I stumbled across an article on why you should print your images on paper the other day while checking facebook and then I read several more on the same subject. It isn’t like I haven’t thought of it before but how safe are digital images? So I decided to do some research on the subject and I was pretty suprised. First off, I know anything can fail, so realistically any image storage isn’t totally safe, but here is what I found out. Web Storage like the Cloud can lose your images at anytime and it has happened. Images on your phone can be lost anytime and I know someone who has lost years of photos of their kids first hand. So what about storage? CDs and DVDs are said to have a life of 3-7 years and hard drives 1-5 years (which seemed shocking) flash drives 5-8 years. Also pretty shocking. Now maybe photos aren’t that big of a deal for you and maybe you wouldn’t be devestated by losing your child’s baby photos, your wedding photos, or old family photos. I have photos of my great great grandparents. I mean really cool old black and whites that I hold in my hand and stare at wondering what life was like at that moment. I treasure those photos. I also have 15 or more albums of printed photos of my kids from birth on that I sometimes sit and page through remembering all those moments. The kids sometimes have pulled a few out for a school project or a special frame, and I was always glad I had them for that. Now I am not saying I don’t have “folders” on my computer “desktop” with photos that haven’t been printed because in this digital age I have so many it’s overwhelming but I always print a few. If everything went bad I have printed photos from almost everything. I hope my kids and grandkids treasure them and they are glad I made the effort to print photos. That being said I have recently changed up my service to my clients at my photography studio to include fully edited, retouched, and color corrected paper proofs for every session. I love that customers leave my studio with photos in their hand to share with friends and family. I also offer professional printing in every size as well as the option to buy digital prints. I want to make sure my customers get what they want. Now I feel a little more obligated about encouraging people to order a few prints because I really want my customers to have the memories I capture for more than a lifetime. How safe are your images?
Lynn Lauman Photography
117 East 2nd Street
Chaska, MN 55318
"Lynn did an exceptional job on our photos. She has a knack for finding the best natural lighting. I highly recommend her as a photographer."
"Lynn was so amazing with my daughter during her senior picture photo session. She was fun and excited. She also listened to both my daughter and me to ideas we both had. I highly recommend her!"
"Lynn is amazing. She has been our photographer for years. Lynn has been with us from childhood photos to graduation photos. I highly recommend Lynn Laumann Photography!"
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"Thanks for always capturing wonderful photos our family! You’re amazing at what you do!"