Planning a Photo Montage

Photo montages are great ways to celebrate the past. At events such as weddings, graduations, family or class reunions, and even funerals photos and music can help bring memories back.

How long should your montage be?
That all depends on how you are going to use your video. If the video will play on a loop throughout an event then the longer the better! However, if you expect everyone to gather and watch it together limit it to about 10 minutes. Some suggest four songs or about 125 to 175 photos. For information on cost, see the price list.

Choosing Your Photos
Of course great quality photos will look best, but don’t sacrifice memories even if they don’t have the best lighting or composition.

Use Horizontal Photos When Possible
While vertical photos will need to be used, opt for horizontal photos when possible. Given the dimensions of a TV screen horizontal photos will show best.

Music
When choosing your music you want to take your audience on a roller coaster ride. It should start off with a slower song, transition into a more upbeat song and then save your best song for the end. If you’re planning a wedding montage, click here to see some song suggestions.