Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Wedding Albums – Why You Need One

Wedding Albums.  These are probably one of my favorite parts about weddings.  I love to provide my clients with the absolute best quality wedding albums in the industry.  It makes my heart sing when I receive the album in, and I get to hand deliver that gorgeous gift to my clients.  These albums are so amazing in so many different ways, and that’s why I wanted to provide you a few insights as to why you need one!

1.)  Storybook – Fairy Tale

Need I say more?!?!  A wedding album is like a storybook.  It’s the most incredible fairy tale displaying the day you’ve been dreaming of since you were a little girl.  Amanda Oakes Photography albums begin with all the details of you and your groom getting ready, then onto your bridal portraits.  Next comes the magical ceremony where you recited those famous two little words, and then onto the reception where had your first dance as husband and wife.  Lastly, the closing which holds all those fun moments where you may have smashed the cake a little harder than you both agreed to, watched the single ladies dive for that magical bouquet, and had a great time with all your guests joining you in the electric slide as you danced your way into the rest of the most exciting evening of your lives.  These albums capture your favorite images from your wedding gallery, and I specifically design them to tell your beautiful love story for years to come.

2.)  First Heirloom of Your New Family

One of my favorite things to do is to look at old photographs of my family and the generations before me.  It really grasps my heart to see my grandparent’s wedding pictures and anniversary pictures or my parent’s wedding and what their reception looked like and all the family members that were there to support them.  Those moments are frozen in time and yet the fact that they can still bring out that exact same emotion you felt during that exact moment is priceless to me.  This album is your heirloom to pass on to generations for years to come.  It’s something to be proud of, look back and smile at, and share with so many others along the way.  This album is your first heirloom of your new family.

3.)  Technology – Continuously Changing

We used to be film based in photography several years ago.  Then we moved more into the digital world where people store their precious, precious pictures on CD’s/DVD’s, computer hard drives, or even your cell phones.  Did you know, neither my iMac nor my MacBook have disc drives?  That’s right…I had to purchase that as an add on because they are moving away from discs.  Discs are slowly fading out and that means so are your pictures if you don’t have them printed.  It won’t be much longer, and there won’t be a way to view those precious moments you so treasured that are tucked away on that disc.  There won’t be a way for generations to be able to see, touch, and feel those beautiful art pieces of your family.  Prints are the only way to do it.

Just think of all the pictures you take…do you go back and look at them?  Probably not when they are stored away in some folder on your hard drive that you’re not totally sure where you even created it at.  You might stumble across them at some point, but how much easier is it to simply pull out your wedding album and relive that moment once again.  You can see, touch and feel those stunning pages and admire how beautiful you looked in your gown, and just how handsome your groom looked on that special day.  Albums are the only keepsake that will last a lifetime and withstand the continuously changing technology world.

4.)  Prints

Not only is this album a beautiful storybook, it contains the most amazing printed pages of your favorite images.  Let’s be realistic, your wedding day is over and you are unpacking all those amazing gifts and writing Thank You cards to everyone.  You’re packing for your honeymoon and have a million things to switch over to your new last name.  Is there any time in there to print the pictures from your wedding day to look back on?  You say you’ll do it next week, but then it’s next month when things slow down.  Then it’s on your one year anniversary that you want to do it.  But in reality, there’s just never that right time to get it done.  So let me take that stress away from you, and create you a wedding album that’s stunning for you to cherish and awe over!  The only thing you have to do is select from your gallery your favorite images!  That’s it!  And then voilà, your album is done and ready for you to share with everyone in the most beautifully printed format you could ever imagine!

5.)  You Need One

I know you’re thinking this doesn’t make sense, right?  Reasons why you need an album, and one of the reasons is that you need one.  But honestly, you just do.  If you don’t, I can guarantee you will regret it.  These albums are timeless and unexplainably precious to your heart and soul as these are the memories you’ll want to cherish and relive and share with generations for many, many years to come.

Please take a look below at the pictures of the wedding album I am so proud to provide my clients.  It’s a distressed, full Italian grain leather material for incredible quality.  Your wedding details are embossed on the front cover, and it comes with the a gorgeous box to store your album in. Your favorite photographs are mounted on thick pages for durability and are textured for longevity.  These albums are second to none.

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Amanda Oakes Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer who also specializes in engagement, newborn, family and children photography, and maternity photography.  This includes photography services in the Moline, IL, Rock Island, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Muscatine, IA and the greater Quad Cities area.

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