Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and crazy-yet-safe holidays!
As we all take more and more digital photos on our cameras and phones, how many of us end up going back to them? Or going back to them only every now and then, rediscovering our memories on shiny and glossy screens or when deleting old e-mails because our mailboxes are full? I used to feel the same way – thinking that prints took up physical space on a bookshelf or gasping at how expensive it was to buy a frame or print a canvas to hang. In a world where an iPad costs almost as much as a nice large print and frame, it’s understandable to see that more and more people are choosing to pass on purchasing prints.
I recently came across a story shared on Facebook by another photographer (thanks Eric Fung!) and it tells an incredibly emotional and sad story of a woman who decided to cancel a photo session that she had scheduled. I don’t think I could have written it better than the original author and don’t believe summarizing it would do the story justice, so feel free to read the story here. It really hit home for me that portraits are indeed more than just paper.
Needless to say, I gain more and more appreciation for the products and services we photographers offer every day though stories like the one above or through the new products I continue to research and offer. By seeing not just the joy, but the significance, our work can bring to a client and knowing that they will cherish and share their images with friends and family, I continue to see how our work brings these memories alive.
I recently delivered Jeannie and Henry’s wedding album to them, and I know they will cherish and share the beautiful memories protected within with their friends, family, and children for years to come.
Here are some shots of their beautiful leather-bound flush-mount (thick pages!) coffee-table album!
And to prove that almost anything can be used as a reflector, for the above shot, I used my Wii Fit board to add some light to the spine of the album! My Wii Fit board hasn’t been in use for some time so I’m glad to give it a second life
Here are some pages of their album before it was sent to a professional print lab to be print and bound!
The details really enhance the experience of flipping through a wedding album. Having an album full of just the people at the wedding does not tell the entire story! To me, capturing all of the effort and planning that couples do for their special day really makes their experience shine.This photo looks absolutely stunning in the wedding album and feels so much more powerful than it looks on a monitor.