From a practical point, sharing Throwback Thursday images on your blog are a terrific way to remind your clients of the importance of capturing memories. Remember, women make 98% of the purchase decisions to hire a professional photographer in the portrait/social categories. That means "Mom" is your target audience and it's important to keep reminding her how fast the kids are growing up and the importance of turning intangible memories into tangible images that can be held and cherished for years to come.
Now, from a purely fun point, I LOVE Throwback Thursday, because once a week I go off in search of buried treasure. Yes, literally "buried"! We have old photographs everywhere from computer files to albums to shoe boxes and storage bins. I found the image up top in an album of my mother's.
The year is around 1932, and that's my mother, grandmother and her niece. I know the image is some place in the Ohio area, east of Cleveland. I know my grandparents had a summer house near Lake Erie, so that's my guess. What goes around comes around, and the style of my grandmother's outfit would be in fashion today!
Wishing everybody a terrific Throwback Thursday. Whether you're sharing an image or not, take the time to go on the hunt. A picture is worth a thousand words and the memories they bring back are simply a kick!
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