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Should I Invest In A Wedding Album?

 

Being engaged is one of the most exciting times of your life. It is a time a preparation for one of the biggest, if not the biggest, commitments of your life; there is much to plan for the big day when you say "I DO!” One of the many decisions that you will likely have to face as an engaged couple is whether or not to invest in a wedding album. Although it may seem like a relatively small or inconsequential decision in the moment, in the long run, it's one of the most important decisions you will make before the big day!

 

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Life Belongs in Print

As a photographer who recognizes the importance of the images themselves, the story that they tell, I believe memories best relived when tangible and not on a screen. These prints allow your wedding to be re-lived, for a brief moment, by each and every person who comes to your home. Your wedding is a celebration of love and deserves to be remembered. It deserves to be talked about. Stories from your wedding will be told to family members who couldn’t attend and to generations of family members.

Memories can fade over time, and as much as we don’t like to admit it. Turning the pages of your wedding album will allow those memories to be revived with vibrancy, and with them the emotions and feelings of the day. The look on your beloved's face as they watched you walk down the aisle, the flower girl blushing with all eyes on her, and your first kiss. An album is a perfect way to bring back the magical moments of one of the most important days of our life.

CONSIDER THESE FACTS

  • Prints will make you think about your wedding more.

  • Prints will help you remember your wedding better.

  • Prints will initiate more conversations about your wedding.

  • Family portraits can improve a child’s self-esteem.

  • Physical material is more “real” to the brain. It has a meaning and a place. It is better connected to memory because it engages with its spatial memory networks.

  • Physical material involves more emotional processing, which is important for memory and brand associations.

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About USB Drives

You hired a photographer to document the story of your day; don't let that investment be in vain. Maybe you are on a budget and you think you only want digital files. You might choose your some of your favorite images to post on social media, might get printed and displayed on the wall, but the rest, what happens to those? Often times, however, you are going to look through a gallery of images only a handful of times, then the USB drive will end up in a drawer and forgotten.

In this day and age mostly everything is delivered electronically. From music to books, even bills are accessible via the internet and it feels as though the world doesn't need physical copies anymore. While we would all like to believe that our computers hold all of our information forever, there are no guarantees. Now it is more important than ever to print your cherished memories.


Why Should I Invest In A Wedding Album?

The fact of the matter is, a few months after your wedding, the social media buzz around your wedding will inevitably die down. Your family and friends will forget about the great food they ate, the music they heard, and the conversations they had. All that is left of the day that you spent so many months planning for are your memories and how you have preserved them.

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QUALITY

When my wife and I got married, we chose not to get an album for a couple of reasons. The main reason was our photographer didn't offer them. We received the digital images and figured we would make our own. We made a few parent albums from one of those discount sites and while we thought the quality was good, years later the albums are not holding up like the ones our parents had from their wedding.

Your album should be a very high quality, as they need to stand the test of time. Most professional photographers have suppliers that are as passionate about preserving your memories as much as they are. Their higher quality paper, bindings, coatings and other material will ensure that the album will not fade, deteriorate, nor discolor with the passage of time. An album is an investment because it is worth something. Your photographer will do the work for you and deliver a beautiful product that is meant to last for generations.


 

LOOKING BACK

When looking back, I have never met couples that were disappointed about investing in their wedding album, they found a beautiful way to capture their memories. Receiving your wedding images after a much anticipation is so rewarding. After so much time and energy is spent planning out a beautiful day, that it’s only fair for your photos to be displayed as beautifully as possible. For generations to come, you will be able to remember and celebrate the love and joy of your magical day, and what could be better than that?

 
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