Can you imagine doing without photographs of weddings or other milestone events? Well, you can also capture and preserve the everyday moments in life by shooting and printing family photos. Prints make memories tangible and create lasting reminders of family fun, mementoes of precious occasions, and perfect gifts.
You can assemble a first photo album recording a new baby's early months, which everyone will treasure for years to come. You can make a personalised storybook that kids will love, or create your own greeting cards, or craft a family photo calendar as a unique gift for relatives and friends.
For Vicky Baynton-Williams, her husband Ted and children Audrey and Rex, photography is often a family activity. "We're real photo takers," Vicky says. "I take photos all the time, from pictures of the kids wearing earmuffs to school to them hugging on the sofa. I try not to ruin these magic moments, but if I can sneak in and get a snap of them then I do." Naturally, special occasions require more formal photos. "As soon as we get our tree up in December, we do a family Christmas photo every year," Vicky reveals. "We put on our Christmas jumpers, which is incredibly embarrassing. But every year you see the progression of the kids and them growing up."
Here, Vicky and family share an occasion when they ventured to a local woodland with a camera to take photos to use in printed projects they planned, and we explore some of the considerations to bear in mind when shooting for print.