Preserving the Big Day

If wedding bells are in your summer plans, chances are you’ve been planning and planning and…planning. And of course, documenting the big day with photographs is an important detail.

Wedding PhotosWedding photography has come a long way from the days when the bride and groom simply posed on the altar with various wedding party and family members. Here’s a quick look at some top trends for 2013:

  • Photojournalistic style: Those candid, “documentary” style photos that capture an unplanned, glimpse in time: a quiet moment between the bride and groom among the chaos of the reception; a bored flower girl; a teary mother of the bride.
  • “Casablanca” style: Black-and-white or sepia-toned photos are all the rage this year. Photoshop is a wonderful thing.
  • Whimsical style: Fun shots, such as the bride and groom giving each other a high five or running through a field are wonderful for capturing the light, joyous emotions of the day.
  • Bokeh style: Meaning “hazy” or “blurred,” these photos feature a soft, blurry background, allowing the central figures to jump out in sharp, clear focus.

Once you’ve captured those precious memories, it’s important to protect that investment by displaying and archiving your prints properly. After all, you want them to last forever!

Framed Wedding PhotoFrame Destination carried a wide range of custom specialty frames and archival-quality mats, ideal for displaying wedding photos. And we can help you choose the frame and mat that will work perfectly with the look and style of your photos, as well as protect them for years to come.

But what about the extras? We know you have lots of them, and they need to be properly stored and protected as well. Be sure your photo album is made with archival materials, such as acid-free paper and adhesives (we suggest using photo corners to adhere the pictures to the pages). Store photo albums upright in a dark, dry place.

Any loose images should be wrapped in acid-free tissue, placed in clear storage bags, and put away in archival, acid-free boxes. And they should be stored in the same way as your album—remember, light and humidity are enemies of prints.

Happy Wedding Day!

About the author

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Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

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