February 26, 2022
You’ve finished your family, newborn, or maternity photo shoot, you get the photos and love them, then they sit on your computer or a few of your favs become your Facebook profile picture. Does this sound like you? I’m a family photographer and I have even done this too. After you read this blog, my hope is that you’ll be inspired to go print your photos and enjoy them everyday.
I know, I know. I am guilty for keeping my family photos just on my computer or backed up on an external hard drive. Of course, keep your images backed up on a cloud service or thumb drive in case your prints are damaged. However, when you finally print them you will absolutely loved them. I did.
You know what was even better? My kids absolutely love seeing themselves on the walls framed and in albums. If anything, print your photos for your kids.
Children, even older kids, feel important when they see photos of themselves displayed in your home. They associate this with love and connection. It builds their self esteem and makes them feel apart of the family unit. Think of it as a visual reminder that there is love in your home.
Cathy Lander-Goldberg, a licensed clinical social worker and a professional photographer in St. Louis, Missouri says, “Displaying photos prominently in the home sends the message that our family and those in it are important to one another, and we honor the memories we have experienced.”
My parents have baby photos of my sister and I in the hallway and I still love seeing them and will stop to enjoy them from time to time. Further, we love looking at old family photos albums together.
Although there have been many positive things about how far we have come with technology and our phones, it is a double edged sword. What are we doing with all of those cell phone pics and professional family photos we invest in? The answer is not much.
We are in an era that is no longer printing photos and are relying a lot on all the digital aspects. Will that tangible history be gone and forgotten? Will you be able to always rely on cloud back up services?
Print your photos for future family generations, pass them down to your children as they grow and have them do that same with their families.
I lost my daughters first 5 months of her life that was photographed on my cell phone. I dropped a glass casserole dish on the face of my phone and my photos could not be retrieved. Unbeknownst to me, my phone was out of could storage and they didn’t get backed up. I was devastated and am still angry at myself for losing them.
I offer heirloom quality prints to the families I work with. So families have a variety of beautiful print products to choose from that are easy to order, print, and come directly to their home because I want them to have something tangible to cherish at the end of their photography experience with me.
Are you in the Vancouver Washington area and are looking for a family photographer? I would love to work with you and help you print your family photos. Contact me here!