As a child going through my grandparents’ cookie tins filled with black and white family photos was the way I learned my history. Those images made people come to life. Sometimes just having my grandparents glimpse at an image would spark an afternoon of stories that soon became an evening filled with laughter, food, and drink. To me those cookie tins of photos was my connection to the past. Even now pulling out those worn fragile images is the way I bring up memories of those story filled afternoons, the way I remember loved ones both I knew and who I never met. And outside of my memories those photos are one of the few tangible mementos of many loved ones long gone.
Images were not intended to sit on a hard drive, to be clicked through and passed along via email and Facebook. They were meant to be touched, relished, cherished, and handed down generation to generation. I am so proud to be a keeper of my family photos. They are precious gifts from loved ones. They are pieces of my history and a piece of me.
I love that we live in a digital age, however, I am also cautious of letting things of importance die and fade. What will be your legacy to your family? Surely not a hard drive of images or a link to a Facebook album. As my business has grown and my photography has begun to go in new directions with incorporating film, preserving memories with prints has become even more important to me. I am proud to now offer a line of products that shows off printed images in a beautiful and classic way. A reminder that your memories should be made tangible and real. A reminder that the physical act of sharing images is still relevant and important.