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Be Kind, Please Rewind…

In high school, one of my best friends worked at the local movie store.  Though they are nearly extinct now, they were hoppin’ places on most nights back then.  It was during the transition of VHS to DVDs, so I remember half the store had movies in VHS, and the other half being the future… DVDs.  On occasion after cheer practice, I would stop by the store just to see my best friend and talk about the high drama of those awkward impressionable years.  Like boys, Z. Cavaricci jeans, and Doc Martens (probably in that exact order).  People would return their watched VHS cassettes in the bin, and employees reached in always looking to see if the customer was KIND ENOUGH TO REWIND (film on the the left).

Fast forward a little more than 10 years, and I think how beyond VHS cassettes our generation is.  If you still have VHS tapes (raising my hand); sadly, you probably don’t have a usable machine to play those.  As a wedding photographer, I cringe at the fact someone’s Wedding pictures are on one of those…and they don’t have a way to move them or print today.

While all my clients get a personalized USB Flash Drive (with unlimited print rights) and their very own online gallery of all their pretty little pictures; I encourage my fabulous clients to PRINT!  We have no idea what technology will look like in 10 years– but, it will most certainly be different.  Professionally printing your memories and turning some of the best moments of your life into tangible prints, canvases, or albums; is the ONLY way to to make sure you still will have these memories in 100 years.

If you want to see what my Flash Drives look like, you can click here.  Or, if you want to see my gorgeous Wedding Albums, you can click here!

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FUN FACT:  One of my favorite movies of all time is ‘OVERBOARD’ with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell– “You’ll always be my Annie.”  I will never part with this VHS;)

Happy Tuesday, friends! xoxo

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