The 5th post in the February blog challenge features one of my most traditional printed products. According to wikipedia, wedding albums became commonplace in the 1880′s. It’s pretty incredible that today, over 100 years later, most couples are still having their wedding memories encapsulated in an album. I must admit that I really love it when clients order an album because I know my images are being used in a format that will do them the justice that they deserve (and not being printed at walmart! ouch!) and also because I know their album will be around for a long long time – perhaps longer then them! I remember meeting with a client at a consultation and the groom was all excited about talking about their album. Turns out he had recently found his grandparent’s wedding album and really loved looking through it. He couldn’t help but imagine his grandkids having the same experience he just had. I’d hate to think what would happen if his grandkids found the DVD of digital files in 2063! I just can’t imagine the wedding album, as timeless (and technology-proof) as it is, ever being replaced by any other medium.
I could blab on and on about the quality of the albums I produce; the elegant (well, I think so) designs I create, the layflat photographic paper with rich tones and smooth gradients of colors but I have a feeling that the true meaning of the album is beyond that. I have a feeling when your grandkids find it in 50 years they are going to be looking at something entirely different. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to blab about the nerdy specs of my albums (I’ve spent countless hours finding the right lab after all) So instead, listen close and I’ll let the images speak for themselves.