It’s coming up to that time again – time to start thinking about the next “perfect” gift for your loved one. There are so many occasions to celebrate…. birthdays, the birth of a child, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Christmas and Valentine’s day…. so many things to celebrate, so hard to try to find the perfect gift for each occasion!
More often than not, the person we’re shopping for has just about everything they need so what can you get someone who has everything? Give them something that they will treasure, a gift that keeps on giving, that can be appreciated and cherished for years.
As a mum, a wife, a daughter, a sister and, yes, as a photographer, I firmly believe that photography is the ideal gift. Here are a few reasons why photography is the perfect gift.
It’s unique – no one else will have the same experience or create the same memories…
I offer personalized photo experiences as everyone is different. The portrait session is tailored to each person, couple or family – style, theme, location. I get together with them before their portrait session to discuss what they’re looking for and custom design their perfect portrait session. No two shoots are ever the same.
A portrait session also captures a unique moment in time. Giving the gift of photography means that the recipient can go back and revisit that moment time and time again.
It’s a timeless gift – it doesn’t go out of fashion
Unlike all those trends that have come before and which are still to come (hyper colour shirts anyone? How about spinners?), photography is a timeless gift – the gift of memories which you and your family will treasure for years to come. Photographs do not go out of style – they only become more valuable with each year that passes.
With a professional photographer, you’ll be giving exquisitely lit, beautifully crafted photos which will last a lifetime .
It’s enduring – your gift will last a lifetime and beyond
The best thing about having a professional portrait session is that you’ll be giving the gift of memories that will last a lifetime and beyond. Kids grow up so fast and it’s wonderful to see them change through the photos. The recipient of the portrait experience, their parents and grandparents will love to see them now, they’ll continue to cherish them for many years as will their children. Down the track, their grandchildren will also love to see photos of mum and dad when they were little. Your gift will touch so many people’s lives, not only the person to whom you give it.
I only use the best photographic paper, wall decorations and artisanal albums, with an incredible colour stability, guaranteeing that your photos will last over time – they won’t fade or go brown.
It’s important – for everyone
There are not many gifts we can say are truly important but photography is one of them. Photography is important to everyone, they document your life and your special moments. While everyone has a camera these days, the importance and impact of a professional portrait cannot be overstated. It is a gift that keeps on giving, starting with the portrait experience itself then continuing with the portraits, revisited time and time again for years to come.
Have you ever wished you had just one (more) photo of a loved one that’s no longer with you? We can’t rewind time and go back to take their photo, but we can future proof ourselves by making sure we have photographs of our loved ones that we can cherish now and in the future.
It’s the perfect gift - for many people
I’m definitely not suggesting you go out and purchase photo shoots for everyone you know, but it is true that photography is the perfect gift for many people.
- New parents will treasure the first photos of their newborn as well as their first family portraits.
- Couples will love their first official portrait together (or as a married couple)
- Families, large and small, will enjoy seeing the passage of time – looking back over old family albums to see how they’ve all changed over the years.
- Grandparents will especially cherish the gift of photography – whether it be photo albums of their children and grandkids or photos of themselves with their family.
- You’ll also cherish the photos of your grandparents as they will be memories you can revisit long after they are no longer with you.
It’s complete – no one is missing, hidden behind the camera
One of the best things about giving a portrait session to a loved one, is the knowledge that you’re also giving them the opportunity to have everyone participate in the photo. Too often mum, or dad, are behind the camera, taking photos of everyone, leaving them with an "almost family portrait".
It’s a quick gift – no waiting in line, have it delivered
No need to drive to the shops, wait in line and wrap the gift – you can order your portrait session online and I can either post you out a physical gift card or email you an electronic one.
Left it a bit late? Don’t worry – I can email you a virtual gift voucher so you’re not left empty handed.
Thanks for reading my blog. If you’d like to find out more about photography gift cards, please visit my gift voucher page to see the options available to you.