Every so often something terrible happens and you think to yourself, “What if that had happened to me?” An acquaintance of mine recently posted on Facebook about her computer crashing with little hope of recovery. Crappy situation, yes, but the part that felt like a rock in my stomach was all of the photographs she had stored on that computer, and only that computer, were now possibly gone forever.
Here comes the part where you want to cry over someone else’s lost memories and then, in a panic, realize you may be putting yourself at risk for the same occurrence. Unfortunately, as we have all experienced at some point, technology is not always reliable and things can happen.
I have trained myself over the years to be consistently moving pictures from my phone to organized folders and then backing them up to a cloud. Guess what – Get in the habit and it really is not that bad! I promise, when your phone suddenly will not turn on, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing those 20 images of your adorable sleeping puppy (I’m not the only one, right??) will be saved to look back on some day.
Your memories are priceless and no matter how silly some of those photos might seem, you will enjoy having them. Take a moment, get a backup hard drive, create a cloud-based account (Dropbox is a good source!) and start routinely putting your memories in multiple places.
Now we are going to go in a slightly different direction but stick with me here! If you have been to my home or worked with me before you know I am an advocate for printing your portraits. I can only speak for myself, but remember all those snapshots I told you I back up? How often do you think I actually enjoy any of them? I so rarely go through my digital albums! But the canvases from our wedding day, our beautiful wedding album, Laikyn’s newborn photo on display in her room? Well, those I see and enjoy every single day.
When you schedule a portrait session with us, I want to make sure you are provided with an above and beyond kind of experience. We will sit down to plan your session so your photographs not only reflect your style and personality, but that you will be receiving artwork to proudly display in your home where you, too, will enjoy it every single day. We travel to different events to find beautiful, heirloom pieces that suit different design styles because everyone is different. You can be guaranteed that when all is said and done, the investment you made in your session with us will be worth it.