The Most Important Wedding Investment You’ll Make


Today I wanted to share with you what I believe is the most important investment you’ll make for your wedding. But first, I wanted to share my personal connection to wedding photography.

A black and white photo of my grandparents kissing in the backseat of their getaway car. This is the first wedding photo I ever saw:

Over 60 years of marriage later, my grandparent’s wedding album is still displayed at home for their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to see. Can you imagine what that feels like?

Turning the pages of their album deepened my appreciation for photography. It made me think about how my clients will be looking at their own wedding photos 60 years from now. And if it were up to me, they’ll be sitting down with an album in hand, turning the pages together, and telling their family a story.

This is what I’m passionate about. Creating. Creating experiences. Creating heirlooms. Creating smiles. Creating albums filled with happy memories.

There are so many moving pieces that go into a wedding… the venue, the dress, the flowers, the food. But after all is said and done, the photos are what last.

In my professional opinion, your wedding album should be the most important investment you make. Your album will be how you remember your wedding day. It becomes the home for all of your happy memories and will become your most treasured family heirloom.

Yes, technology is great, but technology changes and breaks and becomes incompatible. Do you really want to scroll through your phone or hover over a computer every time you look back on your wedding day? 

And what happens if your photos get stuck on some CD or drive that doesn’t even exist in 20 years? How will you see your photos then? Unlike technology, an album will stand the test of time.

I hope it’s abundantly clear how excited I am to print, not just take, your wedding photos. My job isn’t done until you have a framed art prints gracing your home and a one-of-a-kind wedding album in your hands.

This is what brings me joy. This is what drives me every day.

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Email: ashley@artistrieco.com