You may be asking yourself, “Do I really need a Wedding Album?”. It may seem like an unnecessary expense while planning. Why would you want one when you have all the digital files? Or when you can make the album yourself?
I believe that you hire a professional photographer for your wedding or portrait photographer to capture your story and create a heirloom. And it might be tempting to “save” the investment but believe me when I tell you that if you do not plan for an album in advance and allow for the investment in your budget, chances are that your photos will end up in a hard drive somewhere where you cannot even find them. I have had couples asking me for an album 4 years after the wedding! Some couples order their wedding album as the first wedding anniversary gift but I still think that you should consider including the album as part of your investment within the wedding itself. Once you have spent your budget on flowers, cake, those cute shoes, etc then after the wedding you will find that you have no budget left for an album. But why should you get an album? Where do I start….let´s see:
There are several reasons why you might consider buying a wedding album:
- Keepsake: A wedding album is a physical keepsake of your special day that you can keep and treasure for years to come. It is a tangible reminder of your wedding day that you can look at and reminisce about whenever you want.
- Memories: A wedding album captures all the beautiful moments and emotions from your wedding day in a way that digital photos cannot. It tells the story of your wedding day and allows you to relive those memories every time you flip through the pages.
- Sharing: A wedding album is a beautiful way to share your wedding photos with family and friends. You can display it in your home or show it to loved ones when they come to visit.
- Quality: A professionally printed wedding album is of higher quality than individual prints or digital photos. The photos are printed on high-quality paper and bound in a beautiful album that will last for years.
- Tradition: Wedding albums have been a tradition for generations. It is a timeless way to preserve and showcase your wedding photos that will never go out of style. And if there was a fire in your house (God forbid), what would be the one item you would try to rescue?
A professional wedding album is definitely of higher quality than individual prints or digital photos for several reasons. I have carefully researched the best artisan labs that offer high end albums so you can enjoy them for decades:
- Materials: Professional wedding albums are made with high-quality materials, such as acid-free paper and archival ink, to ensure that the photos last for many years without fading or deteriorating. The album covers are often made of premium materials like leather or linen, which are durable and aesthetically pleasing.
- Layout and Design: A professional album is designed by an experienced graphic designer who can create a layout that tells the story of your wedding day in a beautiful and cohesive way. The designer can also choose the best images from your collection and adjust their brightness, contrast, and color to ensure that they look their best.
- Printing Quality: Professional printing services use high-quality printing equipment that produces sharp, vivid, and accurate colors. This ensures that your images are printed with the highest level of detail and clarity possible.
- Longevity: A professional album is built to last for many years, even decades. It is made with high-quality materials and designed to withstand wear and tear, which means that you can enjoy your album for years to come without worrying about damage or deterioration.
A professional wedding album is a beautiful and lasting way to preserve and share the memories of your special day. The higher quality materials, design, and printing ensure that your images look their best and last for many years to come.