How it all began..
When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was look through photo albums. As I turned through the pages, I was filled with curiosity. Who were these people, and more importantly, what is their story? My favorite place in the world as a child was my grandma’s house. She lived in a log cabin in the woods, which was known for it’s circular gravel driveway, an overabundance of chain-smoking, and an incredible wall of family history. When you first walked through the door, you’d hear a bell ring, and then as you turned the corner, you saw a wall full of framed photographs. It was like a piece of history, and each and every person on that wall had a legacy that lived on. When I was at my grandma’s alone, I could almost always be found with an ice-cold cup of chocolate milk, snuggled into the couch with a warm blanket and a photo album.
I’ve recently made the switch from solely providing digital files to my clients, to offering the beautiful goodness shown above. I made this decision because wanted to offer my clients more. See, I’ve found as a mom life gets busy. You can have every intention of getting those photos printed, but before you know it, your images are just sitting in a dark, lonely drawer. How sad is that?! I’m a firm believer that if an image isn’t printed, it doesn’t exist. Why do I feel that way? Just think, what if all you have is that USB and it gets damaged? Your images would be gone, and I can say with certainty that you don’t want that. Also, I’ve always believed that printed photographs are much prettier than USB’s, but maybe that’s just me. :)
Friends, I’ve noticed that each year technology creates something new. Vinyl turned to cassettes, cassettes turned to CD’s, CD’s turned to digital streaming, and who knows what’s coming next. The same progression is happening in the photography world. Technology is wonderful, and I absolutely want you to have access to your digital images, but there’s one big problem with only getting digital files. Young children no longer have access to photo albums to look through. They don’t have the opportunity to ask questions about their ancestors because they don’t have anything tangible to know them by. I want to offer these beautiful heirlooms to all my clients so that the practice of turning through the pages of the past doesn’t die with our generation. Our kiddos deserve more than just the digitals, and so do you.