I was born at a place and time where photography wasn’t so accessible. My family didn’t own a camera and we were fortunate enough to have a photographer in town that my parents would hire to photograph us occasionally. As well as an older cousin who owned a camera and luckily thought we were cute. So she would often dress my brother and I and have us pose for her.
Those photos and my parent’s wedding album are something that if the house begins to burn, I will immediately run to get it.
Curated images gathered into a wedding album allow you to reminisce your wedding day in a way that an online gallery of a 400+ images simply doesn’t.
When I go home to Brazil I usually stay with my grandmother. There she has a box with hundreds of old photos kept on top of her wardrobe. One of the first things I do while I’m there is to go through that box. It makes me cry, laugh and it brings back so many memories. It helps to remember the things I forget, it helps remind of the faces of the people that are gone.
Albums are made, kept, looked at, talked about and serve as a bonding tool for years, decades and by multiple generations. Seriously, I don’t have an exact number but photos can last up to hundreds of years. They are the things we look at when mourning a beloved family member, they’re the memories we review for anniversaries and birthdays, and photo collections are the means of introducing our children to past generations or individuals they never had the honor to meet.
Bellow is Herb & Anita’s wedding album, which was made in 1954. Herb was someone who I had the pleasure of meeting and working with. He passed away in 2020 at 95 years of age.
I remember picking up this album, asking him for permission to see it and the magic began. Herb who was diagnosed with Alzheimers, instantly had a moment of lucidity by looking at his wedding photos. He rationality told me all about the ceremony, the party, the people, how gorgeous Anita looked, how they met and even about their great honeymoon adventure to Europe that lasted 2 years.
That moment was the exact time when I decided to advocate for albums, for pictures in physical form, that day was when I realized the importance of photography and memories, which when our brains are healthy and grounded it works like an external hard drive with endless storage that we quickly have access to it. Some day it might get corrupted, and the help we will need to relive time will rely in printed documented memories, aka, photographs.
From placing photos to designing the cover. The 10×10 wedding albums comes in 2 different material variations. Velvet or leather. Together we can choose the right material, color and cover design and I guarantee you the result will be ageless.
After the wedding I will edit the pictures and deliver it via an online gallery. Once you have received your digital photos I will begin designing your album. A cloud proofing will be sent to you for approval before the production, here you can give suggestions and make edits. Once everything is reviewed and approved, it’s printing time. Your album will be gorgeous and it will tell the true story of your wedding day.
By having a wedding album you can ensure that your wedding photos will live on beyond a computer file, a Facebook update or Instagram post. Prints are timeless when technology keeps changing. Don’t get me wrong, I love and am grateful to technology.