On Sunday people across the nation will remember the fallen in military conflicts from the Great War to the present day. This year the event will have particular poignance and significance because it marks 100 years since the fighting ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

On social media, people have been proudly posting photographs of previous generations of their family, often in uniform, serving their country. Old photographs are a real link to the past and our own history and heritage, and we rightly attach great value to them.

It’s ironic, then, that at a time when more people than ever before carry round a good quality camera in their pockets and handbags, and take lots photographs, so few get printed to be hung on walls, kept in albums and handed on to future generations. We’re always reading posts from people who have lost their precious photographic memories because they’ve lost their phone or their hard drive has failed. And with rapidly changing technology, who’s to say that the disc or usb drive holding your photographs now will even be readable in 20 or 50 years’ time?  The truth is there is no substitute for a physical photograph, in whatever form suits you best. They are future proof.

At Studio G we’re all about creating and protecting your memories. Why not talk to us about your photographic legacy?

Black and white family portrait by studio G Photography Oldham

First birthday cake smash photoshoot by Stdio G Photography