I hope that you are never in this position. But, you won’t be because you are here!
Unfortunately, I hear this story more than I would like to. But there is a great solution to your problem! Here goes…
So, you have just gotten your gallery of beautiful family photos. They are stunning. You probably open and stare at your gallery 10,000 times the first day after your photographer delivers them. You quickly download a few of your favorites to share on social media with all your friends. Then download your images to a thumb drive to “save forever.”
You may visit your gallery a few more times to download a few more, but then life happens, and time passes.
Fast forward 5 years, you remember a photo that your family photographer took, and OH NO!, you can’t find the dang thumb drive you saved them to…you moved, you had kids, not to mention– who the hell keeps a thumb drive in a special place for 5 years?! You scramble and ask your photographer if they still have it.
I’m going to preface this with…this is not meant to be a downer story…just a reminder and solution for you NOT to experience this.
Okay, back to the story. So, what does the photographer say? “Unfortunately, I no longer have that specific photo. (insert XYZ reason).”
Here’s the deal. It is not your photographer’s responsibility to archive your images. Especially after so many years have passed. Personally, I would need a server farm in the arctic to keep all my client’s photos backed up forever. We are assuming that our clients…that have invested a lot of money in their memories have backed up their images. Also, most photographers remind their clients to back up their images because of this very reason. Drives fail. Technology fails. We cannot guarantee that 5 years down the road, we still have your photos. Most photographers will keep for at least 1 year, but I would definitely check your contract.
Here’s the solution. Well, actually, there are a couple.
And because I’m a photographer and should probably post some photos…
So, to all my clients–You’re in luck. Here is your chance to get your photos printed. And to give you another reason to do it–here is a code for 10% off prints in your gallery store. Run. Don’t walk. Code: printyourphotos
Jul 23, 2021
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