Why Professional Photography?
Allow me a few moments to share my love of photography with you. As an avid history buff, photography helps add color, texture and dimension to a story in a way that words cannot always tell. It adds another angle to the stories that are told with words.
Have you ever been going through the family photo album and you found that picture of one of your loved ones from years past, and marveled at how they looked? You looked at the picture closely to see whether you have any features like that loved one, or you finally see what everyone has told you all your life — you look just like (insert name here)! That happened to me, and is really one of the reasons why I love photography so much. From the time I was a small child, people told me that I looked like my mother. I saw pictures of my mother as a young woman, and I was very flattered (once I grew up) … I couldn’t see it as a child. Judge for yourself.
Or, if you weren’t blessed to have camera friendly family members for whatever reason, did you wonder what your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members looked like? What physical traits did they pass down to you? This fascinates me to this day.
Oh No, I Dropped My Phone!
It has been said that this current generation of people will be the most photographed generation in history…..but with the fewest tangible memories (prints, photo albums, books, wall art, etc.) to prove it. Special moments with grandparents, baby’s first steps, a snaggle-tooth smile, all captured on your camera on your cellphone — until it dies before you got around to backing up those special images, or on a floppy disk (who even knows what those are anymore?) or CD (hand raised ….guilty), and your computer no longer uses this technology. Digital technology is changing so fast it is almost impossible to maintain, and your storage mode(s) have failed. Unfortunately, most people never get around to printing their special memories to share with the family today and tomorrow.
Photography That Tells YOUR Story
When you book time with a professional photographer, you are being intentional about preserving your memories. Photography lets you remember key moments in time. I know I am biased, but history has shown us that printed photographs LAST!
Photography tells your story. You are also showing your love of yourself, your family, and and how much you value your very personal history. It is a gift that you can share with your grandchildren, family and friends, both now and in the future. As a huge history buff, I value my family photos so much more now that I can share them with my nieces and nephews, who never got to meet my father (their grandfather), or my grandparents (their great-grandparents). I never met my dad’s mother, but I treasure the one photograph that I have of her. It is deeply humbling, but also empowering to me to think that my work may one day help tell a client’s story to their descendants. Ensure that your special moments in time can last longer than a cellphone image (even though those are important too!)
PRINT YOUR STORY!!!!