How to Properly keep your Wedding Photos Stored

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It’s so exciting to finally get your weddings photos back from your wedding photographer. You wait so many weeks to receive them. Unless if you’re one of our clients. (We give them back in less than 6 weeks!) Of course you download them all to your laptop but do you know how to keep your Wedding Photos properly stored? 

How many places should you keep your wedding photos stored in?

Keeping your photos in three safe places is optimal for saving them for years to come. The first location should be on a hard drive. Stored in a hard drive case. The second spot could be on a “cloud” Google photos, Dropbox, BackBlaze, are all great options. The third great spot for a hard drive to be located is at your parents or a friends house. This is so that if something were to happen in your home your hard drive at the other location would be completely safe.

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Tips for ensuring they’re around for your grandchildren to see. 

– Keep all of the hard drives, SD cards, or flash drives in a fireproof & waterproof box or case

– Print your photos. Order a heirloom, order prints and make your own album, or just keep loose prints in a safe place (it isn’t the best idea but does work if family or friends want a loose print to frame.)

– If you do order a heirloom or coffee table album it is a great conversation piece for when you have guests over.

– Download your photos at “full high resolution.” 

– Do the process above of having three locations where the photos are stored right after you receive your online gallery link. A lot of wedding photographers contracts state that they are not liable for photos after the wedding or sometimes one year after they were taken. Just be safe do it when you get them!

Click here to read about Faith’s “Why” and the reason she became a Detroit Wedding Photographer!

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