I remember the excitement of getting my first computer when I was 19, it was a pretty awesome feeling buying something that was on the cutting edge of technology - dual floppy drive, amber monochrome monitor (all my friends had green lol), 2400 baud modem 256k of RAM and a dot matrix printer! You'll probably notice I didn't mention a hard drive - it wasn't common to get one back then!
That was THIRTY years ago and boy have times changed! I used to teach DOS, Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPerfect and helped run a BBS. This was all before the internet was available to the average person - for those that don't know, a BBS was short for bulletin board system. You'd use your high speed modem (think dial-up) to call another computer within your city to chat or leave messages on a "forum". Wow, now I really do feel old!
Many of you won't have a clue about what the heck that stuff was that I was talking about, but my point was to show you how much technology changes. Back then everything was on 5.25" and then later 3.5" disks - software used to come on anywhere from 5 - 25 disks that you had to install from. Tape back-up was common (had one of those too) and my first CD drive was an external one that was the size of an old VHS player and was $1,000. Now software is a digital download with a serial key and CD drives which became compact and small and part of your computer are now being phased out. Many new computers no longer have CD drives.
So this all leads me to why you need to print your photos. Over the years one of the most common things I have heard clients say is "I have never printed my pictures". This is so sad as over time those forms of media may no longer be able to be read by your new computer, they will corrupt, or you'll lose or misplace that small USB drive. I've had friends who keep all their photos on their phone only to have the phone die or have it stolen and loose everything. My mom had her house broken into several years ago - all they took was her computer which had all her photos on it. Thankfully I had copies of everything for her.
As many of you know I offer prints, wall art in various formats including canvases and acrylic prints, albums and more. If you'd like help deciding what to hang where or would like to get an album designed and printed, I can help you! My husband Dan also offers photo restoration services if you have an old photo that needs some TLC.
I am a Professional Birth and Family Photographer as well as a trained Doula. I am a full service studio offering archival quality prints, custom albums and wall art. I offer newborn studio sessions as well as on-location family photography. I'd love to come to your home or favorite place to hang out and spend some time capturing your memories! Photography sessions are available in Winnipeg, Brandon, Morden, Winkler and throughout the Pembina Valley and Southern Manitoba. Considering a lifestyle or storytelling session rather than traditional portraits for your family? Contact me here.