Have you ever thought of your wedding images being for more than just you and your husband in the months following your wedding day? Have you thought of them being for your kids & your grandkids? Have you ever thought of them representing the beginning of a new family legacy that will be talked about and passed down for years to come? As photographers, we often feel like too much of the purpose of timeless images is lost in our fluffy, pastel, golden hour industry. Now, don’t misunderstand what we’re saying here. We love a perfectly composed, beautifully lit, emotional image… But why? Yes, all of that is part of preserving the memory and legacy, but if that purpose is lost, what is the point?
It takes effort from the photographer standpoint, it requires attention to detail, it means getting to know your subjects so you can effectively tell their story, but it’s not forgotten the year after the wedding. When you create images for a greater purpose, those kind of images don’t die. They live on. They live on walls, in stories, in albums, in wallets, on refrigerators, on desks, in our minds and in our hearts forever.
I know it’s silly, but sometimes I wish our investment packet could just talk about the lifetime investment of preserving your legacy through images, but Jake (rightfully so) says we actually have to charge people money. ;) Part of the reason why we put so much emphasis on our print products that we offer is because we feel so strongly about tangibly preserving your most treasured memories. And even a step further than that, the beginning of your new family and life together. We are so proud to offer our clients some of the most amazing print heirloom pieces on the market. Our Belgium linen albums are hand bound and filled with acid-free, 100% cotton rag paper to ensure the pages don’t discolor and turn yellow over time. The covers are beautifully scribed with 24k gold lettering and durable enough to preserve the images in them for many years to come. You invest so much of your time and money in your wedding day to make it the day of your dreams, so why wouldn’t you invest in something to preserve it? Printed, tangible images will forever carry your legacy through generations to come. To us, nothing is more valuable.