Digital Images Are Important! Or, I’m Lucky to Have My Digital Images from MY Wedding!

 © Nicole Bradshaw Photography 2018; Why Digital Images are Important; Albuquerque, New Mexico Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Justin and I will be celebrating our 9th anniversary this April 24th, and every day I am reminded of a reason I’m grateful to have married my best friend. Our ceremony took place at the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel, and our reception took place in Ballroom C of the College Union Building. 

Like every bride, I found my perfect dress, I had my girls by my side, the food was decent, and it was an absolutely beautiful day. But my absolute favorite decision was to hire my photographer (pretty ironic, huh? 😆). I chose to hire Kevin’s Photography here in Albuquerque, and almost 10 years later, I still think it was one of the best decisions I could have made (the other was my DJ). BUT, at the time, including digital image files was not something that was done. I had asked for them, but it wasn’t something I could get at the time. 

Luckily, because of Kevin’s wonderful backup system, I recently found out that I can now purchase my digital image files from him. It got me to thinking, though. What would I have done if I wasn’t able to get my files? How would I feel? How can I use my lesson for the benefit of my clients?  

Well, I would have been immensely dissapointed, and I would have treasured my wedding album even more if I couldn’t get those files. And, as for your benefit, well I realized that I need to explain the value of having your digital images.  

In my wedding collections, my clients automatically receive ALL of the final fully-edited digital images for download. You are automatically getting something that- just a few years ago- I wasn’t granted. That means that you have the ability to share your images on Social Media, to get inexpensive prints made to cut up for scrapbooking, to use in digital frames, or for anything else you may imagine (as long as you don’t re-edit them). You get to enjoy having every one of your final images all the time- something I’ve been limited in doing because I could only fit so many images in my album. I would have gladly paid an additional fee to my photographer if it meant that I could have those files 9 years ago, rather than waiting until now. 

I can tell you that I paid right around $2,200.00 for Kevin’s services 9 years ago- and didn’t get my digitals. I hope this sheds a bit of light on the value of my collections.