Mommy, What’s a DVD? Why Digital Negatives Aren’t Enough
“Mommy, what’s a DVD?”
Don’t laugh. 25 years from now when you want to see your wedding pictures, your daughter may just have to field this question.
One of the trends today is for couples to bypass the traditional way of saving their wedding photos in an album by just getting the disc of images from the photographer. Sure, I know, albums are expensive and you would just as soon do your own album because it will be more personal. Unfortunately, life may get in the way.
While you are planning your wedding you have many wonderful dreams, but real life jumps back on the scene in short order. There is work and family, maybe a new home to finish, kids to raise, and bills to pay. Time marches on and that album never quite makes the top of the to-do list.
Meanwhile, technology marches on.
Ask your parents or grandparents when was the last time they drug out the slide projector to look at those old pictures? Exactly. I’ll bet there are some beautiful memories stuffed in those old carousels.
What about floppy discs? Sony announced they will no longer be making them.
Likewise, do you even own a VCR? Even Kodachrome is obsolete. What makes you think that in 15 or 20 year DVDs won’t suffer the same fate?
Do your self, your kids and their kids a favor; save those precious wedding day memories in the only format that will live for ever. Get a wedding album.
Want to read more about what makes a good album and why it really is the best way to save your images for posterity, read this article.
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