Hi everyone! As the year comes to an end I have a quick question for you. Have you backed up your wedding DVDs? Why? Well you know that guy (the guy who makes me paranoid)… Murphy? He’d love to scratch the DVD of your treasured wedding photos (I know, he’s not very nice). DVDs have another drawback. They’re round and kind of shaped like a frisbee. In addition to that they’re also shiny. Picture this, it’s a bright Saturday morning, the sun is shinning through the window. You decide to look at some of your wedding photos when just as you’re about to put the DVD in the drive when your beloved family member “Fido” (soon to be renamed “Mud”) sees a nice round shiny frisbee and snatches it from your hands!!! By the time you realize what’s just happened, Fido has slobbered all over your DVD and is on his way to find your spouse to play a nice game of tug-o-war! OK, that’s a little far fetched (no pun intended… really, OK…. stop groaning already) but in all seriousness accidents do happen, even the unthinkable such as a fire or other natural disasters.

One of the nice things about having your images on DVD is that you can make a backup copy. Most computers and laptops now come equipped with DVD burners. If you don’t have one they’re relatively inexpensive costing only about $40 for a really nice internal drive that can replace your existing CD drive or around $70 for an external USB model. Check to see what software is included as you’ll need something like Nero on the PC or Toast on the Mac. My favorite spots to buy electronics are online at NewEgg or Zip Zoom Fly. I’d suggest making at least one backup copy and keeping it at a different location than your original. That ensures that in the case of a theft, fire, or other unfortunate situation that your wedding images will still be safe.

If you have any questions about purchasing a drive and copying your DVDs please feel free to give me a call and I’ll do my best to help you out. Alternatively if you don’t feel confident with making a copy, DVDs are available for $75 which include a printed DVD and a leather folio case (call me first though, it’s really not that hard to make your own backups).

Cheers, Joe