It's the digital age — it has been for decades now — and while most every "hard copy" has gone the way of the fax machine or VCR, there are so many good reasons you should print, and display, your photos.
Hard drives Fail
I keep my digital archive of your sessions for 7 years or more, but after that, if your hard drive fails, chances are, I won't be able to send your images again. Paper prints, however, don't crash or fail, so print your photos. Really.
It boosts a child's self esteem
Research has shown that children who see photos of themselves displayed in their homes have better self esteem, because they recognize they're a valuable member of the family, and they know where they fit into it. How sweet is that?
It can help later, too
Seeing and touching photos, especially precious family photos, can help aging loved ones cope with memory impairment. Printed photos make wonderfully thoughtful gifts for our older relatives, who can sometimes be difficult to buy for. It's a win-win!
Improve your mood
Taking a trip down memory lane by looking at your printed photos is also good for YOU, right now! It can help relieve stress and boost your mood if you're feeling blue.
Gallery walls are cool as heck
Besides the mental health, self-esteem, and "scary hard drive issues" reasons why you should print your photos, there's also the undeniable fact that gallery walls including your own photos are super on-trend and cool as heck. Mix your photos with other art, mirrors, and more.