After the wedding day, when the hustle and bustle of your honeymoon is over, you will anxiously await one thing with such fierce anticipation that it borders on impatience. That item, dear brides-to-be, is your collection of wedding pictures.
You can’t help but spy on your Tennessee wedding photographer’s Facebook page or skim your email ten times a day, hoping each minute will be the minute your wedding photographer shares the very first glimpses from the most exhilarating day of your life. I know this from experience, after all! At that moment, you want nothing more than to grab your copyright-release DVD or thumb drive and stare at the images endlessly on your computer.
You’re sure that these pictures will be among the most precious and treasured things you’ll ever see in your life.
So there’s simply no way you’ll ever toss them in a file cabinet or store them in a drawer to collect dust…right?
And yet, that is exactly what most brides will do once the “new” phase of their wedding pictures wears off, and they’re left with a DVD or thumb drive instead of printed, vibrant pictures. The DVD or thumb drive with all of those precious memories stored on it will simply gather dust as life speeds on long after the high of being newlyweds wears off. I know this from experience too, after all!
With these facts in mind, I contacted Johnson City wedding photographer Renée Parsons of Two Sparks Wedding Photography to explore three of the top reasons why you shouldn’t settle for just a DVD or thumb drive of your wedding pictures. She graciously took time out of her busy schedule photographing brides and grooms in the Tri-Cities to help me share these points today on the blog!
1. Accidents happen, and technology fails.
While it’s nice to have a copy of most, if not all, of your wedding pictures readily on-hand, you shouldn’t trust these precious memories to just a DVD or thumb drive. After all, items break, natural disasters occur, and technology fails. All of these possibilities can make your lonely disc of memories obsolete and unusable one day. Do you really want to risk that? This is why I encourage brides to have prints made. Even if you can’t afford the big-price items like an album right now, save for them for later.
2. Pictures, canvases, and albums keep your memories front and center – not forgotten.
When you first get your wedding pictures, if you’re like me, you go through them hundreds and hundreds of times in the first six months on the computer and in a digital photo frame. But, if you don’t print many of these images, that DVD or thumb drive – your memories – will simply gather dust over time. Opting for canvases, professional prints, and professional albums from your wedding photographer will help you remember and show off the best day of your life for years to come.
3. These items will turn into heirlooms…unlike a disc.
Remember how you used to look at your grandparents’ (and perhaps even great-grandparents’) wedding portraits as a child? That’s because those images have advanced to a whole new stage of memories: they’re heirlooms. Do you think your mother would proudly display a disc of these images? No. She displays the image – not only for what it portrays, but also for its age. Opting to have your photographer order these forever-cherished items for you is a lot more than just an “added cost” to your wedding photography package. It ensures not only that you and your husband have something to cherish from that day, but that your children and children’s children (and so on) eventually have something to cherish from that day, too. It’s the most important day of your life…celebrate it with future generations!
Two Sparks Wedding Photography is a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Johnson City, Tennessee, and serving the surrounding Tri-Cities area with spectacular imagery and professional pieces of photographic artwork. The company frequently offers DVDs and thumb drives within their wedding photography packages, but they always encourage clients to take that next step in securing their memories via beautifully printed pieces of art.
“DVDs and flash drives are great for archival purposes, but we feel like what we give our clients is not only images to store but works of art that they can display throughout their home,” Renée states. “We invest our time striving to give clients beautiful pieces of art.”
To contact Two Sparks Wedding Photography, give them a call today at (423) 218-3229, and be sure to check out their website and Facebook page to see more of their work and learn more about them. Tell Renée that The Pink Bride sent you!
Images courtesy of Two Sparks Wedding Photography.