Devin and I have always said that we would grab Dior, our artwork, and our wedding album if our house was on fire! Could we always build another wedding album if something were to happen? Yes, however, there is something special about that first heirloom album. We made our wedding album right after we were married on May 11, 2013 and we treasure it! Every anniversary we will get it out and re-live our wedding day. I can not stress the importance of printing your wedding images and having a gorgeous, archival, and high quality wedding album is the perfect thing to let you re-live your wedding day. Keep reading for just a few benefits of purchasing a high quality wedding album through your photographer below.
Will Last A Lifetime
Photographers do a lot of research on albums and make sure that the ones they provide are not only beautiful but will be archival to last a lifetime. Professional archival albums are printed on archival paper that will last a lifetime and resist fading and wear and tear over time. They have thick pages that are treated to resist fingerprints, spills, and stains. The cover material and spines are manufactured to keep up with use and stay in great condition. Professional wedding albums aren't the cheapest albums you can buy but they are the albums that will last forever. There are so many consumer labs out there that offer wedding albums but the quality of those albums are on the consumer level. They have thin pages that rip easily or they use glue that breaks down and the album falls apart over time. They also aren't archival and won't resist fading and discoloration over time. If you want to see examples of consumer based albums vs pro albums, let me know, I have both in my office for you to compare! Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event and you paid a lot for your wedding photographer to capture those gorgeous images for you. Investing in a wedding album through your photographer will make sure that you are able to preserve those memories and images for future generations to see.
Is True To Color
Besides being archival and having the ability to last a lifetime, professional albums through your photographer will also be true to color. As a photographer, we calibrate our computers to our photography labs to ensure that everything that is printed matches the images that we edit. If you want to do a Google search on print lab comparisons, you will find tons of images of what different printing labs can do to your images. Places like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Shutterfly, etc do not have the best printing equipment and that is reflected back into the prints. You want your wedding album's images to be as true to real life as possible and printing your albums through your photographer will allow just that.
It Is Your First Family Heirloom
Your wedding day marks the start of your life together as a married couple and family and that is pretty special! When you invest in a wedding album, that album becomes your first family heirloom. It will be something that will be passed down through the generations and will be treasured by your family. It is also something that will become a staple part of your life as a couple and you will find yourself flipping through it's pages every anniversary and maybe even during the hard points in your marriage to be reminded of the special day and your love story!
Allows You To Have All The Special Images At Your Fingertips
I can't recommend printing your images enough! Print your wedding photos and enjoy them! A wedding album is a great way for you to have all of your favorite wedding images at your fingertips. It makes it easy to pick up the album and re-live your wedding day without having to open up you computer, access your USB, and try to find the images.
Will Not Get Lost, Deleted, Or Thrown Away
After the wedding your photographer will give you your wedding images on either an online gallery or USB. Online galleries will only be active for so long so you will need to back up your images either online or on your computer or storage device. Computers can get old and break and storage devices can get lost and forgotten about which means your wedding images can easily be lost. Hopefully you printed off your favorite wedding images but even those prints can get lost or damaged. However, a wedding album, that will not get tossed to the side and forgotten about! It will be displayed proudly in your home and will be treasured. It will be passed on to your children or future family members and they will treasure it. Think back to the last time a family member passed away, you or your family more than likely went through their items to decide what to keep. Did they have albums? If so, I'm 100% positive someone took and kept those to keep their memory alive. We all love to look back through albums to see and learn more about the people in our lives and our past. This is what will happen to your wedding album when you are gone. However, that USB or storage device, it will sadly probably get tossed because your family will not even know that your precious wedding photos are on there! An archival wedding album can help future generations learn more about you and your love story and will be treasured!
Are you a Jasmine Norris Photography couple and want to purchase a wedding album? Send me an email and we can get your first family heirloom started!