Each picture you snap with your phone or your photographer captures is a moment that is captured forever. For so many people these precious moments are stuck on a hard drive, shared on social media or uploaded to a disc and then forgotten.
Your family photographs, your son's graduation from kindergarten, your daughter's first ballet recital and the first day of high school are photos of a time that are important to us. We take these photos with our iphones because the moments are special.
Some photos are a perfect for just sharing what's happen in the moment on social media, others should be put into an album to be taken out and enjoyed for special occasions. And the most special moments should be made on archival print and framed for enjoyment each and every day!
I love Facebook's memory feature and Timehop to remind us of our moments that happened over the years, but we won't be showing our grandkids photos on the Facebook app or a USB. Digital is not forever. Your printed photos displayed on your wall and album will last a lifetime. A question I often get from my clients after they receive their proofing gallery is, "I LOVE them ALL! How will I ever decide which to print?"
1. Is there an emotional response when you see the picture? Some photos capture the innocence of childhood or irresistible expressions. These are the pictures that evoke our deepest and authentic feelings. These are the photographs that need to be printed and placed on your walls.
2. Does the photo capture a special and enduring event? Graduations, weddings, birthdays, the first day of college; these memories hold meaning from a once in a lifetime event.
3. What is the quality of the picture? It is important that the photographs are not out of focus, blurry or they may not translate well after it is printed. (This is particularly true if you intend to print a larger size photo.)
I can honestly say I've never regretted having a print of a favorite memory to hold in my hand or to see on my wall every day.
How about you? Are you a lover of printed photographs?