by Skip Cohen
When you've lost somebody you love, all those photographs become incredibly valuable. And like a great stock investment or fine wine, they improve with age. We lost my mother in two stages, first with Alzheimer's and then her actual passing. But photographs bring back so many great memories.
So, the next time you're doing a portrait session, NEVER compromise on the quality of the final images. Your clients trust you to capture the best images you possibly can, and if you're clicking the shutter and saying to yourself, "That's good enough," go back and shoot a few more.
Great photographs deserve to be savored along with the memories they represent. We all learned through the pandemic that life can change in a heartbeat. As photographers, it's your job to capture those memories for each client...and nobody can do it better than you!
While I keep promising not to use Jodi Picoult's quote again, there isn't one better for today!
“This is what I like about photographs.
They're proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect.”
And to all you Moms out there - Happy Mother's Day! It's thanks to all our mothers that we're here today. Wishing you a day filled with memory-making moments.
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