If you’ve never experienced it yourself, you might find it hard to imagine just how fast your wedding day will go by.
But as a wedding photographer, I hear it all the time from my couples how their big day was over in the blink of an eye. How after months of planning and dreaming, the entire wedding day was one big beautiful blur.
Now, before you get the wrong impression here, this doesn’t mean that my couples didn’t enjoy their weddings – they loved every second of it, and so will you!
But what it does mean is that after it’s all over (and it will be over – fast, too), you might find yourself struggling to recall all the small details and heartfelt moments that made your wedding truly special.
And THAT’S when you’ll truly start appreciating the fact that you had the right wedding photographer document your beautiful day. But to be honest, being a wedding photographer means more than “just” documenting your day…
…it’s also about handing over your memories in a way that truly honors your love story and leaves with a twinkle in your eye every time you recall them.
So in this blog post, we’ll go over the top 3 reasons why you might want to consider collecting your favorite memories from your wedding day in your very own luxury wedding album.
1. Your wedding album will be a keepsake for life
There’s nothing quite the same as thumbing through a physical photo album…
…the experience of flipping pages of heavy, luxurious paper, while physically touching your memories – floating back in time to them.
Oh, the intimacy of it. The nostalgia. The presence.
And the best part is that with your photo album, your wedding photos will never be more than a few steps away.
Leave it on your coffee table and flip through it before bedtime. Keep it in your living room bookshelf and show it off whenever guests come over. Or have it on your desk for times when you really don’t feel like working.
After all, amidst all the chaos life throws at us, having your photos within an arm’s reach means you can always be reminded of the moments you got lost in – and the people you shared them with.
Now, obviously your wedding photo album might not be the only album you ever own. But it is likely to hold the most significance to you. I mean, it will keep your memories of the most beautiful day of your lives alive. It will help you rediscover the moments you may have forgotten or missed the first time around.
It will always be the album that takes you on the emotional journey of your lives – every time you flick through it.
2. A luxury album tells your love story the right way
Your luxury wedding album is way more than a few pictures printed on paper…
By making conscious decisions about what moments to include in your photo album (and which ones to leave out), and how to organize your memories (from the order of your photos all the way to their layout), your wedding album will tell a story.
Your story – the way YOU want to tell it.
And thus it will always remain a lovely reminder of what your special day was all about – you two getting married, your love, and your connection. It will always be a time capsule containing all the feels, all the emotions, and everything that made your day uniquely and truly yours.
So no, it’s not necessarily over-the-top romantic to have a wedding album for your favorite wedding photos (but hey, it can be if you want it to). But they are a great way to honor your love for each other.
After all, don’t your happiest moments deserve to be printed, displayed, and relived a thousand times?
Don’t you deserve just a little bit of luxury to hold on to from your wedding day?
It’s not over-the-top romantic (although you can make it that way!), but albums are a great way to honour your love for each other. They can also be a lovely reminder of what the day was all about – you two getting married, your love, your connection.
Your happiest moments captured deserve to be printed and displayed using the highest quality materials, which only a luxury wedding photo album can provide. Creating an album is a curation of your special day, sprinkled with passion, joy, and the promise of a happy future.
3. Technology changes, but photo albums are forever
Do you remember when back in the day, wedding photos were saved on floppy disks?
No? – well so can’t I.
But it must have been that way, right?
Still, has anyone ever shown you wedding photos on a floppy disk? Like, ever?
And THAT’S the whole point I’m trying to make. Technology is constantly changing, constantly evolving. The floppy disk went out of fashion a long time ago. But then, CD-ROMs lost their relevance too. And now, even USBs have become obsolete.
So if you’re just relying on one technology to store & share your wedding memories, I’ve got some bad news for you. They won’t last forever. Not even if you’re using the best technology available today.
Besides, if you only have digital copies of your favorite wedding photos, they could get lost if your cloud services provider goes out of business, your computer dies, or if your hard drive fails (and both of these things do happen sometimes).
Just imagine what it would feel like to suddenly lose all your digital wedding photos…
But with a wedding photo album, you have an extra backup – one that’s not prone to the same types of failures & risks. As long as you take care of your album (or have multiple copies of it), your high-quality wedding photos will be safe. As an added bonus, wedding albums will never go out of fashion – they will never become obsolete.
So just like your love for each other, your physical wedding photo album will always stand the test of time…
You can share them with your children, and their children. I mean, it’s all too common these days to simply let photographs sit on our computers or phones and get lost in the sea of our memories – without ever really appreciating them.
But your album will be different. One day, when all is said and done, it will be passed down to those you loved most in life, and it will forever be cherished, held, reflected on – far more than any hard drive of photos ever would.
If you’re still undecided about ordering your own wedding photo album, let me share one last thought with you: life gets in the way. Time passes, years pass, and life happens – and eventually, all those beautiful moments captured by your photographer remain only in pixels.
But staring at a bright screen of pixels is NOT the same as cuddling up under a blanket together, flipping through the story of the happiest day of your lives – and falling deeply in love all over again.
That sacred moment is what you’re truly getting when you decide to invest in a luxury wedding album…
…and call me a romantic or call me a dreamer – but it’s these rare moments that make life truly worth living.
Can’t wait to make that happen?
Well, neither can I. So, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer who just gets you – all while capturing your memories, and helping you organise them in your very own wedding album – make sure to give me a shout!