Printing your Family Photos – 5 reasons to do it now!

Family photos – more than just a picture 

In today’s digital age, most of our precious memories are captured and stored in our smartphones, computers, or in the cloud. While it’s convenient to have all our photos easily accessible with just a few clicks, there’s something special about printing your family photos and keeping them in an album or hanging them on your walls. Here are some reasons why it’s important to add this important task to your to-do list.

photo of a family photo book in a box

Tangibility and Longevity

Printed photos provide a tangible and physical representation of our memories that digital photos can’t match. Holding a physical photo in your hands can bring back memories and emotions that may not be as vivid when looking at a digital photo on a screen. Additionally, printed photos can last for generations, whereas digital photos are subject to data loss or technological obsolescence. By printing your family photos, you can ensure that your memories are preserved for years to come.

image of 5 family photos printed on acrylic and mounted on the wall above a sofa

Decorate your Home with Love

Family photos add a personal touch to your home decor. Printing your family photos, then displaying them on your walls, shelves and coffee tables can help turn a house into a home. There’s something special about seeing your family photos on the wall or in a photo album. They can serve as a daily reminder of the people and moments that are most important to you. Looking at pictures of your loved ones every day can bring you joy and remind you of the love and support you have in your life.

  • image a page inside a photo book showing a young couple with their new baby
  • over the shoulder image of a mother looking at her maternity photo album
  • photo book to welcome new baby

Record your Family’s Memories

Printing your family photos is one of the best ways to preserve your memories for future generations. While digital photos can be lost due to computer crashes or accidental deletion, prints can last for decades or even centuries if they are stored properly. As time passes, our memories tend to fade. Printed photos can help us hold on to those memories and keep them fresh in our minds. Looking through old family photo albums can be a fun and nostalgic experience that allows you to relive happy moments from the past. It can also be a great way to share stories and memories with younger generations, and create a tangible link to your family’s past.

photo of prints and products of family photos

Create a Sense of Belonging and Connection

Sharing physical photos with others can help create a deeper personal connection. Whether it’s passing around a photo album at a family gathering or sending a printed photo to a loved one in the mail, physical photos can evoke more emotion and meaning than digital photos. Printed family photos can also be a thoughtful and heartfelt gift that shows someone how much you care. Finally, printing your family photos can create a sense of belonging and connection to your family. When you can see physical prints of your family photos every day, you look at them and remember the people and moments that are most important to you.

  • image of three generations, printed as a family portrait and displayed in a taupe photo box
  • printing your family photos of three generations is important
  • photo of a printed portrait of a grandmother and grand-daughter, in a taupe coloured photo box

Create a Family Heirloom

Printed family photos can become family heirlooms, treasured possessions that are passed down from generation to generation. These photos can be a source of pride and a way to connect with family members who came before us. They can also serve as a way to teach younger generations about their family history and heritage.

image of some family photos printed and displayed on the wall in a living room

Are you convinced now?

So there you have it; my top reasons for why you need to print your family photos. While digital photos are convenient, there’s something special about having your family photos in a physical form that you can see, touch and hold. From preserving memories for generations to adding a personal touch to your home decor, printed photos offer many benefits that digital photos can’t match. Take the time to print your family photos and enjoy the memories for years to come.

If you’d like to see some of the most popular ways that my clients like to display their photos, visit my Products Page.

Book your own family photo shoot

For most parents, having photos of the whole family together is important because their little (and not so little) ones grow up so quickly. Within a few months your family will look so different! If you want to have a beautiful record of your family’s wonderful experiences and moments together, contact me about booking your next family photo shoot. 

Read about other family photo shoots

Wendy’s session, with toddlers and a baby, in the studio and outside

Teresa’s session, also with a toddler and baby

Kristen’s photo shoot in her garden with her 4 children

Following my move back to Europe, I’m now based in Founex, Switzerland. I’m located between Geneva and Lausanne, and serve all clients in the area of La Cote and beyond. Among other places this includes Founex, Commugny, Coppet, Celigny, Crans, Nyon. Prangins, Cheserex, Gingins, Trelex, Begnins, Gland, Rolle, Allaman, Aubonne, Chavannes-de-Bogis, Bogis-Bossey, Mies, Tannay, Grand Saconnex, VersoixChambesy, and over the France border into Divonne and the surrounding French towns.


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