When I was young my dad would use our tiny bathroom in our one bedroom flat to develop film photographs. These were snapshots of our family which got put carefully in an album. The album still excited today and to my embarrassment comes out once in a while when I am back home. These are the memories of my childhood. My sister has an album and there is one for me too.
Fast forward to my children and I have to admit that I am just in the midst of creating a baby album for my second child. Tom is two and a half and has no album yet .. shocking considering that I am a photographer! Don’t you think?
The best part about albums is that is it becomes a tangible memory for us. It is one of the main reasons why we became photographers ourselves. Being able to witness a family make time to come together for a photoshoot, gets us emotional inside and we just want it to be able to last forever for them.
Even though photos are more easily taken these days with smartphones, we don’t seem print photos as much as we used to. We do post them on social media to update friends and families what we’ve been up to lately, by sharing what we have eaten to sharing beautiful moments with the family. Aside from that, it is also good to “archive” the photos in the social media platforms as a back up just in case the computer crashes or we lose our phone. The only back up left is the preview resolution of those stored in social media. Social media is known to be notorious in compressing the image so they save some space by allowing you to use the platform for free. When you need it, and when it is time to print, the compressed resolution images looks good from far… but it is far from good once you see it up close!
So here are our top 3 reasons why we feel printing photos are important:
1. It becomes a tangible memory
A printed photo becomes something our future kids can touch and look closely into. It’s displayed, its on the wall, its on the desk, its inside the album. You don’t need to search through the various files, folders and deep archives to find the images that you took years ago in the computer. Its there! Printed and hung on the wall or compiled in an album.
Enjoy your photos every day you when you walk past where the images are being displayed.
2. It ties people to places, experiences and emotions
When we look at the image taken the first time, we might notice things like how we used to look. But as time passes, what we get to see are the moments, the emotions, and the experiences that we had with people that was with us.
Our world is so fast-moving and there isn’t time to look for the images in our phones or our laptops; have it there ready every time and its great to just stop and re-live those moments…
3. It strengthens us
Some people place photo frames on their work-desks, some along the walls of their house, just to remind them of who we are and the people who have made the person we are today… and that even when we have bad days, we will always have our family behind us and in our hearts to push us through in life.
Our vision in Cayman as photographers is always to help families preserve their memories.
Memories is an essential part of us.
Memories brings people closer together.
Memories grows the love stronger.
We will always strive for that no matter how fast the digital world is changing. That is the reason that at Janet Jarchow Photography we include printed products in our packages. Click here to see some fun family photo sessions.
If you need ideas on how to turn your digital copies to tangible photos, do let us know and we can work with you.
Or are you thinking of buying a personal and lasting gift for your loved ones to remind him/her of the milestone in their life? We have gift vouchers available that can be personalised to include your personal message and the recipient’s name.