Neil picked up his first camera at the age of 15 - and never looked back.
Time to ditch the wedding album?
Monday, January 31, 2011
Desperate times call for desperate measures– ditching the album could save a packet, without losing your memento of the big day.
Hands up those married couples that can genuinely lay their hands on their wedding album! I mean, of course, without aid of step ladders, a powerful torch, or a trained sniffer dog...
Albums are great, yet rarely see the light of day past six months. Stuck in a drawer, at the back of a cupboard or in the loft alongside the wedding dress, just think of all the time, effort - and of course money that's gone to waste.
Ditching the album cuts out one of the most expensive parts of a wedding package - but still leaves plenty of alternatives. For those looking to have a great wedding for less - here are some more ideas:
- First of all, never skimp on the photography for the day itself - you'll never get a second chance, but could always add albums or prints at a later date. Choosing a photographer who is a member of the MPA means you'll be guaranteed results.
- A top-quality framed "signature" shot capturing the essence of the big day could still be hanging on the wall at your golden wedding anniversary - yet costs a fraction of a top of the range album. Something you'll admire every day, unlike an album.
- Images taken during a pre-wedding shoot make great alternative gifts for friends and family - more money saved.
- A DVD of the wedding shots are a convenient way to pass images around to friends and family, without risk of loss, damage or mucky fingerprints!
- If your family insists on an album, why not choose a story book? More convenient to handle - and in some ways even more surprising.
In these austere times, it is still possible to have great wedding photography that can remind you of the big day for years to come... but without the expense.