School photos, sports photos, swimming photos, day care photos, pre-school photos, Santa photos and Family Portraits. We have bought them all of our children.
Why when we can take our own perfectly amazing photos?
For us, the answer is simple. These photos are all part of our children’s history. A little part of their life that one day they will be able to look back on, relive their life and share with their own children (should they be so blessed to have them).
What prompted me to share this post with you was a friend at the swim centre was amazed that we had purchased Indrani’s swim photos. Not just one but 4 photos. He said something like I can’t believe you bought those when that’s what you do for a business. I laughed a little and explained why we do it.
I guess the message I want to get across today is that Even Photographers Buy Photos.
You see, a photo is a photo and it tells a story. Put away for years and then looked at again, it will tell you a rich incredible story of a persons life at a specific time. Probably a story which may or may not be a vague memory until one sees that photo. So be it a snap shot or be it a professional photo, ALL have incredible historical value that you just can’t quantify.
That’s why, even as Photographers, we buy photos.
This is our 2012 Santa Photo. What story do you think it tells of our family, Indrani and Rilien at this time?