In my previous blog, I talked about how I got into photography and about all of the photos I have saved in albums, boxes and on hard-drives.
I sometimes wonder where all of my photos will end up–in a landfill, an antique store?? I always wonder why there are always a bunch of family photos in antique stores. Didn’t anyone in their family want them (or even know about them)?? Makes me sad. And because I don’t have children of my own, I’m afraid that’s where mine will end up. Although I have a wonderful stepdaughter who is now 20, I seriously doubt she will want to keep my thousands of photos and albums. I’m posting a photo of some old family photos taken YEARS ago! I cherish these old photos of our family and ancestors.
I am so happy that I am now taking photos of other families. I hope they will be passed down from generation to generation. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been fascinated, looking at those old, fading photos of my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents when they were children.
I am what is called a “shoot and share” photographer. I don’t sell individual images, but try to give clients all of the images from a session I determine to be acceptable. I realize I may not know what the client will like the most. Clients can choose which ones to download, print, share or save (look under my tab that says PASS galleries for more information about that).
I think it is so important to have photos you can cherish and pass down to future generations. Skip the local, discount store photo studios with the backdrops and over-posed shots. And, although you probably take your own photos for posterity, try to make sure your photos are in focus! Please contact me if I can help you create some wonderful heirlooms and memories.