I know, I know, y’all hear me say this until I’m blue in the face: exist in photographs. But what does that really mean? Selfies are great for social media. iPhone snaps are lovely to scroll through as you wait in line. Those images are great, they serve a purpose, and they matter.
How are they preserved? If you lost your phone, your computer crashed, or (GASP) Facebook disappeared tomorrow, what would you have left?
Are the images of professional quality, thoughtfully styled and arranged to your taste and personality? Is there more of you visible than just your face and anything else you can squeeze into a selfie? Is there a healthy mix of candid and camera-aware, snapshots and portraits?
One day, your children will come looking for photographs of you. What will they find?
If the questions above are causing a bit of a panic, not to worry! In this three-part blog series, I’m going to deep dive into the below topics:
1. When, why, and how often a family should consider being professionally photographed
2. The importance of printing those images in a way that is archival
3. How to safely archive and backup digital images
Talk to ya soon!