It’s probably the most frequently asked question I get. “Why should I have portraits of me?” People go on to say things like, “I’m not sure I want pictures of myself hanging on my wall. I’m not that vain.”
I have so many things that come to mind when this comes up, but the first thing I do is respond with a question. Why SHOULDN’T you have portraits of yourself? It’s not about being vain or people thinking you’re too into yourself. It’s so much more. It’s about documenting who you are in this moment. It’s about having something to show future generations who you were and what you looked like “back then.” It’s a celebration of your life and the person you’ve become. It’s about giving your family the greatest gift they could ask for; reminders of you. Your family WANTS to see you. They WANT to own photographs of you.
This is why I don’t sell digitals. I don’t want people to put their pictures on a hard drive somewhere and lose them in the digital dark age, never to be looked at again. I want people to have these portraits displayed on their walls. I want people to look at the people in these portraits every day and be reminded of the love they have for that person or those people every time they get a glimpse of it. That’s what portraits are about. That’s why you should have portraits of yourself. That’s why you get both prints and the digital files when you do a session with me.