Updated: Oct 26, 2020
What do you do with the images you receive from a photo session? Many people just post them to on their social media pages. Some print them out to hang on their walls or place around the house.
Personally, I go through and print out photos to give to my family. I always make a few copies for my Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Great Aunts, and Myself. My family loves having photos of my daughter as she is growing up. It is usually a process for me to gather up all the photos I want to print out for them. Usually twice a year, I will sit down and try to gather up photos that I plan on printing.
Depending on how many I need, I will print them myself. If a large amount, I usually will use Snapfish.com, Shutterfly.com, or Mpix.com. All of these websites are great for printing photos. (No, this is not a sponsored blog.)
After I sort through images, I decide what I want to show off on the walls. Currently, I do not have many photos on the walls. We just moved into our new house about 6 months ago. It is on my to-do-list to get done. Sounds bad. Between being a Mother and Photographer, I haven't gotten around to it. One of my goals, while doing this blog, is to complete that and write about it. Sounds like a fun blog. Don't you think?
Part of being a photographer is providing people with images to show off. I always enjoy coming into a friend/past client's home and seeing a photo that I took. It is a really good feeling. I love seeing friends and family showing off a favorite photo. It also feels great to know that I took the photo. It is one of the reasons I am a photographer.
I asked some of my past clients to share photos of my work around their homes. I had many people send me photos. Here are some of them that got shared to me.
Everyone of these photos have a story. For me, it is a memory of each session. Each smile, each laugh, each reaction. It is a memory of a how much people love their photos.
The photo of the blue toy car give me a great memory with my grandfather. I took that photo in college for a lighting class. This toy car belongs to my grandfather. I remember when I turned the assignment into my instructor, he didn't really care for it. My grandfather, on the other hand, loved it. "You can tell that guy to kiss my butt. This photo of my little car is great. Actually, I am going to hang it up right by my chair." That is exactly what he did. That photo is still right beside his chair where he naps all day.
The photo of the hands holding the clocks brings me happy and sad memories. This photo is another one I took in college. My grandmother held this clock for me so I could get the photo. She always loves to tell everyone that those are her hands.
This photo is one of the fine art pieces that I have available to purchase. When I first started selling fine art pieces, my mother-in-law bought this photo to show her support. This photo stayed in her home until she passed away last year. She was one of my greatest supporters. She was a photographer herself. I would help her on her own photos when she needed someone to edit them.
After she passed, I brought this photo home and hung it up in my living room. It is a reminder of how much love and support that have from people around me. It reminds me of my loving grandmother and my mother-in-law who took me in as her own. This photo didn't start as much, but has become a photo that means a lot to me.
These are just some stories I have of the photos above. Photos can mean something to one person and something different for another. They can be happy, sad, or even funny memories. Remember to show off your photos, don't leave them in a box to hide away. Treat your photos like memories. Treasure them.
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