The common thread linking these elements together with photography is: how do you want to remember your wedding day? Do you daydream about snuggling with your spouse in the future to leaf through your custom-made photo album, reliving the day as you remind each other of your love? Do you like the idea of displaying large-format canvas prints in your home, so your friends, and someday your children, can enjoy your love story for years to come?
There are only a few things that remain after a wedding day is done: your commitment to each other, a few mementos, and your pictures. Consider photography an investment in your future. You don’t just want the facts of the day recorded - you want the feelings and every special moment put into print, to make it easy to remember and enjoy the significance of it all. Photographers who deliver these kinds of experiences and products generally charge more than those just starting out, but many couples find them a worthwhile investment. In Western New York, this level of photographic service will often start at $3,500 and up.
When my wife Joanna was in college (before she was my wife), she was talking with an older woman who was well respected in the community. She told Joanna: “Don’t choose a guy because you work in the same place or seem to be heading in the same direction now. Careers can change quickly and often. Instead, choose someone you like!”
That deceptively simple advice has served us well in our last 5+ years of marriage. The circumstances of our life have changed, and that will continue even more in the future. But we’ll always have a best friend in each other, and for the rest of our lives we’ll get to experience, and hopefully enjoy, everything that comes our way together.