This is one of our favorite times of year because we get to make our wedding clients really happy by creating and delivering their wedding albums just in time for the holidays.
As my wife Cathy and I are creating these books, we’re reminded of just how important a wedding album really is.
A wedding album is an heirloom, a piece of history and a love story all wrapped into one. Just as importantly, an album is not a DVD that gets scratched or a hard drive that fails, it lasts a really, really long time.
Unfortunately, the trend now is to skimp on the wedding album.
Jenn and Adam's bespoke Fine Art wedding album is better than a DVD, USB or hard drive.
It may be that some people think it's only important is to have all of the wedding pictures on tiny USB drive, or stored in "the cloud." But that's not the place for them. These pictures should be printed and ultimately remembered on your wedding anniversary, not your Facebook page — there's a place for that too.
One client recently called us in a panic, six years after her wedding. She wanted to see if we still had her wedding pictures — fortunately, we did — and then told us how she lost her copies during a move. She never got around to making a book or even printing the pictures! I remember when she made her reservation and decided against the inclusion of a wedding album to save a little money. Bad idea.
Here’s a recent Fine Art Book we finished to illustrate. Jenn and Adam were married at The Broadmoor
This book is magnificent because it’s archival, printed by us, and as much a work of art as it is an historical document. It’s what we think everyone should have.
Unlike a DVD, USB, or hard drive, you will never lose your wedding album. So if you’re planning a wedding this year and hiring a photographer, we have a small suggestion: Don’t skimp, buy the album.
Colorado Springs wedding photographer Sean Cayton loves remarkable photographs and the stories behind them. You can see his wedding work at caytonphotography.com
, his personal work at seancayton.com
and his editorial work in the Colorado Springs Independent. Submit your photo and the story behind the image - no more than two a week, please - to firstname.lastname@example.org
for consideration in upcoming blogs.