I want to start this blog out with a question ... do you enjoy looking at pictures of your parents, grandparents, hell maybe even your great grandparents? Let me guess the pictures are a little tattered and frayed but have been carefully preserved - possibly in an album - and passed down to each generation in the hopes of keeping those memories alive. I want you to think about how you feel when you are holding those pictures looking into the faces of your past.
Now, I want you to look forward 50 years. I don't know how old that makes you but I will be 83. I want you to imagine your grand children or even your great grandchildren coming up to you asking what you looked like when you were young, what their parents looked like as kids and imagine having to say to them " well I had thousands of pictures on my phone but that technology is long gone so sorry". Do you want to know what will NEVER go away? Real physical prints! Those prints are something that you can cherish in your home on your walls as the art work of your life. Then you have something physical to pass down to give your kids and they can show their kids, etc. I know this seems far off and you're reading this thinking I am crazy but do you remember when the Kindle was released and everyone was like, "say goodbye to paper books". That was in 2007 and it is 2020, I just finished reading a hard cover book from the library and enjoyed every second of it.
Check out this gorgeous family from a recent session, now click through their images. Are they beautiful pictures of a loving family, absolutely! But think about how these would look grouped together on a wall, imagine standing in front of them looking into that sweet boys eyes. We are a goldfish culture so when we are online we click through pictures, hit like almost instinctively and move on to the next. However; if they are right in front of you on a wall you can't help but linger and feel their love.
Digital images are very important, I absolutely see the merit in them which is why I am all inclusive and you receive your entire digital gallery with the purchase of your session. I know how awesome it is to put some up on social media and share them with my family and friends across the globe. I just like to take it a step further; a service I offer but don't advertise much is "In Person Sales". What that means is after your session is complete and my editing process is done we will meet up and go through the images together. I will help you select which ones will make beautiful large scale prints, which ones together create a cohesive series for a wall gallery, or even put them together into a session album. Do you live in the greater Destin area? Are you thinking of hiring me for your next family photo shoot? Well let me know if you're interested in assistance choosing which of your gorgeous images you should print because again I say, physical prints will never go out of style! Click below to get in touch and we can figure out a good timeline for your next family session! Hook Me Up!