Family portraits are the perfect way to make sure that you can always find your way back to the memories of any time in your family’s life. The question that many families face, though, is what to do with their family portraits after they’ve taken them. Too often, those amazing photos get lost in the depths of a hard drive, never to be seen again.
Making Memories More Accessible
If you’re ever bored (laughable if you’re a parent, I know), go back through some of your old files on your computer or your storage drive. You’ll find the most random files from a decade ago that you forgot existed. That’s what happens with digital files: they’re out of sight so they’re out of mind. Sadly, many families’ portraits end up the same way. Storybook photo sessions and heirloom albums put your precious memories right there on your shelf so they’re easy to enjoy at any time.
Sharing Quality Time with Your Kids
There’s something undeniably special about sitting in a cozy chair with your kids in your lap, flipping through a photo album from years ago and strolling down memory lane together. You’d be amazed by all the different memories each child might have from the photo day or from that time in their life, and you can soak up hours remembering all those fun details and stories together. This is something you just don’t get from digital files but from a treasured family storybook.
Creating a Chronicle of Your Family’s Story
As special as one family photo session can be, they’re even better when you have a full timeline of portraits. Imagine having a row of your bookshelf dedicated to family portraits, with an album from each year of your kids’ lives. Decades in the future, you can look back and watch them grow up all over again. Family photo albums let you create this tangible collection of memories.
Family portrait albums aren’t just sentimental; they’re practical too. No method of storing digital files is indestructible. There are so many errors and issues that can happen: someone could accidentally delete the files, the files could become corrupted, the storage drive could fail, or you could be hacked and lose access to the storage drive, to name a few.
Photo albums give you another source so that if you do lose your digital files, you have a backup. For my clients, I work with premier album printing specialists who create albums that are designed to last forever so you can always rely on your album.
How to Get Your Own Family Photo Album
A treasured family photo album starts with beautiful family portraits, and that’s where I come in! Contact my Thousand Oaks portrait studio to book your storybook session or to learn more about how I can handle every stage of your family portrait experience with ease.