Since reading an article by Kathleen Trenske over on the Huffington Post this afternoon I've really been thinking about the importance of the wedding album. I've always offered the option of a "coffee table" style book or a more traditional lay-flat album—but I've never really pushed clients towards adding these extras on. With my own wedding approaching I'm starting to really think about how amazing it will be to have a physical album to pull out on rainy days to look through...and how much better that will feel than sitting at my computer clicking individually through hundreds and hundreds of photos.
Here is a little snippet of her article: "My parents have exactly 18 professional images from their wedding. Eighteen. I know them inside and out. I could describe each image to you so well that a sketch artist would be able to recreate them.
How do I know them so well? Because I've looked at them hundreds of times. I've looked at them hundreds of times because they were on display, in an album. An album that was made by a professional, filled with prints made through a professional lab and bound in a book available only to professionals. From the time I was a little girl I was fascinated by it -- seeing my parents so young, my grandparents and aunts and uncles surrounding them. It was a simple leather book, with the images slipped in and preserved behind plastic but it held up surprisingly well over time. Even though I looked at it more times than I could count. Even though this May those images will turn 42 years old.
But what about couples that marry today? What if they decide to forgo an album? What if they decide it's not worth the cost? How many images do you really think they'll put into frames? Five? Ten? Maybe that first year married, they'll have a bunch. But then, kids comes along. Baby pictures replace wedding pictures in those frames. They move, things change. In 40 years, how many pictures do you think their children will know by heart? How many pictures will they have even seen?
Today, a lot of couples think just getting the disc of images is "good enough." Here's the problem with that thinking: it's not true. Not by a long shot...."
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleen-trenske/the-case-against-good-enough_b_2967170.html
This post features images of a few of the album options available to all my clients. These press albums are done in a traditional lay-flat style on press papers. Spreads are printed in full sheets so that there is no loss between pages, then creased and mounted to a rigid black board that leaves each page extra thick. Printing is available on three paper types: Smooth Matte, Linen, or Stipple. You can customize your album with a variety of different fabric options for the cover. Please seriously consider this option when customizing your wedding package!