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3 Reasons to Invest in an Heirloom Album for Your Photos

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.


What is an heirloom album?

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.

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Why should I invest in an heirloom album?

  1. Heirloom albums provide a legacy to pass down from generation to generation. Imagine your grandkids huddled in your living room during Christmas and they’ve found Grandpa and Grandma’s wedding album. They’re flipping through it, giggling at how in love you looked, and looking in wonder at the legacy of love you’ve passed down to them. And you lean in to tell them that this album will be passed down to them and their kids one day. It’s such a warm feeling to think that you can pass down a gorgeous, valuable family legacy that will be cherished forever.
  2. Heirloom albums provide a beautiful way for you to display all of your wedding photos in a central location in your home. Sure you will have a few wedding photos framed in your home, but what about the hundreds of other photos your photographer took of your celebration? You spent a lot of money on your photographer, so it’s wise to display those photos rather than letting them sit on a hard drive in your desk drawer. What better way to display more of them than in a beautiful album that can sit on your coffee table, begging you and others to open and flip through them? Whenever friends and family visit, they can easily flip it open and reminisce with you. Or, if you’re hanging out one night and want to go down memory lane, it’s so much better to be able to flip through a physical album than swipe through photos on your phone. There’s something about the tangibility of a photo album that makes you slow down and truly reminisce.
  3. Print photos look even better than digital photos. Think about the photos you decided to print and frame. They look even better than their digital counterparts, right? There’s something about printed photos. Colors look brighter. Images look clearer. Emotions seem deeper. Plus, it’s so much more meaningful to flip through photos and touch them than it is to go through them on your phone or computer.

How do I purchase an heirloom album?

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.

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