You’ve been waiting for this day since before your wedding had even begun. You spent months, years, planning your wedding, and now you get to relive that special day through the beautiful images you’ve just received. You excitedly scroll through your online gallery over and over and eventually download the images to your computer and occasionally share an image on social media when you remember to.
What do you do now? Follow this guide to preserving your images so you can look back at them for years to come.
First things first, back it up!
You’ll download your images to your computer with instructions included in your gallery, but what if your computer crashes? Make sure you’re saving these important moments in multiple places to ensure your beautiful photos are safe from anything that could happen. I recommend backing up to two external hard drives and to the cloud. External hard drive brands that I trust are WD, LaCie, and Seagate. For cloud options, consider iCloud, Amazon Drive, and Dropbox. You can automatically backup drives to the cloud in most cases as well.
Storing Your Photos
Store one drive in your home and one off-site. Storage is so cheap that there’s no excuse for not having your wedding photos safely stored in multiple places. Another way, and honestly the best way to store your images, is in an album. They truly are another option for preserving your memories. Technology can change and fail, but albums don’t require the internet for viewing. They don’t use a screen, and they don’t have the potential to become corrupted and crash. They truly are timeless.
As mentioned above, I truly believe albums are the best way to preserve your wedding day in a way that is easily accessible for the foreseen future. You can learn more about the reasoning and process of creating your wedding album here.
As always, I’m here to help you with all aspects of your wedding day. If you want to show me your hard drive choices, or ask me more about a wedding album, don’t hesitate to reach out. I love your wedding photos, and I want you to be able to experience them in the best ways possible, and for your whole lives.