Post-wedding: Online Guest Photo Gallery

Hi my bloggers!  I’m back from my 10-day honeymoon and will share some pictures and contact those of you who contacted me before I left.  But first, I wanted to share with you a great idea (in which I actually stole from my friend Mari’s wedding — credits to Mari!).  

As you know, all your guests will be snapping pictures with their digital cameras from every angle!  Starting an online photo album (designated for your wedding only) is a GREAT way to have your guests share their photos by uploading it to your album!  I started a kodak.com account, designated for wedding photos before I left for my honeymoon (but if you have an account already or use a different service, just create a new ALBUM). By the time I got back, there were tons of fun pictures! You can set your account access as public or private.   Here is some more information on your 2 setting choices:

Public site/album – give all your guests the link to the site/album in which you’ve specified settings for anyone toshare their photos by uploading to the site or album you’ve designated.

Private site/album – give all your guests the link to the site/album AND don’t forget to give them the login/password so that they have access to share their photos by uploading to the site or album you’ve designated.

Some popular photo gallery service sites are:  www.picasa.com, www.snapfish.com, www.kodakgallery.com; www.photobucket.com

Here is a sample email that I sent to all my tech savvy guests:

Hi Family & Friends,

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend !!  Thank you for making our wedding day extra special.

Please share with us the photos you took! 

We’ve created an online Kodak site for you to share your photos.

 The login steps:

  1. Go to :  www.kodakgallery.com  Log in with the following:  
  2. Email Address or Mobile Phone Number:   XX
  3. Password:  YY
  4. Click “Sign In”
  5. Click “My Photos” tab
  6. Select the Album you wish to VIEW or ADD/UPLOAD more pictures to.  OR create a NEW ALBUM
  7. Click “Add More Photos” (on left side of page) – if you wish to add your pictures to the album

 Thank you for sharing your photos in advance! 

If you have uploaded pictures to your own gallery site, please send us a link or a CD!

As for the professional photos – online proofs will be ready in a few weeks.  I will forward the link when it is available.

A screen shot of my Kodak Gallery with several wedding photo albums uploaded by the guests themselves, post-wedding!

A screen shot of my Kodak Gallery with several wedding photo albums uploaded by the guests themselves, post-wedding!

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One thought on “Post-wedding: Online Guest Photo Gallery

  1. Rather than just having your guests upload their pictures to a ‘bucket’ of photos why not try out a photo uploading services designed around weddings? GuestSnapper at http://www.guestsnapper.com provide customizable online wedding albums with options for sub albums to separate out your photos by guest or time of day for a reportage feel. No limits on what you can upload and a more personal stylish approach to wedding guest photos.

    Hope this helps someone.

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