Tuesday 14th, August 2018 05:09:22: AM, Wedding.
While not an absolute must have like a photographer in general, we love photo albums of wedding images, and whats better than flicking through your friends, grandparents or literally ANYONES wedding photo album? Theres nothing quite like seeing your photographs in a book in front of you, rather than on Instagram or in a frame. And plus, if your house was on fire, after you grab your loved ones and pets, the first material item on the list is always the photo album.
A wedding album is an important book to have – if its in your budget! Once the wedding attire is packed away and the party is over.. the photographs are one of the few things left to remember the day. Digitals are great to have! But the album will be the special book passed through generations with all the memories enclosed. Often couples have the digitals and they stay on their computer. They always plan to print this or that, or create their own book – but it rarely happens.
Its a personal choice- some people love to look at books, some people love to look at screens. I think images can be easily forgotten when they reside on a digital device. Yes at first you’ll look at them constantly; you’ll share them on social media, text them to loved ones, email them to those who were too far away to join you in celebration. But after a few years, they often end up lost amongst the hundreds and thousands of other images we accrue on a daily basis.
A wedding album really is an investment. Its not really for you in the ‘now’, its for you (and your family) in the future. It doesn’t have to be ultra fancy, ultra expensive or even made with your photographer (although as artists we do like to be involved in the process). But I think you will find we all agree that your photographs should be printed, and definitely reside within an album. In ten years’ time, you’ll be so glad you did. And in 70 years’ time, your children and your grandchildren will be glad you did too.