Bournemouth wedding photographer – the importance of the album


by Ian Hamilton


A great piece of advice from Ian Baugh, Director of Queensberry Albums on the importance of a wedding album as part of your photographic coverage


In recent years we’ve become accustomed to shooting with digital cameras (and smartphones), loading the images to our computers and sharing them with family and friends via social media. Never before has it been so easy for us to share information and images with other people, and that’s a good thing.

At the same time, the technical capabilities of cameras has leapfrogged at an enormous pace, and cameras are now delivering the sort of quality that only a few years ago would have been unimaginable.

The problem with all of this unfortunately, is that people have shied away from having their photographs printed, and that’s where their true beauty and quality shines out. It’s OK for me to share my images with potential clients on my iPad or my laptop, but it’s when they see an album, hold it, feel it and look through it that those images really come to life – telling the story of someone’s wedding day.

The importance of having an album has been neatly summarised in the photograph above, and OK, I admit that they guy who wrote it has a vested interest as part of probably the best album manufacturer on the planet! But it’s true what he says …….

Wedding photographs are probably the most important part of your wedding day – they’re something to treasure and look back on in years to come. However, if you’re relying on technology to keep those photographs safe you need to do some work –

  1. make sure you back-up the images from the DVD or USB onto your hard drive

  2. ideally make another copy somewhere else

  3. hope that you don’t accidentally delete the folder where they’re stored

  4. transfer them to new technology as it becomes available (remember VHS video-tapes anyone?)

Your wedding album’s the first heirloom in your new life together, something to share with your children and grandchildren, and long after you’re gone, they’ll have that album as a record – a time-capsule record of your wedding day.

See my page on wedding albums and if you’d like to know more about the various types of albums that are available please get in touch for a chat.

See more of my wedding photography across Dorset and Hampshire or contact me now to book your wedding date!

Remember to check out my great article on How to choose your wedding photographer

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