First, I'd like to say that we provide a disc of images with a license to reproduce those images for personal use to each of our wedding clients. If that is the case, you ask "Why would I need anything else". Read on.
The Art of the Print. Your wedding photographs are intended to be presented as professional prints. A digital file is similar to a film negative. If your photographer shot film, would you be satisfied with a roll of processed negatives? A print, on the other hand, is a re-touched, enhanced, and processed finished product. Creating quality photographic prints is a skill that separates professional photographers from amateurs. All of Black Dog Photo Co.'s wedding albums are created with archival quality, professionally printed, photographic prints.
It is your first Heirloom. A properly cared for wedding album will last for generations. Your wedding photography album will hold it's value, becoming a family heirloom for your children's children.
Your Story. A wedding photography album tells your story in a way unmatched by any other medium. Individual prints capture a single moment in time. A disc containing hundreds of images is essentially unedited footage, lacking the storytelling an album provides.
At Black Dog Photo Co. we believe that capturing the photographs on your wedding day is the beginning of telling your story. Creating a custom wedding album captures your story so that you can share the emotion, memories, and experience of your wedding day for years to come. And isn't that the point of having your wedding photographed...to share your story?
PS I posted a video slideshow of a sample wedding album below. Enjoy.
PPS Ashley and I had a fellow photographer create beautiful images of our wedding and provide us with a disc of those images. "We know what we are doing" we thought "we'll just make our own album". Guess what? We still had a disc of gorgeous images for five years before we got around to making our album... Don't leave your memories to your spare time.
PPPS Want to know more about our photography, or wedding albums? Shout at Ryan here.