In our world, May to November is Wedding Season, and January to March is Album Design Season! We are busy designing wedding albums like crazy right now, so I thought it was a great time to address the question of Why You Should Invest in a Wedding Album! We so frequently have new clients come to us who only want the digital files from their wedding day… that’s “everything”, right?! It’s a great, and very important, start (you can’t do ANYTHING if you don’t have great images to start with!) but it is certainly not everything! Other than the fact that our albums are simply gorgeous, below are 3 reasons why we believe that your wedding album is one of the most important investments when it comes to planning your wedding!
1. Having a Finished Product. Getting the digital files from your wedding photos (something that we include with all of our Wedding Collections!) is great and gives you the ability to have them on your computer, quickly share them with family and friends, make prints for yourself to put around the house and make holiday cards to send out, and to give to your parents as a Thank You. As great as this freedom is, having a PROFESSIONAL FINISHED PRODUCT from your Wedding Photographer in the form of a traditional wedding album is completely different! Your Wedding Album is the final piece of your planning, and putting the same love and thought into the quality and design is so important! We carefully curate all of your wedding photos to feature the best images from your wedding day, and then your album is hand-crafted with only the finest materials, giving you a weighty and damage-resistant album that will last a lifetime.
My mother once told me how a wedding invitation sets the feeling, or tone, for your wedding day. That it is the first impression your guests will receive and lets them know what to expect for your wedding day. Your wedding album is the final impression — the one that will live on and retell the amazing day of when you started the next chapter of your journey as a married couple.
2. Telling the story. The wedding is over and you have all of the images from your wedding day that you cannot stop gushing over!! You share your gallery with family and friends and they peruse the images reliving the wedding day with you. Fast forward a few months after the wedding when you have family over for a holiday. To bring up the images on your computer and go through the hundreds (and hundreds!) of images would take forever! You want to relive your wedding day and share your story with your guests in the best, and most efficient, way possible! Having a Wedding Album that is displayed on your coffee table allows your guests to go through and enjoy the images in a way that concisely tells the story and helps them (and you!) to remember all of the amazing details. There is also no effort needed to look at the images, just have your gorgeous album out on display and everyone will be dying to see it!
3. First Family Heirloom. This is honestly the most important reason to have a wedding album! Now that you are married, you are officially starting your own family heirlooms! While you may have some other heirloom pieces from your wedding day (our Kiddush cup has become an heirloom piece!), your wedding album will be one of these first pieces. I highly doubt anyone will be passing down their flash drive with their wedding photos! Technology changes so rapidly, I’m sure flash drives will be looked at like a VHS one day! Technology and digital images are great; but hard, tangible products, like a Wedding Album, are something that you and your family will treasure for many, many years.
One day when you have children they will absolutely LOVE to sit down with you and look at your wedding album. Our kids get a good laugh every time they see our wedding photos and constantly ask why they were not at the wedding :) It’s an amazing opportunity to share with your children the start of your family, and one day, you’ll be able to share it with your grandchildren as well.
We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of our beautiful albums and learning about why we think they’re so important :)