Tangible Stories

I’ve written about the importance of printing your photos before. I’ve talked to other photographers about it. I’ve talked to family members about it. I’ve talked to my clients about it. I know how special it is to hold a photograph in my hands from 10, 20, 30, 70 years ago and talk about the stories that made that photo. In fact, one of my favorite things to do is sit with my mom and siblings and look at photos of my grandparents and the family that came before me. I love to hear my mom relive her childhood and the memories she has of her parents. The emotions that these tangible items evoke are priceless.

The problem with printing our stories now is that life is crazy. We have other options like Facebook and Instagram. Social media is an effortless and free way to share photos with our friends and family, and sometimes we don’t even think twice about doing so.

There is just something about holding a finished print in your hands that is infinitely more satisfying than seeing your photo on a screen — especially a pocket-sized one. It also serves as a tangible, permanent product of your memories.

Because I know the value in printed photographs AND how time consuming and stressful it can be to have it done, I have now added the option for my clients to print their galleries. It is nearly as simple as downloading the images and posting them on Facebook.

What is your favorite way to display your images?


Thirty-One sells this “Close To Home Table Gallery”