Updated: Dec 13, 2019
Why Printing Your Pictures Is So Important
I’m willing to bet you have used your phone to take a picture of your family this week.
You have probably even used your phone camera today, I know I have. These days it has never been easier to take photographs, we all have a mobile phone with a camera. And yet our children have hardly any printed photographs to hold and look through.
We take more photos every two minutes, than all the photographs in total 150 years ago.
It’s a well known fact that we are the most photographed generation, but in 50 years time, will anyone remember what we looked like?
When I was little I used to love looking through photos as a child, my mum and dad had boxes and boxes of them. More photos of my brother than me, but that’s another story! The point is I loved them, the feel and smell of them and looking at photos of my grandparents and places we visited. I still love looking at them now and these memories became even more important to me when I lost my dad almost 4 years ago.
This is a rather cute photo of Tim and his mum that I know he absolutely loves.
It’s 2019 and most of our images are stored on our phones or USB, but just imagine if in 20 or 30 years time the computer we store them on doesn’t exist anymore, technology moves fast and those precious memories could be lost forever.
Even if we do still have the computers we need, would just seeing them on a screen hold the same magic?
I don’t think so.
So where do you store your own families photographs? Are they on your phone? A hard drive or USB? Or maybe a CD or mini disc. I even remember floppy disks and that doesn’t seem that long ago. You get my point, technology is changing so rapidly that it can be difficult to keep up.
If you want to be sure to preserve your picture memories for your children and grandchildren you need to print them. Make sure your children can go back in time.
Your Mobile Phone Pictures
So, let’s get these memories printed. Mobile phones are where the majority of our daily snaps are stored. Images of holidays, first steps, cuddles and snuggles, visits to the park and ordinary everyday stuff. These are the images your children will cherish when they grow up and it’s your responsibility to get them printed. There are loads of different options for printing, you can go to supermarkets and photo labs as well as online but here’s a nice easy one that you can use direct from your phone called ‘Free Prints’, you just download the app and off you go. It couldn’t be easier and you just pay for postage.
You can order up to 45 FREE individual 6x4 photo prints per calendar month, which means you can order up to 500 6x4 prints per year!
A little tip – save the photos you want to print all into one album first so you know where they are when you come to upload them. Saves a huge amount of time, believe me!
Your Professional Pictures
As well as everyday snaps and selfies, most families choose a professional photographer like us to capture more important milestones. A gorgeous little newborn has arrived in your family, your little one has just turned one and you want to celebrate with a 1st birthday cake smash or maybe it’s time for your annual family portrait. These are all best done with a professional portrait photographer who can capture you all perfectly and looking your best.
The portraits we produce at our photography studio in Stockwood, Bristol are your own personal works of art and are designed to be displayed. There’s lots of evidence to show that it boosts self-esteem, confidence and contentment in your children when your portraits are displayed in your home.
Of course we offer print packages and wall art and although we do sell USB’s which hold the digital copies of your images, we always recommend purchasing prints and wall art products from us as we use a professional lab so we can guarantee the quality.
Is it time for you to update your family portraits? Give us a call on 01275 837575 and let us do the rest.
Thank you for reading and I hope you found this blog useful.