The photos above are both my family photos! Which one do you like better?
A lot of clients ask if I offer digital photos.
I like to ask my clients what do you plan on doing with the photos from your session?
Almost all of the time the answer is… “I don’t know yet”.
My question for you to think about is why hire a professional photographer just to have those beautiful photos sitting on a USB?
I can’t remember the last time I opened the CD with all my wedding photos on it but I will tell you that my husband and I have a tradition to look at our wedding album every anniversary!
Let me tell you a recent story of one of my very loyal photography clients…
I photographed her daughters newborn photos 3 years ago and she recently moved. She sent me an email saying that she lost the USB with all of her daughters newborn pictures in the move.
I sadly reminded her that in the contract that she signed at the time, it states that I only keep the files for 1 yr. My next question was, “Did you print any?”
Her answer was, “No”.
She will never be able to get those photos back.
I try really hard to explain the importance of printing the digital files to my clients for this reason and that storage devices on average last 5-10yrs.
Let me give you another example...
Say your daughter is graduating soon and you get your USB out with her newborn photos on them to add to her open house photos/slideshow and your computer says,
"Unable to open"
That USB is corrupt...they do not last forever!
So please PRINT! PRINT! PRINT!
I am Dawn Hopkins a photographer in Greenville, MI. I specialize in Maternity and newborn photography! I have always loved the way photography has the ability to freeze a moment in time! It's those moments that you cherish for a lifetime. Life goes by so fast and to be able to look back at those moments is priceless!