Wedding Albums - Reasons they are Still Relevant & How to Make One
Apr 19, 2020 | By: Doug Burke Photography
Wedding Albums - Reasons they are Still Relevant & How to
Karl Lagerfeld is a name that has earned respect, fame, and adoration both during his life and posthumously. We mention him here to be reminded of his insight into what photography means. He was quoted as saying, “what I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
Years of serving the world of high fashion photography, Lagerfeld was absolutely right. There are many instances captured on film that will never come back. It is within these photographs where you get to live them again a little bit, enjoying a momentary fraction of joyous nostalgia.
Often we relive life’s milestones in these pictures. Whether it’s our high school graduation, first dance or a family picnic in a local park, there are many moments photographs immortalize for a long time. One of the most unforgettable days you’ll experience in your life is the exact moment you say I do to the love of your life.
Your wedding photography will forever commemorate these moments of ultimate happiness and love. You can further immortalize them in a wedding album. You might remember fawning over your grandparents or parents’ wedding album, gushing over how young everyone looked and how outdated the fashion was.
Among all the jokes, there will probably be stories shared that you might have never heard. This is why people love wedding or photo albums. They hold memories you and your loved ones will cherish and hold as a keepsake for many years.
They are your Legacy
There are moments in movies and TV shows where the entire family sits around a grandma or grandpa as they tell the story of how they met their soul mates. It’s a bitter-sweet story of lost memories, nostalgia, and deep love. It’s their legacy that they pass on to the next generation to be inspired by.
Your wedding album will be your legacy. It will regale the tender moments of the day you swore commitment to your true love. It will tell your descendants how you both met and celebrated the day with everyone you love.
Technology Never Seems to be Constant
In the last 5 years, technology has seen new heights of innovation and modernism. Not too long ago, digital wedding photography in Greensboro, NC was all the rage. Photos were delivered on DVDs.
While that’s one way of storing them, DVDs are now becoming obsolete. In fact, new laptops don’t even feature a DVD player anymore. You have to buy a disk drive separately and then use dongles to connect it.
Even though these advancements are great for the technology industry, they can be a smidge frustrating to deal with when you’re trying to simply view your photos. Having an album with your pictures displayed prettily is one way to always have the photos accessible.
It doesn’t have to be an ornate album with the frills. It can be a simple album with the pictures pasted on the pages plainly. Either way, it’s the actual photographs that matter. The people and lasting smiles, tears, and laughter captured on paper that will remind of you a day unforgotten.
Making your Wedding Album
Wedding photographers in Greensboro offer services that provide you with a wedding album among other deliverables when you hire them. However, if that’d not the case with your photographer, creating your own album can be a fun project you and your spouse can enjoy while reminiscing over fond memories.
Wedding Album or Photo Book?
Before you even begin sorting the photos, you have to make a choice between an album and photo book. While both are used to display pictures, they are quite different.
A wedding album is more traditional. They tend to more ornate and luxurious in terms of quality. They have card sheet pages that allow you to create a spread in whatever way you want. The covers are often finished with leather or other expensive materials to make it more exquisite. On the other hand, a photo book is more contemporary.
The latter offers more pages and is perfect for those who want to celebrate and display every aspect of their wedding day. An album has limited pages, accommodating timeless and intimate pictures from the day.
If you want the best of both worlds, you can opt for both a wedding album and photo book. You can use the album to show the “highlights” of the day while the pictures in the photo book complete the story, filling in important details.
Sorting Out the Sizing
Once you have the actual wedding album and/or photo book, consider the sizing of the photos. Before you get them printed, shuffle through them and decide what orientation you want your photos to be in; portrait, landscape or square?
Next comes the size of the photos. The regular 5” x 7” image size is the most commonly used for frames and albums. But depending on the size of the album you have, you can play around with the sizes. Also, the dimensions of the wedding album or photo book also matter.
The size of the album you choose depends on where you plan on storing or displaying it and whether you have enough room.
Choosing the Images
Doug Burke Photography in Greensboro, NC covers every aspect of your wedding day. From the first look and the I do’s to the fun-filled dance party where everyone gets to let their hair down, we encapsulate the joy of the day in our cameras.
At the end of the day, you will have a huge selection of beautiful pictures of an unforgettable day. Get a mixture of all the check-list moments. Some of these moments include:
The shots of the couple and wedding party getting ready
Shots of the rings, dress, suits, etc.
Wedding parties on both sides
Family shots with the couple
The “I do” kiss
Posed or candid couple pictures
The first dance
Walking down the aisle
“First look” moments
Sprinkle in some candid images of your guests laughing, crying, smiling or dancing. You can add some drama by adding quotes, vows, quotes, speech clips, or your own musings about the day in the album.
This is the time to get personal and come up with new ideas to make your wedding album a keepsake for you and your family, friends or anyone else who flips through it. To start on the right foot and end up with a beautiful album, hire the right photographers.
Doug Burke Photography has been there to hold hands, shed a few tears, and capture everlasting memories for many weddings in Greensboro and across North Carolina. Let’s chat over a cup of coffee and discuss how we can help to create an album that will be cherished by generations to come.