Have you said this to yourself?
I will never forget discussing the price of a wedding album with our wedding photographer. My wife and I were quite budget conscious and at one point thought, "We do not want or need prints or a wedding album. We are ALREADY paying thousands of dollars for photography" So we didn't order it. A year passed and my wife made us a wedding book through shutterfly and I liked seeing the images in there. The book was not cheap but it is also not high quality by any means either. It will not withstand the test of time if people were to flip through it. I am pretty sure one of our kids ripped one of the pages in it :(
For my first several weddings as a professional photographer I didn't really talk a whole lot about prints or albums because I assumed everyone shared my beliefs in how RIDICULOUS and expensive a Photo Album is. But, after I saw the quality of the first "REAL" album I designed, had printed and delivered, I was changed. This couple sat down with this book and saw the images and almost teared up. This album with a leather bound custom cover, thick pages and matte finish print was absolutely beautiful. The album itself was a piece of art.
Every time I photograph a wedding there are always grandparents or moms and dads who have been married for 30+ years and I always imagine if they had an album printed like the ones that I deliver to my wedding couples they would be so excited to show it off until they couldn't anymore and then pass it down to the younger generations.
An Album costs a lot, yes, but it is not wasted money. It is an investment into your future happiness. You are investing into an item that will bring hundreds of smiles for years to come. Think about what is going on in the world right now. If you could pick up a photo album that 100% guaranteed a smile, chuckle or little tear of joy would you buy it? Is $300 worth it? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT IS! I understand that money doesn't come easy to us all and I get that you have spent a TON on your wedding but, know, that printed wedding photography especially in the form of a wedding album is not wasted money. If you can pay $300-$2000 for a cake that you will literally "Eliminate" within 24-48 hours why not invest in something that will bring joy for decades? Did you notice I just said eliminate instead of poop? That was fun.
If you have any questions about album options please reach out. I am even willing to design custom albums for those who have already gotten married. So whether you are engaged and considering an Album in your wedding photography package or looking for a great Anniversary Gift to your spouse of 5-10 years. GET THE ALBUM. DO IT! INVEST! You will not regret it.
Below are examples of a Classic Wedding Album that come with several of my wedding photography packages and can also be purchased starting at $300.
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