In the upcoming weeks, I’m going to do a couple of blog posts on how I organize family photos…both of my own family and for my clients. It just so happened that I received this beautiful album in the mail and prior to sending it off, I wanted to share how it turned out. I’m also ordering my own version of this album so if anyone wants to see it, let me know. It’s a classic way to compile a full year of memories in a beautiful album that will be passed down for generations.

How many of you have family portraits done, download the files and never do anything more than share them on social media? It’s okay to admit. It’s tough to commit the time/money/effort to doing something more than that but honestly, I love nothing more than looking through albums and boxes of images that my grandparents share. And I bet you’re the same way. Our generation takes the most volume of photos and yet we print them the least.

This is the exact reason that all of my packages offer a print/album credit. It’s easy to say that you’re going to print the digital files but after years of working with clients year after year, I found that they sat on a disk or on the computer and nothing more than that.

Professional albums can be expensive but they are worth it! If you’re not crafty or known to build your own albums, it’s worth the investment. Not only do you get an incredibly quality album with photographic printing on archival paper and lay-flat binding but you get design and delivery services that guarantees the next time Grandparents, friends or family members stop by for a visit they can enjoy in the latest portraits of the family!

Keep on the look out, we’ll cover prints, chatbooks and year-long albums in the coming weeks. And if you have ways that you document your own family memories, please share. I’d love to hear about them and why you love it.

In the meantime, check out this album. I’m thrilled how it turned out and can’t wait to get it in the hands of the family.

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