Heirloom wedding albums, do you really need one? Need is a strong word. But, when it comes to preserving your wedding images nothing could be more important. I never truly understood the value of my legacy album until I watched Ella, my two (almost 3) year old flip through the pages and point to our wedding pictures and say “Mommy, that’s you and daddy” “Look there’s nana!” “I want princess dress too!”
Can we just take a moment to peer into the future? Think about down the road, where are your wedding pictures?
My mommy heart melted and in that moment, my legacy album became just that – a legacy and a memory that my daughters will cherish for the rest of their lives. And maybe one day, they’ll share with their daughters! It was a moment of realization of how truly invaluable that album was, and how grateful I was that I had invested in this back when I was looking for my own wedding photographer five years ago!
Im so guilty of taking great photos on my very nice camera only to keep a digital copy of it. Yes I admit it, me the photographer, bad at getting family photos printed! We live in such a digital world where its so easy to share photographs online and look through the thousands of cute snaps and pictures on our cell phones – but I remember a time in my youth when we used to pour over the hundreds of printed photographs in family albums from those cheap disposable cameras! Remember when you actually had to wait for photographs to be developed at walmart!? Crazy right!? Now we just snap & post online instantly.
I pull our wedding album out every year about this time as we approach our anniversary on September 5th. This time was extra special as my oldest daughter poured over the images of mommy and daddy. How special to leave this legacy for our girls – a cherished memory of mommy & daddy’s special day.
I would buy it all over again just for this little moment!
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