Our ultimate goal as wedding photographers and artistic story tellers is to capture your wedding day in a way that creates emotion from our brides and grooms. Most often, the first time we see those tears is when you're looking at your wedding pictures
for the first time on the screen of our laptop or your computer screen. That is, until now.
Last week we had an amazing experience and I'll try to paint the picture in words for you. We finalized Danielle & Brandon's wedding story
by posting over 1,200 wedding images
into their online gallery, created an 8 minute high definition slide show to music, and Deb ( blow-you-away-talented designer of wedding albums
) topped it off with an amazing wedding album pre-design.
We loaded all of the wedding images
on to an Apple iPad
- in well defined Albums (i.e. getting ready, ceremony, reception, etc.), loaded the slideshow in full 720p resolution, and added the wedding album pre-design on the iPad too. I also created a HD BluRay disc of the slideshow (the reveal tool - as you'll see). The plan was to meet up with Danielle & Brandon, both sets of parents, and some other interested family members last Friday evening at Danielle's folk's home (beautiful, btw). We couldn't wait.
It's so great having customers who are no longer customers, but friends who become fans. And by friends I mean people you'd welcome in your own home to spend an evening with over dinner. Deb and I work hard at building these friendships, friends who are fans, never again just customers!
So it was that we found ourselves in the living room of some of our favorite newest friends, eating dinner, talking, having a great time. And that's when it started. I took out the DVD and placed it into the BluRay player, pressed play, and for the next 8 minutes, we looked at the faces of 12-15 people, watching their emotion range from tears to grins to flat out laughter as they watched high definition memories unfold on the big screen. 8 minutes of them reliving their own memories of July 10, 2010. 8 minutes of emotion.
But I won't soon forget the next 20 minutes. I pulled out the iPad with the wedding album galleries on the screen and placed it in the hands of Danielle's dad (Tony), gave him a couple instructions, and sat back and watched. The rest of the crowd said "play it again!
" (referring to the DVD). I glanced over at Tony and saw something amazing. The rest of the clan was reliving the DVD, but not him; he's rifling (swiping) through the huge, crystal clear wedding images on the iPad's beautiful screen (rivaling print images), all while reliving his only daughter's huge day - again. This time in private; just he and the iPad Wedding Album Collection.
Then, without even showing him how, Tony started the wedding slideshow video on the iPad. The whole room stopped and looked over because the very same DVD slideshow they all just watched 3 times on the big screen is now playing on the iPad. Everyone got up and ran over to his chair in a kind of "you've-got-to-be-kidding
" posture, and watched it, again, in high resolution on the iPad - over Tony's shoulder. Tears, laughs, grins, it happened all over again. But this time you could see it starting to hit, a kind of "ah ha
" moment. I first saw it on Tony's face. That's when the "moment
" happened and it was defined in two words. He glanced up at me with a grin and said, "how much
Over the evening, four Wedding iPad Collection's were purchased, all for family members who realized the value and power of what this amazing device is. And the truly amazing thing, they weren't purchased to replace the leather albums already included in their wedding package. They knew you can't replace the beauty and class of an exquisite leather wedding album
that will become an heirloom and part of the legacy of the couple. The iPads were in addition to the printed wedding albums.
Tony, Deena, Tom, Cheryl, Danielle, & Brandon, thank you. For being open to accepting 21st century technology into of your big day. Deb and I promise you will NOT - ever
- be disappointed with that decision.
We love offering the iPad
for our phenomenal couples. And while NOTHING replaces a fine art leather Wedding album
, proudly displaying your amazing story of your wedding day on a device that screams cool is a tremendous way to relive your day - in style. And talk about portable? You can go ANYWHERE, and everywhere to proudly display your wedding story.
The iPad Wedding Album Collection:
It's your story set to music and displayed in a slideshow fashion in rich vivid color on the amazing new Apple iPad
. It's like your holding your wedding pictures in your hands while watching the events of your wedding day unfold on the brilliant screen.
And to top it all off, not only can you view and proudly display your wedding album, but we'll load ALL of your high resolution
wedding pictures on your iPad Wedding Album device - allowing you to create your own slideshows of your wedding pictures to proudly display on your coffee table or bookcase for a long time.
Contact us to check on availability and pricing... we can't wait to introduce you to the new iPad Wedding Album Collection
It's just another reason you're gonna cry happy tears when you see your wedding pictures from GrantDeb Photographers!