We live in the age of Facebook, blogging and zillions of other online photo sharing sites that allow our clients to share their photos in all kinds of ways. This is one of the reasons we choose to include a disk of images with all of our wedding packages. Sharing photos in digital format is something that’s important to everyone these days. So you may be asking yourself, if I have a disk of photos, why do we need a wedding album? We’ve put together some thoughts that may give you some answers to this very common question:
1.) A wedding album tells your story. After your wedding day, how often do you think you’ll sit down at your computer and look through a disk of 600-800 images? Probably not too many times. That many images can be a little overwhelming. While it’s so important to capture all of the moments that take place on one of the most important days of your lives, looking through all of them can be a little tedious. Individual images may have the ability to capture a moment, but a wedding album tells your story by focusing in on the highlights of the day. A disk of photos lacks the narrative effect of a custom designed album. The whole reason you have a photographer document your wedding is to share it with others. Your album is the perfect way to do that.
2.) It’s a work of art. Photos are meant to be printed! When weddings were shot using film, can you imagine what a client would have thought if their wedding photographer just handed them a roll of negatives? That’s basically what a disk of images represents – undeveloped negatives in digital form. Your wedding photos are intended to create beautiful printed works of art that will serve as a lasting symbol of your love. A professionally designed, high quality album is the perfect work of art to preserve your most cherished memories.
3.) It’s your first family heirloom. You will be so excited the day your wedding album arrives. You’ll look at it over and over again, and it will probably feel like one of the most valuable things you’ve ever owned. But the true value of your album will come into play many years down the road. Imagine showing it to your kids! Imagine being able to show them how amazing you both looked and tell them all about how the story of their family first began. That’s when it’s really worth the investment. Your album truly is your very first family heirloom, meant to be shared and passed along for generations.
4.) It’s made to stand the test of time. With constant changes in technology, we don’t even know if the average computer will read your DVD of images 50 years later. Your wedding album is made with archival materials intended to last a lifetime. These images will not fade – and neither will the beautiful memories of your wedding day.
5.) You’ll wish you had. Every time a new album arrives in the mail, we get SO excited to share it with the couple. Seriously, these albums are AMAZING! We never invested in an album from our big day, and it’s always been something we wish we had. Our Wedding and Engagement albums are custom designed to tell the unique story of each couple’s wedding . Albums are professionally printed to ensure the best quality product. Albums are available either as part of your wedding package or a la carte. You are involved in the design process so this can be a investment you are proud of. We also give our clients the option to order a wedding album up to a year after their wedding day. That way if things are a little tight right after the big day, they can wait a few months before making another big purchase. We even offer a special discount if parents or other family members want to purchase a duplicate copy of the couple’s wedding album (same size or smaller). If you have any questions about albums, feel free to check out the pricing section on our main website or send us an email!