I think I’ve said it before, but I really enjoy designing albums with the photographs I get to create for my clients.
There’s just something about an album that is magical. I remember always looking through my mom’s albums when I was younger and then as soon as I had my own camera I was sure to purchase albums to display all my photographs in. They were the big tall albums where you could slide your 4×6 picture in and write a caption next to it. I bet you remember those.
I appreciate and treasure those printed photographs and the albums that carry with them memories. Lovely memories! If you’re on Facebook you know how they like to remind you about a picture or status you posted? And if you’re like me when you open up the page and see a picture I want to share it because I love it so much. Definitely not because it’s perfectly exposed or edited or the composition is just right, but because of the people who are in that memory. That is what is most important!
I want my children to be able to look through albums with pictures of mom and dad’s wedding day. Photographs of themselves, siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Where else can you find such rich personal history in one place?
What else will spark your memory of your wedding day other than an album full of your first look, first kiss, first dance? And don’t forget all those details that you fretted over while planning your perfect day! It really makes me sad when I’m told that my families have their wedding pictures but no album or prints even. What would happen to all those beautiful moments if you lost your USB, broke your CD or your computer crashed!?! I know I would be heart broken if I didn’t have my moments in print.
Not to be all doom and gloom but I think you get what I’m saying. Have your photographer print out the photographs they create for you. Better yet, print some of your favorites for the wall and have the complete story of your day complied in an album.
I recently finished up an album for one of my Milestone Plan baby’s which includes newborn, 4 months, 8 months and 1 year photographs in it. With my milestone plan she’ll also have a session at 18 months and 2 years.
Remember, print those memories! 😉