Why do I want to help you not only print your photos but create heirloom artwork of your family? As a maternity, newborn, and family portrait photographer, I don’t just tell your family’s story through photographs, I preserve your images in beautiful ways that will withstand the test of time. I strongly believe your photographs are meant to be printed so you can hold on to them forever.
Technology is ever evolving and changing. When I first started my photography journey over 15 years ago, it was common to save galleries on CD’s. That quickly transitioned into sending out USB’s to clients. And now sending digital galleries is the quickest and easiest way to share images.
But what should you do with those digital images once you receive them? I always advise my clients to backup their images in at least two places. I think it is smart to have your images backed up in the cloud as well as on an external hard drive.
However, I also encourage you to print your photos. Printing your photographs on archival paper that will withstand the test of time.
I am participating in a blog circle this month and am sharing a link to another amazing photographer in Minneapolis! Be sure to check out her link at the end of this blog post.
What does archival mean?
Archival means it is used on materials that are designed to be archived and last for at least 70 years. When using archival materials for photographs, your images become heirloom quality products that you can hand down to your children and grandchildren.
So, why do I care about helping you print your photos & create heirloom artwork of your family?
I remember being a kid and spending hours in the basement of my family’s home, sifting through our family photos. I loved looking through the memories that we created together. The moments that told our family’s story.
I looked through my parents’ wedding album over and over again, gushing over how cute and young they looked. Wondering what it was like at their wedding, admiring the beautiful (although very dated) dresses.
I poured over photo books from my first vacation with my family to Canada when I was two and still in a stroller. I still remember one particular photograph of my three older siblings crowded around me in my stroller, all of us wearing matching teal green Canada t-shirts with big smiles on our faces. Images from our first vacation to Disney World. Four year old me in a Minnie Mouse shirt and clutching a stuffed Minnie in my arms. Each photo jogging memories of our family. I could relive all of these moments through the power of printed photographs.
I know how special it was for me to have these images to look through as a child. It gave me a sense of belonging. I knew I had a place in my family unit and I was reassured by all of the fun memories that we created together.
So, when I became a professional maternity, newborn, and family photographer I knew it was important to me to help you create beautiful heirloom artwork for your family to enjoy over and over again. Your children are going to love looking through these beautiful memories you all created together.
Many families already struggle with the amount of time they spend on screens. Having a printed photo album on the coffee table or bookshelf can provide a tangible way for you to connect and share memories.
Having family photographs placed throughout the home can also build your children’s self-esteem.
According to Jaclyn Gulotta, Ph.D., a licensed mental health counselor and owner of Dr. Jaclyn, The Counseling Professional, LLC private practice who says, “When children grow up seeing photos of themselves proudly displayed around their home, it says to them, ‘I am a valuable and important member of my family. I matter.’”
So, let me help you take ‘print your photos’ off your to-do list. When we work together, you’ll get beautiful heirloom albums and fine art wall pieces that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.
Keep going to see some examples of the kind of heirloom artwork pieces I can help you create for your family.
Check out these other helpful blog posts + view more of my work:
- Portland Family Photos | Outdoor Milestone Session
- Summer Outdoor Family Photos | Portland, OR
- Documenting Baby’s First Year
Remember to check out this post about Motherhood Photography by Michele Quattrin. She’s sharing some great information about the benefits of Motherhood photography and even what to wear!