Do you print your photos? We hire professional photographers because we realize how quickly our family grows and changes and we want beautiful portraits to tell our story in a way we wouldn't be able to do otherwise. But how often do those photos get downloaded and stored on the computer, or placed into a drawer on a USB for who knows how long until we have the time to print them. If they sit there long enough, you might find that USB is no longer working, or the computer has crashed, or they were transferred from one device to another and now can't be found. Sadly, sometimes those photos are lost forever. Why hire a photographer if you aren't ever going to do anything with the images?
I have fond memories as a child of my family, sitting on the couch looking through boxes full of printed photos of our early childhood, reminiscing and reliving our journey, wondering why in the world my mother let me go out in public dressed like that! When visiting my grandparents, we would flip through old photo albums of my parents when they were little and listen to the stories of each adventure. Seeing the nostalgic look on the storytellers face as they relive a special day is so much easier to connect to when there are photographs to go along with the stories. There is something about holding a photograph in your hands. It connects you physically to the feelings of a time and place that an image on a screen can’t replace. That’s why printing your photos is so important. It is a tangible link to your most cherished memories.
In this digital age, we are taking significantly more photos than ever before. Yet, almost all of those photos are never printed. Instead, they remain in digital form, stored in technology that will likely become obsolete, crash, or corrupt, causing us to permanently lose those precious photos. Photos that document our life aren’t just for us. They are for our children, our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren. They are part of our legacy. If we never print our photos, there is a good chance they won't be available to hand down to the future generations. Build a lasting legacy for your family with printed photos that are made to last for generations.