Photography is one of the most important investments for your wedding day: photos are the only thing that will be left to tell the story of your day when it is over. But nowadays, most people just view their photos on a smartphone or computer screen which can seem like a waste when you've invested so much into those photographs. THE WED member and photographer Alice Andre knows the perfect solution: investing in a Fine Art Wedding Album. Wondering why it's worth every cent? Alice shares six reasons.
A Tangible Way to Hold Your Wedding Memories
Photos are meant to be printed. Yet, nowadays, most of the content we consume is on a screen, and your wedding photos will likely be no exception. Having your wedding photos printed in an album is the perfect excuse to put your phone down and relive the best day of your life in a mindful way. Sit back, relax, and go through each spread thoughtfully, taking your time to appreciate each frame, one after the other, as they unfold to tell the story of your day. Trust me, there's nothing quite like holding a Fine Art wedding album in your hands. The weight of it, the thickness of the paper, the vibrancy of the colours, and the quality of it all is next to none. Extra tip: if you're unsure about getting an album, ask your photographer to bring one of their samples to your next meeting so you can see for yourself. I can guarantee that this will be enough to get you convinced.
A Curated Version of Your Day
Generations ago, wedding galleries used to be quite short and sweet due to being shot mostly on film and not having the freedom to take more than a handful of photos per minute. These days, thanks to digital cameras, most photographers deliver full wedding day galleries with hundreds (if not more) of photos. Looking through an online gallery of 800+ photos can feel very overwhelming. A wedding album will be curated by your photographer (with your help and input) to select only the best photos and moments of the day, whilst telling a coherent story. You can kiss the overwhelm goodbye!
A Beautiful Addition to Your Home Decor
From cover color and material, to format and size, and of course embossing, page thickness, and more - there are so many options available when it comes to designing the perfect Fine Art wedding album for you. Ask your photographer what options they offer, and when making a decision, consider your wedding day's color palette, and how the color and material of the cover will tie in and compliment your home’s interior. Your album is a beautiful heirloom that will look incredible as a coffee table book, or sitting pretty on a shelf next to your favorite decorative items.
A Great Parent Gift
Most photographers who offer albums also offer parent albums: a smaller version of the same album you will receive. Usually, this smaller album is a little bit less expensive because there is less material required and there is no additional design that goes into it. There’s truly no better way to say thank you to your parents (or anyone who made a big financial contribution to your wedding day) than by gifting them one of these
A Future-Proof Way of Storing Your Precious Wedding Images
Remember floppy disks? Me neither. What about CDs? Barely. Having your precious memories printed on paper is the number one future-proof method to save your favorite images of the day. The quality of these albums is excellent, and if looked after well, they will stand the test of time (and you don't have to worry about keeping your old PC around to make sure you can view the images in twenty years-time). It is also a beautiful heirloom to pass on to the next generations. Just think about possible grandkids or nephews and nieces looking through your wedding album and getting a glimpse into the magic of your day - so heartwarming!
The Perfect Gift for Your First Wedding Anniversary
Last but not least, in case you didn't know, the traditional gift for the first wedding anniversary is paper. Need I say more? Paper is meant to represent a blank page and the fact that a couple is just beginning their life story together. So how about filling those blank pages with your favorite moments from your wedding day?