Why you need to print your photos after Wedding
You’ve just tied the knot. Congratulations, you crazy bastards! You’ve made a commitment to love and cherish each other for the rest of your days. But let me tell you something, lovebirds, that commitment doesn’t stop at the wedding day. No, sir. It continues on, day after day, year after year, until you’re old and gray and your sex life is about as exciting as watching paint dry. So why the hell would you not want to print out some photos of that special day?
Let me break it down for you:
- First of all, printing your photos ensures that you have a tangible record of that day. Sure, you can store digital copies on your computer or in the cloud, but what happens when technology fails? What happens when the cloud bursts into flames, or your computer gets hit by a virus, or some asshole hacker steals all your memories? You’re screwed, that’s what. But if you have physical prints, you can hold them in your hands, display them on your walls, and pass them down to your kids and grandkids.
- Secondly, printing your photos allows you to showcase your memories in a way that digital copies can’t. There’s something special about flipping through a photo album or scrapbook, feeling the weight of the pages in your hands, and reliving those precious moments. And let’s be real, when was the last time you scrolled through your Facebook or Instagram feed to look at someone else’s wedding photos? Exactly. But if you have a physical album or prints, people are more likely to take the time to appreciate them.
- Thirdly, printing your photos forces you to be selective about which ones you want to keep. When you have unlimited storage on your phone or computer, it’s easy to snap a thousand photos and not think twice about it. But do you really need 500 shots of your cousin doing the Macarena? Probably not. By printing your photos, you’re forced to choose the best ones, the ones that truly capture the essence of your wedding day.
And if those reasons aren’t enough to convince you, let me hit you with some statistics:
- According to a survey by Professional Photographers of America, 42% of people between the ages of 30 and 44 will likely never print out any photos they take on their phones. That’s almost half of the population!
- In another survey by the same organization, 67% of people said they would feel devastated if they lost their digital photos, but only 33% said they regularly back them up. So not only are people not printing out their photos, they’re also not taking the necessary steps to protect them.
- And finally, a study conducted by the Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) found that the average lifespan of a digital photo is just 3-5 years. That’s right, folks. All those memories you’ve been storing on your phone or computer? They have a shelf life. But if you print them out, they can last for generations.
So there you have it, newlyweds. Print your damn photos. Don’t let those precious memories fade away into the digital abyss. Take the time to select the best ones, create an album or scrapbook, and display them proudly. Trust me, when you’re old and gray and your grandkids are asking about that one time you got drunk and danced on a table at your wedding, you’ll be grateful that you have physical proof to show them.
And let’s not forget about the beauty of printed photos. There’s something magical about seeing a well-crafted, high-quality print. The colors are more vibrant, the details are sharper, and the overall experience is more immersive. It’s a sensory experience that you can’t replicate with a digital screen.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking. “But Mr Mazur, printing photos is expensive!” And yeah, I get it. Weddings are already expensive as hell, and adding the cost of printing can feel like a burden. But here’s the thing: printing your photos doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of affordable options out there, from printing at your local drugstore to ordering prints online. And if you’re willing to spend a little more, you can get some truly stunning prints that will last a lifetime.
In conclusion, printing your photos after a wedding is essential. It ensures that you have a tangible record of that special day, allows you to showcase your memories in a way that digital copies can’t, and forces you to be selective about which photos you keep. And if you need any more convincing, just remember the statistics I shared earlier. Almost half of the population will likely never print out any photos they take on their phones, and the average lifespan of a digital photo is just 3-5 years. Don’t let your memories fade away into the digital abyss. Print your damn photos.