Portraits are a reflection we can tangibly hold for ourselves and share with others. Our warped reality in the moments we reside in. We live through so many seasons of our own lives and our perception of ourselves can get flawed in the turmoil or the mundane of the day to day living.
Really think about it! Portraits document your life.
How we spend our days is ultimately how we spend our lives. And that should be documented! We convince ourselves that the day to day routine of our lives isn't worth remembering. But do it for the version of you that you'll be a few years from now. Do it for your future kids. Do it for fun. And remember that whether we're ready for it or not, time passes us by!
LIFE is a big deal, living is a big deal. And it is a big enough occurrence to be worth documenting. Don't be afraid to immortalize the mundane in our lives now. Because one day we will look back and the mundane will become the nostalgic. What could be better than having these photos to pull us back to that fleeting moment in life?
Years from now our children will want to see glimpses into our history! And to them it won't matter how flawed that reality may be perceived in our eyes.
Portraits and photos serve as a window into our lives.
So get photographs of your nights out with friends, your walks in the park with your dog, your belly laughs, and your moments of clarity. Take those moments, frame them, and hang them on your walls.
If there's one thing we should take from generations before us it's printing the photos we take. While it used to be out of necessity, I believe it still has its place! We used to keep photos in a shoe box or album for us to see what we looked like as we grew. Thanks to this we were able to remember the moments, and to watch our parents grow up with us.
We deserve the same now!
There's a special feeling to holding and displaying a printed portrait. It's similar to reading a physical book instead of reading a book on a screen. It's physical, it's real, and it connects us to our surroundings instead of taking us out of it.