My friend got me a photo album a couple of years ago to fill up with my experiences, memories, friends and family and I have almost filled it up entirely. I printed out about 50-60 photos from the last 3 years and I love looking back at the memories! I absolutely love being able to have the album as a way of printing my photos and viewing them differently than on a computer or phone. I tell the story of when I used to visit my grandfather in California I always wanted to look through his photo albums because there are hundreds if not thousands of photos of the way my family grew up. There are photos of my mom and her sisters when they are infants!
These photos are amazing to see and it gives me a way to learn about my family. I now offer family albums as a service to compliment your family session so that you can have something extra to take away from your session. I’ve written this blog post to talk about reasons why you should print your photos from your session in this blog post called…
5 important reasons to print your family photos
1. they don’t take up much room
In this example I wanted to talk about an album as a way to show off your family. This album is a 10x8 photo album that can lay nicely on your coffee or side table. It doesn’t take up much room and it’s also amazing to have right there next to where you’re sitting. I printed out about 100 5x7 photos and to be honest it can be a daunting task to organize them in order and put them in the album slots and start all over if you accidentally made a mistake with how you wanted to view the photos. Viewing and organization should never be daunting - let your photographer design your album! The albums that I offer are very nice to the touch and it is not a bulky item. In fact, it will fit nicely in your bag!
2. It’s tangible and you can feel it with your hands
One of the things I love about ordering prints and family albums is being able to touch it, turn the pages of the album, and feel the beauty of an image. It sounds silly but it definitely makes a difference when you can touch and feel artwork.
3. The images look better than a phone screen
Let’s be real - I’m a huge fan of using my phone to take photos. It’s super convenient. But it can get limiting when that’s the only place you can look to see photos. And your phone screen is smaller than a 5x7 photo! Let’s print your photos so you can look at your beautiful family outside of that little hand held device!
4. You have something to pass down to family members
Prints, albums, and artwork are all examples of ways to pass down memories to your family. I still have photo albums from high school and college and I don’t plan on getting rid of them anytime soon. I have albums from the last couple of years as an end-of-year review and I love looking through them. If you order prints and albums you have something tangible to pass down to family.
5. to remember the insignificant details
Photo albums can store quite a few images. As your photographer I take the time to place images from your family session in a way that makes sense. I include a variety of images from your session and put it all together to tell your story. There are small details I include such as him resting his head on your shoulder and the way you touched the side of her face to calm her down. I want these images to make you feel an emotion and I want you to remember how those details that seem so insignificant be significant to your family.
How do you want to tell your family’s story? I’m booking newborn and family sessions in the Washington DC and Atlanta areas.
Please contact me to book your session!