You’ve seen your wedding photographer advertise and push for purchasing an heirloom album directly through them for your photos, right? If you’re like most people, you’ve probably brushed it off or thought, “I can do this myself through a different website for less money.” You’re right. You absolutely can do this yourself.
But I want to be transparent and honest with you today and talk to you about why you may want to reconsider.
Before I dive into the reasons you want to invest in an heirloom album for your wedding or family photos, let’s talk about what an heirloom album actually is.
Heirloom albums aren’t just regular ol’ photo albums. They are high-quality family albums that leave a legacy for generations to come.
The absolute best way for you to purchase your own heirloom album is through your professional photographer. Photographers have access to tools and resources that the average person doesn’t have access to. This means that the albums your photographer can give you are of far superior quality than what you’ll find online. Most of the time, the albums your photographer gives you are handmade from premium materials, guaranteeing they’ll last a lifetime.
And—usually—your photographer will invite you into the design process but do the heavy lifting for you. That means your photographer will allow you to choose the cover material and colors, layout options, inscriptions, and other customizations, but your photographer will be the one to spend the time placing the photos inside in an appropriate and meaningful way. The result? A gorgeous, timeless photo album that tells the story of your wedding day.
So yes, while heirloom albums come at a higher price tag, they’re absolutely worth investing in. The quality is unsurpassed. And if you’re already investing thousands of dollars in your wedding photographer, you want to protect that investment by not only backing up your photos but displaying them in ways that match the investment.
Have I photographed your wedding or other special moment and you didn’t purchase an heirloom album? It’s not too late! Simply reach out, and let’s chat about it.