As a professional photographer, I am well aware of all of the arguments that people tend to make concerning why people should not invest in albums, but respectfully, I believe they are doing you a great disservice when they say this. Here are five reason why you should consider purchasing an album with us.
Technology is Volatile
Let’s face it, technology fails and technology changes. No matter who you are, in some shape, form, or fashion, you have learned this lesson. Your computer or USB device had all of your information on it and for some unknown reason, what used to be there is no longer. Honestly, your family’s memories are way too important to gamble with that risk. What happens when your USB device of today becomes the floppy disk of tomorrow? Even if you have one of those online storage services, I guarantee you that you would save so much more money having a physical copy of your photographs than entrusting it to the web. Albums are a much safer way to go than only relying on technology.
Another reason to create albums is because unlike online experiences, looking at an album creates tailored personal connections. When you are flipping through your wedding album with friends, you can tell them the story of how you and your spouse met, or you can laugh about “that one time” when you were together.
When you are flipping through an album, you are able to clearly see the quality that you have invested in. As you may well know, it is immediately clear when someone has invested good money in good photography. The quality is just unmatched and here’s the thing: Albums do not depend on the quality of your computer. The quality speaks for itself. Now when you order a digital copy, the only way you can get an accurate feel for the quality is to have a quality computer. One of the unfortunate realities of being a photographer is that my digital work may not be appreciated to the depths it deserves if it is seen though bad resolutions. With albums, I do not have to worry about that.
Backup to Technology
Now with all that I have said thus far, I want to make it crystal clear that I am not against digital copies (which I sell). I am just saying that there are pros and cons compared to albums. One pro of an album is that in the event that you do have digital copies of your photos, albums provide a quality backup. I often encourage my clients to purchase both digital and print copies of their sessions because of the necessity of having backups.
In sight, in mind.
Now I know what some of you are thinking…”I use digitals because it saves space.” True. I cannot deny that, but let me ask you this: When was the last time you scrolled to the bottom of your social media feed to view your photos? How often have you logged onto your Dropbox or another online account (if you have enough storage)? For most of you, I would assume not so much. You know why? Because out of sight, out of mind. Most of the time, people rarely go past a year ago to look at photos because they don’t want to spend so much time searching through pictures while they load. Albums take up space in your home because they afford you a “bang for your buck” experience. You are much more likely to look through an album from years ago than you are to scroll through pictures on your social media. Albums stay in sight so they are more likely to stay in mind.
Do you have gigabytes of pictures but no albums? Contact us today and we will put some of your photos into quality album or better yet, create a new album for you that is sure to last a lifetime.