Portraits are more than paper

Shared from another photographer’s page. If you haven’t already resolved to be IN more pictures of your kids, do it and do it now. Snapshots, self portraits, pro pictures or less than pro pictures. You are not too fat, you do not need to go put on your makeup, and you don’t need to go change your clothes. You might not get another chance. We are so blessed to be doing what we love and creating real memories that will last lifetimes.

A portrait is more than paper: http://fototails.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/a-letter-on-my-doorstep-portraits-are-more-than-paper/

“… On Sunday I called and cancelled our session. Monday I went out and got my hair cut ($39+tip), and colored ($65), Thursday I had my nails done ($24), my family went out to dinner at a somewhat expensive restaurant for no particular reason costing us $79 + tip. This was just 4 days since canceling our session, already totaling over $200 for un necessary things. My nails only lasted about 2 weeks, my hair is gone, and seven weeks passed when I got the phone call from our doctor. It was not something I expected and the cancer has spread very quickly. I will be leaving my husband, my 6 year old girl and my now 2 year old – not by choice. It is very hard for me to talk about it which is why I need to write you.

I watch your Facebook page and your posts about the value of a photo and if I could give back all of those things that I purchased this few weeks after I cancelled my session with you, knowing what I know now, and have that session, well… I would do it in a heartbeat.

Now my time is done and there are no more chances for me. The next time someone cancels a session – my wish is that you forward this letter to them. Time is fragile, it is gone before you know you had it. If you charged $200 for one print it wouldn’t be enough for what it is actually worth. I cringe to think that my priorities were a manicure over a memory to pass onto my babies and husband….”

  • Costin - March 14, 2012 - 10:28 am

    Thrilling…
    It’s pity that people never think that a picture may be priceless one day… over years.

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