1. Its a Timeless Heirloom:
If you only read one part of this note… let it be this… You are investing thousands of dollars in your wedding photography. And for what?! To click through your files one by one on a computer screen? Upload images to Facebook so everyone else can click through them one by one on a computer screen? Sure that’s great for the first or second time around but what about in 5 years? Your USB will likely be outdated… actually its not likely, it WILL be outdated (thank you Apple!). Or better yet, 30 years from now when you want to show your grandchildren?
You may be saying to yourself, “I don’t need to have an album full of photos of myself”
But ask yourself this. What would you give to have an album of your grandparents wedding day? Your Parents Wedding day? Suddenly, wedding albums became so much more important than ever before. I don’t know about you, but I would give anything to have something this special passed down to me. In all truth, the only thing I have from my grandparents is a single wedding photos in a gold frame. A wedding album becomes a generational heirloom and a priceless keepsake for your family.
Really, I could stop here but if you still need a little extra convincing…. read on.
2. They Tell A Story
As a wedding photographer, i consider myself a story teller and if you are interested in having me there to document your day then you already value the art of storytelling. There is no better way to tell your love story than through the pages of your very own book. Maybe it’s the photo of your jewelry that was passed down by your grandmother or the family bible that has the names and dates of those relatives married before you, a photo of your dad – the first time he sees his little girl in her wedding dress. Without a wedding album, these are the moments that will get lost in the hundreds of digital files and likely only looked at once or twice.
These details are valuable to you and they should get the attention they deserve.
3. Tangible Images
Yes, the digital age has its perks and sharing photos has never been easier. The tangible value of a printed photograph is something we often forget these days. When you hand your album over to a friend or family member, watch as they run their hand over the cover and feel the pages between their fingers. They’re physically engaging with your photographs and engaging with moments and memories. Let’s also mention that the digital world is not guaranteed to always be there. Trusting your most cherished image and moments to digital space land is a little scary, isn’t it? Printing and having an album insures that your photos will always be there, with in an arms reach. It is a tangible back up of these beautiful memories.
4. Fast & Easy
Wedding day has come and gone. You’re heading back to work and of course your free time becomes more and more limited. Doing something with your digital wedding photos is still somewhere on that growing to do list but when that free time arrives, all you want to do is relax, unwind, and maybe drink a glass of wine in front of the tv or out with friends. I am right there with you, trust me! By giving me the task of creating your wedding album, you will receive your digital photos AND your wedding album proof with in 6 weeks after your big day! No hassle, no worries. Just a beautiful and professional display of your memories at your fingertips.
5. Quality – And nothing else.
These albums are GORGEOUS! Genuine Italian leather, gorgeous linens, Fuji crystal archival luster or deep matte paper (aka the best possible paper used by professional photographers), a thick panoramic page design, cover imprinting and made right here in America. Lets be honest, yes you can go online to one of many website and order a $40 mass produced machine processed book that is poorly bound and flimsy. To top it off, no actual human being will ever touch or proof your album before its sent it to you! Which often leads to incorrect and terrible color photos. You didn’t invest thousands of dollars for those beautiful moments to be poorly printed. Mass printing company = mass printing quality. I have spent countless hours researching and testing products over the years, trying to find the best possible album. A product that will last a lifetime for you and the generations to follow.
I can promise that when you hold your wedding album in your hands for the first time, you will be so thankful you made that decision.