This is always a difficult question to answer, as there are so many variables. On average I’d always suggest to aim for between 80-120 images in a standard sized album. But until the album has been designed by your photographer it’s impossible to know the final layout of things.
Example, if you look at the following two sample pages, taken from real wedding albums. On one of them, one single image takes up the whole of two pages (a spread). That’s great, it’s a fabulous image and it should be shown as big as possible in the album. But if you were to do that with every image, then in a 20 spread album, you’d only fit 20 images.
In the next example, there are eleven images on this spread. However, you wouldn’t want every spread to have this many images on it, as the album would be full of small sized images and it would feel more like a scrap book rather than a well designed wedding album.
The best thing to do is take an average of 2 to 2.5 images per side of page and calculate from there. So in a 20 spread album (40 individual sides) you could expect to get around 80 to 120 images in general.
Albums are an expensive purchase and should always be well considered before ordering. A good wedding album, such as these made by Folio Albums will last a lifetime. The design should be well planned by a professional and not rushed into. That way the results will stand the test of time in years to come.
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