1) Technology is unreliable.
The digital world has put your very important photos all over the place! Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive, Hard drives the list goes on and on. Technology changes and fails more often than we like to think. A few years back my hard drive got a virus and all the photos on it became corrupt and were no longer good. Luckily I had backed it up but it was still a total lost on the ones that hadn’t been copied yet. As far as professional photos go, if your just keeping your digitals on a flash drive your photographer gave you but 4 years later when you find it again it won’t open because its been damaged then what? You spent $1000 on your newborns photos but now they are gone. Don’t let this happen to you. Print those important photos!
2) You might forget your special moments
The birth of your child, your wedding day, high school portraits are just a few of the most important photos from your life. Even if your not paying tons of money for a professional to take them they still invoke an emotion when you look back at them. Who wants to look back at those moments huddled around a computer to scroll through them. I know I don’t! The best thing for these important memories is to make them into an album. The quality of what we use to have that held 4×6 photos is a thing of the past. Nice heavy duty coffee table book style albums are very high end and hold up wonderfully.
3) You want to remember the little things (Real Life)
The best albums are sometimes the ones with photos you did yourself. Everyday moments that help you remember all the little things that paint a picture of your life. Seeing photos from everyday events that brings you back to that moment is why we take pictures. Just because you didn’t spend a ton of money on the photos doesn’t mean they aren’t important enough to print out.
4) You want to look at them every day.
If you want truly custom art for you home you can go the wall art route. If you have that super special photo that you just love of your baby or family that you want to see everyday creating a series on a large wall is my suggestion. I have photos all over my house! Your creating a family heirloom that your kids can grow up looking at and then hang in their own house when they move away. Which brings me to my last reason why you should print your photos.
5) Your kids will be grateful.
I still love looking back at my parents wedding album or my grandparents on the farm photos. It gives you a glimpse into what your family was like even if you never got to meet them. Wouldn’t it be cool when your in your 80’s to pass around a 2020 album at the family reunion? How cool is it that one day your youngest child will show her baby pictures to her grandkids? That is priceless in my opinion.