Collecting Family Photo Albums | A Meaningful Practice

Growing up, my mom consistently made a photo album every year. My sister and I LOVED to look at them - noticing our similarities and differences through the years, giggling at our parents’ fashion choices, and sharing stories and memories…

I’m grateful that my parents had a practice of collecting family photo albums. Research shows that children who see photos of themselves with their family have improved confidence and sense of belonging. This is one of the reasons why I am passionate about family photography, and why I encourage my clients to display the photos from their session.

There are many options for displaying your photos, including framed prints which I love (read more about that here), but one of my favorite options is these gorgeous heirloom photo albums!

Each album is custom made using high quality materials, designed to last through many years of page-turning. They are available in a variety of colors, sizes, and materials, including linen, suede, leather, and velvet - something to fit with every decor style! Mix it up with several albums in different colors and textures for a cozy, eclectic style; or choose a uniform scheme for added elegance.

Display your albums on a shelf, coffee table, or side table. Your family and visitors will enjoy holding them in their hands, and flipping through as your reminisce about your special session!


Sarah Sidwell Photography is based in Nashville, Tennessee and specializes in wedding, newborn, baby, child, family, and lifestyle documentary photography. Areas of service include Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, Arrington, Spring Hill, Thompson Station, Bellevue, Belle Meade, Fairview, Leipers Fork, Hendersonville and more.

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