Why are Wedding Albums Still Important in an Online Digital Age?
Those who are planning a wedding will have thoroughly planned every single aspect of their special day from the food to the venue and even to what gifts they would like to have from their guests. However, one of the best gifts they will receive will be from themselves by investing in a great wedding photographer to take images of their day which will help them remember their wedding for years to come. Weddings pictures are extremely valuable to many couples as although they may never forget the day they said ‘I do’, it allows them to relive special moments from their union. Wedding albums allow all of these special moments to be kept together and become a keepsake which can remain in your family for years to come. However, with the new advances in technology, many may feel that the traditional book method of storing wedding photographs is unnecessary, but wedding albums are still important regardless of these new technologies.
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in wedding albums being created online, taking away the physical element of a wedding album. Although this can in no way replace a physical album, it offers an easier and more practical method of sharing your wedding photographs with loved ones. This is great for those brides who are looking to keep their wedding album for themselves and wish to not have it looked through by numerous hands which can cause the book to become damaged. By having the photographs on the internet, this eliminates the issue of having family members and friends coming round in order to view images of your special day-they can now do this from the comfort of their own home. However, if your images are placed on to social networking sites such as Facebook, this can create a disadvantage in that the images won’t remain as special as they will be easily accessible by all users. By using the website of your wedding photographer, your images can be exclusively for the eyes of only those you choose.
Thanks to new technologies in both cameras and computers, the possibilities in terms of how wedding photographs can be captured, stored and viewed are endless. However, by only relying on an electronic version of our photographs, we are losing a key element in that our wedding photos are something which we will want to easily enjoy anytime we wish in the coming years throughout our marriage. For this reason, it is not necessarily practical to only have these stored in a digital format as in order to view them, we will need the use of a computer and possibly even the internet. The use of a wedding album will also allow the couple to create a memory book, including special mementos of the day and possibly even special images which have been captured by their loved ones which they would like to have a copy of.
In all, wedding albums are a part of tradition which will forever remain a staple example of the memories of a couple’s wedding day. Although online digital methods allow for ease in terms of sharing and viewing images closely; a wedding album will allow man and wife to one day curl up on the sofa and relive each moment together page by page.
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