In life, there are days that stand out as the most important, memorable, emotional, and impactful. These are the days when you're surrounded by the people you love, including those who may no longer be with us. One such day for me was my wedding day in 2016—a day I never want to forget, a day that transformed me into a better person.
As I sit here writing this, it brings back a flood of wonderful memories. However, there are two things I wish I had acted upon during that period surrounding our wedding. The second, I blew it on: not hiring a professional filmmaker to document our wedding. Instead, I opted for a couple of buddies, and, while they were creative and cool, the resulting wedding video was a bit of a disaster—raw footage that may never become a wedding video unless I find the time to edit it. But that's a story for another blog post about the importance of investing in quality.
Let's move on to the first thing that I regret. At that special time, I had a hard drive filled with thousands of images captured by two dedicated photographers who worked tirelessly to preserve our memories. While we reveled in the moment, those photographs became the sole record of our wedding day. As a photographer myself, I'm embarrassed to admit that I failed to create a wedding photo book, even though I had the intention of making one for us.
I've personally created over 100 photo books for clients, and I know the amount of effort and time that goes into each one. Unfortunately, life got in the way, and I never found the time to create that special book for our own wedding. Fast forward, and my wife and I are approaching our 7th wedding anniversary on October 8th, and we still don't have a wedding book to cherish. We have just one printed photo from that day, a stunning 24x24 inch canvas that we adore, but it's not the comprehensive keepsake we long for.
We occasionally stumble upon wedding photos through Facebook memories or sift through the 100,000 images in our phone's gallery, but the absence of a dedicated wedding book remains a source of disappointment for us both. One day, I promise myself, I'll make that book. However, as my work schedule grows busier and my family demands more of my time, it becomes increasingly challenging.
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