Ready to learn all about why I’m obsessed with personalized wedding albums for my couples?! Keep reading to learn why YOU need one, personalized wedding album ideas, & more!
Y’all know just as well as I do that in today’s world, it’s all about downloading photos, storing them on your phone, and sharing them on social media. That’s pretty much the extent of it – for every big life event (weddings, births, graduations, etc.), for fun things you want to remember, for parties, you name it. While it’s AMAZING that we have such easy access to our photos forever, doesn’t that ease take out a little bit of the magic?!
What ever happened to the days of printing out photos we took?! (I mean I know, technology happened)
Remember when you’d look at your grandparents’ photo albums when you visited for the holidays, and you could look back at all their favorite memories without scrolling through a long-ass iPhone camera roll?
Well I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: weddings are one of the BIGGEST days of your life. Your memories of your big day deserve to be cherished in a much more special way. Let’s get into why I believe physical and personalized wedding albums are such an incredible add-on to your elopement or wedding package!!
Before I try to convince you that you need a wedding album, I’ll clear up any confusion you might have!
Typically when you book a photographer for any type of shoot these days, you’ll automatically receive a handful of digital images in your package. These digitals will be sent to you in an online gallery, where you can then download allllll the photos an unlimited number of times. And then you can send the link to this gallery to your friends & fam!
But a personalized wedding album is a whole separate thing. It’s a physical album that’s printed out – one of those albums you see on coffee tables of homes. So when I say wedding album, I mean a literal album you can touch. Not the online album/gallery you receive from me!!
Our wedding album sits at our coffee table where I can see it all the time and it makes me happier than ever. It gives me a second to slow down. To remember our perfect adventure of getting married in the mountains with our favorite people + exploring Canada together with our pup. Our album means more to Dusty & me than we ever thought possible ✨
They truly are the most beautiful + timeless ways to capture such incredible memories!
Now that you know what the difference is between your online gallery & an actual album, let’s go through all the reasons I truly believe you should invest in a wedding album!
Think about alllll the anticipation that happens while you wait to receive your wedding photos back. You’ll be waiting patiently (or impatiently!) to get back the photos of one of the most special days of your life, and as soon as you get that link, you scroll through, smile, cry, and are done looking through the ENTIRE gallery in maybe 5-10 minutes. And I mean why wouldn’t you?! You’re excited, and it’s sooo easy to just swipe down after looking at a few photos, not really looking intentionally at any single photograph.
Then you save your faves to your camera roll, add them to a folder on your phone, and figure out how you’ll share them to social media. I LOVE that you’re able to do this, so you can share the memories with loved ones who couldn’t be at the wedding, don’t get me wrong! But doesn’t it seem like your wedding photos deserve to be cherished for more than a few minutes, only to be posted to Instagram ASAP for the world to see??
If you invest in a physical wedding album, you’ll be limited to choosing ONLY your absolute favorite, most precious memories from the big day. And instead of scrolling through a gallery in a matter of minutes, you’ll be able to sit down with your partner, touch the album, flip through the pages, and intentionally cherish each and every photograph.
Wedding albums allow you to slow down. They give you a tangible way to relive the most beautiful moments of your wedding day without being distracted by social media, the opinions of others, etc. And WOW – doesn’t your wedding day deserve that?!
You might be thinking that you can just head to Walgreens to order a wedding album, easy! And you totally can – but you’ll be sacrificing a lot of quality.
The reason I recommend working with me to order your wedding album is that as a professional photographer, I have access to professional album shops that you don’t! The company I work with only produces albums of the HIGHEST quality; each album is hand-crafted and given special attention. Just like your wedding photos should be!!
If you’re buying a wedding album, you want it to be a stunning album, don’t you?! The albums I create for my couples come with tons of different cover material options including leather, velvet, and linen. The pages are glossy, thick, and absolutely beautifully made. EVERY detail is paid attention to in order to give you the most gorgeous, tangible way to relive your wedding day.
And if you take care of your wedding album, meaning you don’t toss it in a box wayyyy back in the dusty area of the garage. It should last you a lifetime – and more! You’ll have it for years to come, so it’s a forever purchase.
Because these high-quality albums will last you a long time, you’ll be able to pass them down to future generations – what a freaking gift!!
Instead of sending your future children & grandchildren a link to your online wedding gallery. Sit next to them on the couch while you both turn the pages of your beautiful, long-lasting heirloom album. This is truly an investment that your grandkids will thank you for when they come to your house for the holidays, asking you to see your wedding photos again and again!
Clearly your wedding day matters to you – otherwise why would you put so much money, energy, and time into making it incredible?! Because your wedding day is so special and important, so are your photos. Your wedding day DESERVES to be remembered in the most magical, tangible way possible. The photos of your big day are the only memories that will last you forever. When the real memories fade – they deserve to be valued. Unfortunately in our everrrrr changing world of technology (wow that makes me sound old hahah), the value of photographs becomes less and less as they become easier to take.
Buying a personalized wedding album means you have a truly magical way to remember your wedding day. You have a way to bring those memories to life forever, whenever you want to.
One amazing thing about the company I work with: they offer the option to order “parent albums”! This doesn’t necessarily mean albums for your parents – although it can!! These mean smaller versions of your wedding album that you order to give to a loved one.
So not only can you buy a stunning album for you & your partner. You can order a smaller one for the people that want to relive these memories WITH YOU! Maybe that means your parents, your siblings, your grandparents, your friends – or maybe that means your loved ones that weren’t able to attend the actual wedding. No more searching forever for next year’s Christmas present!!
Finally, I want you to know that you don’t need to make your wedding album yourself!! That’s what I’m here for! It’s my responsibility to help you design & curate the most beautiful album that tells the full story of your wedding day as authentically as possible. Let’s create magic TOGETHER!!
Now that you’ve probably fallen in love with wedding albums as much as I have! Here are a few fun ideas for your wedding album – ways you can make yours unique, how to gift an album, & more!
Wowwww just writing this blog post made me so excited for all the future wedding albums I get to design for my couples!! If you’re a past couple of mine and are dying to get your hands on a custom wedding album, just email/DM/text me and we can get that started for you! And if you’re a new couple, inquire with me here & let me know you’re interested in adding a personalized wedding album onto your package 🙂 I can’t WAIT to create beautiful albums for you all!!