Starting a family starts with you wedding. 75 years from now you might want to remember the memories you have from that very moment you saw your lovely wife dressed in the expensive customised gown that truly give justice to her beauty. I personally believe in prints and a final album/set of prints as our main line of business on top of the image files in DVD/USB.
First of all, soft copies can get corrupted, reformatted and even impulsively erased but prints lasts forever (well, almost). Second, it is also a great way to showcase the wedding story through a series of photographs laid out artistically as a lone photograph cannot embody the whole wedding. Finally, it is your new family’s first heirloom. It will outlast the food, the flowers and even to some degree your own memories of that special day.
Do you want your first heirloom to be like this? (image was taken from google as I don’t have these anymore)
Because it won’t be long when USB drives, DVD’s, and HDD/SSD’s will be obsolete like the 3.5 floppy at the pace we are going with tech.
Here are basic “Black Books” that I offer to couples:
These are simple square format prints made to be scratch proof and archived for a hundred years. Just try to scratch a DVD and see what happens.
It doesn’t have to be an elaborate album/storybook. I find the boxed prints very charming and understated in its simplicity.
It might seem I am pushing an additional cost to couples but really think about it objectively. You paid xxx,xxx amount for the wedding ceremony to look nice and magical yet the day passes by and all you will show for it is a DVD copy of images?
Emotionally, can you really put a price on something you would want to remember for the rest of your life?