photo Wall
A social media wedding wall is an eye-catching way for guests to share their photos and videos in real time at your wedding. These walls are also a great way for those who can’t attend your wedding to feel included and connected.
Social walls aggregate all of your guest’s Facebook and Instagram photos from the event and display them on one big screen or a series of flat screens at your wedding venue. Brides can choose a design for their social wall and customize it with special filters. They can even have a live slideshow of all of their wedding photos for the evening!
While a professional photographer is a must to capture those picture-perfect moments, having your friends and family’s photos and videos also adds another layer of remembrance to your wedding. These may not be the perfect photos you frame and hang on your wall, but they are a great way to see an authentic side of your wedding day that your photographer might have missed.
In addition to photographing and image retouching, most wedding photographers also design beautiful albums for their clients. They do this because they believe it is a value-added service that sets them apart from their competition.
Dropbox is an online file-sharing platform that allows users to upload and share files as large as they want. It syncs in real-time, giving users instant access to incoming photos and videos.
If your bride has friends and family who own Macs or iPhones, this might be a good option for her to use. She can add a wedding album to her iCloud photo library and anyone who subscribes to the album can see it.
Guests can share their pictures on Facebook by texting them to a dedicated Burner number, or by uploading them directly to the couple’s album. It is a great way to consolidate all of the best pictures from the night in one place. The couple can then comb through these photos on their honeymoon to find any that they might have missed.
Professional photographers capture important moments like the walk down the aisle, the first kiss and that carefully posed family portrait. But your friends and family capture other amazing photos that add to the story of your wedding day, from that candid selfie on the dance floor to that hilarious shot of your college roommates cheering during cocktail hour.
With a photo sharing app, you can gather these photos and videos to help tell the full story of your big day. Here are some photo sharing options that offer private albums that are only visible to you and your guests.
Picshare Party is a great photo sharing app for your bride that allows her and her guests to share images by text message. With this option, your bride’s guests can simply text their images to a number and the gallery will update instantly. This is a great option for those who may not want to download an app or who have limited data availability.