Your First Family Heirloom

April 22, 2013 Your First Family Heirloom

We live in a digital age. Our entire world is moving towards “the cloud.” I love it. I love that thanks to Dropbox, I can access my teaching materials from any computer or internet connected device at any time. I don’t have to worry about my computer crashing, my wedding photos and important documents will be safe. All of my wedding packages include the digital files because I know how important it is to be able to back them up and keep your memories safe.

As amazing as digital is, there still is nothing better than having a tangible album. The one downside to technology is how quickly it changes, and it’s so hard to keep up. Just a few short years ago, wedding photographers were delivering their clients’ photos on CDs/DVDs. Now we need to move away from that because more and more computers don’t have disc drives anymore. I currently offer USB flash drives to my clients, but who knows how long that technology will last? By the time our great-grandchildren come along, a flash drive with digital files in an attic may be just as useless to them as a floppy disc would be to us now. An album though? That will always stand the test of time.

In just over a week, Steve and I will be in San Diego having our photos done by the lovely Melissa McClure on the 32nd anniversary of the day my parents met, at the very place where they got married a few years later. In preparation for our session, I asked my mom to dig up their wedding photos so I could take a look at the place and see if there were any we could recreate with Melissa. Little did I know that I would be flooded with emotions, witnessing true love, that has only grown stronger over the last 32 years with tears in my eyes.

There was something truly amazing about reading a letter, older than I am, in a handwriting I’d recognize over my own.

Note the number of guests at the reception :) Just my mom, dad, and Uncle Tom.

There are no photos of all three of them since it was just the three of them and the pastor at the ceremony. I still couldn’t love these any more.

I really really love this one with my mom and my Uncle Tom :) I miss him so much.

Having an album of your photos to capture the love and emotion and tell the story of your wedding day is something that can’t be replaced. It’s your first family heirloom and your children and grandchildren will thank you for it. Steve and I have been married for just over a year and a half and I still look at our wedding album on a very regular basis. Seeing the joy and love on his face when he saw me for the first time still brings tears to my eyes and a huge smile to my face. I hope that one day our children will look at our wedding album with as much love and pride as I do when I look at my mom and dad’s.

Later this week I’ll share with you the new albums that I offer from an incredible album company in Kentucky. I couldn’t be more impressed with the beauty and quality of these albums. They are truly amazing!



  • Natalie
    Posted at 08:19h, 22 April Reply

    I couldn’t agree with you more! Albums are the best way to hold on to your memories… In a world of technology that is constantly changing, albums offer a sense of permanency and beauty for future generations.

  • Dani
    Posted at 08:25h, 22 April Reply

    First thing – your dad has some crazy neat handwriting. Second – I love the photo of either your dad or uncle taking a photo. That is awesome. And third – I couldn’t agree more. I am not sure if my wedding album (that I finally got after 5 years of marriage) is more for me and Frank or my future kids and family. Can’t wait to see your albums!!

  • Emilia Jane
    Posted at 09:40h, 22 April Reply

    I always look through my parents album when I go home. Love this <3

  • Urška Majer
    Posted at 10:26h, 22 April Reply

    I totally agree with you! Albums are so important!

  • Angela Snyder
    Posted at 11:21h, 22 April Reply

    SO sweet, I agree, albums are the best! I wish I had done more with my wedding so I could make an album…Can’t wait to learn more about the company you use!

  • Christine Carter
    Posted at 12:50h, 22 April Reply

    These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Joanna
    Posted at 13:35h, 22 April Reply

    Your dad and mom write the same. Too cute! Love them both and miss Tom too:( Can’t wait to see your pics!Love you too!

  • Katrina
    Posted at 15:04h, 22 April Reply

    This is such a great blog. I love this my parents have been divorced for many years. I have their album and I love it. Even though they are no longer together I can see the young love and the happiness they shared during that time it is pricesless to me.

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