Well, I think wedding albums are important. Although, I may be a little be biased. It’s so fulfilling to see my images as a final product. To hold the tangible, weighty and beautiful culmination of what can be months of hard work and decisions and collaboration. It’s a beautiful beautiful thing my friends and I am so proud to hand these albums over to my clients. I know that they will cherish these books for many years to come and that they become prized possessions. It makes all of the time, effort and money that goes into them totally worth it.
This all seems right and good in theory. But on Sunday, I met Linh & Brians daughter for the first time at their first family session. I shot their wedding years ago, and it seems like a lifetime ago that I handed over their album. I was so happy when Linh pulled it out at the end of our session. Katie had never seen the album, and they wanted to show her their wedding day.
And watching Katie flip through this album for the first time was incredible. Seeing her see her parents as a bride & groom, pointing out her aunts, uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents in these images that I shot for them… it was amazing and incredible and beautiful and overwhelming and I am so happy I got to see it.
So, get a wedding album… either from your photographer or from one of the amazing companies that create beautiful books. Get those images out of your computer and into a single, tangible book that highlights every amazing moment of your incredible day. You will be proud to show it off to the generations that follow you. People, it’s a beautiful thing!