We’re definitely living in the digital age these days and its killed the enjoyment of printed, tangible photos. Wedding photography is definitely geared towards that disc of images now…and there’s nothing wrong with that. I know I want my disc of images for all of my wedding photos! I will look through that bad boy til the cows come home when I get mine….after Pat promptly backs them up to 5 secret locations.
The thing I don’t want to get lost in the digital shuffle is the wedding album. I remember looking through my parents album on a regular basis all throughout my childhood. I don’t know why, but I really LOVED looking through it. Must have been the future bride and photographer in me, analyzing each and every photo. Pat and I always say, “it’s your first family heirloom”. It sounds so cheesy and if you know me, I’m not a cheesy fan. But in this case, it’s so true. When I say that, I really mean it because I remember those days of looking at my parent’s leather album from 32 years ago when they got married. My dad looked like he belonged in Dumb and Dumber with his ruffly tuxedo…oh, and a giant afro to boot. It’s pretty amazing to say the least.
We use an album company called Madera Books and they are seriously amazing and will last forever. I’ve seen some people make albums from snap-fish or sites like that and that’s ok for certain things but won’t last throughout the years. These albums have leather options (faux and real), thick pages that lay flat on a table when they’re open, have a cover photo, an imprinting option and come in a box to protect it from dust etc. I’m in love with it. I get giddy when our couples go with it because I’m really proud to give them the final product and know that their photos won’t forever be sitting on the computer.