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Happy Firday! Today we have a post by STEPHANIE MESSICK PHOTOGRAPHY.  Stephanie is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Warrenton / Northern Virginia. She loves statement jewelry and pretty packaging, has a cat named Pixie and her family is one of her favorite things. She is featuring our 10×10 steel linen, 10×10 light tan linen and 10×10 light brown calf.  Enjoy her post!

Why should you invest in a wedding album? This is a loaded question but I hope that this blog post will show you the importance. Not only are they gorgeous, but THIS is the one thing you can pass down from generation to generation … that itself is priceless. Wouldn’t you want your children to share your love story to their children’s children? Thankfully to my mom holding on to some albums from a LONG time ago, I have had the opportunity of glimpsing in to my great grandmother’s life. As a Shoot and Share photographer, it is easy for my couples to love their USB Drive with all of their edited hi-res digital files. However, there is a downside to this … leaving those precious memories/images on that very disk for it to go nowhere. I try to encourage my couples to print on a great quality printer opposed to Walmart, but I realize that life gets busy and we tend to push these tasks off. I mean, posting them on Facebook is good for now right? I wish I could agree but Facebook will soon be diminished before we know it! I absolutely encourage to get your wedding album done before those images sit on the shelf for years to come. I offer wedding packages including a wedding album and without a wedding album  as I realize that this is something my couples may not have the money to pay at the moment. I have had several of my couples approach me about doing albums for them after the wedding and I am thrilled they decide to come back to have it designed/printed! Absolutely an investment, but SO worth it!!!

I just received my new sample albums in the mail and I’m thrilled to be sharing them with you all today! If I was this excited about the albums, I cannot even imagine what it would be like to be a couple receiving their own album! :) I know my couples are going to love these as much as I do! The quality is amazing with the thick/heavy pages and the craftsmanship is amazing! Beautiful leather and linen choices with variety of colors/textures, on point coloring of images not to mention that the images can pan from the left to the right page seamlessly creating a panoramic shot. The designs are customized to each couple. I personally design them and will send over proofs for my couples to make changes so it is tailored to their vision. The design is laid out in a pristine, modern design so the attention is 100% on the photos. If you want to see a customized design from start to finish, check out the virtual magazine at the bottom of this blog post for a first hand look. :)

To my past/current brides, if you are interested in learning more about these albums feel free to email me and I will send over information for you to check out. :)

Here’s a peek at my sample albums!

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Thanks to Stephanie for sharing her post with us.

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