How to Ensure Your Wedding Photos Last

Photographs from your wedding day will bring back memories of some of the happiest moments of your life, and it is natural that you will want to show them to your friends and family, as well as take the opportunity to look through them yourself and re-live your big day as often as possible.

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Scrolling through digital images on your computer or phone is convenient, but it’s still difficult to beat the experience of flipping through a photo album or digging out a precious box of photographs from under your bed.

As with everything, printed photographs are susceptible to wear, but here are a few tips that will ensure your precious photographs will last, leaving you free to continue looking at them whenever without worrying about causing damage.

The Printing Process

Professional photographs from a high-quality Hampshire wedding photographer, such as those from, should be printed on the finest paper using premium archival inks. If investing in an album from your photographer is something you are interested in, enquiring about their printing technique and asking to see some examples will give you an idea of what you can expect.

Safely Storing Your Photographs

Sunlight, heat, humidity and pollution can all have detrimental effects on printed photographs. Arranging your images into albums with protective sleeves is one of the best storage methods, and flipping through a well-organised album also makes looking back on those wonderful memories even more enjoyable.

If you need some tips for organising and storing your digital files, this Guardian article provides some detailed pointers, including investing in two hard drives so that you always have a back-up if one fails.

Displaying Your Images

Copies of your favourite photographs can brighten and add personality to your home. High-quality frames with glass panels will protect the image from humidity and exposure to air, and keeping them out of direct sunlight will help to mitigate the risk of colour fading. Always make sure to keep a printed back-up and a digital copy of your favourite images so that should any accidental damage occur or you experience the loss of an image during a move or whilst renovating your home, you will be able to make another copy and treasure those precious wedding day memories forever.

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