They say that there are two things left after a wedding, the rings and the photographs. Well, your rings are pretty hardy and can look after themselves, but your photographs need some special care and attention. That is why wedding albums are so important in this digital age.
If you just have your wedding photographs on a disc or a USB drive, they are very vulnerable. Discs get damaged and lost, operating systems change and files can no longer be read or opened.
How many VHS tapes have you got gathering dust, and how many wedding videos are no longer watchable without being transferred onto a disc, which can be damaged or lost…
If you take the time after your wedding to go through your photographs to choose your favourites and then get your photographer to create an album for you, you are creating a historical document for your family.
You may not look through it too many times after you first get it, but I guarantee that as the years roll on and especially if you have children, your wedding album will become a treasured family heirloom.
With the modern storybook albums, your photographer isn’t just putting pictures into a book, they are creating a visual story of your day. Many modern photographers also have excellent graphic design skills and the computer software to design layouts and spreads to compliment your images and bring your wedding day to life.
Scroll down to see some of the layouts I have done for my recent wedding clients. I try to make each page a mini story of a particular part of the day, from the grooms and brides preparations in the morning to the speeches and dancing in the evening and I like to make some of the epic and dramatic shots into double page spreads.
To enjoy your wedding day and to have great photographs to treasure afterwards, my two pieces of advice to any couple who are planning their wedding are… Pick a photographer that you can get on with, as they will be with you for most of the day and most importantly, get a wedding album!!