@2023 by Elizabeth Prybylo.  Wells, Maine

Print Is For The Future

I was 18 when my grandfather passed away.  The day before his funeral, while my family gathered in another room, I curled up on a sofa in his office and flipped through the pages of his photo albums longing to connect with him one last time.

One album in particular caught my eye and as I turned the pages, carefully examining each photo, it occurred to me that this was an album about love.

 

It contained images of my grandparents from when they first met, some 60 years earlier. 

The couple in these images was different from the one I knew who baked cookies with me, reminded me to remove my muddy boots when I came inside, and read me old-fashioned bedtime stories. 

 

This was a fresh-faced couple, full of life, with an unknown future ahead filled with travel, children, love and loss- all of which they were blissfully unaware of in these pictures.

 

Soon after these were taken, Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, 3 weeks after that they were married, and the next 5 years would be spent separated by war. 

It's because of these prints that I feel like I can still connect with my grandparents even though they have passed. They also opened my eyes to the relationship my grandparents shared and the tremendous history they experienced together.

 

Photos are a bridge between generations. 

Dick & Betty

1943

Albums & Prints Created To Last

The Mistake No Couple Should Make

We live in a world saturated with photography and video. Today everyone carries a camera in their pocket and we can document nearly every moment of our lives. However this has also led to a shift in how we share, view and enjoy our media

and the thing is- we don't. Photos are taken, uploaded to the cloud and then rarely looked at again.  

When couples only get digital images,

they risk their story being lost forever. 

 

Why You Need To Print Your Photos

  • Digital images are scientifically proven to be inferior to print images. When we look at a printed image, the part of our brain that engages with memory and emotion lights up considerably more than when we look at the same image on a screen. Print engages your emotions and memory in a way digital can not. 

  • Print Is A Medium That Transends Technology. Hand your wedding album to your grandmother and she instinctively knows how to enjoy it. She doesn't need to know how to swipe, which button to press, and there are no gadgets she has to mess around with. You won't need to update software or change file formats years from now with print.  It is a medium that will work for generations. 

The bindery I use, located in the heart of Europe, has won over the hearts of photographers across the globe.  They share a my passion for creating heirlooms and they've designed their albums to last for decades. 

Their most popular album is a lay-flat flush-mount album, printed on photo paper well known for its dynamic color range and durable, fingerprint resistant finish.

Each album is hand-bound, arrives in a linen presentation box and offers a wide range of beautiful cover options including linen, velvet & leather.  

Take a closer look at a few of my recent albums. 

How much should I budget for my album?

Most of my couples budget around $1500 for their wedding album. 

A few key takeaways:

Most albums look their best between 25-35 spreads with between 2 and 3 photos per spread. 

Great albums include a little of the whole day including some getting ready, detail shots, first look, ceremony, reception and portraits.