Making a Case for the Wedding Album
I remember looking at my parents wedding album and feeling a bit surreal, like images from a time long, long ago (my parents have been married over 50 years). The interesting thing about the album (aside from seeing my parents when they were younger - who knew my parents could look that "cool") is that it represented something really significant - a beginning. In a sense their album is an heirloom, something that shows the story of how I got to be where I am today. As much as their album is about their wedding - it is ALSO about me and my brother and the lives we lead. It's the beginning of so much in the life of all of us!
An album is one of those investments that can seem a bit abstract in the beginning. You're planning your wedding, trying to get all the seating arranged, locations set and menu's agreed upon. There are a lot of details of the day itself to arrange that life beyond that day might feel like a bit of an "exhale"… a chance to settle in and begin your lives as a married couple. Hiring a professional wedding photographer not only records the events of that day - but in ordering an album, it gives you a record, a memory - honestly it is your first heirloom as a couple - it gives you something to show your family 50 years down the road! Yes, they'll invariably make fun of the fashion and hair styles, but it is also shows the roots we all need to know about our lives and history. The Album is a connection to your beginning as a married family.
When you and I create your album, we do that with the sense of telling the story of your day - so that years from now, your children (if you choose to have them) and grand children get to know that sense of continuity that only comes from learning about the past. I have a large variety of vendors for you to choose from, with a myriad of album styles (wood covers, metallic papers, unique materials, custom layouts and creative sizes) that we are SURE to get your heirloom that will tell YOUR story. A wedding album might be the last thing on your mind right now, and that is perfectly okay and totally understandable - we can always add an album in later - but a thought to drop in your brain for later, no matter who takes the pictures of your wedding, please consider getting an album. You'll be thankful for that years from now!
As always, please call me to set up an appointment, we can talk about your album, your day and how you want your story to be told!