My philosophy is that EVERY bride deserves a wedding album. Our digital world seems to have changed the expectation of brides from wanting hard prints, wall portraits, and a beautiful timeless album, into wanting a disc with all of her wedding images. Back to my philosophy… The album is a public display piece to remind you of your love for one another. You see it every day – even if you don’t flip through it – it can be displayed on a coffee table, book case, mantel – wherever you want. When guests are over it is extra exciting to pull the big heavy beautifully crafted album out and show your friends. How often do you pull out a disc of wedding images, fire up a computer, wait for them to load, and then show them to your friends? The Album is much much nicer, and timeless.
I have to admit, I went with the flow for a while, but now it is time to go against the stream, and become the trend setter. I no longer offer the CD or DVD – or at least I don’t offer it by itself. If you purchase enough products you can still get it. WHY? Why oh why am I making it difficult for brides to get those images in digital versions? Simple. People are only comfortable buying what they are familiar with, unless they are guided. This means that when they get a disc with thousands of images to sift through… the task of buying prints for the walls, or creating an album on their own becomes so daunting that they just never do it.
I’ve been having brides talk to me 1, 3, or even 5 years later just to say how much they LOVE their wedding images. Then they always finish with… but I haven’t made any prints yet! So – what is the point in owning all the images, and rights to print them… if you never put images on your walls, or in an album?
Our wedding policy regarding the disc is that you must purchase a minimum of $1,000 in products, and then I include the disc. To make it extra special, it comes in a custom designed magnetic Folio case, which turns an ordinary CD case into a display piece.
With our new wedding policy, this guarantees that brides will be getting the highest of quality, hand designed and crafted fine art work of their wedding experience. I offer reveal sessions, where the bride and groom come to the shop to view their images for the first time – before anyone else sees them. This makes seeing the images for the first time extra special. Nothing makes my job better then when I get to see a bride tear up from the joy that her images bring!
During our new reveal sessions, we also guide couples through the print ordering process, and make recommendations for wall portraits, album images, and prints to give out as gifts. This takes away the head-ache of having to deal with all those things on your own if you only have a disc of your images. To make the process even easier, we use special software that can project a room of your house, and then put the images you want right on the wall of that room in a perfect scale size. I can even put examples of our custom frames on the pictures, leaving no guesswork to your imagination.
We have very limited space left for the 2014 season, but there is still a good chance you can book us for 2015 or 2016. Give us a ring today, and we can chat about your dream wedding!