Have you ever found yourself going through your parent’s or grandparent’s old photo albums and noticed that big smile that comes across your face when you find their wedding photos? 

It just warms your heart that even though you weren’t able to be a part of their special day in person, you can certainly enjoy it through their photos.

That’s one of the reasons why your wedding photos are one of the most important aspects of your wedding planning.

It helps the ones you love continue to share in your joy for generations to come!
Your Children and Children’s Children

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. There is no better way to hold onto the magic of that moment than to have it photographed, capturing that moment in time forever. One day, you will have children of your own, and these photographs will be as important to them as your parent’s photographs are to you. It is a gift that continues giving long after it is taken and that will continue to be shared for generations to come.
Planning a Wedding: The Importance of Photographs
Heirlooms and Keepsakes

If you go all out and have plenty of photographs taken, you can gift them to other family members as well. In this way, you are creating timeless heirlooms that can be passed down through the family, and special keepsakes for those precious friends and family who mean so much to you. 

Do you have a special someone who may not be able to make it to the wedding? This is the perfect way to include them in your special day as well. Photo gifts can also be created in the form of calendars, mugs, wall hangings, pillows, throws and so much more.

Gifts and Thank You’s

You can also turn some of your wedding photographs into special gifts or tokens of gratitude. Sending them along with thank you cards to those who gave you wedding gifts is a great way to let them know how much you appreciate them. 

You can even have special photographs taken, for instance, of the Bride with her Maid or Matron of honor, and then gifting her with a copy she will cherish forever. And likewise, the Groom with his Best Man. You can use the same idea for the Bride and her Mother, siblings or parents, and the Groom with his, and so forth. Photographs like these will not only last a lifetime, but immortalize the special bond you have with these special people.

Capturing Memories

Let’s not forget though, that one of the main reasons to lavish yourself with wedding photographs is to capture each and every memory that you may be too excited to commit to your own memory. You may think that you will remember every beautiful thing that happens, but that usually isn’t the case. 

You may find yourself, one day in the future, looking through these photographs with your daughter and she will point to one and ask you something about it. At that time, you can smile, as your memory is jogged back to the very moment the camera snapped and forever captured that memory you had all but forgotten.

These are all reasons why your wedding photographs are so vitally important, and why it is such an important part of planning your wedding. The more photographs you can arrange to have taken, the better, so that every aspect will be captured forever. Years down the road, it is an expense you will not have regretted one single time.

All these things and more make photography something you just will not be able to leave out of your plans. Take your time and shop around, as photos last a lifetime.