In today’s digital world, with everything being online, do you a need a wedding album? It’s a common question, especially when the majority of pictures we see these days are all viewed from a device, or seen only on social media platform. Digital files are a great thing to have, and make it easy to share your favorite shots to Instagram, or fb, but you want to do something more with the images from your wedding. Unlike selfies, and pics of your latest meal, your wedding images are timeless. These are pictures you are going to still care about 10, 20, 50 or more years from now. Unlike the millions of i phone pictures you have, with wedding photos, you are planning not just how you view them today, but how you are preserving them, so you can continue to share and relive that day for the rest of your lives.
Technology evolves so quickly, my wedding was shot on film 13 years ago, now it’s hard to even find a place that will develop it! When I first started photographing weddings, I was burning images to cds, and of course now that’s dated, and can’t be opened by the latest computer. One day the USB drive you can currently get, will go the same route, and something new will takes it’s place. The great thing about an album, is that no matter how technology changes, there will never be anything stopping you from opening and enjoy it!
With all the hard work you put into planning your wedding, you want to be able to enjoy it, long after the day is over. By investing in beautiful custom album, you are a lot more likely to look through the pictures and share them with friends and family, once the initial excitement posting about it social media has passed. I still enjoy looking at pictures from my grandparents wedding day, and while the paper has faded, the tangible prints are holding up quite well, 70 years later! Work with your photographer to create an album you love, that you will be excited to share with your kids or grand kids, one day when they want to see where it all began!
On a side note if working the cost of an album into your wedding budget isn’t an option, you can always use wedding gift money to order one later, or make it in time to be a gift to each other for your first anniversary (which is perfect, since the first anniversary gift is paper)!
If you have questions about albums, what to look for, what to ask your photographer, or can you make one on your own, feel free to leave me a note, and I will happy to answer any questions you have.
Until next time, Bre with Bre Sessions Photography, to view more of my work, visit me here.