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!