We live in such a digital world, surrounded by technology, it feels as though everything is available at the touch of a button. Therefore it should come as no surprise that this year the majority of my clients have opted for digital packages rather than a more traditional album.
The memory stick is a great option for sharing your pictures immediately. From Facebook to Instagram, saving to the cloud or sending in an email – with the files easily accessible, even the most remote friends and relatives can view them at their earliest opportunity.
The digital format also appeals because it allows the couple freedom to design their own photobook online. Available in a variety of formats, with ‘flatlay’ or ‘non flatlay’ pages, glued, sewn or hinged binding, soft cover, leatherette…. the choices go on…. and with a little time and creative effort they can create a fabulous personal reminder of their big day.
But what if you don’t have the time to make the most of your images? With all the best intentions it can be hard to find the hours to sit at the computer and put a photobook together and I am sure that many memory sticks are relegated to the back of the drawer or bottom of a handbag waiting for the opportunity to print those images.
It is also worth noting that booking one of my album packages is far more cost-effective option than booking a digital package, only to decide to add an album at a later date.
There is something delightful, and quite satisfying, in compiling their photographs into a quality Queensberry album to present to them as a keepsake for years to come.
These albums are beautiful, high quality products, individually hand-crafted using sustainable materials. All of the images chosen for inclusion are correctly colour calibrated. It truly is a beautiful way to display your photos.
So, whilst I fully embrace the digital options and their place in our lives, I encourage my clients not to forsake the printed medium of the photo album. After all, what better excuse to catch up with friends after your big day than to look through your Wedding album; inviting them over to look at your USB stick doesn’t have quite the same ring!