Photo albums have become niche in today’s society. Once a staple in every household, they’ve become a rarer occurrence.
To us, photo albums are a must-have family item and are books that we’ve collected for many years. With years of experience as event, branding, and wedding photographers, we’ve compiled the top 3 reasons to collect photo albums.
First, photo albums tell your story.
In our social media world, we are so used to fleeting, short form storytelling where every second is different than the last. Photo albums are such a classic and timeless way to stay frozen in time. They allow you to immerse yourself in stories of your family, friends, or past selves.
Second, they serve as family heirlooms.
Looking through my parents’ photo albums that they had collected over the years bring back so many priceless memories. I cherish those books so much. It’s one of the most unique forms of heirlooms you can pass on to those in your family. Rich with stories and moments documented on paper.
Third, the future (for storing your photos) is unpredictable.
With new fads coming in and out, Facebook is not the appropriate place to house your memories. Posting moments online are a fun addition to chronicle your life, but it’s fleeting, while a photo album could be forever. They’re beautiful, tangible, memorabilia that can be flipped through on holidays, with your child on your lap, or decades from now when relatives look back on their history.
We will continue to house our cherished photos and stories in photo albums, and if you’re interested here’s where we purchase our favorites: Queensberry.
Queensberry hand-makes items to the highest quality with sustainability and lasting quality in mind. A family-owned company based in New Zealand, they offer genuine or vegan leather binding, gorgeous linen textures, and beautiful formats to design your lasting memories.
These top 3 reasons to collect photo albums are just 3 of many more, but we hope you find the perfect way to archive your life.
With the holidays coming up, family mini-sessions would be perfect for a photo album.