Photography has come on a long way in 100 years. Gone are the days where you had a box brownie film camera and had to send your whole camera off in the post to get developed, with an anxious wait to see if you even got one photograph in focus or even proportionally correct of your best friends wedding day or the day you realise you had fallen in love with your partner.
Nowadays, you constantly see photographs online and on social media that have been taken by someone without any experience. You may also take lots of photographs yourself, your friends take photographs of you and your child, you have a self-timer for those cute selfies on the beach at sunset… but that doesn’t necessarily mean hiring a photographer is obsolete and unnecessary.
I mean, can you imagine taking your phone down the aisle and snapping a selfie whilst you’re kissing your lover after saying ‘I do’? Or documenting those precious moments hours after the birth of your first child, would you want to be glued to your phone? Perhaps your business is starting to really kick-off, but all the photographs you have are selfies and none of your friends or family really understand what you’re after when you ask them to snap some photographs of you and your product.
It might be a little controversial, but hear me out…Over the past 10 years, I’ve gained lots of experience in photography and through that, I’ve realised that above all else, good photographs not only capture the real essence of a moment but are also a contemporary portrait, a piece of art, a modern heirloom.
I’m really curious where you stand on this: is it something you agree or disagree with, and why? Let me know and let’s chat about it! 💫