Raise your hand if you had that one grandparent or great grandparent who, when you walk into their living room had at least one wall covered in family pictures.....Are you smiling to yourself remembering it? I know I am!
When any of my grandparents pull out those old photo albums, I can just sit for hours looking through them, pulling out pictures with illegible handwriting on the back of them, asking who everyone is and trying to recognize family who have passed on many years ago. And it's not just me! It's my kids too!
There is just something about being in the moment, curling up on the couch with a photo album on your lap or everyone sitting at the kitchen table pouring through these memories together.
Don't get me wrong, the digital world is amazing! We've come leaps and bounds since the days of 35mm film. We can take and share digital images with just few simple clicks of a button or swipe of a screen. But how many of those images do you actually have a physical print of? My guess....Not many. I'm very guilty of this!
Technology is forever changing. From floppy disks, to CD's, to USB's. Gone away are floppy disks and most computers do not even come equipped with a CD drive anymore. If you think about it, the only pictures you will leave your children or grandchildren with might be stored on a medium that they can't even easily access. How then will they share these memories with other generations?
Having a tangible picture in print, is one of the most meaningful ways that you can enjoy photography.
A picture isn't just a picture....It tells a story. A story of how you lived, where you came from, how you felt, how you loved. You aren't capturing a moment and preserving the moment for today, but instead for tomorrow, for your children and your children's children. Passing down memories of your story.
Because this is important to me and hopefully to others. I want to make the memories I capture for you easy and convenient for you to print. To share with your loved ones now and many years from now.
With every online gallery there will be the option to conveniently order prints directly from your gallery.
You will still be able to download your digital images and have the choice to print them anywhere you'd like. But I also wanted to add this feature to make printing easier for you!
Thank you to those who took the time to read this post!