Keeping Your Wedding Photos Safe: How to Preserve and Store Wedding Pictures
Want to make sure your wedding memories last? Try these tips for storing your wedding photos
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Dear Valley bride: I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s album! Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since she got married. Whether you’re putting your own album together or you’ve hired a photographer, all current album-making materials should be acid-free, which helps keep the colors and brightness intact. (If you’re the DIY-type, make sure the lab you use to process the photos has clean developing chemicals.) Reputable labs provide fresh materials, but others re-use their chemical solutions; this degrades the photos. Definitely take advantage of your photographer’s warranties.
- Store your album flat on its back to keep the binding intact
- Keep it away from heat or humidity — a climate-controlled environment is best. Heat and humidity can warp and buckle your photos, rendering them unsalvageable
- And most importantly, keep your fingers and hands off the pages! Even a little moisture or grease can damage the photos
Hope these tips help! Here’s to long-lasting memories.