“Why should I buy a wedding album when I’ll already have the photos as digital files?”
It’s a question I get all the time.
Think about it. What are your photos REALLY doing for you by sitting on a hard drive in your closet?
Imagine this: It’s 30 years down the road, and your sweet grandchildren come running in asking to see pictures from your big day. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit down with them and flip through the pages of a beautifully designed, archival-quality album?
What happens years from now when you finally unearth those dusty hard drives, only to discover that the technology has changed and you can no longer access your files?
It’s a reality with which I’m familiar.
The fact is, maintaining physical prints of your favorite wedding photos is extremely important, and albums represent one of the best ways to do so. Not only do they look great and provide a convenient means for viewing, but—if taken care of—they can last forever, becoming treasured family heirlooms that span generations.
Some couples I work with elect not to purchase an album when choosing their photo package. They swear they’ll get around to making their own one day. But they rarely do. Life gets crazy, and kids and jobs take hold—not to mention the fact that producing these things takes patience, skill, and a WHOLE lot of time.
My albums use the traditional “silver halide” photographic process, which results in a classic look that you’ll never achieve on consumer sites that employ standard ink-jet printing (which tends to age badly and fade). The pages of my albums are thick, rigid and feature lay-flat construction.
I also offer a number of customizable options to achieve precisely the look you want: Choose from silver, gold, or black gilded edges, and take your pick of cover materials—from virtually any shade of leather you can imagine to Japanese silk.
Two of my wedding packages contain albums: The Premium Album (Zook Book) Package includes a 12" x 12" Zook Book album, with 90 photos included, and the Lustre Book Album Package includes a 10" x 10" Lustre Book album, with 75 photos included.
When you sign up for a wedding package that includes an album, you get a break on the price of the album. For those of you who want to buy an album after the wedding, I’ve included a la carte pricing as well. Under the pricing, check out some of the options available for each book. There are many, making each album a truly custom affair.
So to summarize, if you’re getting married soon, please do yourself a favor and BUY THE ALBUM! They are the best way to tell the story of your wedding day. They look and feel great, and they’re sure to outlast any technology that may not be around in the future.
I promise, you’ll never be sorry.