Your Wedding Album

  • Published May 11th, 2018 by Ronald Ponkey Photography, LLC
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Your Legacy

Bridal clients tell professional photographers after their wedding "We do not need a Wedding Album."   Here’s my response: “A professional wedding album is not for you… it’s for the children and grandchildren you’re going to have” 


I was recently reminded of the immense value that a photo album holds while having breakfast at a local restaurant. At the next table were two brothers looking through a photo album, and of course, I couldn’t resist asking them about it. I learned that their Mom had curated this album, and that one of the brothers had never seen the photos! There were photos of them as infants, adolescents, in the military and many candid family photos.

The younger brother was getting emotional looking at the photos for 2 reasons:  1) he had never seen most of these photos, and 2) he was so appreciative of his Mom for caring enough to not only save EVERY photo of her boys since birth, but to create a photo album from them.

When you think about how the emotional value of photos increase exponentially over time, it seems like a no-brainer for your clients to order printed products from their Wedding.  

Imagine if the Mom who created this Wedding Album had digital files of all the wedding images…the likelihood of her children seeing them 70 years later is very small.

Future generations will not go through your digital storage devices to find your wedding photos.   Let’s face it, part of the fun of looking through an “old” album is experiencing the products from that era. Having a physical wedding photo album is the only way to truly preserve your memories in a way so that they can be passed down from generations to generation.

The hand crafted photo album cover was made with wood, and is still in great condition.   An album made with so much love is priceless. When you buy a professional Wedding Photo Album you aren’t buying an object. Rather, you’re buying your family’s first heirloom and preserving your family’s history.

So I now remind my bridal couples who selfishly say they do not need a Wedding Album: “it’s not for you….it’s for the children and grandchildren you’re going to have!”




Greektown Wedding

  • Published April 19th, 2018 by Ronald Ponkey Photography, LLC
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​Melissa and Anthony were married at the Greek Town Casino-Hotel - after the Wedding they celebrated their marriage with their bridal party in Greek Town for some fun shots!


20 Nontraditional Processional Songs for Your Wedding

  • Published February 3rd, 2018 by Ronald Ponkey Photography, LLC
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Can you imagine a wedding where the bride dances to the song “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC? Believe it or not, I once worked just such as wedding. Was the song choice an appropriate one? Not for most people. Do I still remember it many years later? Well, I think we’ve already answered that.

Are you thinking of processing down the aisle to something other than “Here Comes the Bride” or “Canon in D?” Here are some ideas for you:

1. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
2. “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” originally recorded by Elvis Presley
3. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
4. “Reign of Love” by Coldplay
5. “When You Say Nothing at All” by Allison Kraus
6. “I Do” by Marie Digby
7. “Magic” by Colbie Caillat
8. “The Luckiest” by Ben Fold
9. 10. “Grow Old with Me” by John Lennon
11. “At Last” by Etta James
12. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
13. “One and Only” by Adele
14. “I Want You to Know” by Zedd and Selena Gomez
15. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
16. “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
17. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
18. “All I Want is You” by U2
19. “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison
20. “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by the Mamas and the Papas “Love You Like That” by Canaan Smith