Do prints matter?

I’m sure you have a smart-phone and take plenty of photos of your growing family.  From there you probably post your favourite memories on Facebook or Instagram.  But let me ask you something…what IF Facebook and Instagram no longer exist when your kids are grown up.  What will THEY have to look back on?  Will they have photos and words to hold in their hands or just their memories and your no longer existent Instagram feed to help them remember?  Will they have anything to pass on to their kids, your grand-kids?  I know, we live in a digital world, but have we lost touch with the tangible?  

Here’s another thought.  Maybe you take a lot of photos of your kids and you PLAN on printing them - great!!  But how many of those pictures also include their mom?  Or their dad?  Do the photos you have tell the story of their childhood, and your lives together?   What if you could give them a gift beyond just remembering from memory, but actually re-visiting their childhood through photos and words?  What if they had your love toward them written down, alongside photos that told the rest of the story?  

Have you ever read a letter from your mother, full of her love toward you and wished she hadn’t taken the time to do that?  Have you ever found a photo of yourself, wrapped in your mother’s loving arms and wished it hadn’t been taken?  I’m guessing not.  Or maybe you don’t have any memories like this from your mother, but deep down there’s this longing to love your kids like this - to leave tangible, hold-in-your hands memories for them to treasure.  The kind of tangible memories that teach your own children to be incredible mothers and fathers to their own kids, and pass down a legacy of love.  

As we’ve thought about this very thing, we’ve found our hearts longing to move toward a print-focused business.  We don’t want facebook albums full of our photos, we want gorgeous leather-bound, paper albums to hold in our hands.  We want our kids to hold our family stories in their hands, and pass them down.  In addition, both Tammy and I are working toward being more connected and “in-the-present” with our kids, giving our all, to be connected, whole-soul loving kind of families!  And that’s what we want for you too.  Think about it, at the end of all your time here on earth…what is going to matter?  It’s going to be your family relationships, the things you accomplished TOGETHER, the legacy you left behind because you invested in LOVE, in CONNECTION, in building a GENERATION that lives from a deeper place.  This is what WE want, and we’re pretty sure, that there are at least a good handful of you out there that want this too.  So let’s make beautiful, connected stories together, printed and passed down.  The kind of stories that make this world a more beautiful, loving place.  

OH, and we have these amazing sessions available now called "WHOLE-HEARTED"...It's all about those of you who seek to be vulnerable and connected to your loved ones.  Our heart during these sessions is to capture your family for ONE HOUR every MONTH for ONE YEAR...to tell your connection story.  Along with it, we'll have prompts for you to journal, and grow in your connection as a family, and at the very end you'll get the most gorgeous bound book with your words and images beautifully telling the story of your year!!  For more info, head to our INVESTMENT page or send us an email at contact@mearkiandlight.com!! 

Xoxo, Tamarah + Tammy