Digital, digital, digital....I get this question all of the time as a Happy Valley photographer. Why can't I just have all of my digital files? I have to admit I thought about it when I first started my business and I do offer packages that are a mixture of both digital files and prints. It is upon delivering the final wall art, prints, or albums that truly makes me my thrilled with my job. Knowing that I am giving my customers something they will truly treasure and I love seeing their face when they see the final product. I just can not get that with a digital file.
Let me ask you this...when was the last time you took out that old CD Rom or flashdrive and looked at your family, wedding, or high school senior photos? Did you have the best of intentions of creating an album or ordering prints when you received them? I know I always did. Oh wait, does your current computer even have a CD Rom drive? Or what about your old computer...has it ever crashed and burned taking your treasured photos with it? The forms of digital delivery have changed so much over the years. But then there is print.
Print products are forever. Tangible. Hanging on the wall to make you to smile. Reminding you of that special moment or significant time in your life, your child's life, or a treasured loved one. I love curling up on the couch with my kiddos with a cup of tea, and thumbing through our family session photo albums. They delight in seeing themselves and us in the photos. I know the family heirlooms that I have created will be around for generations to come and it means a lot to me that my girls will be able to share them with their families one day.
Lori Best - mother, wife, and photographer.