I have this box under my bed full of family photo albums. One of my favorite things in the world is pulling out my box and flipping through the memories. I know I could scan them in and have them right at my fingertips…but it’s just not the same. There’s something so wonderful and nostalgic about physically flipping through old photographs. If we were to have a fire, I’ve always said that box will be the first thing I grab.
In a world full of social media feeds and scrolling right past gorgeous pieces of art, having physical photos is something I really value.
I think there’s a reason why Polaroid cameras have been making a comeback – they’re something different in the digital age! It gives you something physical to hold and remember.
Maybe it’s just the photographer in me, but here are some reasons why I think you should print out your photos:
- They’re nostalgic and they cause you stop and take in the memories.
- You have personal artwork for you house.
- Your children and grandchildren will love to look through them.
- At this point in time, it’s potentially safer than storing your photos digitally. For some computers, JPG files are slowly changing to a different format (HEIF), so it’s possible that future computers may not be able to read your files.
- You have hundreds of photos on your phone. Printing your very favorites serves as a tangible way to set them apart and display them!
There are so many wonderful places to get your photos printed. I recently had a couple of the Engineer Prints done by my friends over at Parabo Press, and I’m OBSESSED. They’re 3 feet by 4 feet…AKA HUGE. They’re such a statement for your home! If I had a fireplace in my apartment, I would definitely mount one of them up there. The Engineer Prints are $25, but if you use the code GEM40, you’ll get an additional 40% off! I’m also looking into getting some of their news prints when I’m back in my own apartment – I love decorating with photographs.
(Disclaimer: Not sponsored! I was sent these prints, but I only write about products I genuinely love 🙂 )
I know my posts have been a bit spotty lately, but regular posting is back! If you want to see how I shot the photos used in this post, check back in next week for a behind the scenes video!
P.S. anyone know how to make this image below smaller? if so, hit me up pls!