Today I’m gonna get right to the point.
Is it worth $1 a day to have photos of your family this year?
Lots of people spend more than $1 a day on coffee, or those ridiculously hugenormous Big Gulp gas station drink things. Even if you’re not a coffee drinker or a Big Gulper, think of all the little things you spent $350 on last year. Eating out? (A lowball estimate for you, just to prove a point). Pedicures, accessories you may or may not have worn, a new piece of furniture? I’m not saying you shouldn’t ever spend money on those things. Just that when you leave family photos to the “do we have any leftover money” category, you’re making your priorities manifest, even if your logical mind says you’d never pick a handful of nice restaurant meals over photos that you’d treasure forever. If you gotta make a choice between Big Gulps and family photos and Big Gulps win out, it’s no skin off my nose. It’s just that we all get snatched up in day-to-day stuff, urgent but not important stuff, and if at-home family photos speak to your soul I want to give you a chance to say YES. An opportunity to say yes to the things we claim are most important, yet often find our real life not reflecting those priorities. This $1 a day thing doesn’t even paint the full picture. It assumes that the photos we make this year are completely worthless next year (snort!), and doesn’t get a hold on how much delight you’ll feel looking at these photos alll year, whether in a beautiful album or a giant print or two. It can’t tell you how relieved grandma will be that she can finally order prints of your beautiful babes with a few quick clicks, and how your heart will feel all warm and fuzzy because you have tangible proof of the love and effort and sacrifice that goes into your incredible family every minute of those 365 days. Just a few sessions are left before Christmas, so if that little voice in you is quietly nudging, see the details for at home family sessions here. Hugs and happy weekend, mfriends.