When you were little did you love looking at photos and photos albums, especially if they were older pictures of your parents?
There’s just something about flipping through a photo album or sorting through a stack of prints, a feeling that you don’t get when looking at a computer screen. If you need a photo for something it’s a lot easier to look through prints because they are usually organized chronologically and in one spot. Have you ever tried to find specific photos on your computer? It’s nearly impossible unless you have an impeccable process and are super organized (and keep up with your system).
If you have a well organized digital photo process, please tell us your secret. I’ve yet to find the perfect system.
One of my big projects for 2019 is to organize and print all of my digital photos. Why? Because I believe we should have physical copies of our memories. I want to pick up an album, flip through the pages, and laugh (or cry) at the moments of my life. I’ve found this to be even more important since my dad died. Looking through photos was healing. It was difficult at first I started to look at photos and would just start crying but it became easier when we could all look together and reminisces about the occasion or our goofy clothes or hair.
It was so much easier to go through prints. For more recent photos we had to look through our computer files, phone albums, and Facebook to find them. And then, of course, we had to send them out for same day printing (and some of the photos came back awful). I wish I had started printing my digital photos years ago when I first really thought about the importance of prints and how much I miss looking through albums. I would have been able to use prints from my favorite lab over whatever we could use quickly.
You never know when you’ll need a photo. Or want to look back at photos of a loved one you’ve lost. Sure, you can bring those photos up online. But you know what? It’s not the same as holding a photo in your hands. You feel so much closer to your loved ones when you can physically hold something with them in it rather than looking at a computer screen. It feels much colder and distant than a print.
Take the photo, organize/back up on your computer then print it and love it! Not sure where to get prints done? My favorite place is MPix. I use them for all of my personal photos. Costco would be my second choice but please check out MPix first.
Interested in a family documentary session to get professional photos and prints? Contact me today. You don’t want to miss out on all those little moments because someday will be too late.