Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I have been shooting weddings, professionally, for over fourteen years. In my early days, I’d do what we called a “shoot a hand over”. Pop out the film (yep, film) hand the canisters to the coordinator and call it a day. Things have changed a lot since then. Now at the end of an event, I can walk away with anywhere between 500 and 3,000 digital images. Modern broadband makes delivering a couple hundred photos easy, via the web. But an all-day event yields way more than “a couple hundred” shots and in those cases I need a simple and reliable way to get those images from my computer to yours. Since CDs and DVDs have gone the way of the Dodo, one of the best ways to deliver a large number of images now is a USB drive.
The USB drives you’ll find at Costco or your local office store aren’t always the most attractive things in the world. And they definitely won’t stand out on your desk, so that you can differentiate between your wedding photos and that other flash drive with next week’s spreadsheets on it. And lets face it, part of this whole business is about capturing beauty… the beauty of love, the beauty of your wedding’s decor, the flowers, the gowns, the food, the cocktails, the laughter and most of all the scenery—which here in Hawaii is unparalleled. I wanted a solution that matched up to the whole experience of a wedding in Hawaii.
After shopping around for a while, my team and I found USB Memory Direct. They have a wonderful selection of products with materials ranging from metal to plastic to leather; they even have a super cool Cryptic drives. To coincide with the abundant natural beauty of Hawaii, it made perfect sense to go with a natural Bamboo finish, customized with my logo. The drives are perfect for our aesthetic with simple, clean lines and a lovely wood tone.
I could have found a similarly styled drive from almost anywhere, but I’m thankful that I went with USB Memory Direct because their customer service is truly top-notch! When we received a faulty batch they went the extra mile to make things right. After a phone call with them to figure out how to proceed, their sales manager, Hector personally tested each one, in the replacement batch, to make sure that they all worked 100%. Then he sent us a hand written letter thanking us for our business. Its touches like this that will insure that we use this company for all our USB needs.