Yes, You Need a Wedding Album
As wedding photographers, we are called to capture memories of one of the most incredible days of your life. It’s our literal job to be a family historian on that day because the moment you say “I do,” you go from being a couple to being a family.
We’re a hell of a lot of fun to work with, but we take our job very seriously, and we’re passionate about what we do. And we feel just as passionate about the fact that yes, you absolutely, positively need a wedding album.
We don’t just walk the walk, either. Every single one of our packages includes a wedding album, and we are here to tell you why and de-bunk all the things you’ve heard on the internet, on Instagram, and maybe even from your mother.
So, be forewarned: we’re passionate about wedding albums and mayyyybe a little sassy when it comes to the excuses.
“We’ll Probably Never Look At It.”
We’re going to be a little blunt here; if you think you won’t ever look at your wedding album, you’re probably not looking at the right photographers.
Your wedding album is a narrative of your day. It’s one day that took months (and maybe even years) in the planning. When you look through the album, each piece of that is represented, along with the story of how you met and fell in love. It’s all of the people who love you in one place, captured forever. Why WOULDNT you want to look at that?
“My BFF Says She Didn’t Get One and Doesn’t Regret It.”
Uh-huh. When was your BFF married? If it was less than 20 years ago, then this argument goes right along the line of “if your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?”. As we get older, we realize that some things are priceless, and a wedding album of people you love is important.
“Photographers Jack Up the Prices When an Album is Included”
Speaking for ourselves, we don’t jack them up; we include the album cost and labor when we calculate our costs. It’s called “Cost of Goods Sold,” and anyone who is a successful photographer knows their costs, so they don’t go out of business.
We also calculate this cost into our packages regarding our time and talent photographing the day. We’re transparent in our marketing; when you work with us, you will have complete coverage from Twig & Olive and a beautiful heirloom album from your day. Our clients know this, and they know exactly what they are paying for.
“I Just Want the Digital Files; I Don’t Need an Album.”
Most photographers these days include digital files. We want to be sure that you have a copy of the files because we want you to have a copy of the photos to archive. We deliver on USB, but it won’t be long until that technology is outdated (Sidebar: back up your digital files on everything….your computer, your phone, etc. We beg of you)
We also want you to have something tangible to hand your kids. Something timeless that literally, no one else has; the printed, archival story of your wedding day.
“I’ll Make an Album Myself.”
How many files do you have of precious friends and family on your phone that you’ve never printed out? Asking for us.
All of Our Clients Get an Album; Most Even Upgrade It
We think this is the fairest way to do it; we include a base album, and clients can upgrade if they wish. Some are totally fine with the base album and love it; others will spend a few hundred more to take it to next-level greatness.
Absolutely none of them regret getting an album.
This is What We Do
Without boring you too much about color profiles, software, and cropping ratios, making an album yourself is more challenging than you think. Every single album that leaves this studio is as close to perfect as we can get. We OBESSES about making sure everything looks great, from the quality of the paper to the binding materials so that you will love your album and so it lasts many lifetimes.
(Also, because we’re kind of vain, photographers like their work to be shown off).
So, if you’re on the fence about if you should get a wedding album, we want you to forward-think. In 30 years, what do you think that album will mean to you?
P.S. Get the album.