Motherhood (parenthood, really) and the lure and magic of printed photographs
As I sit here reflecting on being a mother of 3 who are growing up very quickly, and thinking about redefining my business (with a possible re-brand) and in all of this I came across this post from the Washington Post that really gave me all the feels. For all the new moms & dads, and parents-to-be, this is a great wee read to pull at the heart strings:
And I have been reflecting on my business as it grows and how I'd like to serve my clients better.
genealogical history and it really hit home that THIS would not be possible from a hard drive or USB. Who knows how long this has remained hidden for years in a drawer, possibly to be brought out from time to time to admire. Surely a hard drive would have failed/been lost/no longer be a viable piece of hardware from literally over 100 years ago (of course if computers had been around 100 years ago, but you get my drift). I myself, have photos from 2007-2009 on CD and DVD and do not even have a CD or DVD reader any longer. I have photos on hard drives, USB's and have lost photos in computer crashes, The ONLY way to keep these photos as something tangible, to see and hold in the future is with quality printed photographs. Digital files are great to have and they have their place in today's world, but a printed photograph is really the only way to keep these memories as something to pass down for your kids and their kids to look back on, a little piece of their history.
With my business, every full session has always come with some printed photos for exactly this reason. But I think it's time to bring back more printed options, to fall in love with photographs...physical photographs on your wall, in albums, in frames. I think this will be my focus with all my sessions going into 2023.