PHOTOS & IMAGES FOR INVITATIONS
Updated: Jul 24
Photos provide a unique and beautiful image to enhance wedding stationery into a custom creation.
If you are ordering photo invitations, please refer to these photo tips:
If you are using a digital camera:
* Please turn off the date stamp.
* Please set the camera to the highest resolution.
* Natural light is best. Try to take a photo during peak daylight hours.
* If using a flash, stay in the flash range. Pictures taken out of flash range will
be too dark.
* If you don't know your flash range, take the picture no further than
five feet away.
* Solid color backgrounds are best. Patterns can take away from features and
* Black or white fabric that is not sheer and does not have shimmer, and using
natural lighting creates a beautiful shot!
* Capturing the moment, instead of posting, makes excellent photos.
* Specific aspects, such as a baby's tiny hands, feet, ears, etc., are adorable!
Taking the Picture:
* Stand reasonably close, but not too close, above the object, or the picture could be
out of focus.
* If the picture is of people, the subjects may or may not want to look directly
at the camera.
* Try several different angles.
* You can take several delayed shots of the same position, allowing movement
and expression changes.
* If you are taking a baby picture, focus on the baby in the picture; your
goal is to fill the picture area with your baby's body.
Sending the Finished Picture:
* When using a scanner, please clean the scanner top first. Any dust on the
scanner will pick up on the picture you send. Scan pictures at 600 dpi,
in color, for the best resolution/type of picture.
* The file sizes of the pictures should be LARGE. Trying sending only
1-3 pictures per email to prevent the email system from shrinking pictures.
* Send pictures in natural color. Sometimes, we may change them
to black & white or sepia.
For the highest quality printed product, we recommend the following:
FILE TYPE: Vendor requirements vary. Please consult your
invitation consultant for the version needed for photos,
logos, motifs, or images to determine what is acceptable.
DPI (dots per inch): 300 DPI may be acceptable, but preferably 600 DPI
or greater is best
COLOR PROFILE: sRGB
Presented by: An Affair To Remember By Marci, LLC (2020)