(Closed) Great article on why getting an album is important.

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

interesting article!  I tried to talk a friend into buying an album but failed.

Post # 4
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@PizzutiStudios:  It’s really a good idea. I went on a 1 year mission in 1999. Took a million pictures and they sat in a box. I always meant to put them in a book but didn’t and, wouldn’t you know it, I can’t find that box now. This was pre-digital so I’m screwed. When we did our 10 year reunion I took a million digital pictures, got home & IMMEDIATELY did a snapfish book. Good thing cause I’ve since lost my camera with the sd card. I seriously will do snapfish books for EVERY major event from now on. There are always coupons and sales. Get. It. Done. If I want to do a pretty scrapbook at some point, I will, but in the meantime any book that looks decent will do.

Post # 5
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

There’s a saying: A birth certificate shows you were born, a death certificate shows you died, but a scrapbook shows you lived.


I guess you can apply it to albums too. When I received my wedding photos on a disc, I made an album right away and I’m glad I did, because my hardrive failed, and I lost all my images. If I hadn’t made an album I would have lost all the images from my wedding forever. (the online service I used is also a storage for them, so I still have access to the high-resolution files)


Post # 6
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

My computer is regularly backed up to a machine with 8 drives with redundancy (that means if some drives on it fail, we don’t start to lose data. We just need to replace the failed drives). My FI’s computer is backed up to this as well. All our previous computers’ data are there as well.

Then, DVDs from this backup are made and stored off-site, in case of fire or robbery.

We have info much more important than just wedding photos on there.

Any storage method can fail. Redundancy redundancy redundancy.

And “cloud” redundancy is a bad idea: That’s a privacy violation just waiting to happen.


Post # 7
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@joya_aspera:  I’d be interested to know what sort of ” privacy violation” you’re concerned with as it would relate to wedding photography. 🙂

Post # 8
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

@Lashmont:  Actually, I do consider my wedding and the photos from it private, but I wasn’t really talking about wedding photos. Like I said, our storage method is for ALL our electronic data, and while that does include scans of every childhood photo (kind of the opposite idea of the need for a wedding album), it also contains much more sensitive info too.

By The Way, I’m not at all against printing photos out. I will definitely have some high quality printouts from the wedding displayed around the home… but more from an enjoyment perspective than an equipment limitation concern. All my data has to be ported! I used to use floppies… even floppy floppies…anyone remember those, the big black ones? Now I only have one smaller floppy drive in storage that never gets any use these days, and even my dvd drive is external and needs to be attached to my laptop….and it doesn’t need to be attached often. But while tech changed, my data did continue to get ported over! I didn’t just abandon it along the way.

Post # 9
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I plan on getting some printed to frame and making a book on Snapfish. I also thought about making a book or scrap book for my parents along with an 8×10 really nice frame of me and then a smaller one of us as gifts. 

Honestly, I know of no one that has a wedding album but my aunt. No one pulls them out to look. They just keep a few framed around the house. This is amongst all my friends & family. Just a few photos here & there. They might have albums but they don’t keep them out. A friend has her bridal portrait hanging in a room. 

So I won’t be getting a photo album. But thanks for the reminder to get them printed or made into something we can hold!

Post # 10
7685 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I married 20+ years ago and I think our photos are less safe than those taken today. We have the negatives and the album in our house. If our house burns down it’s all gone. But all my digital data (including photos) is backed up both at home and elsewhere.

I think the comment about old technology is a furfy. We have our earliest digital photos on CDROM and everything still reads CDs. Our wedding video is on VHS and there exist several companies in our city which convert VHS to digital.

But we got an album quickly for practical reasons: in the months after the wedding everyone wanted to look at it! But after a year or so it went away and no one has looked at it except us.

Post # 11
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My mother has two wedding albums, one with professional photos and one with guest photos.  She and I have enjoyed looking at them together on and off throughout the years.  I think it is so cool that I am able to see her wedding story, just like I want mine to be documented.

Different opinions for different people I guess.  I can’t imagine not wanting an album to look through!  I’m sure my children will enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed my parents’.

Post # 12
14661 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@joya_aspera:  +1

My photos and important documents are scanned and backed up on at least 3 drives in 2 different physical locations – my house and my parents house.  This includes scanned photos from the film days… a project which I’m still working on.  I also make yearly albums and vacation albums… I love photobooks!

Post # 13
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Wow – consider me sold! That article was really compelling!

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