I know, I know weddings, as beautiful as they are, are expensive. Some (or probably most of them) even cost more than my car! And I also know that hiring a good, professional wedding photographer also comes with it's price. No doubt about that. So why am I trying to sell you on the idea of adding even more cost to your bottom line in getting a proper wedding album made? Well, to make it short: because it's important!
Let me make a few points:
- First, just imagine, you spend a year of your life planning your dream wedding. Deciding on colors, picking out flowers and decor, revising the timeline again and again to make sure, that your guests don't get bored etc., etc. And after all is said an done you receive your photos only in an online gallery or on a USB stick, destined to stay on your computer hard drive for the next 20+ years... seems like a waste, right?
- Don't get me wrong, I am all for photographers who deliver their images in a beautiful online gallery, as it is often the prettiest and quickest way to get the photos to the couple. I mean why make them wait an additional week just because you live a few 100km apart, right? However, with technology moving as fast as it is, who is to say how long we will be able to use online galleries or USB sticks for? There is not much that will damage a high-quality wedding album though...
- You hired a professional to take the photos so why not hire a professional to print them? Your photographer will be able to print out the images into a book at a high quality that will do the original photo justice.
- In my opinion this is the most important reason of them all. If you think about it, the wedding album is not solely for you. Contrary to the usual photo books a good quality album will stay with you for decades. It will be the one book you pick off the shelves when your own kids get married. Or for your grandkids, so that they can see what grandma and grandpa looked like when they got married. In the end, it's not just an album it's an heirloom.
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