Digital Files | Thornhill Newborn / Family Photographer

Digital files:

I think it’s no secret that I’m passionate about what I do. I love it and I live for it.
It, along with my family is the Why in my life (my “why I do what I do” photo below).

I love to create beautiful images for my clients and I love to know that they will cherish those images forever.

I get asked often about digital files (which are included in all of my packages) and I want to address that topic here and now.

Whilst we live in a digital age and anyone who knows me will know that I embrace that.
I have thousands of images stored on no less than 5 external hard-drives but the images that I cherish, the images that make me pause in my busy day, the images that I want my children to migrate to when they feel sad, or happy, or lonely or simply want to remember a time that they have already forgotten are PRINTED.

Trust me, I know how important social media is today. You’ve seen my post, numerous amounts images go online everyday. But what happens next? What happens when your news feed moves on? What happens when Facebook is no longer a la mode?

My husband and I were watching Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (This is not a spoiler… promise!).  There was a part of the movie that the humans got back their power and Gary Oldman’s ipad charged up and photos of his son came up in a slideshow.  He hasn’t seen those photos in over 10 years, that ipad was the only memory of his son.  It brought tears to my eyes, my husband asked why I was crying…..  if he just had 1 printed photo! (true story)

I am emotional about this topic because it matters. Generations ago we would have sat for hours, even days and weeks to have our portrait painted. These portraits stand proud in homes around the world, in galleries that are visited every day. They provide us with a glimpse of the past and allow a window on lives we’ll never know.

So please… take the time and really think how you would like your legacy to be viewed in 10 years time, or 20 years time or long past your time.
#printitorloseit #yourlegacyinprint #whereareallthefloppydisks

(written by Focus Studios and Family as Art)

Focus StudiosPhoto credit: Lulu Et Elle Photography