I have seen a lot of photographers posting about this issue lately. I am sometimes guilty of the same thing. My sister, Danielle, told me that if it weren't for me taking and printing all her daughter's photos, neither one of her children would have baby albums! It made me laugh, but it also made me think. With the digital world on the upswing (still) comes this lack of printing out portraits. I saw another friend post that this would be her last year to send out Christmas Cards! This broke my heart when I thought about my grandparents that don't have internet or access to any of my pictures. I HAVE to print out pictures to send to them so they can see my little angel and how she is growing! That reminds me that I need to send them some more.....
Here is my friend Kellene's take on it:
I know that a lot of people may not care, but it IS a passion of ours (for me, this really reflects on video, too). We realize that one day your children may want to see the tangible evidence of your wedding day. When they ask questions, will you remember every detail? Or, can you just pop that DVD in and watch it together while sitting on the couch snuggling with a bowl of popcorn? The photographic ART that some of my friends produce just AMAZES me and to print that out and display it on my wall would be an honor! Thank you to all of my photographer friends that have shown me the value of our art.