With wedding season just around the corner, I'm gearing up with freshly printed wedding albums! Let's talk very briefly about the importance of the printed photograph.
I think it's so sad that so few people print photos nowadays! Remember the days where you would go on a trip and come back, get your photos printed and spend hours reminiscing and story-telling with your family or friends? Now people just post photos online and wait for digital one-word responses to flood in via facebook comments. While I value social media and being able to share my photos and experiences with people in such a vast way, there's something so intimate about having tangible photos and sharing that viewing experience in person. I guess you could say that one of my new years resolutions this year is to embrace this and get more of my own photos physically printed...and also to relay that importance to clients!
But really... look how beautiful this book turned out! This book is 8.5x8.5 with a stunning linen cover and gold imprinted label on the front and spine. The pages are thick, durable, high-quality paper. I got this book printed to show my work to clients and to show how great quality of book I can create for them. But more than anything, I've convinced myself of the importance of the printed photograph. Not only is this beautiful quality, there's just something real and nostalgic about the printed photograph / album.
Here's why we should all print our photos:
- Prints are more real. They're a tangible way to view your photos and cherish the moments they represent. It's more emotional and personal!
- They're long-lasting. We make prints with the quality to ensure life-span of these moments. Don't you want your grand-kids to be able to look back at your memories in a physical form just like you do with your own grandparents, even great-grandparents?
- Digital media changing so quickly. Remember when we used to use those things called floppy disks? They're basically obsolete now. It's amazing how quickly technology is growing and changing, but it also means that our current forms of backup are not 100% secure. It's also not guaranteed that these systems will carry-over into future technology. Printing your photos means you have a physical backup of these memories that will last though hard-drive crashes and through the changes of technology.
- Also, if you're making the investment to have high-quality photos taken whether its for your wedding, family portraits, engagement photos etc...Why not also invest in the presentation of those photos that you put so much time and money into?