You’ve likely spent, or are in the process of spending, a lot of time researching photographers in order to choose one to capture your wedding day. I imagine you’ve also budgeted a good portion of your wedding budget to photography. After all, the photos, and maybe a video, are the one thing that remains to tell the story of your wedding day long after the day is over. During your engagement, you’ll imagine what your wedding photos will look like, and when the big day finally arrives, you’ll take time out of your big day to capture photos, and you’ll anxiously await the moment when you get to see how they all turned out. When you get your photos, you won’t be able to stop looking at them, you’ll show them off and share them to social media. But what will you do with them next? Hopefully you’ll make a few canvases for your home but my #1 wish for you is that you’ll make a wedding album and create your first official family heirloom that you’ll pass on to future generations.
Sadly, a lot of couples hesitate to make this investment due to all the wedding-related expenses they have. As a past bride myself, I understand how important it is to stick to a budget, but rather than cut out what will be the most treasured tangible memory of your wedding day, I encourage you to prioritize what I promise will become the most cherished item in your home. You may think you’ll order an album later, or make your own album after the wedding using one of the many online album companies out there, but here are five reasons why you should invest in a professional wedding album, and why you should do it when you first book me as your photographer.
You’ll save money at booking time.
Ordering your album at booking time will ensure the best price. If you’re committed to getting a professional wedding album, the best time to book it is when you first book me for your wedding day, as I include a discount at booking time. Yes, you can always add on an album later, or even order one for your first wedding anniversary, but you’ll be paying full price.
You’ll ensure actually having a wedding album.
Did you know that most of my couples who book me without an album never get around to actually making a wedding album? Things will get busy, you’ll buy a house, you’ll travel, you’ll have kids. All of life’s journey creates expenses and a wedding album rarely makes it to the top of the list once you’re married, but if you book your album before you’re married, you’ll ensure having this treasured heirloom within the first few months of your marriage.
Professional wedding albums aren’t available to consumers.
You’re investing in high-quality photography. You should also invest in a high-quality wedding album and the albums we offer as wedding photographers are incomparable to any album or photo book you could create or purchase on your own. By ordering your album through me, you’ll have access to a product that isn’t available to consumers. My album company only sells albums to professional photographers and I assure you that the quality is unmatched!
Your album will be unique to you, and I do all the hard work of designing it.
All of my albums are custom-designed. By the time your gallery is complete, I’ve become extremely familiar with the images of your wedding day. I promise you that no one knows your wedding images better than I do! I know exactly which images will tell the story of your wedding day the best. Of course, you can always add, swap, or take out photos from the initial design to customize it to your liking, but I’ll do all the hard work of making sure your images create a cohesive design.
Your wedding album will be made to last and it’ll be unique to you.
The quality of my albums will stand the test of time. I want you to be able to pass it on to future generations without pages falling out! You can be sure that I only invest in high-quality albums, and you’ll be able to customize the cover to your liking. You’ll choose between linen, leather, and satin, and you’ll be able to customize the cover with a photo and personalized imprinting.
A wedding album preserves your memories so you can reminisce about your wedding day and help you re-live it for years to come. It also allows friends and family to re-live the day with you, and loved ones who weren’t able to be there, feel like they were there. Your album is your first family heirloom, a tangible piece of your legacy, that you can pass down to future generations. For all these reasons and more, my wish for you is that you don’t get to your first wedding anniversary without a wedding album to look through to remember your special day.
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