As you plan your wedding, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is how you’ll look back on your memories after it’s all over.
Let’s be real, you’re already investing so much time and energy (and money!) on making your celebration the best day ever; the wedding album that shares those memories is a total afterthought.
I get it. I was there too. My husband, Michael, and I paid for almost our entire wedding. And after it was over and we returned home from our honeymoon, the last thing we wanted to do was to spend any more money.
And utter truth be told, since being married for over half a year now, we actually haven’t looked back over our own wedding photos as much as we thought we would. (Cue the frowney face.)
That’s just plain sad. We invested in our wedding photographers and absolutely LOVE the memories they gave us. Our collection of wedding photos are one of our most prized possessions – they remind us of how the day felt, the nervous gitters, the family and friends that surrounded us, the tears, and all the special moments with our loved ones. It really was one of the happiest days of our lives. I know you can relate.
So what’s the point, honestly? What’s the point of having all these special memories if we are not going to find a way to share them in our home? What’s the point if we have nothing to look at when we want to sit down together and reminisce? And what’s the point, when one day life becomes so hectic and we lose the thumb drive that our photos are on, or the hard-drive fails?
Investing in a wedding album is important. For you and for your future family.
I’m not telling you this because I’m a wedding photographer. SURE, I am biased. But I’m telling you this as a girl who just got married herself and understands where you’re at.
Everyone is in a completely different spot, so I can’t tell you that you have to spend your money on an album right this very second. But what I am saying is that I hope you find the importance of why you need a wedding album and one day soon make it a priority to get your photos in tangible form.
My memories are important to me, and I suspect yours are too. I don’t want your wedding photos to live on a hard drive or be “securely” kept on some digital cloud. You deserve to physically hold them, flip through them and admire them.
An album is a keepsake piece, a part of your family legacy, and a beautiful way to relive your memories.
Since my huge realization that we hadn’t once looked through all our wedding photos since we first received them, we now have prioritized buying an heirloom wedding album that will stand the test of time. I can’t wait until we have children and grandchildren to flip through it with, and eventually even pass it on to the next generation.
And friend, I’m here to tell you, if you have any sort of important life event – whether it be the start of a marriage, bringing a new life into the world, a big personal accomplishment, or whatever it may be – your life is worthy of being celebrated, documented, and preserved. You are worth it, friend. Your memories are worth it.
I totally didn’t mean to go all heart-to-heart in this blog post. Sorry about that. But as someone who cares deeply about documenting others lives, I wanted to give you a piece of my heart.
Thanks for reading, and following along. To all the couples we work with, we are so thankful for you. We never take lightly the honor it is to document and preserve your memories for years to come.
Feel free to reach out if you need more info on wedding albums, printing, framing, etc. I am always happy to help!
Erin Fox Photo is a husband and wife photography team based in Nashville, Tennessee photographing weddings and families. Available for travel in Middle Tennessee and beyond. At the heart of our work is people – the couples, the families, their stories. We are passionate about storytelling and exist to leave you memories that bring back moments and feelings through timeless and organic imagery. Get in touch!