Often times, after the wedding day, couples tend to shy away from spending any additional money on anything else wedding-related. It wasn’t in the initial budget, your mind has moved on from the wedding mindset, or you forget. However, I’m here to give you 5 reasons why it is incredibly important to PRINT the photographs from the best day of your life.
1. Seeing and touching your photographs is incredibly powerful.
There’s something immensely powerful about actually holding a textured leather heirloom album or smooth prints in your hands. You get to see what you looked like at the moment the photo was taken. You remember how you felt when the photo was taken. And this is so much more powerful when you are touching the photo.
When you look through your wedding album, you take the time to individually look at each photo, rather than scrolling through an online gallery of images that tend to blend together. When you take the time to flip through each page of your wedding album, you get to experience each photo in its true form. You get to feel all the emotions. And all the memories.
2. Weddings tell a story.
Your wedding is an amazing one-of-a-kind story. It’s the happiest and most important day of you and your spouse’s lives together. It’s the start of your family.
When you open your wedding album, you are opening a storybook. From the start of you getting ready and sipping champagne with your besties, to your grand exit, you are viewing your story. You get to experience it in the best way possible rather than simply scrolling through your online gallery.
3. Looking at your photos become a tradition.
One of the best parts about having an heirloom wedding album made is making a tradition out of flipping through it when you are with your friends and family. Whether it’s a holiday, your wedding anniversary, or just because – revisiting your photographs this way lets you dive right back into how it felt to be a part of your wedding day. The nerves, happy tears, excitement – the whole shabang!
4. Photographs are artwork.
Just moved into your new home with your spouse? Not sure what to hang above your entryway, that cute little coffee station, or your bedside table? What about a photo of you two dancing the night away under the stars on the evening of your wedding? Your wedding photos become a piece of your home when they are displayed, rather than shoved in a drawer somewhere.
5. They become heirlooms you can pass onto future generations.
Do you remember as a kid how your parents printed so many photos of you? Whether that was your family vacation to Disney, your first soccer game, or that one time your parents managed to snap a photo of you and your siblings actually getting along – your memories are meant to be printed.
You can flip through those albums your parents made and take a trip down memory lane. Now imagine if your children don’t get to experience the same thing because all your photographs are on an iPhone or in the cloud somewhere?
Let your family, both current and future, experience the joy you had on your wedding day. How special would it be to have your grandchildren’s children be able to touch, feel, and hold that very same photo album you received from your wedding photographer after your wedding day?
Your photos are meant to be viewed. Touched. And loved. These precious memories from one of the best days of your life will become a piece of your home. Whether that’s through wall art, an heirloom album, or prints.
Don’t forget to PRINT your photos! Whether that’s not or in a little bit of time when you can save up the money for it, I can’t stress enough the importance of tangible photographs.
Michael Rizza Photography is a Southeast wedding photography & videography team capturing timeless wedding memories. We photograph and document weddings and engagements in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and beyond. We are available to travel across the country and worldwide to document weddings as well! If you’re looking for your wedding photographer, get in touch here!