Lou and I have been photographing social events for a long time. In fact Santa Barbara Photography Inc began in 1990. Over the years we have seen a lot of changes in the style of both social milestones and the type of images that client treasure. If we go back 20 years, we would see a lot more posed images, formals, careful lighting set ups. A typical album may have 45 photos, often one on each page. Half of the album would be formals, posed photographs of the closest family and friends.
Times have changed and the expectations of our client have as well. These days a typical album may have over 100 images artfully designed on the pages. Sometimes one photograph per page, other pages 6 or 8, perhaps more. Today we include many more images from the reception, enough images to tell a story so that years later when viewing the album, our client can remember not just the people there, but the emotions and feelings they had on that day.