A few years ago, we were celebrating my grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary and I sat down with my grandma and looked through her wedding album. Their album only has 20 pictures, but each photo brought back a memory to my grandma and she began telling me a story. Listening to her, I learned that she had the measles that day and had to get the doctor’s permission before going to the church to get married. She carried a bouquet of her favorite flower, daisies. I saw how handsome my grandpa looked while wearing his light gray tux. I could they laughter on their faces as they cut into their cake and kissed in the back of the getaway car.
When you picture yourself sharing your wedding photos, do you see yourself huddled around a phone or computer, clicking through each photo one-by-one? Or do you picture sitting side by side, turning the pages of beautiful album filled with all of your favorite memories? As a wedding photographer, I hope your answer is the latter!
Of all your wedding day expenses, your wedding photos are the single thing that will actually grow in value over time. Think about that sentence, and let it sink in for a moment.
The objection I hear the most about purchasing albums is the cost. Believe me, I get it, but hear me out. Think about your other wedding expenses: Your wedding dress will be beautiful, but you’ll only wear it once. The flowers that decorate your reception (as gorgeous as they are) will be tossed away; and the party lasts for just one night. At the end of the day, your wedding photos are the only thing you’ll have forever.
Your photographer will likely capture anywhere from hundreds to thousands of photos from your wedding day. And while you’ll likely print and frame many around your home, how will you show off the story of the day in its entirety? An album curates those your wedding photos into one beautifully bound book, ready to send you back in time.
Now, I can’t tell you how much my grandparents paid for their wedding album back in 1956, but almost 62 years later, it’s still in perfect condition and being enjoyed as much as ever. As the memories fade, the photos will keep your wedding alive forever. And I promise you won’t regret investing in that.
I’m always trying to update the blog with my most recent album designs and wall art. If you need some inspiration, view my client’s album designs here and tell me what you think. 🙂