Almost everyone has a pocket size digital camera these days, and more often that not, they’re sure to bring them anywhere they might want to take some photos of their own. Since these individuals have a camera in their hand that they’re familiar with, the odds are good that they will capture some great pictures! You can harness this potential by providing an easy way for your guests to upload their favorite digital pictures to one place, which allows you and your guests to share and enjoy pictures taken by everyone!
My favorite solution for this is a web photo service by the name of “Shutterfly”. This service enables you to create your own “share site” with a few clicks of a mouse. After this step, you may give your unique website address to all of your guests, and they, in turn will be able to upload their digital pictures and movies to that one unique place.
In order for your guests to upload their photos to your “share site”, they must create their own Shutterfly account. IT'S FREE! As your guests upload their pictures to this website, everyone who visits the site will be able to view all of the pictures that everyone else has uploaded as well. Once the digital pictures have been uploaded, you are able to print photos, photo books, and any number of personalized gifts, giving you an incredibly easy way to take advantage of the kind of “candid” shots that your professional photographer might not catch. You can make a second photo book of memories that will be a wonderful companion to your professional photographs.
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If you are using one of the free wedding web sites, you can easily create a page that contains the link to your Shutterfly Share Site. Here is a sample of text that you might use:
In addition to our professional photography, we would like to encourage all of our guests with digital cameras, phones, and video cameras to take as many pictures as you can! Afterward, please upload your pics to this website so we can all share and enjoy them!
(Place Shutterfly Sample Wedding Photo Share Site link here)
There is even an option to make prints, photo books, and photo gifts of all kinds on this web site (for a fee), and both ______________ and I would love to be able to add all of your wonderful photos to our collection of memories of our wedding celebration.
Also, please do not feel that you need to limit pictures to the wedding ceremony and reception! We would also like to invite you to upload your pictures from any and all of our wedding-related activies, such as parties, showers, rehearsals, getting ready, and just hanging out during the time you will spending with us in Myrtle Beach for our wedding weekend.
Another idea for informing your guests about your photo sharing location is to make “business cards” containing your photo site information and web link to hand out to your guests during your reception