The Value of Photography

Its been a while since I last posted, I felt compelled to write.

Ive just been watching an online ‘thing’ about bellies and babies photography, on CreativeLive  I love watching this channel and find the seminars invaluable, allsorts of different subjects and there is always something you can take from each one.

I caught todays topic halfway through but id seen one before from the same photographer, Sandy Puc’, if the name doesn’t ring any bells, maybe the charity will, she is the co-founder of an amazing charity,  Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, an organisation dedicated to providing the art of portraiture to families suffering the loss of a newborn.

It may not be for everyone, but I really think the photographers that work with her are amazing , selfless, courageous and totally awe inspiring.
I don’t know if this is the kind of thing that would take on over here in Ireland, I tend to think that America is about 10 years ahead of us sometimes, but I would love to be able to do something as special as this.

The moments we capture

So, reading the stories on that website made me weepy I admit, and it made me think about photography and how much do we really value a photo.
Ive been taking photos since I was a teenager , and I look back now and I can put myself in that same time and place, I love the photos I have and I couldn’t bear to part with them, I’m sure you’re the same.
It made me think how much I hate being in photos these days, and I’m always the one taking them so I’m never in any!

And then I got to thinking how I’d feel if in 30 years I look back and I DON’T have enough photos, my son and I, my mum – we always put things off or are trying to save for a special occasion, or waiting for a haircut, or the perfect skin, you’ve just had a baby and don’t like your belly! the list goes on!!

What if that mother couldn’t remember her little ones nose when he was born?

I thought id write this to make you think about today, think about how precious those portraits can be, what if you weren’t here tomorrow?

A photo can be priceless.

Without sounding too cheesy id like to thank Sandy Puc’ for opening my eyes that little bit wider, and hopefully you read this and think the same. 🙂

Id like to offer a free portrait sitting* to the first 5 people who get in touch with me about this.

*sitting takes 1 hour in your own home. Portrait viewing is scheduled for 2 weeks after and the prices per print start from €10, please get in touch for more details and any questions you may have.

harry by lucytakesphotos