These portraits tell a story of youth, innocence and beauty. I have portraits of my 3 daughters and I love to stare at them, their eyes, and their cute little faces reminds me just how much they have grown and changed. I can’t even explain in words how much I love them. As they get older and these images stay the same, I’m reminded just how gorgeous and beautiful they were, every day they become more and more precious. And to think in 100 years time their grandchildren will be looking at them, that makes me so proud that I was able to do this for them, it actually brings tears to my eyes.
Not so long ago my grandfather was unwell, he was to be moved into a retirement home so he could be better taken care of. As my family cleared out his home a portrait of his mother was taken down from the wall where it had hung for 56 years. All of my family wanted this portrait. It was in this moment that I realised just how much value this one portrait meant to so many people, and I thought to myself ‘wow will anyone fight over my portrait or my children’s portraits when we are no longer here?’ Nobody does this anymore, and why? The answer is because of social media, because of cell phones, because we just don’t make the time. How many photo’s do we take on our phones? Hundreds! Will any of them be fought over when you are no longer here?
Here it is, the portrait that started my journey. This is my great grandmother, she was born in the late 1800's and this image of her was taken when she was around 18 years old. That makes this photograph well over 100 years old! and its still here, now been passed down to a third generation of us. I find it so fascinating to look at, I wonder what she was posing for, a birthday, an engagement? Where was she when it was taken? Her home or a more formal venue. I keep studying her face to see if I can see features of my own children in her. It makes me wonder so much about her. I love looking at it. But it saddens me to think that so many from this generation will have nothing like this to pass to their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We live in a digital age which is great yes as we can share images online and print as many copies as we like....but do you? Can you honestly say you have a beautiful archival quality print and frame of yourself, your husband, your children or your family? Wouldn't it be amazing if in many years to come your great great grandchildren will be asking those same questions I wonder about as I stare at this beautiful portrait.
This image holds so much value to our family now that we are arguing (in a fun way) over who should get to keep it. We all want it so much!
Photographs increase in value the older they get, a small investment now will be priceless to your children in 100 years ♥
I am 100% committed to creating something of real value for you, and if I can’t do that then I offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you book your portrait session during a week day you will receive 50% off your session fee plus a $50 print credit to go towards your wall portrait.