We look at photographs everyday but mainly on a screen; Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and plenty of other social media and websites are full of photos; so when was the last time you really LOOKED at a photograph.
In our digital age I believe that a physical photograph print, album or wall art is more significant than ever before. Wedding albums in the past were family heirlooms, precious memories that were in a family for years. Wedding photos are one of the only things from your wedding day that will last a lifetime. They will help you remember that special day for years to come and having some of those in print, or an album will make them and the experience of viewing them even more special.
A wedding album gives you the opportunity to have your favourite selection of images in print and ready to relive the day with friends and family when they come round, without having to look through hundreds of photos huddled around laptop or tablet. Many photographers offer a variety of albums some that are designed to be kept nicely on a shelf for years and years and others that are made to live on your coffee table, for all to see and flick through. I offer two types for this exact reason; the Fine Art album - an absolutely stunning piece of craftsmanship to last you a lifetime, as well as the Coffee Table album which, as the name suggests, is meant for a more everyday album but still amazing quality.
Having a physical product of a wedding photograph makes an attractive alternative in our digital world. A large piece of wall art hanging above your fireplace, or a lovely large framed print on your wall of a special moment, can be a lovely addition to a room and something to remind you of your special day for years to come. My wife, Heidi, and I have a number of wedding prints around our home, ranging from small prints to a bigger wall piece. It’s a great talking point and for me a beautiful reminder everyday of one of the most amazing days of my life.
Physical photo products really help you slow down and properly look at a photo, we are so accustomed to scrolling through photos really swiftly, an album or print can make the experience of viewing your wedding photos that extra bit more magical.
So if you're looking for a wedding photographer, ask them if you can view their selection of physical products and albums so that you can take some time to decide how you want to present and display your wedding photos.