Living In a Digital World

We are living in a digital world, everything is digital now days.  Everything from our books, music and photos are stored in a cloud.  It really is great to have all of this mixed media at our fingertips. Who doesn’t love the ability to carry hundreds of your favorite songs on your phone?  But is digital always best when it comes to your portraits? Snapshots are fine living in your phone but your portraits are meant to be printed.

You hire a photographer to create your portraits, and then what?  Most people just want a disc full of digital files.  Most of us never do anything with those digital files and they live in a file on the computer or in a drawer.  A few of them might make their way onto your Facebook page.  Sometimes people take them to Walgreens or some other local print lab only to be dissatisfied by the result.  By doing this are we getting our full potential out of our money and our  photographer’s work? The answer is no.  What would you like your photographer to deliver to you, a disc or a beautiful album, canvas or print box?  I know what I would prefer!

 

I am happy to announce that I am going to be offering a range of products from prints, canvas’s, albums and more. The 10×10 leather album with crystal cover is gorgeous! You could put all your images on a disc or you could put them in a beautiful leather bound album that you can hold in your hands. I will continue to offer digital files in select collections. Contact me today so we can create a beautiful album for you!

The Importance of Senior Portraits

 

It is that time of year when parents of seniors start dreading the coming school year and all that it entails.   Senior year is by far the hardest and most expensive year (K-12) for parents.

Parent’s will spend a small fortune on prom’s, formal’s, homecoming, graduation, senior trip and most importantly senior portraits.  Yes, I did say most important because the pictures are always the most important part of any event.  When the prom dresses are hung in the closet and the dances, ceremonies and parties are but a memory  the portraits will live on to be shared for generations to come.

This may very well be the last professional portraits your child has made until their wedding day.  Don’t look at it as just another expense but as an investment.  Our memories are priceless as are the images that capture those memories and freeze them in time.  So don’t put it off, schedule a session today to document your child’s last year of high school with beautiful senior portraits.   What a treasure and comfort their portraits will be to you when they leave for college.

Dana Cassle Baker