You probably take more photos than your mom, dad, and grandmother combined in their entire lives. Everyone can take great photos now thanks to the amazing technology at our fingertips. To me, that is incredible.
The problem is, that’s where it ends. Click, click click. Share, share, share.
Take a trip down memory lane with me:
I got married 5 years ago and my wedding photos were delivered on a CD. Totally acceptable. Fast forward 5 years and BOTH of my computers are without a disc drive.
5 Reasons You Need to Print Your Photos
1. Technology changes like the tides. One day you’ll wake up and your digital storage solutions will be outdated. Or worse, your drive will crash and all those memories will be gone forever.
2. There are apps for that. You can literally order photos on your iPhone through an app. You don’t even have to get off your couch.
3. The mundane moments matter. The way your kitchen looks right now. The clothes you’re wearing in a photo. Taking a walk in your neighborhood. Your kids and grandkids are going to want to see that. All these flickers of time we’re capturing every day matter. Because time goes by fast, and things change. You’re preserving moments in each photo. Don’t underestimate how important that is.
4. History. Yes, history is important. Thanks to printed photos of the past, historians and scientists can gather information about our world.
5. It’s the most affordable art for your walls.
PEOPLE. PLEASE PRINT YOUR PHOTOS. I’m not even talking to my brides right now (although, yes you should print your wedding photos)…I’m talking to photographers, to moms, to my friends, to YOU. You are crazy to keep these photos locked on some digital device…I promise you will regret that.
It took me a while to get my sh*t together, but so far in 2015 I’ve printed over 200 photos. And yes, there are pics of my kitchen, and my living room, and my christmas tree, and my fire-pit, and my dogs because those moments matter. I can’t wait to show them to my kids and grandkids one day. Now my only problem is figuring out a storage solution for all these prints!