As a photographer, I want my couples to be able to make the most of their professional photographs. These days, most clients insist on getting a disc of the high res files, but at the end of the day what happens to these files? They get shared online and emailed around the world between family and friends. This is a fantastic way of showing off your photos, but in the long run an album is something that you will be able to sit down and enjoy for years to come. A disc also requires maintenance, as eventually discs become corrupt and we can’t guarantee that they will always work.
Some couples intend to create their own album in their own time, which is a great idea. Unfortunately in reality, you probably won’t get the time to dedicate to this. On the other hand, creating albums is all part of our specialty as photographers. We have access to suppliers with unique products which we can suggest as ways to display your images.
Then there’s the issue of printing. As professionals we will always use a reputable professional level lab for printing and this ensures we can control the quality and reproduction of our prints. If supplying a disc we then lose some of this control, meaning the printed results you get yourself can vary from what the final intended look as processed by the photographer.
Photography by Erin King
Ms Gingham says: Oh the digital age. Everything exists in cyber space now days, including your wedding photos! I personally agree that it’s great to have your high res images but a physical album that you can show your kids and grandkids (!!) is bound to last longer than a disc. Some food for thought!
About Erin King: “I am a professional Photographer based in Melbourne, Australia, servicing both Melbourne and Wellington, NZ (my home town) for wedding photography. Producing contemporary wedding photography, which is innovative and creative, with a unique feminine style. I’m passionate about capturing relationships and telling your wedding story. I like to keep things natural through a casual, fun and relaxed approach. I love being a part of a couples special day, sharing in their love for each other and celebrating that with their closest family and friends.”