What is Heirloom Photography?
Heirloom Photography is capturing and preserving moments and making them into tangible memories. These moments serve as windows to the past, beautiful and representative of that time. I want images for you that you’ll never tire of enjoying, nor will they look out of date. To achieve this photos are printed on enduring media that will not fade or corrode, and on sizes that evoke pride, pleasure and joy.
There are many photographers out there who would love to take your money, well actually all photographers want your money, but not all have your interest at heart. If I were to sell digital files only, it would be a very easy option for me. This method of selling photography allows me to do what I love, photograph, but it leaves you in a lurch that you may not realise yet.
We live in a digital age, we live in an age with more choices than we know what to do half the time. When a photographer is only selling you the digital files, they’re are neglecting the reason we want beautiful photographs to start with. In my experience, when clients get their digital files they have grand schemes and plans of what they will do with them. They will get a large canvas printed. You won’t, but if you do it will be inexpensive and will show in ways you’ll realise as soon as you open the box. This large canvas will become a burden because it’s not a nice quality, yet you can’t throw away a photograph of your child. You’ll wish the photographer had guided you to making a more informed quality choice. The next plausible option is you will design and have printed a beautiful lovely book to commemorate the day. You won’t because there are so many options for getting a book printed, plus the time to design and layout such a book is more daunting and complicated than you first realised. Should you finally design your book, you then have the disappointment that the colours are not as vibrant as you’d hoped. You’ll wish your photographer had taken the time to allow you to choose your favourites, lay it out for you and trust that they have a quality printer who will produce a beautiful keepsake.
Sadly in the end, you will be left with a CD (which is only guaranteed to keep the data for 3-5 years) or USB stick that falls to the bottom of the drawer while the guilt sneaks into your mind every time you notice how much they’ve grown.
I know this from experience. I’ve seen the dodgy canvases. I’ve heard countless times about the disc of guilt in the drawer. I’ve been told of the book project that got started, yet never completed because we’re parents and there is just no time.