With the approach of Father's Day in the UK this weekend (18th June) it reminded me of the value of having nice images to look back on. Memories are fantastic and no one can take them away from you but having a physical reminder is always nice to have.
This is all the more relevant when all we have to remind us is a box of old photos because making new ones isn't possible. My own dad passed away nearly 20 years ago now which is a big portion of life not to have him in it. He was a good looking big man but always shy of the camera which, now looking back, was a pity. Any photos I have are candid or he's in the background so I'm always squinting to try and see him.
I think if he was still around today I'd have persuaded him to pose for me and I think he'd have been more receptive.
Electronic files are fragile in that they are easily lost, misfiled or deleted by mistake, so if you have photos on your phones or tablets I urge you to get them printed and put in an album.
Better still get the family together and have a proper set of portraits made and printed. It not only serves as a reminder, it can also be a fun way to get everyone together and to persuade Dad to get his photo taken.
Here are a couple of samples from a great shoot I had recently where Drew totally worked the camera and really got into the session making some great images for his family.
Get in touch if you'd like to bring your dad along to the studio for some shots like these. I'm sure he'd love it.
Thanks to Suzanne for organising this great photo shoot and convincing her dad to come along.
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