The Importance of Photo Albums
It wasn’t that long ago that the only way you could enjoy your photos is in a photo album. Looking back at the memories I have of my childhood adventures, all of them are memorialized in photo albums. We would pour over the images we took, hoping to get a few good captures, and then create albums in a labor of love. Baby pictures, prom pictures, senior portraits… if they weren’t in an album or in a frame on the fireplace mantel, those photographs would hide in a box.
And a professional photo album? It was a labor of love. You’d see the entirety of your wedding photos in that album. And by “the entirety” I mean probably 50 wedding photos. CDs? Digital hosting? Cloud storage? Forget about it. Photo albums were all you had. Filled with memories, loaded with nostalgia, and something you could touch, feel, hold and cherish for years to come.
The Evolution of Photo albums
Things have changed a lot since then. Now, 50 images would be typical for a family portrait session, but for my wedding clients, I provide them with hundreds of wedding images all stored on a tiny thumb-sized USB drive, ready for them to share on your Facebook, Instagram or whatever social media channel they wish.
In this world of instantly sharable content, the idea of a hand-crafted album is not the first thing you might think of. We get
SO EXCITED about new photographs! And we want to share them RIGHT NOW and with EVERYONE. But think about the memories these photos hold. Whether an engagement session, a wedding, a family photography session, a photograph preserves a moment in time. Read more