So this post is for photographers AND brides. It’s an album post. I have an addiction to sample albums. I’m trying to cut back because this is a rather EXPENSIVE addiction to have. I just LOVE seeing my work printed!! Beautiful images were NEVER meant to just be viewed on a computer screen!! So often, couples receive their flashdrive or CD and they don’t do anything with their memories that they invested so much in. I realize it’s overwhelming to decide which portrait deserves to be on the wall… I have that same struggle too! However, I MADE myself design our album the month after our wedding because I knew it would never get done otherwise. Having a tangible collection of wedding day favorites is such a treasure and I HIGHLY recommend investing in a Legacy Album.
My mom has little things around the house that I look at and I just KNOW how important they are. They are heirlooms…they belonged to someone else and they have been passed down from multiple generations and most importantly, they have a STORY. Once example would be My dad’s porcelain, hand-painted Santa mug that comes out every Christmas. You can just LOOK at that thing and know “Ok, if that ever gets broken, someone is going to be in HUGE trouble with Momma”. My grandma hand-painted that porcelain santa mug and so that little decoration is a BIG DEAL because it has emotional value! Is it GORGEOUS? No. It’s actually kinda creepy looking… but it means a lot because of what it stands for. This is also true for wedding albums. They are just fancy leather bound books… but they are treasured because of their emotional value. The way wedding albums are designed these days, they tell a STORY and the story of someone’s wedding day is something that they want to remember for a lifetime. Our wedding album is displayed on our entry table and I’ll admit, I look through it randomly…. even though I’ve seen those images a thousand times. I love it and one day my children will love it. My parents have a 10 page “slide the images in” album from the 80′s and while it isn’t the best quality and the images aren’t stellar… I remember looking at those images over and over again as a little girl. Pictures mean something… even if they’re bad!! and in my opinion, wedding images deserve to be perserved and showcased! It’s worth saving up for!!
I have several new sample albums made in the last 6 months and I’m going to show you some favorites! Future and present brides out there, you’ll be able to see the difference between the 8×8 and 10×10 sizes AND the different color options that are offered! Photographers, I use Leather Craftsmen for my printing and binding and I adore that company! I also use Photojunction for album design! Enjoy and happy Tuesday!!
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