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Jason Goldfarb Photography is a Seattle wedding photographer who values telling your story through timeless, candid, and true-to-life images. He photographs weddings and engagements in Seattle, Washington and throughout the PNW. 

Should You Order a Wedding Album?

It’s one of the most common questions that I get from couples when selecting their packages: Is a professional wedding album worth it?

Imagine this: It’s the year 2036, and your kids are asking to see your wedding photos. So, you pull out your iPhone 27 Pro, and begin swiping through them on your 4” screen. NO. DO NOT DO THAT. You should instead, go to your coffee table, pull out your custom engraved walnut box, and slide out your 10×10 professionally-printed leather-bound wedding album. It’s HEAVY, and the pages are THICK, but you know it’s quality. The photos look just like they did decades ago. Years later, your kids will show their kids what Grandma & Grandpa’s wedding looked like with this same album.

Your wedding goes by FAST, and you’re going to remember your wedding day through the beautiful images that we capture together. An album makes your wedding day truly come to life. It’s a family heirloom that can be passed down to your children and grandchildren.

Linen wedding albums in a variety of sizes

 

LET’S TALK ALBUMS

The #1 regret I hear from couples is not getting a professional wedding album.

Here’s a bit of a personal story — my parents are divorced. They split up when I was 6 years old. I don’t have any memories of them even living together, as they both remarried shortly after. Growing up, my sister and I split half of our time at each of their houses. One of my most cherished memories as a kid was sitting down with my Mom and flipping through her wedding album. It was such a cool experience to see her and my Dad’s wedding day, decades after it had happened. It’s an heirloom that I’ll always treasure.

I wouldn’t recommend spending thousands of dollars on a photographer, only to spend $50 on an album printed at Walmart.

You deserve to relive your wedding day through a professionally-printed album, on thick luxury paper. If a client doesn’t order an album — a funny thing happens. Usually, every year, on their anniversary and/or valentine’s day, I get a notification that they’ve viewed their gallery. Don’t get me wrong — I think that an online gallery is BEAUTIFUL. But, there’s something really special about sitting down at the coffee table, and opening up your beautiful 10×10 custom-designed album.

This album has a “cameo” — the little cutout on the cover

My custom-designed heirloom albums are designed to last 100+ years. They’re made in the USA through a professional print lab, and warrantied for life against any manufacturer defect. I offer both leather and linen options in a range of sizes —4×4, 8×8, 10×10, and 12×10.

4×4 albums are perfect for parents or grandparents who want to keep prints of your wedding to show all of their friends when they brag about you. These mini-albums are super cute and a great little add-on.

8×8 albums are the smallest album size that I offer, and you can easily upgrade to a 10×10 or 12×12.

An 8×8 is perfect for the couple who wants an album, but doesn’t want to break the bank.

BY FAR, the most popular album size is a 10×10. This is big enough to have a feeling of being super special, but not enormous or overly clunky. You’re able to see your photos truly come to life on an album of this size.

For the couples that want it all — I recommend going with a 12×12 album. These are HUGE. A 12×12 doesn’t sound that big compared to a 10×10, but it’s like walking into an Apple store and comparing an iPhone with the MAX version. Everything else just seems smaller after that.

Pictured here are 4×4, 8×8, and 10×10 albums

 

ALBUM ALTERNATIVES

If you’re not sold on an album, at a minimum, I’d recommend — AT A MINIMUM — printing your wedding photos. You can do this via your online gallery, or I can work with you to create a custom order via a professional print lab. You deserve to print out a few of your favorite photos. Put them around the house, put them up on the wall – do SOMETHING with them! Don’t just leave them waiting in your online gallery to view once a year on your anniversary.

I firmly believe that all couples should have their wedding photos printed.

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